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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

CLS Fall Blog Hop

Welcome to Creative Life Scrapbooking's (CLS) Fall Blog Hop! Bundle up and grab something warm to drink as we celebrate fabulous fall!  

If you’re hopping in order, you’ve arrived from Fran’s blog.  At the end of my post I’ll send you on your way to Noreen’s blog. Be sure to visit each stop – there are lots of  wonderful ideas being shared!  (More info, including the complete list of Blog Hop stops, is at the bottom of this post.) CLS Fall Blog HopToday I’m sharing a fun little pumpkin made using products from Creative Memories and featuring the Pumpkin Spice Paper Pack.  If you search Pinterest you’ll see all sorts of ways to make these, some pretty labor intensive but I think I’ve figured out how to make this rather quickly.  I’m a lazy efficient scrapbooker! Winking smile

To make the pumpkin as shown above, cut 8 strips (I cut them 12” x 1”) from the Pumpkin Spice Paper Pack.  Lay them out as shown below, adhering each strip to the one beneath it. Use the Repositionable Adhesive so you can easily adjust these if needed.  The patterns facing up are the ones I’d like to have showing so this is actually going to be the outside of the pumpkin.

CLS Fall Blog HopOnce you’re happy with the position of the strips add some Repositionable Adhesive to the edges of each strip on the side of the paper that will be on the inside of the pumpkin (I had to flip my strips over before doing this.)

CLS Fall Blog Hop
Bring the edges to the center and repeat until all strips are adhered, making a pumpkin.  Make adjustments as needed & don’t worry if they don’t meet up exactly.

CLS Fall Blog HopFlip the pumpkin over if it looks better that way. Don’t over think it – pumpkins aren’t perfect Open-mouthed smile

CLS Fall Blog Hop

Add some leaves to the top of the pumpkin punched with the Maple Leaf Punch and a vine punched with the On the Vine Border Punch.

CLS Fall Blog HopTo make the stem, roll up a piece of brown patterned paper that is about 1” x 3”.  use Repositionable Adhesive, especially on the end.  I put a good bit of the Repositionable Adhesive  on the top of the pumpkin and then pressed the stem onto that. It is stuck down pretty good! I wouldn’t lift the pumpkin by the stem but I don’t think it’s going anywhere!CLS Fall Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope this idea has inspired you and I can’t wait to see your take on it! Please feel free to share what you’ve created in my
Lisa’s Workshop Facebook group.

Items used to make these borders
Pumpkin Spice Printed Paper Sunflower Borders - Lisa's WorkshopSunflower Borders - Lisa's WorkshopOn the Vine Border Punch
Sunflower Borders - Lisa's Workshop 
Maple Leaf Punch
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Repositionable Tape Runner Refill
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Here is the complete line up for today’s
Creative Life Scrapbooking’s Fall Blog Hop:

Please contact your Creative Memories Advisor to purchase Creative Memories products.
If you don't already have a Creative Memories Advisor, I’m happy to help! 

You can find more information about the Creative Memories products used in this project on my CM Advisor site at:
http://www.creativememories.com/user/lisagraham
or if you’d like to contact me directly you can do that by clicking on the “Email me” link at the top of this page.

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