Team Fun & the Gilded Autumn Pumpkin Home Décor Project

This past weekend I gathered with my Team, The Blue Mountain Stampers for a special biannual event. This event allows us to gather and celebrate everyone’s accomplishments over the last 6 months. We have a special project, along with prizes, and appetizers. So today I thought I’d share our project that we made.

This project was a lot of fun to make and everyone’s turned out differently since they could decide on which patterns they wanted to use. Here is mine.

I really love the colors and patterns of the Gilded Autumn Suite of Products and so I couldn’t resist making a home décor item with them. I also really love the way the little swirls of copper ribbon finish off this project. They are so easy to make – I bet you are wondering how I made them too!

You’ll need a wooden skewer or dowel along with your heat tool and Heavy Spray Starch. Yep, that’s it! You’ll also need a bit of patience as you make them since it does require some dry time tho. I’m not sure how they would hold up outside, but since I’m planning on using this project inside my home I wasn’t worried about our heavy Georgia humidity of late.

Want to see how we made them? Here is a video for you.

Gilded Autumn Pumpkin Home Decor Project Video Tutorial

Gilded Autumn Pumpkin Home Decor Project Tutorial PDF

I’ve also included a link for the pumpkins and PDF pattern on this Tutorial for you.

Want to make some of these too? Here is the information on the wooded pumpkins for you that I found on Amazon along with a PDF pattern for this pumpkin.

12″ Wooden Pumpkin Cutouts

Wooden Pumpkin Pattern PDF

I really love these gatherings we have a lot of fun together and it’s a great time to share what’s been happening in our lives, and relax too. Here are a couple of pictures for you of some of the finished projects.

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Marvelous Metallic Pumpkins

I love to learn new techniques. Do you? Today’s project combines two things I love techniques and the Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers. Whoo hoo! I find myself using my Blendabilities all the time – they are just so much fun to color with and I’m not really a coloring type of person normally. But I’m finding coloring with my Blendabilities is very relaxing and  I always feel so accomplished when I’m finish coloring an image LOL.

I’ve used the Fall Fest stamp set and coordinating Fun Fall Framelits that are available in a money saving Bundle (137628) for this project. This is such a great set for the fall, it’s not such for Halloween as you can see.

marvelous metallic pumpkins

So wondering what and how I did this? It is sooooo easy and it really gives your project a WOW effect. I’m hoping you can see the wonderful look that this little pumpkin has in my photo.

Want to learn this really quick and easy technique? I’ve made a quick video for you. So without delay – Here is my Marvelous Metallic Pumpkins Video Tutorial.

Love it? All you need is a sold image for this project and you’re set to go – the ideas are endless. I haven’t noticed there is any problem so far with my Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers – The only tip is lighter hand when coloring is better since the StazOn Ink is also alcohol based too much pressure picks up the StazOn. That is why for your regular projects you’ll want to use our Memento Tuxedo Black Pad.

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Stamp Set: Fall Fest (135194), For All Things (135152/135155), and Gorgeous Grunge (130514/130517)

Ink: White Cotton StazOn Pad (106960), Tangerine Tango (1269416), Sahara Sand (126976), Bermuda Bay (131171), and Crushed Curry Classic Ink Pads (131173)

Cardstock: Gold Foil (132622), Bermuda Bay (131197), and Whisper White card stock (100730)

Accessories: Fun Fall Framelits Dies (135856), 1 ¾” Circle Punch (119850), 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (118874), Paper Piercing Tool (126189) and Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199), Old Olive (130999) and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers (130997), and Stampin’ Sponges (101610)

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My idea of the perfect pumpkin

Ahhh… it is September and here in North Georgia that means the mornings are cooler, the leaves are starting to turn and pumpkins are starting to appear in the stands on the side of the road. Not too long ago it would have meant getting ready to sew a Halloween outfit for my children. I loved planning and putting together costumes based on their current passion at the time. After all who doesn’t like a good craft project LOL!

I’m feeling nostalgic today (stepping back in time 19 years) and thought I’d share a picture with you for my children’s first Halloween together. Johnathan was 3 and thought that dad hung the moon. Larry was a Animal Control Officer with Gwinnett County at the time and so of course, Johnathan wanted to grow up to be just like his dad. I created this costume using one of the old discarded uniforms that I cut down and modified – Kaitlin of course was a puppy. Although most people thought she was a bunny –  LOL. I’m not a seamstress by any means, just using my middle school home ec. skills, but Johnathan didn’t care. He wore this costume a lot playing dress up and pretending he was going to work just like dad!

Johnathan & Kaitlin Halloween 1995

Now a days there isn’t any costume sewing or pumpkin carving, but I still love to decorate and make treats for friends and family – and so the new Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Die is perfect for fall. I’ve been having a blast making all kinds of projects with my newest Thinlit!

Merry Everything Curvy Keepsake Box

Today’s project is a quick and easy one when you use the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit – Here is the down and dirty details of how I made this project.

Using Tango Twist card stock I ran the Thinlits Die through my Big Shot twice. Then I ran the pieces through again using my Decorative Dots Embossing Folder. I used some of my Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach the two pieces. (Our Multipurpose Liquid Glue is great for items with lots of texture.)

Next, I stamped the image onto Whisper White card stock using my Memento Tuxedo Black Pad and colored this cute little guy with my Old Olive Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers. This cute little Dracula image drew me to this stamp set from the beginning!  (Remember you can get the stamp and punch and save 15% when you order them as a bundle 137635/137636).

We don’t carry any Old Olive ribbon in the width I wanted so I simply made my own with the Whisper White 5/8″ Satin Ribbon and my Old Olive Blendabilities Marker. I love that I can customize my ribbon this way – It is soooo easy to do! (Scroll down and you’ll see a quick video tutorial on how I did this.)

I used our cute little Handheld Stapler to attach the punched image and ribbon to the box, put the handles through the hole and voila – finished!

I think this little pumpkin turned out just right. What is your perfect pumpkin?

Want to see my quick video tutorial on Custom Color Ribbon?

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Stamp Set: Merry Everything (135068/135071)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (132708)

Paper: Tangelo Twist (133677) and Whisper White card stock (100730)

Accessories: Old Olive Stampin’ Blendabilies Markers (130999), Whisper White 5/8″ Satin Ribbon (134549), Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Die (135853), Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (133520), Note Tag Punch (135860),  Handheld Stapler (135850) and Silver Mini Staples (135847), and Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

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I’ve got some fun last minute Halloween projects that I made and want to share with you today. This first one is a home décor item that I made using our Witches’ Brew Designer Washi Tape.

Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape pumpkins (1)

Don’t you love these fake pumpkins that have available the last few years? I’ve done all kinds of things with them, including having the kids carve a pumpkin that will last forever. For this project I simply cut off the top, added the Witches’ Brew Designer Washi Tape (132156)  in a pattern that made me happy, placed a piece of green foam for flowers and added the mums and leaves. Quick and easy-peasy.

This second project includes some real pumpkins that Larry brought home to sit on my kitchen counter for a pop of fall color.

Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape pumpkins (2)

Sorry about the photos – it’s another rainy day here in North Georgia which can make taking pictures tricky.

I love making little treats for family and friends

Halloween envelope gum holder (2)

so here is a great little project that holds a pack of gum.

Halloween envelope gum holder (1)

Halloween Candy Bar Slider – surprise!

And last but not least I wanted to share a picture that my daughter sent me when she found her little Halloween Candy Bar Slider tucked into her dresser drawer at college – the timing was perfect since they had just had a dorm Halloween event where she dressed up as I Dream of Jeannie and passed out candy. (Seriously – thus the weird eye make up.) She’s such a hoot!

Kaitlin with Halloween Candy Bar Slider

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Chevron Smoky Slate Ribbon

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Jack of All Trades

Need a quick and easy card for Halloween? How about using our Jack of All Trades stamp set? It’s really so versatile you can use it throughout the fall season.


Since Jack of All Trades is a two step stamp set you can use it with or without the jack-o-latern faces, the choice is yours. And with that cute little face who can resist.


Stamp Set: Jack of All Trades, Spooky Bingo Bits

Inks: Basic Black, Garden Green and Pumpkin Pie

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot and Top Note Die

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