November 18, 2011

Die cut reveal SOUS-Thanksgiving Table

another Friday reveal for us ladies over at SOUS today and for this Friday's die challenge is "THANKSGIVING TABLE!".. You can interpret that in anyway you want.. I chose to do a little home decor project for my kitchen table.. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in Finland and even though my husband is American and I grew up in the States, we usually just have a nice dinner for Thanksgiving, but don't do the whole big Turkey dinner.. we save that for Christmas..LOL
Here is my take on our Die Cut challenge for this week:

I found this cute idea on Pinterest when Wanda Boardley first  introduced me to Pinterest.. From looking at the photo of the pumpkins, I knew right away that they would be simple to make and thew really were... 
the big pumpkin stands up 5.5" and the little one 3.5" , I cut twelve  5.5" circles for the big one and then six 3.5" for the small one,  using my George and Basic Shapes Cartridge and my Cricut Expression.. folded them in the middle, inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink and then glued the backs together.. super simple!!
the tops I just cut a 1"x 2" of cardstock, glued the ends together and punched a 1" circle out of paper, using a 1" circle punch.. I did ink the cardstock before assembly..  The leaves I cut from the A Childs Year cartridge, inked them (tutorial can be found on my blog under Leaf tutorial) and then the swirls, I just twirled strips of paper (inked before before twirling) around a small rounded paintbrush handle.. 
I have one close up of the pumpkins, its a little bit blurry.. No natural lighting in this country this time of year, its day light outside, but the sun is hidden away behind the mountain of dirty clouds that have taken over our beautiful blue skies..LOL

I like the way they look at the end of my dinner table along with a mason jar candle holder I created with some dry beans and lentils, and with my ceramic squashes..LOL  had to buy those when I seen them...

and for the supplies used for this project:

Cricut Expression
Design Studio software
George and Basic Shapes Cartridge: Circles
A Childs Year Cartridge: Leaves

Ranger distress ink: Vintage photo
(look for leaf tutorial for leaf information)

Papers by: Bo Bunny
white cardstock

Super quick and simple paper pumpkins for a cute Autumn table decor..
all righty then ladies.. Thank you all so much for stopping by today and checking out what I created for our die cut reveal.. Hope you all stop by SOUS and see what the rest of our amazing DT members have created..
I hope everyone has a wonderfully creative week..


  1. Ohhh how cute and easy this was for you---it might take us a bit longer lol Wonderful and it all looks so grand..I might try to make a few small ones this weekend to bring as a centerpiece display to the house I'm going to for Thanksgiving... And I am going to make some table name settings for my project hopefully I will get this all done. Again I LOVE IT ALL!!

  2. Hahha I couldn't leave you out in the dark!I told you it was addicting.Oh Nanne, these are super cute! I didn't see these how did I miss You always do such awesome work.
    Big hugs to ya

  3. These are adorable with all that Nanne-inspired charm! And the presentation .. wow!

  4. This is SO brilliant! It really is!
    I LOVE the idea, LOVE how simple it is...its
    And LOVE the swirls and leaves as well...oh oh
    AND the cool is that!

  5. ooo how much fun are those.......LOVE them! too cute hehe

  6. Wow, these are gorgeous!!! I am going to make some to put around the house for thanksgiving day. Totally love them. Thanks for sharing this great idea. I have pinitrest but not have done a thing with it. When I get time I should sign on and start doing something with it;) Hugs!

  7. These definitely have the "wow" factor. They are amazing! Maybe I'll try these next year. They really look fun!

  8. OMG, these are SO cute! I want to make these for our Thanksgiving table so badly but for some reason I've been struggling with them. I'm going to give it another shot tomorrow, though, so keep your fingers crossed for me! :)