Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hey, where do I sit?

Well, you sit over there by that pumpkin!  He he he! 

OK, OK, I will cut the cuttin up!  No I didn’t use Cuttin’ Up for this project.  I used my pumpkin cut file from my wreath, made it smaller and made place cards for my Thanksgiving table. 


How did I do that! I am going to tell you.  I started with my pumpkin file made with George and cut 105!  I have 15 people sitting at my table this Thanksgiving and for each place card I need 7 pumpkins.  P1070103

Yeah! My expression hummed along for quite a long time.  Once they were all cut, I dragged out my Cuttlebug and embossed each one of all 105 pumpkins with my Dotted Swiss A2 folder. Sigh!  Yes, my arm did get tired!  OK you’re right. Not really! 


After embossing I folded each of the 105 pumpkins in half.  I know I keep saying 105!  I can’t help it!  That’s a lot of pumpkins!  After folding I trimmed the bottom of each pumpkin so that each pumpkin would sit even.  Can you see the trim? I had originally intended to ink these with gold ink, but I changed my mind.  I mean, come on . . . 105!  P1070117

At this point I glued them together and added a green stem to each pumpkin. 

I also cut three of each parts of the actual name plates. This cut came from Gypsy Wanderings and was cut at 3x2”. The leaf paper is the back and the green the front with the beige name plate.  P1070112Then I stamped the name plate with a Basic Grey $1 stamp, wrote each person’s name on the name plate, and added faux stitching.   The name plate is attached with a paper clip. 


Turned out sort of cute!  Now to finish all of them! 


njgramma said...

Oh my word, Debra!! So much work, but the outcome is amazing!! Your table is going to awesome !
Thanks for the detailed instructions. I think my 5yr old grandaughter could help me make these.


Bonnie said...

Holy smokes! 105 pumpkins! They turned out great!

Monica K. said...

Very cute! That is quite a lot of pumpkins, but worth it. It looks great! By the way, I scrolled down through your blog and I love all the 3D things you've been making!

~JulieH~ said...

These are fabulous! Look at all that embossing wow! Thanks so much for joining us at the Cuttlebugspot this week

Donna said...

What a fun project that will make your table look wonderful! Thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration! Thanks for playing along at The Cuttlebug Spot!