Monday, September 28, 2009

Pumpkin Card Make 'n Take

I'm back...sorry for such a loooong break!!! I wanted to share the make 'n take project we did a few weeks ago at Photo Craft, and again at Hilo Ben Franklin's paper party this past Saturday!! Before I do, let me just say thank you to the fun and friendly staff and customers in Hilo...you all made us feel so welcome and we had such a nice time!!!

Now, on to the project:


It's a simple card where the trick-or-treater pops out as you open the top of the pumpkin. Here's a pattern for you to download to make this card. Start off by cutting out 3 pattern pieces; the top of the pumpkin, the bottom of the pumpkin and the stem. Stamp a sentiment on the right side of the bottom piece. The bottom piece should overlap the top piece by about 1/4"...Use a 1/16" hole punch to make a hole on the left side...then insert a brad through the 2 layers. Here's a front and back view:



Next, lift the cover open until the little tab pops out. Apply glue on this tab and place your cut-out character on it (making sure that your character is standing up straight without hitting his head on the cover):



Now take 3 pop dots and place them as shown below:


The top pop dot is placed where you want the cover to stop in the closed position...the other two are placed on the bottom. Just make sure that none of the pop dots get in the way of your image when it's swinging open. Stick the pumpkin onto a 3" x 3" card. Glue on the stem piece and add a ribbon with a glue dot. Decorate the pumpkin with glitter glue.



Now for the long-promised giveaway...to win these 3 new Halloween designs, just leave a comment by midnight (Hawaii time) on Tuesday, September 29. I'll pick one winner at random and announce their name on Wednesday, September 30.

Before I go, let me also share some goodies I received in Hilo:


This beautiful bracelet was made by Lynn (Lynn's Craft Blog). Thanks, Lynn!!! It was so nice to meet you!!

And these treats were from Jenny (Crazy for Paper Crafting)!!! Jenny's the one who got me hooked on the chocolate dipped lemon shortbread cookies from Big Island Candies...and she gave me more!!! Yum!!! It's so nice to be able to put a face with the people who blog...I enjoyed meeting both of you!!!

30 comments:

Kris said...

Great Make 'n take project! Hope you and Cheryl had loads of fun! let me know if you gals ever come to Maui! TFS! Hugs, Kris

Maureen said...

What a fabulous project! I definitely want to try it - thanks for the pattern and tutorial!!

Michele said...

These pumpkin cards are so cute! I need to try it! Thank you for the pattern and instructions!!

Gracie said...

Thank you for the cute pumpkin pattern. Please enter me in your drawing.

Gracie

Anonymous said...

Hi Jean:
Cute M&T...will have to try it! TYFS :) Dori

Tammy said...

Oh, thats such a cute project! Thank you for the tutorial & pattern!

aerolgirl said...

What cute project for halloweeny! thanks for giving us the pattern and tutorial...love the stamps!

Barbie said...

GREAT project! thanks for the tutorial and template. i've got to give it a try!

Dianne said...

Awesome card and enjoy seeing the halloween time coming so soon. You always come up with fun things to make and I love your stamps.

Norene said...

My daughter and I had such a fun time making your neat interactive card at Photo Craft! All of your animal characters dressed up in their Halloween costumes are just too cute! Thanks again for sharing your great ideas with all of us!

Vina said...

Hi Jean! Sounds like you have fun in Hilo! I'm not normally big on halloween but your project for M&T is so darn cute! Thanks for sharing!

Tammy said...

I just love this card! Thanks for the instructions and pattern. So CUTE as always! Warm aloha!
Tammy

Regina said...

What a gorgeous project! And the tutorial is so very well done. Thanks for sharing!!
Regina

Jenny said...

Great job on the make and take. Thanks for the tutorial. TFS and great RAK you got.

Charlene said...

What a cute card, love the way it pops up!! I have found the "Aloha Spirit" really shows with people who love to do crafts of all kinds!
I am glad you had such a fun time on the "Big Island." You received some very nice gifts.
Aloha,
Charlene

Lori said...

This a very cute project and I love the characters in their costumes...they're so cute. Thanks for the pattern and tutorial.

Karel said...

This is just the most adorable pumpkin. I can't wait to try making it myself! Thanks for the pattern.

Venus said...

Your pumpkin pop-up card is adorable. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. I'm definitely going to try it for the grandies!

Brenda said...

I was admiring this little card a PhotoCraft this weekend. It is sooooo cute! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

kg said...

This was worth the wait, how cute. I just printed the pattern and hopefully will try it sometime today.

Have a good one...kg

Cassie said...

This project is so cute. I'm sorry I missed it at Photocraft. Thanks for the instructions.

Sharon N said...

I love your Halloween stamps. They are adorable. Thanks for sharing your card project too. You are so creative! Thank you, Sharon N.

Denise said...

Wow, Very cute stamps Jean....

Lynnelle said...

Cute pumpkin card. Love the stamps :)

sorbet said...

This pumpkin is super super cute and was very fortunate to go to your make and take.

Now I can share your blog with my friends on the web. We always appreciate your detailed instructions and template which we know is very painstaking.

amy

sorbet said...

This pumpkin is super super cute and was very fortunate to go to your make and take.

Now I can share your blog with my friends on the web. We always appreciate your detailed instructions and template which we know is very painstaking.

Enjoli said...

Wow Jean! This is such a cute and creative project!! TFS the pattern and tutorial. Super cute RAKs too. I missed out in Hilo. Hope to see you at Ben Franklin this weekend. Take care!

Enjoli

Dawn said...

Thank you for another opportunity to win your new stamps. I really enjoy them! Cute projects.

Anonymous said...

THANKS FOR DOING THIS IN HILO. IT WAS SO NIE TO HAVE YOU AND CHERYL IN OUR SMALL TOWN. HOPE i CAN WIN ONE OF THOSE STAMPS.

Lynn said...

How nice of you to show my work on your site. I just returned from a trip so I am scrolling down my favorite blog sites.