Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tab Punch Punkins

I'd like to feature the work of a guest designer in my second post this week. My youngest daughter, Ginny, created these pumpkins using the tab punch after seeing the adorable little red apples that Monique made for a demonstrator swap earlier this fall. Ginny and her sister are preparing for a Halloween party later this month.

To make one of your very own, you'll need 10 tab punches (if you want to stamp your paper for some additional appeal, do this before punching), a very thin strip of brown or green, and a little rectangle of brown for the stem. Wrap the green strip around a pencil to make the curlique, then slide it off the end to maintain the coil. Fold all the punched pieces in half (or if you're doing a lot of these, create a score line using your paper cutter and center your punches along this line). Glue these pieces back to back as shown. You'll end up with a little "hole" in the middle. Before you glue together the last two sides, stick your stem and curlique inside with a little extra glue.

These little cuties garnish (dry) food, liven up table settings, and elicit oohs and aahs wherever you tuck them. Enjoy!

All materials Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Paper: assorted scraps in shades of orange, green and brown
Ink: Chocolate Chip classic
Accessories: tab punch, Tombow Multipurpose adhesive

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