Monday, November 14, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Harvest Blessings Crawl

Welcome to Small Bits of Paper and the Fantabulous Cricut Harvest Blessings Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a blog hop! 


It's Fall and everyone at Fantabulous Cricut has decided to create projects to give thanks for our Harvest Blessings!   Each Design Team member will be featuring an original Fall project that includes Brown, Orange and Red – along with at least one Cricut cut.

If you've come from visiting Jewels at My Beautiful, Crazy...Scrappy Life, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE

Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at some of our DT members' blogs AND there is a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant who submits a "Harvest Blessings" project!


A few weeks ago, I came across a rosette pumpkin created by Audrey Pettit at The Kraft Journal.  (If you are interested in making one of these pumpkins, you will also find the instructions on Audrey's blog HERE.)  As soon as I saw it, I knew that I wanted to make one as well.  I was also fortunate enough to purchase the cardstock on sale - it takes 8 pieces of 12x12 orange for the base of the pumpkin alone - so was able to make this for under $3!!  That price, however, does not take into account the value of my time!  If found this project to be rather time-consuming, but did enjoy putting it together.

To adorn my pumpkin, I used Speaking of Fall for the leaves and Mini Monograms for the little scalloped circles between the layers and at the top of my pumpkin (although you can't see those).  I hand cut a little banner and stamped it with "Give Thanks", a sentiment from the Happy Fall set from My Craft Spot.  I added a button, as well as some baker's twine and chocolate crinkle ribbon, also from My Craft Spot.  I finished things off with some very thin strips of red cardstock which I curled and adhered behind the other embellishments.  
I will be giving away a $15 gift certificate for
My Craft Spot


All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post.  If you are a follower, you may leave a second comment for an extra entry into my giveaway.  I will draw a number using Random.org and announce the lucky winner next Monday, November 21.

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Now it's your turn! Let's see your Harvest Blessings projects!  Make sure to include a Cricut cut somewhere on your project and be sure to use the colours Brown, Orange and Red as well!

Next stop… the talented Larelyn at Handmade From My Heart.  Go and see what she has in store for you today!  And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Harvest Blessings Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!
Happy Crawling!
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Here is a list of all participants:

94 comments:

Beckie said...

Super project. Really like it.

Be Blessed, Beckie

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

I fell in love with these too Kate. You are right they are a little time consuming but I love the way they look. Love your little tag on the top.

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Oh my, Kate!! This is gorgeous! I absolutely love it and may have to give it a try!

Hugs,
Saundra :)

Luv Scrapping Together said...

I'm a follower!!

Diane Hodrick said...

That pumpkin is so cool, but it looks incredibly labor intensive. Worth the effort (says I who did nothing) because it made my jaw swing wide open and hang in awe. Love how you embellished it. Great project, Kate!

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

I loved the sneak peek photo... but when I saw the whole pumpkin... I said "WOW".... I love it Kate... what a great decor item, awesome job! :)

Houses Built of Cards said...

This is SOOOOO cute!!! What a fabulous idea!!!

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www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Houses Built of Cards said...

And...I'm a follower as well!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Wow, Kate, I absolutely LOVE this!! What a great project! I am definitely going to give this a try! You did a fabulous job!!

Lisa
indymermaid.blogspot.com

Tonya said...

Great project! Love the dimension and texture.

Tonya said...

already a follower

littlen said...

this pumpkin is fabulous. looks like a lot of work, but worth it. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

littlen said...

i'm a long time follower.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

Yowza--this is quite the project :) Love it!

Glenda said...

Wow! This is goregous, Kate! Your finishing touches are perfect..love the curled paper and the little banner! I would love to try this project--thanks for the link!
Glenda
http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

Glenda said...

Great giveaway! I am a follower and enjoy working with you on FCCB!
Glenda
http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

Rhonda Emery said...

oh wow how amazing and so beautiful I love this pumpkin.

Heather P said...

What a pretty centerpiece for the holidays- I love all the pretty accents!
Heather :)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful 3D pumpkin. Thanks for giveaway chance.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Heather P said...

P.S. I'm a new follower! :)
Heather
www.heather-p.blogspot.com

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

I've been a follower of your blog for awhile. Like your 3D Rosette Pumpkin. Well worth the time.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

jennyplace2 said...

OH Wow! What a beautiful centrepiece but I cannot image the time you put into it, but it really did turn out amazing. Once again you have inspire me! TFS and for the chance to win the Gift Certf. I would love to get my hands on some of the new winter stamp sets that Kim has now.
jennyplace26@gmail.com

jennyplace2 said...

I don't have to tell you! I am already one of your regular stalkers!
jennyplace26@gmail.com

JaniceA said...

I hadn't seen one of these pumpkins yet but have heard about them, love how your turned out. janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

Peggy T. said...

Kate, thanks for sharing this pumpkin. I saw a picture of this in an ad from Archivers. You did a great job.

Peggy
http://dailygracecreations.blogspot.com

JaniceA said...

I am a follower!! (new) janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

Creative Cutter Room said...

This is just Gorgeous!!! I bet it took a long time, but your results are fantabulous!!!!Beautiful table decor piece-Thanks for sharing-Hugs Cathie

Marcia said...

I love it all!

http://marciasmemories.blogspot.com
mb6464@hotmail.com

Marcia said...

I am already a follower and I can't wait to see your next project!

http://marciasmemories.blogspot.com
mb6464@hotmail.com

GiGi said...

That is just too cool! I love the way the pleated paper looks and you finished the top so beautifully! I could see this as a pine cone for X-mas! Thanks for the great idea and the chance to win!
booger1 at tds.net

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Hey Kate, this is so pretty!! Love this idea!!Love how you decorated it!!
Kristan

Angi @ CokiePop said...

WOWZA...WOWZA...WOWZA...Love this Kate. You did a fantastic job. I must go check out this tutorial. I must have missed that one. :)

scrapqueen141 said...

Love that, it must have taken awhile! What a fun decor!!
http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the pumpkin.
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Rae Ann said...

This piece is amazing and beautiful. Congratulations.
Rae Ann O.
joyinart.blogspot.com

silvia said...

I LOVE your rosette pumpkin!!
Silvia
sillyscrap@aol.com

Vickie said...

I have the pattern to make one but didn't. Yours looks awesome. TFS

http://vickie'sscrappings.blogspot.com

tumpkin1 said...

Wow, your pumpkin is amazing. I can see where it might be time consuming but the end result is awesome!

Terry
lellinfove@gmail.com

tumpkin1 said...

Oh and I'm a follower, too!

Terry
lellinfove@gmail.com

Besthobbyeva said...

Kate you did an amazing job. It looks like it would be time consuming, but you rocked it. I love the embellishments you chose. Great, great job!

Laurie

Charlotte said...

Kate, I love your pumpkin! I also swa this but have not made one yet. After seeing your's, I am going to get the orange paper and make one this week!!!! Kate, I always love your work. And I am so glad to be on the FCCB DT with you.
Charlotte
http://alittlebitofdetail.blogspot.com

Charlotte said...

Kate, I love your blog candy!!!! I have my fingers crossed. I am a follower!
Charlotte
http://alittlebitofdetaik.blogspot.com

Crystal said...

Kate, this project is amazing!! I love it, you could also do this with an apple. I think I will try one of these!! Thanks

Crystal said...

I am a follower now!!

Tracy said...

Cute pumpkin! I saw one of these awhile back and wanted to make it, but I haven't had the chance. Great job!

Tracy said...

I am also a new follower!

meredemaison said...

Cool pumpkin! You've got a lot more patience than I do to do all those rosettes! Wonderful end result, though!! TFS!

meredemaison said...

I've seen your other awesome projects so I am a follower already!

Candice said...

This is fantastic!! So unique & I'm glad you linked the instructions, thanks!

jim_candice at yahoo dot ca
http://candiscraps-scrapsofme@blogspot.com/

Stephanie said...

I love this pumpkin. You did a beautiful job. Thanks for the link.

Stephanie said...

I am a follower and a new subscriber.

Linda said...

Love the pumpkin!!!

Shelly said...

Oh Kate this is just too cute! I love this idea! You did such a wonderful job on this!
Shelly

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

WoW Kate! This is an amazing project! Nice work!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Already a follower! :)
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow I so love this pumpkin can’t wait to try. Hope I can get the paper at 3 bucks. Nice deal. Blessing AJ

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

I'm a new follower!

Sherrie K. said...

Wowzers Kate.....this is AWESOME!!! I am gonna have to try this:)Love it!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said...

I am a follower:) Thanks for a chance!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness Kate...this is amazing! Your pumpkin is just gorgeous and looks like something you would find in an expensive gift shop! I just love it!

Sabrina said...

This is gorgeous Kate, I love it! So creative and I love all of the colors and embellishments on the top!

Amy E said...

Oh wow! That is such a cool pumpkin!! I would have never though of making one like that, and I'm totally loving it!

I have a giveaway going on over at my blog too if you're interested!!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Amy E said...

Oh, and I'm now your newest follower!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Bonita said...

Great pumpkin. Nice job. Thanks

Melanie Makes said...

It is nice to be satisfied with your time spent when you end up with such a great project! I will check out how you do the top, such great detail. - Melanie

Jennie Garcia said...

WOW!! That is an amazing project!! I love the volume of it!! Thanks for the link!! I have to check that out!! Great Job, Kate!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Fantastic pumpkin!!! Love all of your projects! -Sue S.-

sueot33@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am a follower of your blog via email. Thanks for a chance to win!

-Sue S.-

sueot33@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

Oh WOW, oh WOW! I am in awe of your 3D pumpkin. Your time was totally worth it for this amazing creation. Simply gorgeous!

Your fellow DT gal,
Jessica

marg0006 said...

Thanks for all the fun.
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marg0006 said...

I am a follower and very cool project.
marg0006@verizon.net

~Tammy~ said...

Thud!!!! My jaw dropped on my keyboard! This is amazing! You put a lot of heart and soul in this creation!

~Tammy~ said...

I am a follower as well!

Kris said...

Now I've seen a lot of paper crafted pumpkins but yours is the tops! So cool!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Kris said...

Oh and I'm a follower and have been for awhile!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Michelle said...

Oh my word!!! I LOVE this!! yes, time has no value for it is priceless. However, you can tell the time and detail you put into this project. I may have to "borrow" your idea. Thanks so much for sharing this pretty pumpkin decor.

Hugs,
Michelle

http://michelles-crafty-creations.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

oops!! I forgot to mention I was already a follower!! :)

Hugs,
Michelle

rynmich92 at gmail dot com

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

This is absolutely Amazing Beautiful. Love It. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com.

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

I'm also one of your newest followers. Love your crafts. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com (scrpperinthemaking.blogspot.com)

Linda Kaiser said...

Kate, your pumpkin is so amazing....just like you! Happy Holidays!

Linda

Kathy Salido said...

Wow, this pumpkin is fabulous!!
Kathy
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Kathy Salido said...

I am already a follower
Kathy
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Not here to win, just had to comment on your fabulous pumpkin! WOW!! I love all of the of fun details you have added to the top of your pumpkin - lots of eye candy!

Kimberly

Cricut Couple said...

What? How? Wh... Huh? This is... Well... Huh? It's so incredible... I... Ummm... What? How?

Debbie said...

Love this pumpkin!!! Will be definitely checking out the how-to once I'm done crawling!!

Bobby said...

What a unique idea. Glad you took it on as a project and shared.

Bobby said...

I am a follower.

Rebecca M said...

This is really cute and very unique. I love new ideas for my tablescape.

DIANA L. said...

This is absolutely amazing and so unique I love it.
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Ani said...

Very creative project!
Hugs, Ani
http://beautifulworld-ani.blogspot.com

Ani said...

And I'm your follower!

Audrey Pettit said...

Awww, I'm so tickled I inspired you with my paper rosette pumpkin project! Love, love how yours turned out. SO fabulous!

Dawn said...

Excellent pumpkin ...what a wonderful centerpiece it would make!
thank you for the inspiration ... new follow too. Have a wonderful thanksgiving.

Jayne said...

Wow,this is wonderful.Such a great idea.It may have taken a lot of time but it was certainly worth it.
Jayne x