My Stampin' Up! Classes

Monday, October 18, 2010

Frankie's Priceless pumpkin...

Can't you imagine a fall table decorated with these cute little pumpkins? Frankie brought this as a make & take to our last American Ink meeting. You start by sponging a coffee filter (new) with More Mustard and Pumpkin Pie inks, then stamp the swirl from Priceless in Eggplant Envy. We used a needle and some heavy-duty thread to baste the edges of the coffee filter, drawing the edges up, placing a wadded-up plastic bag inside, and cinching the top closed and knotting it. The stick was crammed into the middle to make a hole of sorts, then we put some glue in the hole and held the stick in place for a few seconds.

The leaves were made from Old Olive-sponged coffee filters that were run through the Leaves 2 die for the Big Shot. We cut off the stem end and simply used Mini Glue Dots to adhere them in place. I love the knot of Concord Crush ribbon on the stem. I chose not to add a punched out word as a tag, figuring I might make some of these with my guests's names on them for Thanksgiving.

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