Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pumpkin Place Settings and Home Sweet Home

Happy October 2nd. I know I haven't posted in a while. I've been busy with lots of projects, but haven't had time to get anything posted. But I do have a couple of things to share today.

For my first project I wanted to use my new Close To My Heart Artiste cartridge. I just got it in the mail a couple of days ago and I absolutely love it. There's an image for just about everything. With Thanksgiving in mind, which will most likely be at my house this year, I was looking for a way to make place settings. I found the perfect images on page 78. I cut the 3D pumpkins at 4" and 5". The patterned papers I used are from an old paper stack called Femme Fatale by Recollections.

Before assembling them I inked the edges with Pumpkin Pie ink by Stampin' Up. Once the pumpkins were put together I cut the leaves at 4" and 5". I inked the edges with Old Olive ink by Stampin' Up, added twine and a button.

I then cut some of the very cute tags on page 32 at 2". This cartridge has some of the cutest tags, not just the ones I used. Again I inked the edges and then stamped the names of family members using the Close to my Heart Type Face letter stamps.

For my other project today I would like to share an idea I found on Pinterest. (love that site)

This front porch planter was super easy to make, but was a big hit at my son's housewarming party. I used three planters stacked one on top of the other in 3 sizes (largest on the bottom). I then added the words Home Sweet Home cut out of vinyl from the Quarter Note cartridge. Each word was welded using my Gypsy and cut at 3 1/2", 3 3/4, and 4" respectively. I then added my plants of choice and that was it. Super easy. Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. Love the Autumn place cards! I think they will help make the table extra elegant. Those planters are on my to create list! What a super idea!

  2. I love those little pumpkins!!! And how cute are those planters! Fabulous job!

  3. Love the planters! I've seen similar projects made with the terra cotta pots & w/o the vinyl, but I like these better!! LOVE the little Angel sitting beside them...but, OMG, look at how big she's getting!!!!!

  4. I love the flower pots...they turned out great. Perfect for an open porch area so I might steal this idea too.


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