Halloween and Pumpkins, You Gott'a Love it!

I've never really been big on carving pumpkins, but I always love seeing everyone's creativity.  Last year I picked up my X-ACTO knife and carved a pumpkin for their contest.  I was a runner-up and I was hooked.

This year I have carved two pumpkins.  Here is my first one I carved for a Fiskateer (Fiskars) challenge...using leaves. 

Let's Break It Down
Pumpkin, medium
X-ACTO retractable knife
Fiskars USX template Leaves

Bo Bunny Autumn Song paper collection
Creative Imaginations Super Seal

Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby) burlap ribbon

I saw a pumpkin on Pinterest using the leaves for eyes so I could not help but to use the leaves for eyes, acorn for the mouth, and continue the leaves at the top of the pumpkin.  This makes a fun center piece. 

I coated the leaves with Super Seal which is like a liquid laminate so if I put it outside the dew will not damage the leaves.

This was totally fun. Friday will be pumpkin number 2.

Have a Crafty Day!


  1. Anonymous2:12 PM

    Your pumpkin is gorgeous and fun!!! Love it! :) Evie

  2. Love this, Debby! The prettiest carving job I've seen. :)

  3. This is fantastic! YOu did a great job. Love the leaves on top.

  4. looks awesome~hope you win:)

  5. I pinned it-it really is fantastic. I am in awe of your skills with the Xacto!

  6. That is amazing! Love the pretty decorations.

  7. Goodness! LOVE what you created!! Don't blame you for using the idea because it's new to me :) Can't wait until Friday to see the other one.

  8. Love it! The petterned paper leaves really dress it up too.

  9. Awesome love the leaves :)

  10. I love it, I have never tried something fun like that.


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