October Challenge – Link Party #33

Today I’m sharing a mini tutorial for creating a fun patchwork pumpkin. I’m also including three different ways you can use your finished pumpkin.

To create the pumpkin:

  • Cut a piece of white cardstock slightly bigger than your pumpkin template
  • Cut strips of designer paper into 3/4 inch wide pieces
  • Using your ATG gun, adhere your dp to your white cardstock
  • Trace your pumpkin pattern on the reverse side and cut out with sharp scissors
  • Emboss your pumpkin with your choice embossing folder (I used Basketweave from Darice)
  • Using sponge daubers, lightly ink the embossed part and darken the edges of your pumpkin with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink
  • Decorate

I decorated mine with:

You can add your finished pumpkin to a Stretched Canvas (embellished with a strip of wide Petaloo lace) ,a mini chalkboard, or make a greeting card to send to friends.

For my card I

Inside I added a cream layer with a pretty Sue Wilson Die Cut (Petite Stripliet – Jubiliee)

Now it’s your turn to share your creativity with us!

Here’s how our challenges work:

  • Create ANY new project using products from companies  CropStop carries in the store. It’s ok if you didn’t buy it from us, and also fine if it’s a product we don’t currently have it in stock as long as it’s from one of the companies we carry!
  • Please, no back-linking old projects.
  • Limit five (5) entries per challenge.
  • Link your project here, link back to this post, and mention the CropStop Challenge in your post.
  • We’ll choose one random Winner who will receive a prize from the CropStop Store!
  • We’ll also choose one entry as “Top Pick.” That entry will be eligible to be a guest designer for a future post.

Thanks so much for linking up with us, we look forward to seeing all your great entries this month.


If we reach 100 links this month there there will be TWO winners and TWO prizes!! Make sure you link up the full FIVE entries you’re allowed, and help us spread the word to all your friends that CropStop is a great place to play along!














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14 Responses to October Challenge – Link Party #33

  1. treebug says:

    wow, both are amazing! thank you for the template!

  2. ionabunny says:

    Hi, I love your patchwork pumpkin and the embossing pulls it all together. My favourite was on the burlap panel. A lovely autumn piece. Hugz

  3. Esther, I love what you’ve done with your pumpkin turning it into a patchwork one. What a great idea! I have the Spellbinders nested pumpkins and have never known what to do with the largest one. Now I have to try your patchwork idea. I can’t wait to give it a try.

  4. I totally love all your patchwork pumpkins, fabulous idea!! Every background looks great with them!

  5. Janis in ID says:

    Love how warm and colorful your pumpkins are! Beautiful. Great way to use scraps. Lovely ideas on how to use them when they are made, too.
    Thank you for another fun challenge!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  6. Marsha says:

    LOVE the burlap.

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  8. D.Ann C says:

    That patchwork is a great way to use up scraps! I always love decorated insides… must remember to do that more often!

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  12. Fabulous fall projects! Thank you for the heads up about your challenge! I’m your newest subscriber!

  13. Karen Letchworth says:

    I hope you reach your goal this month. Get out there and invite people…that’s the best way. I linked up my 5 maximum entries. Best wishes, and thanks for all the fabulous inspiration.

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