Welcome to the Pals November Blog Hop; we are thankful you stopped by. This month we are showcasing projects that show our thanks, including both thank you and Thanksgiving themed projects.
You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains, number 16 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing projects.
I hope you are a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber since this is my stepped up version of the kit that was mailed during mid-October. (If you are not, I do have one kit available for immediate purchase… just let me know.) I loved the idea of pie boxes which could contain tasty treats. I toyed with the idea of making them name cards for my Thanksgiving table. I have also seen them made into trees, another really cute idea. But I wanted a centerpiece for my dining room table!
On the whole, the kit is assembled much the way it was intended. I love the stamps that come with this kit, especially the one that states holiday calories don’t count, LOL! The pie pieces were assembled, images were stamped and pompoms were made. I decided to texturize the feathers by using the Sizzix crimper tool (do you remember when Stampin’ Up! used to sell that tool?).
I could have gone to one of the Big Box stores for a cardboard cake circle, but I made my own from the cardboard that I save from our designer papers and other kits. The cardboard was covered with Color Me Autumn designer series paper. Vintage Baked Brown Sugar ruffled ribbon helped hide the rough edge of my cardboard.
I used a smaller circled box for the pie pieces to rest upon (covered styrofoam would work equally as well). Then two skewers were confiscated from my kitchen and the banner was fashioned. The word “Thankful” was cut from Night of Navy and Old Olive cardstocks using the Little Letter Thinlits so that the wording of the banner could be viewed from both sides.
Since the individual banner pieces are so light, gold buttons were attached to the bottom of each banner letter with very thin wire. The mini clothespins (colored using Tangerine Tango stampin’ write marker) allows for easy removal of the sentiment should I decide to utilize the banner for another event. More buttons, feathers, Autumn wooden elements, ribbon and bows provided the decorative details for the skewers.
Additional close up pictures…
I hope my Paper Pumpkin project helps show the versatility of the My Paper Pumpkin program. It is so much fun to open the box without knowing what will be inside. If you have any questions regarding my centerpiece, please do not hesitate to contact me.
The next stop is the Pals’ fabulous leader Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty, number 18 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.
Have fun stamping,
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
- Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com
- Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought…Cards by Amy
- Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
- September Gray at septembergray.com
- Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
- Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
- Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
- Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
- Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping ** You are here on the Hop **
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
- Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
- Beth Beard at My little craft blog
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
- Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
- Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
- Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
- Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
- Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
- Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
- Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
- Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space