September 13, 2011

Fall Pals Hop

Welcome to the September Pals Hop! This month, we're featuring Fall and Halloween inspired projects! Enjoy the hop and the amazing creations that the Pals have come up with.

You've likely hopped over from Cindy Hall at Pretty Impact, I'm stop number 16 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for Fall and Halloween paper projects from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track!

Today I'm sharing a 3D project that I've created with my supply of Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper. It wasn't so easy to photograph and I haven't started decorating for fall yet, so it's hard to see it "in context."


I started by selecting my color palette. I loved the idea of yellows and browns and pulled out various DSPs from my collection that matched. I made my stem by cutting 2" strips of Crumb Cake card stock and applied ModPodge medium to them. Then I twisted them into some "sticks." I adhered my twigs together with my hot glue gun and trimmed them to size. Then I cut 1" strips of my various DSPs and used the same technique to make thinner sticks. I adhered each stick to my stem in a "C" shape, using my hot glue gun until I filled my entire pumpkin. I could probably have filled in my pumpkin more, but it was exhausting, not to mention a gooey mess! Haha! Perhaps I will go back and add more to fill in the rest. For more information, check out the tutorial for Paper Pumpkins over at WhipperBerry.

Hop along for more inspiring ideas from Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions, stop number 17 on the September Pals Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!
  1. Jeanne Norris at My Creative Impressions
  2. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  3. Melanie Collins at Oops a Daisy Designs
  4. Ann Schach at The Stampin' Schach
  5. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  6. Leah O'Brien at My Stampin' Room
  7. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  8. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  9. Linda Fisher at Linda's Stampin Loft
  10. Mike Funke at Stampin-Style
  11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  12. Joan Norris at Clearly Creative
  13. Barbara Chatzkel at Take Out Paper Arts
  14. Kylie Nicolosi at Kylie's Crafty Corner
  15. Cindy Hall at Pretty Impact
  16. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  17. Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions
  18. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  19. Rae Harper at Wild West Stampin', Scrappin' & Crafts
  20. Debbie Pierce at Stampin' Sunshine
  21. Camila McManus at OBX Scrapbook
  22. Jason Casper at Jason's Stampin' Pad


  1. This sounds messy but the outcome is fantastic. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.

  2. Cool project. I could see this stuffed with fall flowers.

  3. This is SO cool!! What a great use of DSP.

    Hugs, M

  4. Nina, this is so clever. I love how it looks, sort of fall-like and empty like a tree losing it's flowers.

  5. what a clever idea - thanks for doing the messy part and sharing it with the rest of us!

  6. I like it a lot... Very nice to decorate my office.

    Thanks for Sharing.

    Hugs, OBX


  7. Definitely creative and clever! What a great fall decoration!