Who says Halloween layouts need to be scary? Not me! Hi friends, it’s Wendy Sue here today, sharing a pumpkin layout I made with the “Midnight Haunting” collection! When I started scrapbooking (about a million years ago), I opted to create 8 1/2″ x 11″ pages. Over time, I adopted the 12″ x 12″ size, but every now and then, I like to create a smaller page, for old time’s sake. And, truth be known, I still really like creating this size! You should try it – they fit right in your 12×12 albums, so mix it up sometime, just for fun! Anyway, that’s not what I’m here to talk about today – instead, I wanted to share this cute layout with my two youngest pumpkins choosing their Halloween pumpkins last October.
Aren’t they cute? And how about that paper-pieced pumpkin in the bottom corner of my page? See? Here I go again – taking it back old-school…I mean, paper piecing? But really, it’s always been one of my all-time favorite techniques and sometimes I think it’s still 100% appropriate. Like here! These pumpkins would be cute on a card, or even in a frame, and they are so easy to create. Here’s how:
First, cut out three oval shaped pieces from patterned paper. You can use a punch, a die, or just free-hand them – they don’t have to be perfect!
Attach two of the ovals together with adhesive, slightly overlapping:
Next, grab some ink and add some subtle definition around the edges of each piece:
Now pull out your foam adhesive dots and place some on the back of the third oval:
And place it right on the center of the two other (attached) ovals. See how it looks 3-dimensional?
Hand-cut a quick stem from a piece of coordinating paper and glue it to the back of the pumpkin:
It’s cute as it is, but you can also embellish this cute guy a little bit. I found a cute orange button in my stash, along with some twine.
You saw this coming, right?
And now add as much or little embellishment as you want. As you can see, I added some sticker and die-cut leaves on either side of the stem:
I think that’s a pumpkin with some real personality! And so easy, even the kiddos could make them!
Just for fun, here are a few more details from my page:
So now the challenge is yours – create a pumpkin for your next Halloween project! And if you’re feeling extra creative, try a new size in your scrapbook! Happy Pumpkin Season, friends!
Midnight Haunting “Whirling Leaves ” Patterned Paper
Midnight Haunting “Autumn Plaid ” Patterned Paper
Midnight Haunting Cardstock Stickers
Midnight Haunting Ephemera
Midnight Haunting Phrase Stickers
Sticky Thumb Adhesives