Saturday, August 27, 2011

Cricut Circle Sisters Fall Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fall Blog Hop with Circle Sisters!

You should be coming from the talented Mary's blog.   Wasn't that a neat box?  If you've just happened to come across my blog or are visiting, please come and join in on the fun!  The fall blog hop starts at Kristen's blog  and has so many great projects for you to enjoy.

What's the first thing you think of when you think of fall?  OK, I didn't make anything with a turkey...  What's the second thing you think of?  Pumpkins of course!

This 3D pumpkin in a crate is created utilizing the Cricut project cart, Sweet Tooth Boxes.  Yes, it is actually the ice cream cut! 

Materials used:
  • Sweet Tooth Boxes ~ pg. 15: ConeLy1, ConeLy2, ConeLy3 all cut @ 9.5"
  • Cricut Thanksgiving seasonal cart ~ leaf with vine and layer @ 1.5" and again at 1.75", pumpkin stem @ 4.53" x2
  • Elegant Edges ~ pg. 70: Desgn2 shadow-s @ 2.06 and 2.29
  • Core'dinations & Stampin' Up card stock
  • Stampin' Up twine
  • Stampin' Up Old Olive Ink
  • Ranger Forest Moss distress ink
  • Misc. raffia in fall colors
Once I cut and assembled the pumpkin top and bottom, I bent the scallop edges of the bottom down so it would look more like a crate.  I then cut my leaf and vine pieces in two different green colors and sizes, inked them in Forest Moss and gave them some dimension utilizing a dowel for the vines and a technique I learned from Juliana Michaels for the leaves:

I then adhered the vines and leaves to the pumpkin using a glue gun (but other adhesives would work).  I attached the stem by bending the bottom portion and slipping it under the top slit of the pumpkin.  I then added the stem, raffia around the crate base, stamped my sentiment in Old Olive onto my double layer tag and then added the tag to the pumpkin using the twine.  I plan on filling the treat box with the harvest blend of candy corn (the one with pumpkins, gourds and multi-colored corn) that my daughter and hubby love so much for a fun fall treat.

I am including my Gypsy file for easier re-creation:

As a thank you for visiting my blog, I am offering some blog candy to get you "warmed up" for fall:

  • Fall raffia sampling
  • Package of fall scrapbook titles
  • One sheet of adhesive tags
  • "Falling in Love" lacing mini kit by Cosmo Cricket
All you need to do is leave a comment and a way for me to reach you.  I will select a winner using on Tuesday, August 30. 

Thank you again for visiting!   I hope to see you again!  Your next stop on the blog hop is Carolyn.  Enjoy.

1) Kristen
2) Michele
3) Roberta 
4) Mary
5) Renee  <--- You are visiting me!
6) Carolyn  Go here NEXT
7) Gamma
8) Colleen
9) DoodleDiva
10) Kimbe
11) Lisa
12) Gonecampn
13) Momto2cuties
14) Scrapalette
15) Paper Memories 
19) HappyScrapper64
20) Madylyn

***  This will also be my Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #39: A-B-C, 1-2-3 entry:
The Challenge: This week our challenge is inspired by all the kiddos heading back to school. It is a recipe challenge of sorts based on ABC, 123. Please include (A) Pop of (B)right (C)olor on your page, as well as 1 of something, 2 of something, and 3 of something. For example, Suzanne’s page below has a POP of bright red on her page. Then she has chosen to use ONE cartridge, TWO ruler stickers, and THREE elements of the red patterned paper . . . but yours could be whatever you would like. One button, two photos, and three patterned papers . . . you decide. It’s really easier than you think! Have fun with it! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

My A-B-C is orange, my 1 is one stamp used, my 2 is two different colors of ink used, and my 3 is three different cartridges used.

I am also entering it at:


  1. Love this transformation.

    1. Hello would you happen to have the gypsy file for the 3d pumpkin? I am unable to download it. It gives me an error. Thank you in advance!

  2. I love your project and how you transformed the ice cream cut into a pumpkin, very creative. i love it!!

  3. This a terrific idea, I am amazed you were able to use an ice-cream cut and imagine it as a pumpkin! Terrific. Lovin' the hop
    vosstin at g mail dot com

  4. Oohhh My Crafty Goodness!!!! this is just fabulous I will forsure have to lift this little cutie to add for some home decor this fall thanks for sharing :)

  5. What a fabulous pumpkin! Everything about it just shouts Fall! The colors are just beautiful!

  6. Renee, that is absolutely fabulous! You would never guess that this cute was originally an ice cream cone. That is a great Fall home dec project!

  7. That is great !!!! Love it! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  8. How perfect to use the cupcake as a pumpkin!

    michelegreen120 at gmail dot com

  9. Wow, that's such a great idea - I love it!!

    kimbean20 at gmail dot com

  10. Thanks for sharing your awesome project!! I have been making pumpkins out of paper as well,they are on my blog. but yours is just to cute! Good job thinking outside the box!! TFS!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  11. OMG! Your pumpkin is fabulous! Love it!!

  12. Fabulous project! I think I would love Sweet Treat Boxes and I think your project convinced me that I need it!

  13. Your pumpkin is SERIOUSLY creative! WOW!

  14. What an amazing little box. The pumpkin is just adorable. Love the leaves and the detail in this project. TFS

  15. This is a fabulous project - very creative!

  16. This is terrific!! I love the little vine, it looks so cute, so curly!!!

  17. Oh My Goodness! I love your pumpkin and would never of thought to make a pumpkin from an ice cream cut. The colors are wonderful too. It's great being in the blog hop with you.

  18. Wow! That is so cool how you used the ice cream cut to make a pumpkin!! It's so kind of you to share the Gypsy file too! Such awesome detail on an amazing project!! Thanks for sharing!!

    javajen1 at hotmail dot com

  19. Wow Renee! Your projects never disappoint. You are very talented! I'm definitely scrap-lifting a bunch of your projects.

    Phantom Rink Rat
    llpirelli at msn dot com

  20. Hi Renee! Your creativity is impressive! I just love how you transformed the ice cream into a pumpkin! This cart is now on my must have list!
    It's been fun hopping with you! Good luck in the challenge!

  21. AWESOME! Love it!

    Dana (DanaTarchala on the cc)

  22. So creative for you to think about this! Nice job =]


  23. I love this! How clever to use the ice cream and turn it into a pumpkin.

  24. How creative!! I love it.

  25. Love it!!!! I think I may have to scrap-lift this idea for Thanksgiving!

    Thanks so much for sharing.

  26. I just love this pumpkin and thank you so much for the G file! I will definitely be making this one!
    trepanierm at comcast dot net

  27. Oh my gosh!! Super Cute!! now that's thinking outside the box!! pun intended....hehehe TFS!!

  28. OMG! This is way too cute! Scrap-lifting! You did an awesome job! You are so creative!!! TFS!

  29. Wow - that is so cute! You did an awesome job!

    Jess (aka Sparksgal)

  30. What a great idea - I'll have to try that out!

    Hope aka HopeW

  31. Your 3-d punkin is sooo cute, thank you so much for the file. You did an awesome job.

  32. Oh my goodness. I am so enjoying everyone's blog. Haven't participated in one before. The ideas are fantastic. Can't wait to try some of them. Thanks for sharing.

  33. Left a recent comment, but forgot to leave my email address.

  34. Adorable! I keep trying to think outside of the box like this with my cricut cuts but haven't gotten there yet. Thanks for the chance to win!

  35. Oh, this is just awesome! I love how you turned the ice cream into a pumpkin, like magic :) It looks amazing and I love the idea of filling it with candy corn, very fun!

    embellibuttons at gmail dot com

  36. OMG This is super cute! I love the idea! at

  37. Love the little box! Love Love pumpkins!
    kidshomelove at yahoo dot com

  38. Luv this project!!! You are a very talented lady! Lisa

    Cricut circle name: littlebit

  39. Oh MY, what an awesome project. I didnt really want the cart you used, but now its gotta go on my want list. TFS!

  40. This is amazing! What a great job! And thanks for sharing the gypsy file!
    gayle_shrader at yahoo dot com

  41. I don't have that cart, but I love that you turned an ice cream cut into a pumpkin!

    bborre at hotmail dot com

  42. omgosh! i'm totally favoriting this post! love it! i'm thinking i could totally use it for centerpieces, along with a glass slipper for a "cinderella" party! thanks for the great project! lisa (

  43. Oh wow! I would have never thought of using the ice cream cut for a pumpkin! It works perfectly!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  44. So creative! Love your idea. Thanks for sharing.

  45. Love your idea...Your pumpkin is fabulous
    Rebecca Minor

  46. OMGosh! This is the cutest pumpkin! I just love it! You did an awesome job! Thanks so much for sharing! lindagk23ataoldotcom

  47. Yes!! -- I also think of Pumpkins before turkeys! LOVE your creative genius in making this darling decor piece. It is soo fabuous, and I appreciate your ideas i making the vines look so REAL!!!

  48. Love love love this!!! I NEED this cart!! Great work, as always!
    vlbrown at mail dot roanoke dot edu

  49. Wow wow wow! This is super adorable! It's the perfect centerpiece for fall. I could just see these on my table or above the fireplace!

  50. I have not purchased this cart are tempting me.

  51. Wow, some people are soooo creative:-) This is a great idea and looks wonderful!! Thanks so much for sharing and instructions!

  52. Such a clever and creative project. I would have never thought of that!! It is just too cute!!!

    jvilla95ar at

  53. What an adorable project! Love it! And so creative to turn the ice cream into a pumpkin!! I might just 'need' to get this cart now...LOL!!

  54. Love your vine rolling technique

  55. Wow that pumpkin is awesome! I may just have to take a second look at that cartridge!!!

  56. This is an adorable project. Love the blog candy. Thanks forthe chance to win! Lclass003atgmaildotcom

  57. Thanks for the chance to win! Love your project & pumpkins ARE the first thing I thought of! :) I really love creating pumpkin stuff around fall time- my favorite time of year!

  58. Your project is great. Pumpkins was my first thought. TFS and a chance to win.


  59. Your pumpkin is gorgeous and you creativeness is amazing what a wonderful home decor project for fall! TFS

  60. omg i love love your pumpkin is amazing!!!omg!wonderful

  61. I love it Renee. Such creative ideas you have,

  62. Thank You for being a part of the hop. Your project is wonderful.

  63. I love pumpkins and this is just adorable!! Great project.

  64. FABULOUS project!! Love the textured paper look!! Details are awesome!! TFS!!

  65. Love your pumpkin box .. Fall is one of my favorite seasons, So I may have to try one of these!

  66. What a great project! Beautiful.
    BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

  67. I am really loving all the projects on this hop. Thanks for sharing. This pumpkin is just the cutest thing. Good luck in the contests.

    tigerrlyli at aol dot com

  68. this is gorgeous! Was just about to start thinking through what I was going to make for the weekly it almost feels silly compared to this! Incredible work!

  69. This is SO beautiful! Absolutely amazing.

  70. Absolutely gorgeous Renee
    Thank you for the file also :)

  71. Such a cute fall pumpkin! Can't believe that the holidays are right around the corner!

    Patty aka SouthernGypsy

  72. Absolutely beautiful pumpkin! Sorry I missed the hop.

  73. This is awesome! So...obviously you made the Top 3 on Patches of Pink this week!!!

  74. Seen you pumpkin over on patches of pink. I just had to pop in and say wow I love it. You did a amazing job on it, very pretty!

  75. Beautiful!!! I saw this on the cricut chirp - congrats!!

    My Craft Spot

  76. OH MY! I adore this, I didn't think I needed that cart, this just changed my mind. WONDERFUL!!!!

  77. Love Love Love, this is one of my favorite holidays of the year!! And you brought us a delightful addition to it. Maile Lei


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