Friday, October 2, 2009

Blog Hop with Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs...{the perfect pumpkin}


Happy Friday bloggers!  Today I'm blog hopping with the fabulous hybrid designers of Kelleigh Ratlaff Designs! I've used the brand new Perfect Pumpkin template for my project and guess what?  After checking out all of the gorgeous projects from the team, be sure to head over to Kelleigh's blog so you can leave a comment and have a chance to WIN the perfect pumpkin template.


So let's talk pumpkin, shall we?  Here she is, this sweet little squash of paper.  :)  Speaking of paper, the designer paper is from the brand new digital kit over at The Digichick Boutique, called Every Life has a Story.  This kit is a wonderful collaborative kit from several designers at TDC.  Check it out... all of the elements and papers are gorgeous!  So I printed a DP on one side of my cardstock and Kelleigh's template on the other side and started to work.


Metallics are all the rage right?  Well forget handbags and shoes, it's all about the papercraft embellishments!  LOL  The copper "studs" are made from fabric paint!  I REALLY wanted to go crazy and do my whole pumpkin with them, but, maybe next time. ;)


Stacked buttons make the perfect stem.  I just threaded them onto craft wire and then added some copper vines by twisting more wire around a pencil.  All of the copper wires are twisted together into a stem, the silk leaf was threaded on the wire stem and then the stem was inserted into the top of the pumpkin.


Since I plan to use my pumpkin as a decoration, I went ahead and glued the top to the bottom.  It's now happily nestled among the fall foliage on top of my dining area side board.  *sigh* I love autumn!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Happy friday to you!  Be sure and cruise on by the designer blogs above for a creative boost today. 

Supplies:
Template: Perfect Pumpkin by Kelleigh Ratzlaff
Digi kit: Every LIfe has a Story at the Digichick Boutique
Ink: Colorbox
Craft supplies: buttons, craft wire, silk leaves, lace trim, fabric paint.
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17 comments:

Vanessa said...

This is amazing!!! Love it!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Courtney Baker said...

Dana girl you are on a decorating roll! I love this. Can I stop by for trick or treating :)

Alicia said...

What a cute cute idea! Love it!

Jane said...

Gasp!!! BRILLIANT!!!

sunghee said...

Wow~! This FABULOUS!!! Love the color, and the decoration! This would be perfect for the holiday table center piece!

Elise said...

Ain't you the cutest little harvester in the county! THIS is such holiday fun {I smells me some PUNKIN SPICE! yipee!} This is just such a fun piece: you are A BLAZE with autumn craftiness! Love it!

Julie said...

The buttons and wire make it!!

Tracy Kosofsky said...

SO FANTASTIC!!!! I love the wire sprigs and the button stem!!

Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs said...

WOW! I love this! I love the buttons for the stem and all that copper!! Great ideas and they add some wonderful bling! Thanks Dana!!

Laura said...

OMG!!! Seriously, could this be any cuter?! SO the studs are actually paint? WOW! I'm gonna have to lift this one.... :)

Juli Fish said...

Dana - Those stacked buttons are genious! You are my hybrid hero girl! I always love your projects.

Nancy L. said...

really cute!

Winter said...

Oh my! I LOVE this! The buttons are amazing! :)

LuAnn said...

LOVE the wire spirals on here! definitely a great touch to make this project stand out!!!

mustangsarah said...

What a super cute idea.
I love it.

Kelley Eubanks said...

Oh my goodness Dana!! How stinkin cute!! I LOVE IT!! Love those buttons and wire on top for the stem!! Toooooooo cute!!

BTW... CONGRATS on winning on the CARDS blog today! Woo Hoo! That was an awesome card and you so deserve that win!!

Karen said...

Too stinkin' cuuuute!!! I love the leaves, but that copper wire and those BUTTONS are just calling out to my button lovin' heart!! Even my button lovin' girl came running when I told her you had a little somethin' on your blog with buttons!! She loved it too! :>