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Challenge 02 :: Patterned Paper Fringe (and a free pumpkin cut file)

Patterned Paper Fringe and a free pumpkin cut file // scrapbook page by Heather Leopard

Ready for your second challenge this weekend? It’s from contributing designer Heather Leopard, who gives you two options for your page: try patterned paper fringe or scrap with her pumpkin cut file. Or you could be an overachiever and try both!

Hello my friends…While Halloween is all about dressing up and going out trick or treating, it’s also about decorating pumpkins, whether carving or painting so I thought I’d do a layout about my daughter’s Halloween party at school. Sorry, no costumes allowed and by the way, where’s the fun in that?

Anyway, today’s tutorial is all about super sized die cuts. I’m sharing a few TRICKS as well as a TREAT with you today. I was inspired by this cute photo of my daughter painting a pumpkin at her school last year. I decided I wanted to do a super sized pumpkin cut with fringe on the inside. At first, I had planned to use varying colors of orange for the fringe but orange is a bit hard to find in this collection so I went back to the drawing board. I put my thinking cap on and went ahead and cut the pumpkin out. You can download my free Silhouette cut file HERE. I kept both pieces and you should too if you plan to recreate this project. Set them both aside.

Patterned Paper Fringe and a free pumpkin cut file  // scrapbook page by Heather Leopard

As I was pondering, I realized I should mimic the colors my daughter was painting her pumpkin – blues, red, yellows, green, etc. so I set out to look for fun patterns in those colors.

Patterned Paper Fringe and a free pumpkin cut file  // scrapbook page by Heather Leopard

Next I cut little slits about 1/4” to 1/2” apart on each strip and adhered one on top of the other use the cut out piece that I would typically throw away as the base.

Patterned Paper Fringe and a free pumpkin cut file  // scrapbook page by Heather Leopard

Once all the layers have been added, trim around the pumpkin and lay the overlay on top. Stitch it to the top for a pretty effect.

Patterned Paper Fringe and a free pumpkin cut file  // scrapbook page by Heather Leopard

Pull up gently on the little strips to lift them up. You can simply lift them or roll them up over a thin pencil or like object to curl the edges.

Add a title around the top of the pumpkin. This title is included in the free Silhouette cut file, which you can download HERE or you can create your own.

Patterned Paper Fringe and a free pumpkin cut file  // scrapbook page by Heather Leopard

Add layers of pattern paper, die cuts and stickers over and under your photo. Adhere to the page using foam adhesive to lift it up. You don’t want to crush those lovely lifted strips.

Patterned Paper Fringe and a free pumpkin cut file  // scrapbook page by Heather Leopard

To complete the layout, I added journaling below the photo and around the bottom of the pumpkin along with a smaller alpha to complete the title, even though the large title at the top works great if used alone.

Thanks for stopping by today. Please share any projects you make using this free cut file or with patterned paper fringe to participate in this challenge!


A note about this weekend’s challenges: I’m leaving all the challenges open until the end of the following weekend to allow more time to participate, but the special discount on the new class will be sent to those who upload a new project just this weekend – by the end of Sunday, 30th of October, 2016. This is for new layouts created this weekend, not archived layouts made previously. One discount applicable per person. You can upload your page to another site (blog, Instagram, Facebook, scrapbooking gallery, etc) and use the InLinkz button above to link to that OR you can upload a photo of your page directly with the same button rather than linking elsewhere. Either is fine! If you have trouble figuring out what to click, give a shout in the comments and I’ll email you with help. Thanks!

28 October 2016



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2 Comments for Challenge 02 :: Patterned Paper Fringe (and a free pumpkin cut file)

  1. Lisa Zepponi Says:

    love this!!! Thanks for the cut file!!! We are having trunk or treat Sunday pm. I hope I have time to add the photo! Ha!

  2. Timothy Spray Says:

    Wow! So colorful and attractive thing. I would like to made it with my younger daughter. I think it will be very funny.

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