Welcome to the What I Love About Fall/Halloween Blog Hop ~ Day 2! This hop is scheduled from Oct. 7 at 8:00am through Oct. 8 at 11:00pm CST.
If you just happened to drop by my blog today, you can start at the beginning with Lisa's Blog. If you just came from Vicki's Blog, then you are in the right spot!
We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. There will be lots of fun projects, along with some great blog candy, and a great Grand Prize for this hop.
The hop is a 2 day hop so you will have plenty of time to make it through the whole hop lineup twice. Check out each blog and see what blog candy you can win at the individual stops. Please come back both days to see great projects.
For today's project I made this super cute paper pumpkin! I saw the recipe on The Kraft Journal Blog and she picked up the original instructions from Archivers! When I saw it I knew I had to make one too...
Isn't it the cutest? The rosettes are pretty easy to make. You simply cut your Bazzill cardstock (from Michaels Crafts) strips to size, score them every 1/2" with the Martha Stewart Score Board (also found at Michaels), and then accordion fold your score lines. Then you adhere them together end to end with Scor Tape (love it because you can tear it rather than cut it). Then flatten them and kind of squeeze them into a circle shape. Then you glue a 1 1/2" circle to each side using a hot glue gun. It takes a little practice but once you've made a couple it goes pretty quickly. You need 8 sheets of orange cardstock, 1 sheet of Kraft cardstock and any inks and embellishments you want to use!
So here's the measurements for any of you who are interested in making one of your own:
Top Rosette: 2 strips at 1 1/2" x 12"
2nd Rosette: 3 strips at 2 3/4" x 12"
3nd Rosette: 3 strips at 3" x 12"
4th Rosette: 3 strips at 3 1/4" x 12"
5th Rosette: 3 strips at 3 1/4" x 12"
6th Rosette: 3 strips at 3 1/2" x 12"
7th Rosette: 3 strips at 3 1/4" x 12"
8th Rosette: 3 strips at 3 1/4" x 12"
9th Rosette: 3 strips at 2 1/2" x 12"
Last Rosette: 2 strips at 1 3/4" x 12"
Stem: 3 strips at 1 1/2" x 12" fringed - you can make this taller or shorter depending on your preference. I used the Martha Stewart Fringing Scissors and it made this job really quick! I was originally going to add glitter to this one but decided to make another in black in a few days (when my hands have recovered from all the scoring and folding) and glitter-fy that one...
Here is the complete lineup:
Lisa P's Blog
Sher B.'s Blog
Mandie's Blog - You are HERE
To be eligible for the grand prize, you must visit each blog and leave a comment at each stop. Also if you have a Facebook account, please go "Like" Scrapping With Lisa"s Facebook Page HERE. Besides the Grand Prize that Lisa mentioned at the beginning of the hop you can also win a fun Goodie Bag on my page to! Make sure you leave me a comment both days and I will choose one winner each day!
Your next stop is Suzanne's Blog! Go see what awesome project she has in store for you after you leave your comment here!
Have a great day and please stop back tomorrow for another great project!