Wednesday, November 4, 2009

3D Pumpkin-Scalloped Spellbinder Tutorial

Hello everyone! As promised from the Midnight Madness Blog Hop, I am going to show you how to make these adorable pumpkins so that you can make them in time for Thanksgiving to have for your table place settings to impress your guest!For 1 (one) pumpkin you are going to need the following material.
1 sheet of your choice of orange card stock (1 sheet will yield 12 scallops-you need 11 scallops for 1 pumpkin
Scraps of brown and green cardstock for leaves and stem
1 scallop spellbinder nestie, I used the next size down from the largest- it measures approx. 3-1/2 inches end to end.
Distress Ink-I used tea dye
A small brush to apply distress ink
Some type of instrument to roll your cardstock- I have a piercing tool here, or a toothpick works well.
Any leaf punch from your collection (you can see mine has really been loved...LOL)
Paper trimmer
Glue Runner
Any kind of bottled glue
Optional-Cuttlebug embossing folderYou will need to cut your 12 x 12 orange card stock into four (4) - 3" strips.Run your cardstock through the cuttlebug with the scalloped die cut. You will run lengthwise and get three cuts per strip. Cut 11 scallops.
It is optional to emboss the pieces, it's up to you. For the blog hop pumpkin, I did not emboss. I left them plain. You can fit two per folder as shown here.I distress inked all the edges of my scallops (total of 11) with a brush. I like to have control of the ink so that is why I used the brush. It's just a matter of preference.Once you have your scallops distressed, you are going to fold all of these scallops in half. Make sure that they are truly in half. You are going to fold these with the raised embossing and the distress inking to the inside of the fold so that it will show in the end result to the outside.Now we are going to start to assemble all of these scallops!Run you tape at along the folded end and start putting your folded scallops one on to of the other. Be sure to use your tape on each one and line them up evenly.It should look like this once your get them all lined up together.Now take the top and the bottom and join together as seen above. Run some tape as close to the edge as possible and seal.You see it starting to take shape here nicely. Tape each of the 11 loose ends together.Here is another close up where you see I am taking my time to line them up nicely so that the scallops will match.Once you get all the loose petal attached we are going to flip the pumpkin to the bottom and cut out the middle scallop, this makes the bottom flat and will allow your pumpkin to stand straight.

Now we are going to make the stem, curly vines, and leaves. You are going to cut a piece of scrap brown approx. 1 inch by 3", wrap around your toothpick tightly, tape the end and secure the roll, place some glue on the end and push it down into the middle hole of your pumpkin and leave about 5/8" showing.Cut your scrap green cardstock about 1/4"-1/2" x 4" and roll on a toothpick.Take the end of each of the curly vine and glue one on either side of the stem.Cut out two leaves and glue opposite the vines on either end.And here is your end product. I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. If you use my tutorial, I would love to see a picture of your pumpkin. I would be happy to come and visit you at your blog or the place where you pictures are hosted. Just leave me a comment on my blog at Chocolate Crafts and Bears Oh My and I will visit. Thank you all for all the wonderful comments regarding this little pumpkin from the blog hop, it was so nice to see how much you enjoyed it and I am happy to help you make your own!



Janette said...

This is a fab tutorial,even though we don't celebrate Thankgiving here,will be making some just for the fun of it...thanks for sharing.x

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

I left my comment over at Priscilla's site :)

Anonymous said...

Carol, this is just amazing hun!! Awesome tut, thanks for sharing it!! HUGS

martha velasco prieto. said...

its a amazing and beautiful tutorial!i love it!thanks you for comment in my blog, i love to reed your comments!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Carol - what a great tutorial - I love this idea and you have demonstrated it so clearly!! Thanks for that - I am thinking the same technique could be used for Christmas have inspired me!! Thanks for sharing...thinking...thinking!! {{{hugs}}}

Whimcees said...

These are lovely! I am making some today to give away as gifts! Thank you for the great tutorial!

Barbara Diane

Barb said...

These are the CUTEST little pumpkins! Thanks for sharing the tutorial :)

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Awesome Tutorial Carol! you come up with the most creative ideas!!

Anonymous said...

Found your pumpkin on splitcoast and had to try it! Thanks for the great tutorial! I made a few modifications. I didn't have an oval die cut so I used my scalloped circle. I am thinking about making a family of 5 different sizes to represent my family. I also only used 9 scallops due to limited card stock. It turned out super cute and I am thinking about maybe trying ornaments--a snowman?

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Carol you did a great job with the tutorial...I just love your little pumpkin....need to try this for Thanksgiving!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I love the pumpkin you created Carol!! The tutorial is awesome!! I will have to try one of these sometime soon!

Mary Lou said...

Hi Carol~~ Check this out HERE
Took this cute little pumpkin to craft fair my daughter and I participated in on saturday and it sold right away :D Thank you dear!!
Mary Lou