Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Harvest Pumpkins - Creations by AR October Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the October New Release blog hop for Creations by AR! This month we have an adorable Harvest Pumpkin Set that contains files for both a card and a pumpkin shaped box. You can win your very own copy of these files by following the rules later in my post.

I was going to make a grouping of pumpkin boxes, including trying one in a larger size, to have them as a centerpiece on the table. I thought they would make a great place to keep little treats under wraps and be a pretty tablescape at the same time! However, I had some difficulty with my Silhouette Studio software, so I reverted to using Make The Cut with my Cricut and just made one for now. I hope to find time to figure everything out and make more later this week!

Here's the one that I did make, and I LOVE it!!


(Pardon the linty look of my background. I'm in the process of moving my craft room and some things are getting messy!)

I used the Glitter Paper from Close To My Heart because it's my favorite right now. It combines the nice bold color of the American Crafts glitter cardstock, but with a thinner weight, making it MUCH easier to work with without it creasing where you don't want it to. Not quite as smooth as the the Pow! glitter paper from AC, but the colors of that are more muted than I like.


I just love the details that Adela included in this file. The leaves are a great shape, and that vine is the perfect finishing touch!


I creased the leaves down the center and curled the sides back with the back end of the same quilling tool I used to roll up the stem. I sponged on some coordinating ink with a sponge dauber to add more depth and dimension.

If you'd like to try to win your own copy of the Harvest Pumpkin Set, here's what you need to do:
• Leave comments on each blog
• AR FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Creations-by-AR/154314751303824
• AR PCP Group: http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/creationsbyar

Comments accepted until Oct 20 (12:00 noon EST)
One random winner will be announced Oct 21:
AR FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Creations-by-AR/154314751303824
AR PCP Group: http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/creationsbyar
AR Blog:  http://cbyar.blogspot.com

So, if you're ready to check out all of the other awesome inspiration from the Design Team, here's where you need to go:


Lori: <<<<<>>>>>

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking us out! Be sure to come back later to see more of these fabulous pumpkin boxes. 

29 comments:

  1. Love the glitter paper! A definitely year round pumpkin display. Love it!

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  2. Your pumpkin looks great in the sparkly paper Lori!

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  3. Just love the paper used. I love bling and sparkle. Great job. Thanks for sharing

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  4. Loving the glitter paper. I don't think I would thought of using that kind of paper. Fantastic idea!
    Tracey J.

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  5. Your pumpkin looks magical with all that glitter!

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  6. Great idea with the glitter paper, I wish a photograph could capture the essence of glitter better, I know this will be stunning.

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  7. The glitter paper is perfect! Your pumpkin is beautiful, Lori! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  8. This pumpkin reminds me of Cinderella!! I love the glitter paper and I'll bet the picture doesn't do it justice!!

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  9. Love the glitter paper! This must be gorgeous IRL.

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  10. Great job, I loved watching all your creations in these challenges.

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  11. So sparkly. Cinderella's chariot must have been made of one just like it.

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  12. Very elegant with the glitter paper.

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  13. Fabulous in glitter - this rocks !! :-)

    IKE in Greece xx

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  14. wow, i am a newcomer at AR creation, but already madly in love with her template, especially the surprise purse and the shadow box frame ^^
    i really am interested on the new template, hope can win it to get played with it lol

    silvia
    cherylpyo86@yahoo.com

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  15. love the glitter paper you used. Awesome!

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  16. So elegant Lori. Beautiful design!

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  17. How pretty Lori! Love the glittery paper!

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  18. So magical! Love the glitter on these pumpkins.
    xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

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  19. These just look so cute. I think they'd make nice favors for Thanksgiving and since I have a very small family, its doable.

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  20. That glittered pumpkin rocks. Great added fun.

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  21. Loving the glitter paper! The leaves look more realistic the way you did them (creasing them in the center) and sponging them with some color-clever trick.

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  22. Too cute, love the glittered paper!

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  23. OH MY GOSH...my daughter would so love this sparkly pumpkin!!! How clever! I might have to give one of these a go!

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  24. So very pretty , I love the look of this pumpkin, you made it so stunning.
    Gigi

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  25. Wow, love your sparkling Cinderella pumpkin and the leaves are so... real... Just love this

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  26. Very pretty!
    Thank you for sharing
    xx

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  27. So pretty, Lori. You did a wonderful job with the leaves!!! Sorry you had trouble using the Sil. I can work on that with you whenever you have time.

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