It's almost Fall.  Can you believe it!  The feel of the cooler air, the morning dew on the grass, the light breeze during the day.  I love it!!!  We haven't had a bad summer, but I am so ready for fall.

So, what about creating some pumpkins and getting ready for the change of seasons!!  I shared this post recently on the Clearsnap blog.

Cardstock:  Bazzill
Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs, Prickley Pear, Heartfelt Creations
Ink, Rollagraph Wheel:  Clearsnap
Brads:  Bo Bunny

Using a Rollagraph Wheel and Tangerine Ink, ink a sheet of 12" x 12" cardstock.
Ignore the imperfections in the rolling as this makes for a very unique pumpkin.

Cut into 12 - 1" strips and ink all edges with Chocolate Ink.

Cut a second sheet of cardstock 10" x 12".
Using the Simple Dots Rollagraph Wheel, Ink cardstock with Mustard Ink.
Cut into 12 - 1" strips and ink the edges with Chocolate Ink.

Punch a hole in the top and bottom of each strip, about 1/2" from the edges. 
Add the brads then gently fan out the strips to create the desired pumpkin shape.
Die cut a large circle from chipboard for each which will be used as the base.
Die cut green cardstock and adhere to the chipboard.
Die cut the Fringe ----- die twice for each pumpkin and adhere around the base.

Add Scor-tape to the center of the circle and adhere the pumpkin on top - redistributing the strips until you like the way it looks.

To create the curling strips, cut 2 pieces of green cardstock each 2" x 8". 
Fold in half creating a 2" x 4" piece and punch a hole in the folded end (about 1/4" from the edge).
Cut down the green piece creating thin strips.
Roll each strip around a thin tool until you like the way the strips appear.
Open brad and place the curling strips in place.

Create the pumpkin handle by rolling up of brown cardstock (approximately 2" x 4")
Score 1/2" along the short edge then add Scor-tape to the long edge and adhere.
Gently fold and ink with Chocolate Ink.
Cut up the scored lined and add Scor-tape.
Adhere to the top of the pumpkin.


Using Burlap die, cut from tan paper and wrap around the handle.
Add additional leaves as desired.

Decorate the smaller pumpkin with additional dies.

Happy Fall to you.

This is definitely a fun and creative project to create.  Why not take out some scraps and create some today!!

Thanks for stopping by.


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