Sunday, October 5, 2014

All About Pumpkins With The Cutting Cafe

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins! 

It's inspiration time over at The Cutting Cafe. Regina, the owner has several super cute pumpkin files.


I chose to use the Pumpkin Trio Shaped card and the 3D Pumpkin sets for my project this week.
Instead of using the pumpkins from the Pumpkin Trio Shaped Card for a card, I used them to make a sign for my mini pumpkin patch.
The papers I used are Recollections brand from Micheal's.
I sanded and stained the front of a dresser drawer that we had taken apart and attached the pumpkins to it with Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive.
The twine bow is attached with hot keep the twine curled I put hot glue on the parts of the twine that touched the paper. 

The flourish swirlies are from the Cricut image sets Soiree Lettering and Sweethearts. I thought  Glitter glue was the perfect addition to the leaves, stems and swirlies...well, because everything is better when it sparkles! The wood sign is from the image set Outdoor Man. I used a white Gelly Roll pen in my Cricut Explore to write Pumpkin Patch on the wood sign.

For the wood pumpkins I used 4x4's. I cut them in sizes ranging from 1.5 feet to 8 inches tall.

 I used a chisel to take the sharp corners off, sanded each chunk of wood and then spray painted them with this paint.

I put on 3 coats of Heirloom White. (letting each coat dry for 20-30 minutes before adding the next)
Once the white paint was dry I put on one coat of

and let it dry over night. (I purchased both paints at Walmart)

The stems are 2x2's cut at about 3 inches, sanded with an Oscillating drum sander for shaping and spray painted dark brown.

In the morning I sanded each 4x4 again for distressing, attached the stems with Elmer's Wood Glue and let dry.

The beautiful pumpkin leaf is from The Cutting Cafe's 3D Pumpkin Set
I cut each one at different sizes, inked and curled the edges and then attached them to the stems with green floral wire.

I attached my burlap bow with hot glue. I love the way burlap looks on EVERYTHING! It gives a nice country feel.

I love how my pumpkins turned out! Even my husband was impressed when he saw them. I had worked on them while he was out moose hunting. Usually he is close by "supervising" while I am using his tools. Not this time! Don't worry honey, I was super careful with your babies =)


If you'd like to be entered for a chance to win 3 free sets from The Cutting Cafe make sure to stop by and leave a comment on the Design Teams inspirational posts on the 7th and the 21st of each month. 

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crafting!


  1. Great job Tina you are so talented :)

  2. Wow!! What a great idea!! You're sooo talented!!

  3. Love the wood pumpkins! My hubby won't let me use his tools either lol but glad you had some free time to make these. Awesome inspiration! :-)

  4. OMG! You're fabulous. Just seeing that amazing scene you've put together outside makes me smile from ear to ear. Absolutely love that you took this file to a new creative level. I LOVE the drawer and your handmade wood pumpkins. That is perfectly set for family pictures now! ;)


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