Friday, October 24, 2008

3D Pumpkin Card

These instructions are from Skip To My Lou-- such a creative idea! And really easy and quick to make.

What you need:

Orange tissue paper
Decorative cardstock
glue stick

What you do:

1. Draw a pumpkin shape on the tissue paper. You will need 9 layers.

2. Cut them out.

3. Glue one layer in the center of your cardstock.

4. Now, if the pumpkin were to be a clock, you need to put dabs of glue at 12:00 o'clock, 3:00 o'clock, 6:00 o'clock and 9:00 o'clock.

5. Place another tissue layer on top. Now you are going to glue in between:
12:00 o'clock and 3:00 o'clock
3:00 o'clock and 6:00 o'clock
6:00 o'clock and 9:00 o'clock
9:00 o'clock and 12:00 o'clock

6. Place another tissue on top and now glue as you did in step 4, at 12:00, 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00. Continue alternating this pattern as you add all 8 of the 9 layers.

7. When you get to the last tissue pumpkin, put the glue on the 8th layer. Then cut the ninth pumpkin in half, down the center.

8. Place the pumpkin half on the right side of the 8th layer. Fold the card in half. When you open it, you will have a honeycomb pumpkin!

9. You can add a little pumpkin stem to the top by using construction paper and glue.


adamantpanda said...

I forget how I first came across your 'big cup of tea', but now I can't stop checking back to see what new craft or food idea of you've written about. I really love how easy everything is and the clarity of the instructions you give. A phenomenal blog. :)

Michele said...

Awww... thanks Adamantpanda! What a nice compliment! :)

tims_mom said...

Another great idea! Brought to you by Michele!

Hint/ could use green triangles, and make Christmas trees...or ornaments, out of ornament shapes. HMMMMMM......

Love ya chica!!**smooch**