Friday, October 19, 2012

Pumpkin With a Thankful Mini

Good morning everyone.  Don't you just love fall mornings?  I do.  Today I have a thankful project to show you that I designed especially for the current 3 Girl JAM challenge - fall favors with ribbon.  We are being co-sponsored by Scraptastical Kreations so be sure to link up your project for a chance to win some great prizes.

3 Girl JAM Challenges

I think this would be a lovely favor for your Thanksgiving guests.  You could either do them individually as place cards, or you could send them home with each family as a way to remember your time together.  Not staying home?  How about a cute hostess gift?  The possibilities are endless.

 Now I must admit that the inspiration for the pumpkin came from the October 2012 Cricut magazine.  I tweaked it a lot to form the base for the little Tag Mini from Scraptastical Kreations.  I used quite a few things to make this, so hang on to your hats.

3 Girl JAM - Halloween Harvest, Mistletoe, Witches Brew
Scraptastical Kreations - Tag Album
Create-a-Critter - Pumpkin cut at 4 3/4" using the "shift, shadow" feature - Cut 12
Cuttlebug embossing folders - Script, Retro Kitchen, Stylized Flowers, D'Vine Swirl, Victoria, Perfectly Paisley, Swiss Dots
Sizzix embossing folders - Tim Holtz Thankful Print, 4 Petal Flower
Paper Studio embossing folder - Zebra
Paper - Orange cardstock (from my stash), "My family " paper from Fancy Pants, Autumn Melody Matstack from DCWV
K & Company - Fall diecuts by Tim Coffey and Paper Clip from the Life's Little Occasion line
Distress Inks - Ripe Persimmon and Seedless Preserves
PC Alphabitties (in multiple colors)
Raffia from JoAnn'
Alphabet Stamps from Megan Elizabeth at Above Rubies Studio
I think my favorite part of this mini is that you can record 6 years work of things you are thankful for.  I believe it's a good reminder to look to the past to recall how good God has been.
I hope you take a few minutes to watch the video.  In it, I tell you how I curled my beautiful 3 Girl JAM ribbon as well as how I made the pumpkin.  Thanks for stopping by.

Besides the 3 Girl JAM challenge, I am also linking to the following challenges:

Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things today.

13 comments:

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

So, so cute, Cheri!! Love your accordian scrapbook!!

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Super cute!! Great design!
Kristan

Lisa said...

This is so awesome, Cheri!! I love the adorable pumpkin and mini and the way you embellished it!! What a fabulous project!! Have a great weekend my friend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Karen said...

I agree this would make any Thanksgiving table look super special. Thanks for the video tutorial. Great vintage look and feel so pretty. Thank you so very much for joining the LSP challenge this week. Karen

mum of two said...

What a great project! I love the little mini you made to ecord the things you are thankful for! Thanks for playing with us at Cardz TV :)

michelle
http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com

Beate said...

Darling idea! Thanks so much for participating in the Crafty Friends challenge.
Hugs and smiles

Mimi said...

Great mini! Awesome job.

Thanks for joining the Cardztv Design Team.

mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com
Cardztv DT

Jessica S said...

Cheri, you always have such great ideas. Love this accordion album and love the possibilities of recording so many cherished Memories!
Gorgeous!
:O)
Jessica S

3 Girl JAM said...

Love this Cheri!! Such a great idea!

Julie

Missy said...

What a graeat mini, and a terrific family idea!!

jessica said...

This is awesome Cheri!! Love the great mini!!!
TFS :)

OmaGloria said...

Oh this is such a beautiful idea! Love the pumpkin to hold your mini!!!

Precious Hugs
OmaGloria

BloomingPink said...

What a great mini album! Such a cute project