Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Perfect Pumpkin - LYB & Xyron Swap

Little Yellow Bicycle and Xyron teamed up to bring you some fun all week long over on their blogs. Today, we are showcasing my fun little pumpkin on the LYB blog.

Pumpkin-Front
I was pretty excited when I got the box containing my new Xyron Create a Sticker product that they sent to the Little Yellow Bicycle design team! It is so easy to make your own sticker from whatever paper design you are working with. I just so happened to use the Little Yellow Bicycle Acorn Hollow goodies for today's project, which is a paper pumpkin.
Making-Stickers
I cut the pumpkin using my CAMEO and a cutting file I downloaded from their store but you could easily do this by cutting multiple circles and then perforating the inside edges to form a triangle. I also cut a stem and set it aside. Once the circles were cut I ran them through the sticker maker.
Stickers-web
They came out on a long strip as shown below and all I had to do was peel them off. Instantly I had a great little sticker.

Next, I folded the circles at the edges and adhered them, sticky sides together, to each other, turning the perforated flaps up. I continued to adhere them to each other until they formed a "ball". I added the stem and some ribbon to top off the project.
Pumpkin-Top

I think these would look great with two more pumpkins in different sizes, perched on my table in the entryway.

Acorn Hollow Products:
AH-102 Pretty Plaid/Flowered Dot
AH-103 Brown Berries/Textured Walnut
AH-105 Toss & Tumble/Crimson Houndstooth
AH-106 Walnut Woodgrain/Fleur de Lovely
AH-108 Chevron Knit/Textured Gold
AH-109 Fancy Forest/Pumpkin Pinstripe
AH-110 Forest Floral/Textured Pond
AH-112 Button, Button/Tiny Tonal Walnut Stripe

Giveaway
Want a chance to win some Xyron and Little Yellow Bicycle goodies? If you like what you saw here, just leave me a comment and "Join" or follow my blog and then head to the Little Yellow Bicycle blog to learn how. 
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10 comments:

April Derrick said...

Super cute little pumpkin - love how easy it looks to make and the papers from LYB look great on it! TFS

Diana Waite said...

this is AWESOME! TOTALLY love the colors you chose!

Madeline said...

That's really cool!

Margie H said...

WOW! Super 3D pumpkin and love the patterned papers you used :)

Fleursbydesign said...

These are so cute, TFS

Tracy said...

This turned out fantastic. I tried to make one of these a couple of Christmas's ago...didn't turn out as great as yours did.
I love my xyron machines :)

laura said...

This turned out great and I love the mix of papers and colors.

Connie Mercer said...

beautiful ornament!!!!

lynda said...

This is so cute & seems pretty easy. Can't wait to try it!

Rodrigueznjhp said...

this is AWESOME! TOTALLY love the colors you chose!

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