So Thankful for the Pals November Blog Hop!

Nov blog hop badgeWelcome 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.

My Paper Pumpkin, October,Thankful Centerpiece

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!

My Paper Pumpkin, October,Thankful CenterpieceOn 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?).

My Paper Pumpkin, October,Thankful CenterpieceI 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.My Paper Pumpkin, October,Thankful Centerpiece

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.

My Paper Pumpkin, October,Thankful Centerpiece

My Paper Pumpkin, October,Thankful Centerpiece

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,





  1. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  2. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  3. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  6. Rae Harper-Burnet at
  7. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought…Cards by Amy
  8. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  9. September Gray at
  10. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  11. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  12. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  13. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  14. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  15. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  16. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  17. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping                             **  You are here on the Hop **
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  19. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  20. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  21. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  24. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  25. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  26. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  27. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  28. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  29. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  30. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  31. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  32. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  33. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space

16 thoughts on “So Thankful for the Pals November Blog Hop!

  1. Shannon Hokanson

    Katy this is an adorable project. What a great centerpiece for a Thanksgiving table or to have out on a side table for the month of November.

  2. Debbie

    Katy, your creativity is amazing! I love this gorgeous centerpiece! The banner is inspired and takes the Paper Pumpkin kit to a whole new level. Please continue to show us all of your inspiring projects. I will always be in awe of them and you!

  3. Robbye Hamilton

    Katy, what an awesome twist on the October My Paper Pumpkin kit. I really like the idea of using it as a centerpiece. There is so much creativity in the PALS community, and I’m so glad you all share it with us.

  4. Terri Orr

    OMG–I can’t believe I’m just now getting to see this and have been deprived all this time of its gorgeousness! Your 3D projects always absolutely blow me away….I think I’m somewhere over Kansas with this one! You are amazing!!

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