Perfect Pumpkin

Happy Friday! Today I'm participating in another blog hop with the creative team over at Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs. Kelleigh just released some adorable new templates yesterday, including the one I'm going to show you today. Plus she's giving the Perfect Pumpkin template away (see the preview - that's my sample pumpkin!) to one lucky blog hopper, so be sure to check out the rest of the stops on the hop listed at the end of this post and then head on over to Kelleigh's blog to enter to win!

For my pumpkin project, I started out by clipping some paper from the Hot, Hot, Hot! Collab by the Digichick Designers to the Perfect Pumpkin template then printing out. Then I cut out and scored according to the directions. The top template has a slit to the center which helps to make it puffy instead of flat. I knew I wanted to stick a stem through there, so before I assembled everything I punched a center hole with a hole punch. Next I wrapped 1/2 of a small lollipop stick with felt ribbon, then grabbed a couple large prima flowers in orange and green for my leaves. I punched a hole in the center of the flowers to be able to stick the stem through, then stuffed the flower/stem combo in the hole and assembled the top with sticky adhesive. It needed a little glitz, so I coated the orange flower with some Diamond Stickles and then stuffed a Shimmer Flourish chipboard in the slit to complete the look.
For the tag, I used a Marvy Extra Jumbo Tag punch and punched a hole for ribbon up top. For the bottom, I used the Martha Stewart half spiral punch, then stamped the sentiment and leaves from Harvest Blessings and sponged with Vintage Photo distress ink.

Okay, that's all for today! Be sure to check out the other fun projects from Kelleigh's team...


  1. This is cute as. Unfortunately, we don't do thanksgiving and don't get nearly as excited about our pumpkins over here in Australia as you guys do.....but I'm loving seeing all of your creations.

    Michey xxx

  2. How adorable is that?! Sweet pumpkin, Julee!!

  3. Gorgeous gorgeous Julee! I love the layered leaves and realistic!

  4. Julee - this turned out really beautifully - I love it!

  5. I just LOVE that you told me how you did the layering on the top!! This is SUCH a gorgeous project!!

  6. wow i really really love this! it's soo pretty!

  7. Love your project Julee. Just gorgeous!! Hugs.

  8. What a cute pumpkin.
    I love it along with the digi papers.

  9. This is so cute, Julee. The Digi paper is perfect for it. Love the layered leaves too.


  10. What an awesome looking pumpkin!!! Love the colors and the sweet tag you added!!! Hugs ~S~

  11. Julee - I loved your article. Such a beautiful card, so well put together. Very jealous of your talent!! ; )

  12. Oh how adorable! What a sweet litte box!

  13. Super adorable Julee!! Great project!!


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