Watch Us Wednesday- Lavish Layers

Hi everyone! Today I’m back to share the fun fall decor idea I teased you with on Monday that I made for our Watch Us Wednesday Tutorial at The Kraft Journal. This week’s challenge is Lavish Layers, and this little pumpkin is just perfect for it, as it is just that……..lots and lots of layers. 10 paper rosette layers, as a matter of fact.

If you have an Archiver’s in your area, you may have seen this pumpkin and its accompanying project sheet there. I could not wait to try it out for myself, being the pumpkin lover that I am.

To get started, you will need:
8 (12×12) sheets of solid cardstock or double-sided patterned cardstock for the pumpkin
1 sheet of cardstock or patterned paper for the leaves
1 sheet of Brown Kraft Coverweight Cardstock for the stem
1″ circle punch
score board
glue gun

1. Start with the center rosette for the pumpkin. Cut (3) 3.5″ x 12″ strips and score every 1/2″ with a score board.
2. Punch (2) 1″ circles. You will need two of these for each layer.
3. Fold the paper strips back and forth like an accordion.

4. Adhere the three paper strips together to create one long piece. The original instructions suggested using Tiny Attacher staples. I used Tacky Glue.
5. Adhere the ends together to make a circle.

6. Push downward on the top edges of the accordion, until it flattens, and then push it together towards the center to create a rosette. Hold in place.
7. Using a glue gun, place hot glue on the center of the rosette and add a 1″ circle. Once the glue has set, flip the rosette over and adhere another circle to the other side. Edge the rosette with brown chalk ink. You now have the center for your pumpkin.

8. Repeat these steps using the diagram for the sizes and quantity of strips for each layer working your way down and then towards the top.
9. Once you have adhered all 10 layers, you will have your pumpkin shape.

10. For the stem, cut strips from Brown Kraft Coverweight Cardstock. (The directions call for 12″ strips, however 11″ strips work equally well.) Cut fringe into each strip of cardstock and edge with brown chalk ink. Apply a thin bead of hot glue using the glue gun along the uncut edge and roll the cardstock into a tight circle. Add the next strip, followed by the third. Adhere stem to the top of the pumpkin using hot glue.

11. Decorate your pumpkin as desired with trim, wire and buttons. I added a bow of Adelaide Seam Binding and Hang Tag String, along with an orange button. Die cut or hand cut leaves from green cardstock or patterned paper. Add curly-q wires for pumpkin vine.

So, so cute, right? Love this guy! I’ve happily added it to my pumpkin collection……..because a girl can never have too many pumpkins. 🙂

Hope you join us for our Lavish Layers challenge at the Kraft Journal. You still have until 6 pm EST on Sunday  Oct. 9th to link your projects to the gallery. All of our followers who participant in our challenges for the month of October have a chance to be featured on our “Feature Me Fridays” posts as well as be entered to win a $15.00 Kraft Outlet Store Voucher!  The more challenges you enter this month, the more chances you have to win!

And don’t forget, we’re still looking for some kraft project tutorials…

Product Tutorials Wanted

Have you created a tutorial that showcases products you’ve purchased from Kraft Outlet? If so, we’d love to feature you in one of our future Watch Us Wednesday tutorial segments of the blog. To be considered send an email to DT Leader Beth Moore (bethcat at sbcglobal dot net), with a product photograph and link to the tutorial and you may be selected as one of our Featured Artists on Watch Us Wednesday!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Wishing you a wonderful day.


33 thoughts on “Watch Us Wednesday- Lavish Layers

  1. Audrey Audrey Audrey….;) Love this!!!! You are so clever with this!!! How cute and FUN! and am always loving how you always do up your house for different seasons 😉


  2. This was defintely worth the wait! Oh my gosh this is so cute. Hmmm… I think Bazzill cardstock is still on sale at Michaels this week. LOL Thanks for the great tute Audrey!

  3. Audrey this is so cute! I love the texture that the accordion fold gives the pumpkin and the button and seam binding are a beautiful touch. What a fun fall decor idea, love it!

  4. Girl! This is crazy amazing! What a cool project to share with us today! You are totally inspiring friend! Such a treat to stop by this happy blog each day! Hugs.

  5. Absolutely Fabulous Audrey!! You are so creative my friend! What a fun and unique Fall decoration, I just love it!! Thanks for sharing the instructions, I’m definitely adding this to my “to do” list along with your pumpkin jars! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  6. I already knew you are a n extremely talented and creative woman. And such an inspiration. This pumpkin; all I can do is sit and stare….fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!

    And thank you so much for the great tutorial! 🙂

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