Saturday, October 8, 2011

What I LOVE About Fall/Halloween Blog Hop ~ Day 2

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's Blog
Lisa P's Blog
Kristy's Blog
April's Blog
Jamie's Blog
Anita's Blog
Sher B.'s Blog
Amy's Blog
Gina's Blog
Dena's Blog
Melinda's Blog
Shannon's Blog
Janet's Blog
Tammy's Blog
Barbara's Blog
Christina's Blog
Kari's Blog
Theresa's Blog
Vicki's Blog
Mandie's Blog - You are HERE
Suzanne's Blog
Jearise's Blog

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!


Tessa said...

I love love love this!!!!! So going to make one!

Rhonda Emery said...

I love this idea it is super cute and neat. I will definetly be making this. tfs. hugs

Vicki said...

Super cute!! and fun! I can see my gsons falling for this pumpkin...:)

mamawcindy said...

Talk about AWESOME!!! WOW! Love your Pumpkin. Great Job on it! I'm a follower. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Lisa said...

I absolutely love your pumpkin, guess I will have to make a few for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Thanks for joining me in this hop, I really appreciate it.

Mallika said...

i love this .. so innovative
very well done
would love if you visit me too

Cindy said...

wow that is my kind of pumkin this will be the project i pick to do for our class project i am always looking for things that older kids can make that are not childish for them and this is the one. and it looks so professional and you can do so many different things with it. thank you for sharing and i think you did a wonderful job. i'm a new follower.
cbcotton @ yahoo dot com

smyiow said...

Love your pumpkin! It turned out amazing!!

Barbara B said...

Absolutely unique, wonderful and cute! This is truly a beautiful project! TFS

Barbara B

Lisa said...

what an amazing project - how did you ever come up with such a neat idea!!!??? TFS

Lisa G

Eva said...

this is over the top cool and it...TFS
Eva :0)
I have a giveaway on my blog

craftaholic said...

Wow! Wow! I am very impressed on the creative idea!! I love it!! TFS!!!

I would like to invite you to my Birthday Blog Hop on November 19th for the "Me and Mickey's Birthday blog hop"! There are alot of very talented blogs going to be involved and lots of candy to be had.. Mine is a surprise!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Geri Flores said...

this is just beautiful, I cant wait to make one. I will be looking forward to seeing the glittered one

Heather in FL said...

This is adorable! Awesome pumpkin, and after reading how to make it, it doesn't sound too difficult, either! Definitely has that "wow" factor, though.

Suzanne said...

This is so awesome. I love making rosettes so think I will definitely try this. It is one of the best projects I have seen for Halloween. Love it. TFS

callyannc said...

Oh my gosh! This is fantastic! TFS CallyAnn


woww amazing project , thanks for the measurements ...

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Awesome pumpkin. I am a followers.
Katsews at Gmail dotcom

Anonymous said...

Wow, wow, wow. Amazing project. New follower here.

lorby said...

Very pretty and unique. I really, really like it. I'm a follower. TFS.

Amy said...

Mandie, I have seen these before, but never as nice as yours -- This is WONDERFUL!! Thanks so much for the recipe -- I think I need to make a few of these (I'm on a rosette kick anyway, so... yeah!!).

I'm so glad I got to hop with you!!

Amy :) at

Brenda said...

OMGOSH how awesome!!!!