Hi, everyone! Here in Texas, cooler weather is finally hitting us and it has inspired me to update the traditional paper pumpkin. :)
Here is what I came up with:
Isn't is cute? ;) I love the idea of making a few of these in different colors and sizes and displaying either as a center piece or through the house for some fall decor. :)
I started out with a 4 1/4" by 11" piece of orange card stock that I heat embossed a pattern onto (Gina K Designs stamp set, Whimsical Autumn).
First, using your Scor-Pal, score along every 1/2" mark along the length of the card stock.
Then, turn it width-wise and score at these marks: 1/2", 1 1/4", 1 1/2", 2 3/4", 3", and 3 3/4".
On the surface of your Scor-Mat, cut off triangular sections from both ends of your scored card stock using a craft knife and ruler as shown below. Start at first corner and cut diagonally stopping at third scored line down (the line scored at 1 1/2"). From there, position your ruler and cut to the top of the next 1/2" line continuing that cutting pattern all the way across.
Do the same technique to both the top and bottom of the scored card stock.
Turn the piece over and using a bent tool, press and create a rounded shape on each section of the piece by pressing firmly over a foam pad in vertical stokes.
Turn the piece vertically and create a round shape using the same technique as above.
Place stripes of Scor-Tape on the inside edge of each section.
Take the paper backing off and gently adhere the flaps together as show below.
Cut a 1" circle and glue to cuter opening. This will be the bottom of your pumpkin.
Cut a 1" circle and using a craft knife and your Scor-Pal mat, cut some cross-hairs about 3/4" long. This will be adhered to the top of the pumpkin and allow for a stem to fit inside.
Adhere the green circle to the top of the pumpkin using hot glue. For my pumpkin, I added a branch from my back yard to be the stem, hot glued a couple of Spellbinder's Foliage leaves, and added a fun curly vine for extra flair.
I hope you've enjoyed this little tutorial! Comment below with pics or links of your cute paper pumpkin decor--I'd love to see what you come up with!
Have a wonderful day!