Tuesday, October 9, 2012

At The Patch: Paper Pieced Pumpkins

Some of my favorite photos each year are from our visits to the local pumpkin patch.  Even though we often have a long Indian Summer here in the South, it seems like it's officially Fall once the pumpkins are out.

Bella Blvd's Thankful line, which was included in the My Creative Scrapbook kit, was perfect for scrapbooking our pumpkin patch visit.  The collection has this fun paper that features a variety of trees with pumpkins sitting underneath. Cuteness! 


Pumpkins embellishments are really easy to make. I went old-school here and paper pieced them. I started by roughly sketching two pumpkins - one tall, one fat - on kraft paper to use as my base. I cut out the kraft shapes then traced them onto patterned paper.

I added a little machine stitching around the edges, then embellished the pumpkins with stickers, button and twine.


To curl the twine, I used glue to wet it, then wrapped the twine around a straw to dry.  Once dry, I uncurled the twine from the straw. The twine "remembers" the shape and springs back into a curlicue.  I used Trendy Twine here in Holly. I have a tutorial on how to curl twine here.

For more information on the monthy kits at My Creative Scrapbook, please visit the homepage.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I'll be back on Thursday with a Halloween treat.

21 comments:

  1. Such a cute page! Love the pumpkins and I'm going to have to give them a try along with the curly twine. I love doing mini albums and have never done one about my favorite season- Fall. You have inspired me Izzy!

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  2. You make it look so easy, Izzy! Such a sweet page. I totally adore those pumpkins!

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  3. Always ADORABLE, Izzy!!! Fabulous!!

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  4. oh izzy! i just love this layout! great job!

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  5. super cool and fun layout! love it!!!

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  6. Love that tree paper! Those pumpkins are so cute! Such a fun layout.

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  7. This is absolutely adorable!! I love everything about it!

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  8. OMGosh...those pumpkins are adorable! I love that you veered away from just orange, and incorporated the blue and yellow papers! Cute page!

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  9. WOwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! This is GORGEOUS!! I love love love love those photos and the pumpkins are AMAZING!!!! WOW!!!!!!!

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  10. Gorgeous! I love everything about this layout, including the pics of baby Cory! The stitching on your pumpkins really makes them awesome.

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  11. Too cute! I love your pumpkin embellishments and the adorable photo. I know what you mean about the south and fall - in Florida fall is all about what you create, not what nature creates. I drove by a pumpkin patch the other day but couldn't stop and take photos. I must go back so I have something fall-ish to scrapbook. :)

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  12. Love, love the pieced pumpkins!
    So, so cute :)

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  13. Love the pumpkins, Izzy! Sometimes "old school" is the best school!

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  14. Super cute layout and I LOVE the pumpkins!!

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  15. Those are adorable little pumpkins!

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  16. What an adorable page Izzy!! Love the paper pieced pumpkins and adding the stitching add twine, was such a fun way to give them a great three dimensional look!! Thanks for working out with us @ ScrapFIT!! :)

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  17. So pretty, your attention to the details makes your work amazing!! Thank you for playing along with us at ScrapFit!

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  18. Wow! Very creative! Thanks for sharing with ScrapFIT.

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