Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Papertrey October Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  I really wanted to participate in Papertrey's Blog Hop this month, and I nearly ran out of time!  I was the very last entry and got it in right at 11:30pm!  

 I just love the picture Nichole and the team used as inspiration this month:

How could you not be inspired by this photo?

At first, I thought that I would make a card, but then I was surfing the net the other day and I came across this post by Jamie Lee at Bits of Paper.  Her simple tutorial on how to make paper pumpkins gave me a great idea.  Instead of using preprinted patterned paper for this project, I made my own using my limited stash of Papertrey stamps and papers.  From the pictures below you will see that I used PTI Vintage Cream, Kraft, Mellon Berry, Spring Moss, New Leaf, and Orange Zest cardstock cut into 5.5" circles. 

I used the following stamp sets to create the different papers:  Iconic Images, Holiday Photo Finishers, Beatiful Blooms II, Background Basics: Retro, Signature Greetings, Mehndi Medallion, and Big & Bold Wishes.  Most were stamped with some old SU inks, but a couple were stamped with VersaMark and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. 

The stem on top is just a piece of Chocolate cardstock rolled up and tied with a few ribbons from my stash. 

I threw this project together in about an hour and a half, which was pretty quick considering I had not designed even one paper before starting.  If I had had more time, I would have added a few leaves to the top and done some better photography, but what you see is what you get!  Hope you like it!

As always, thanks for visiting!



  1. The "card" is super cute, it could have great possibilities for all types of events!