Monday, October 14, 2013

Pumpkin Patch Cutie Layout

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Hello crafty friends,
Hope your weekend was a fun one in which you got to spend a little time crafting! I was able to create this layout for today. Today is also a bit special because I get to announce that I was recently added to the Fab Four Design team for Scrapyland.com. Scrapyland.com is an online retailer with a huge selection of dies, copics, papers, adhesives and all the other fun stuff that makes our paper crafting so much fun! So let’s get to my simple and fun project.

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Here is a view of my layout. I used the Classic Doodlecharms cartridge with my Cricut Expression. The bear, pumpkins and brown charms were created with the cartridge. The patterned paper I used is from the DCWV Sweet Stack. I think this has to be one of my top 5 favorite stacks. I added a pretty strip of American Crafts Ribbon to the photo with a sweet little bow at the bottom.


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Here is a closer look at the cute little bear. I “paper pieced” her together all from cuts in the cartridge.
I added a cute little button and some twine to the center of the little flower on her head. I inked her edges with Cocoa Cat’s Eye Pigment Ink.

If you would like to see some of my other
"Cricut Paper Piecings" you can find them HERE


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Here is a view of the entire title. I used small doodlebug brads to fasten the 
charms to some burlap cord.


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Here’s a closer look at the lettered charms. I created the title charms in Adobe Photoshop 
and sized them so they cut out with a 1” circle punch.
I layered the lettering on a green, 1 1/8” circle punch and a white 1 1/4” scalloped punch.

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Here’s a closer look at the pumpkins. I inked the outer edges in some Mango Tango Colorbox pigment ink and then used some Pebbles Basic Brights 10 pc. Chalk Ink to add some color to the leaves and the pumpkins. I also used my Copic E23 Hazelnut marker to add a little brown to the stems.

I used the following products to complete this project
dcwv sweet stack
e-23
Copic E23 Hazelnut Sketch Marker
cocoa
Cocoa Cat’s Eye Pigment ink
ac glue runner
AC Glue Runner
Additional Products
Brown, Kraft, Orange, White, Green and Dark Brown Cardstock
Bo Bunny Button
Twine
EK Success 1 1/8" Circle Punch
EK Success 1 1/4 " Scallop Punch

**ENABLER ALERT***
Scrapyland.com has a storewide clearance sale going on. Just head over and click the clearance button and you will see all kinds of goodies at great prices!


Now in honor of my new DT appointment, I wanted to give everyone a little something….
so How about the letters I made for this layout?!!!

I have them in individual jpg and png files as well as pre-formatted on a pdf file to perfectly fit a 1” circle punch. All you have to do is print and punch them out. To grab this limited time freebie, you will need to head over to my ScrapyLand’s blog post and get the link there.


Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your crafty time with me!
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5 comments:

Sandra H said...

So cute x

Sandy Palmer said...

What a darling layout Melin! Love the charm banner! What an adorable pumpkin in the picture! :)
Hugs,
Sandy.

Josie0602 said...

That bear is just adorable and I cant believe you made it using Doodlecharms! Way to think outside the box to make it!

Tracy

Cathy Cain said...

These are very nice and creative.

ryjoroher said...

Love these! Do you offer instructions for the bears anywhere? The arms look like their from the ducky but guessing parts & sizes will take a while.