My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

An iPaper Pumpkin A.K.

Hi Everyone!

The new INKcredibile Challenge is in full swing and I finally have my entry completed.  Yay! 

The challenge is to make something for someone you don't know, and give them a little R.A.K. Or if you prefer, and A.K (Act of Kindness) if it's someone you do know.  Isn't that a sweet idea?  So great at this time of year when we have loads to be thankful for. 

Even though Halloween is behind us, that doesn't mean we have to leave pumpkins behind just yet.  I know it seems that we go straight from Halloween to Christmas, but I just adore all the colors and smells of fall.

So with that in mind, I decided to use some iPaper and make a little paper pumpkin and pair it with some candy kisses as a gift for my cousin who will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner.

I printed out this pattern School Girl Plaid-Goldenrod and then sent it though my printer again, and printed a coordinating pattern (Earthy Tartan) on the other side.  I doesn't show up in the photo, but I didn't want it to be white on the inside.

To make the pumpkin, you will need 11 strips of paper 1" x 6" with a hole punched at either end of the paper.  Then just run a ribbon through one end and knot it.  Run the ribbon through the other end, leaving a small piece at the top for a stem.  Then fan out the papers and add paper leaves.

I wanted to show off the shiny kisses in all their autumn glory, so I packaged them up in a clear box with a ribbon that had gold accents.

I used a scrap of the Earthy Tartan for my tag and the leaf image is from the stamp set Fall in Love.
Thanks for visiting the blog today and I hope you are inspired to do something kind for someone during this season of thankfulness:)

Other challenges this is linked to are as follows-
Aud Sentiments- The word Thanks
Crafty Emma-Chocolate-Carmel
Crafty Cardmakers-Digital Plus
Cupcake Craft-Thank you with Atumnal colors
Scrappy Frogs-Give Thanks
Tuesday Throwdown-Give Thanks

Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, Ink: Stampin' Up!, Stamps: Stampin' Up!, Nesties, Paper Crimper, Ribbon and rhinestones from my supplies.


Emma said...

Such gorgeous creations Karin...both just fabulous!
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Catherine said...

Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week Karin ! Your creations are just fantastic ! Thank you for telling us how you made this lovely pumpkin... Love the box of sweets... Good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

Karin said...

Hello Karin,
What a nice idea that pumpkin. I love it! And the box of sweets.... do you want my address? (LOL)
Greetings and have a nice day.

Cheryl said...

Both of these are lovely! I love the "vines" on the cute little pumpkin and the box with the kisses is so elegant looking. Wonderful "AK's"

Pam said...

Karin, we love this!!! We blogged it too! Thanks for being yo awesome self!

Emily Leiphart said...

Oohhh, so awesome! I wish I had seen this for Canadian Thanksgiving last month. Next year! ;)

1CardCreator said...

Your cousin will love this thoughtful gift, I love the dp! ~Diane

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Oh so cute!!!

Julie said...

Beautiful box and tag. Thanks so much for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Davi said...

Wonderful Thanksgiving gifts. Im sure she will love them. Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week.

Lauren said...

Great job! I especially love the 3D pumpkin! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown! We hope to see you again next week!


Vicky said...

WOWWWWW....this looks amazing I'm drooling all over my laptop. It is all gorgeous & anyone would love to receive this as a pressie.
Thankyou for joining us at CES Challenges & certainly hope you will join us again.

Hugs Vicky xx

TannyP said...

Gorgeous job, Karin! You can send these my way anyday =)

Audrey said...

Wow! What gorgeous projects! I must scraplift your pumpkin to make for my upcoming craftfair.
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and don't forget to enter in our November monthly drawing going on right now.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Karin, what a gorgeous creation. Thank you for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

crafty amy said...

Oooh how yummy do they look what a great project :D
Thank you for joining us at CES and good luck.


Amy xx

Kim said...

Your treat box is gorgeous. I love the beautiful colors and accents. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Ruthie said...

This is such a cool project - love the tag!

thanks for joining in the fun at Aud Sentiments


Leanne said...

Wow Karin! These are just gorgeous! Your cousin is going to be thrilled!! (If you decide to send them my way I wouldn't have a problem with that either hee hee) Thanks for playing along at Scrappy Frogs!
Hugs! Leanne

Micki said...

oh wow Karin, this is gorgeous. That tag is awesome and whoever the lucky recipient...they'll love it :-)

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