Monday, October 3, 2011

October Diva Inspirations Blog Hop

Diva Inspirations Blog Hop
Hi Everyone!

Today Over at the Verve Blog - Julee is kicking off the month of October and Mojo Monday Madness with the October Diva Inspirations Blog Hop! Today we are all getting some Vervey ink on our fingers and I KNOW that this hop will filled with inspiration - just look at the blog roll - holy moly - talk about crafty divas!!  For today's project, I was just drawn to the Tall Oaks stamp set -(which by the way is on sale right now!!!) seriously, this might be my favorite fall set (wait, they all are!!!!) and I still had some strips of paper from the last paper pumpkin I made a few days ago, so I thought I would keep going and create more pumpkins! (Thanks to Michelle for this great idea when I walked into our scrapbook store - yay!)

I wanted to make some to give to the kids teachers and my friends at work - and I used the beautiful (and so perfectly sized font) sentiment from the Tall Oaks stamp set  that says: "Give Thanks" - so perfect for this season of giving thanks for all the beauty around us. I created little tags for my pumpkins by using the Tagged Rectangle Die from Verve Stamps (A Cut Above dies). I used a nestie for the inside shape and pumched out circles that I sponged and stamped the sentiment onto and popped it up over the tag.

I love this sweet acorn image in the stamp set - I stamped 5 of them and colored them with copics and cut them out and popped them up in the corner of the sentiment. I punched a whole at the top of the tagged rectangle die and then added eyelets to the top so that it would be sturdy when attached twine through it - this tag I would across the stalk and glued it to one side of the pumpkin: Here is a picture of the 5 paper pumpkins that I created:

 And here is a picture of one of the individual pumpkins: To make the pumpkins, I cut 1" strips of DP (I used the kind that had a design on both sides so that you can see the design on the inside of the pumpkin) and the attached them together at the top with a brad. They were then fanned out to create a circle and then I pulled the strips down into a circle and attached with a brad on the bottom (it can be various sizes long depending on how big you want to make your pumpkins - (the pumpkins here are about 7" long strips of 1" wide paper).

For the stalk - I just cut out some brown cardstock and rolled it and then glued it to the top of the pumpkin
For the leaves - I cut out some leaves using the Tim Holtz die: Tattered Dies and then sponged them and attached them over the stalk
For the vines - I just cut some very thin pieces of paper and curled them around my pen and then attached them to the leaves.


I loved making these pumpkins! Thanks to my friend Michelle for the inspiration!


Card Ingredients:
Paper: MME and Imaginese and Bazzil cardstock
Stamps: Tall Oaks stamp set from Verve Stamps
Inks: Memento RIch Cocoa, LadyBug Red and Potter's Clay
AccessoriesTagged Rectangle Die from Verve Stamps, nestie shape, ribbon from Emma's Papiere, liquid pearls, copics, dimensionals, twine, ribbon from stash, red lined tape, Tattered Leaves die from TH, eyelets and hole punch.

It was so much fun to create these and I hope that you will check out all the Verve-y inspiration flowing out of all these amazing ladies! AND if you leave a little comment for them - you are eligible to win some awesome Verve-y stamps! Check out these amazing divas:
Diva Inspirations Blog Hop
Master Hop List
1. Julee9. Charmaine
2. Betty10. Sankari
3. Dawn11. Teresa
4. Jen d.12. Andrea
5Lynda13. Tosh
6. Shannan14. Maureen
7. Sony15. Amy
8. Susan16. Laurie
17. Jen T. 
We've hidden a little mystery prize on one of today's hop spots, so be sure to leave a little comment love as you hop around for a chance to win!
Comment Deadline: 11:59pm Mountain, October 10
Prize: $30 gift certificate to Verve

Think Pink Sale
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and we're doing our part to raise awareness.We've got a special Think Pink SALE, with all in-stock stamps and dies 20% off October 1 - 16. And to sweeten the deal, Verve will donate 10% of proceeds from this sale to the
Susan G Komen For the Cure foundation.
A little something for you... a little something for the cure!

And last but not least, a new month brings a new Stamp of the Month...
Harvest BlessingsHarvest Blessings
At 40% off during the month of October, Harvest Blessings is one splendid deal!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Big hugs :)
Sankari 

68 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh! What a wonderful 3D project! These are beautiful!!

Teresa Kline said...

luv the little pumpkins, they are sooo sweet...hope you have an amazing week!

enjoy *~*

Karli said...

I used to make these with my students but they never came out this beautiful :) the TH leaves are *perfect* with them. Hugs~

MmSs said...

Oh these little pumpkins are soo cute. I wish I could see tham alive :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Thud!! My jaw is on the floor with this AMAZING project! Absolutely gorgeous!

Joan Robertson said...

Fabulous 3D project. These were beautifully made and photographed. Makes me feel like a special and welcomed guest to your blog. :-)

Radha said...

So pumkin-delicious!!! Love them!

Scrapbooking by Phyllis said...

Super sweet and cute! I LOVE these pumpkins! Beautiful work!

Helen said...

WOW!!! What a wonderful creation. Those pumpkins are just so cute. A wonderful idea for a gift.

Miriam Prantner said...

These are gorgeous and I love the papers you used!

Marisa said...

Your creativity never ceases to amaze me, Sankiri! These are fabulous!!!

windycindy said...

Your pumpkins are lovely and
add a lovely decorative touch to
home decor...
Thanks for sharing!
Cindi
jchohppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Queen Mary said...

Oooooo, Sankari, I love these!

Jackie Pedro said...

SHUT UP! I am so going to make these! They are just gorgeous, Sankari!! Hugs and smooches to you!!!

kksb said...

Awesome pumpkins! Great papers and leaves.

Samantha said...

OMG I love them. Absolutely beautiful. I will have to give them a try.
Thank you so much for sharing!

Carole said...

Oh my gosh, how beautiful. Fabulous home decor.

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing.

Carole said...

Wow how fun... great home decor

melinda said...

FANTASTIC, I have been wanting to make these pumpkins. They are so beautiful, the least and stems are elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Marimer said...

Aaaaaah!!!1, es fantástico tu trabajo, me encantaaaaa!, que creatividad e imaginacion tienes. Felicidades.
Besitos.

Basslady said...

gosh! this is so beautiful and creative! thanx for this fantastic inspiration!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Tanya said...

Wow, these are awesome! What a beautiful idea, and your papers are gorgeous!

Jackie E. said...

love this project!

Kay Long said...

Beautiful projects and your photography is perfect.

Connie MacFarlane said...

What a fabulous fall project! Love these little pumpkins - thanks for the inspiration!

Jan Garber said...

I have been considering a simple decoration for the Thanksgiving table that wouldn't take hours to complete, and thanks to you, I have found it! I love these and can make one for each place card at the table in no time!

Lea L. said...

These are so cute!! Love them!

dj said...

wowsers...this are so adorable...what a great little gift idea!! They turned out so beautiful!!

www.CardsPaperAndScrapbooks.com

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Incredible!!! Wow, wow, wow!!!

Lin said...

WOW, Sankari, these are amazing! What a beautiful project!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Love your pumpkins. Such a pretty addition to your table! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.
Beth Greco

Karen said...

These are absolutely gorgeous!

Karen Day said...

Wow!! And wow again!

Gretchen said...

What fun little giftys! Love these!

Scrappin Thread said...

These are very pretty! I love the papers you chose to make these.

joanieg said...

Wow these are just Awesome!! I really want to try these and hope they turn out half as well. Thank you so very much for sharing and inspiring!!

Luanne said...

Oh my, how spectacular! Beautiful eye candy!!!

Sue D said...

These are so cute!!

BonnieC said...

Oh my goodness!! I want to make some of these -- adorable!!

Christine said...

Simply amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

Maureen said...

Just too cute and creative - love them all!

Jennipher Lowery said...

Those pumpkins are just too fabulous!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

OH my gosh, Sankari! LOVE these pumpkins! How ADORABLE! ANd what a great idea!

Denise Willerton said...

these are SO cute...can't wait to create some of my own ~ TFS and enjoy your day!!!

Dori said...

OH MY WORD!!! This are positively absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love everything about each and every one of them!!

Suzanne Russell said...

I can see why you loved making these! Just adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cindy Lou said...

WOW!!!! I saw a tut on making these the other day and kind of shrugged it off, but now! These are fantastic! Great job, you took neat and turned it into FABULOUS!

JoAnne said...

Just beautiful. Amazing really, wonderful. Thank you for sharing your considerable talent!

Connie and Jack said...

Oh my! What a creative soul you have. your project is lovely. Now, can you make me half a dozen for a centerpiece? Please? (LOL)
- Connie

Newbie said...

Love these little pumpkins!! They are adorable!! And all the detail you put into them!!!! The acorn on the tag adds a nice touch also. Splendid job!!!!

Sleepy Stamper said...

Oh my goodness! These are so super cute! Thank you for the directions these little beauties are a must try for me.

judybob3 said...

Love it!

Marsha said...

Wow! These are so cute, no lovely, no beautiful - all of the above. What wonderful gifts.

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

These really are delightful; just as cute as can be!

Tracey said...

Oh WOW!!! AMAZING!!!!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Additional proof that you are simply AMAZING, Sankari! I love what you've done here! Your pumpkins are incredible!

Barbara Bruamt said...

Oh my gosh the punkins are adorable will have to try this thank you for sharing

Renate said...

So creative and so lovely!

Luanne said...

Amazing creation! Love to have that.

Luanne
myfootahead@gmail.com
craftersreference.blogspot.com

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Those pumpkins are soo adorable, Sankari! Love them!!

Ravengirl said...

What gorgeous little paper pumpkins!

zehra said...

This is the most awesome gift I have seen given, wow, the tag is fabulous, so gorgeous, love,love love it

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow these pumpkins are adorable. Beautiful papers. Love the acorns on the tags. Thanks for the "how to".

scrappingnana said...

Wow, these pumpkins are awesome. Love the colors and labels. TFS

Betty Wright said...

Oh, my word! GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS! Stunning work and detailing as always, Sankari!

chickadee3357 said...

Amazingly inspiring! I love these little pumpkins! TFS!

Lisa S. said...

Love these adorable pumpkins Sankari!!