Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Cut Shoppe Blog Hop-Tabasco Pumpkin


Welcome to the Paper Gumbo edition of The Cut Shoppe Halloween blog hop, where you will find all sorts of spooky, silly, and fun creations from the design team, and opportunities to win some of our favorite cut files. One lucky winner will receive a $25 GC to The Cut Shoppe store! All winners, chosen randomly, will be announced November 6th on The Cut Shoppe blog.

Leave a comment on this post by November 2nd to be entered into a drawing for the Fall Finds cut file.


I don't know about you, but I LOVE carving a pumpkin for my porch at Halloween. Some years I spend hours creating a masterpiece. Other times it's a pared down effort: 2 eyes, a nose and a mouth. The cool pumpkin below was one I spied at the Avery Island Tabasco gift shop last year.


The little "pumpkin patch" underneath my photo was created with the cut file seen above.

For a more casual look, reminiscent of a pumpkin patch, I cut apart a couple of the pumpkins and staggered them beneath the upper row. Individual pumpkins were backed with orange papers in various shades and patterns.


At the top of the page is a smallish banner cluster, mimicking the larger banners in the center of the page:


and a title above the photo:



How about the pumpkin in my picture? Impressive! That's some mad carving skills! I just might be inspired to attempt some fancy carving myself this year. Guess I'd better start looking for that perfect pumpkin. ;)

Remember to leave a comment on this post by November 2nd to be entered into a drawing for the Fall Finds cut file from The Cut Shoppe store. For more fabulous project and chances to win, visit each of the blogs below:

22 comments:

Audrey Yeager said...

Oh I WISH we went to Avery Island when we lived in Houston! That pumpkin is awesome, as if your page! Thanks for the giveaway!

Moongirl said...

What a cool pumpkin! I love the papers behind your pumpkin cut.

Paty said...

Precioso!!! Las calabazas son perfectas,me encanta!!!

Daisydo said...

Your groupings are impeccable. Love the paper choices you used as well. All of it makes a great statement.

Number 1 said...

Love your layout!!!

Kathyo77 said...

Love your layout.

scrappin_in_AK said...

what a cool pumpkin and page - love the cutfile pumpkin cluser

cghundley said...

Love those pumpkins
cut file on your
layout! Thanks
for the giveaway.
Carla from Utah

kelly barron said...

Great page! I love the pumpkins!

Janet Zeppa said...

What a very cool pumpkin and so is your page!!

Lauren said...

Great layout, and whew, that Tabasco pumpkin must have taken some patience!

Stacie D said...

I adore your pumpkins that you created with the cut file.

papercraftingwithkellyjanes.com said...

Ahhh!! I love this idea of cutting the pumpkins apart to create a cluster! Very creative!

Helen Gullett said...

That is impressive! Cool pumpkin! Fabulous layout !

Ruth G said...

Fabulous page! I love how the photo is the star, but has some pumpkin friends that you cut and made fancy with papers! Thanks so much for sharing!

shirl c said...

Cool layout Madeline-- the pumpkin carving in the pic is amazing! Love the line cut files. Thx for a chance to win.

Lisa P said...

I really love the look of the pumpkins layered like that. Cute!

just by lee said...

I love how you used the pumpkin border - will have to keep that in mind...

Paige said...

Incredible carved pumpkin, super cute layout!
Paige
Birmingham, AL

Rita said...

wow! that is amazing layout (and pumpkin)!

Christina Howard said...

Every Halloween layout needs a pumpkin. Love it.

Robin B. said...

Beautiful layout! I love the pumpkins and layering, thanks for sharing.