Thursday, September 05, 2013

Impression Obsession - All About the Dies - Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of our Impression Obsession die showcase!  See the I.O. blog for all the details!  You can visit the I.O. Blog each day of the hop for links to the previews. Make sure to comment on all our blogs for a chance to WIN!  Each day one winner will get three dies of their choice!!

Here's another out-of-the-box project for using the Pumpkin dies. The measurements below will vary somewhat depending on the size of the sucker you use, but the steps would be the same.


This is the die set that I used - I love that the faces are separate so the pumpkin can just be a pumpkin!
Pumpkin

I started by scoring a 2.5" x 5" orange rectangle at 2", 2.5", and 3". Here's where your measurements may vary depending on the diameter of the sucker you use. Smaller is better so that your pumpkins on either side can meet up at the top. You may need a longer or shorter piece of cardstock... just be sure that you score 2" from each end and then in the center between those two scorelines.


Here's the shape my piece folded into after scoring.


Lay the die onto the folded piece so that the bottom edge hangs over the edge of folds slightly. Because the fold means 4 layers of cardstock at the thickest part, you may need to make a couple of cuts with scissors. Depends on the thickness of your cardstock. Tape the die in place so it doesn't slide in your machine.


Here's the cut piece. Score straight down between the points on each side of the center flat area.


Punch a 1/4" hole in the center of the flat area.


Position and die cut a face on one side (or both, if you want!)


Put the sucker stick through the punched hole...


Use a dab of glue to hold the leaves together, and close them together with a clothespin or clip until the glue dries. Here's what it looks like from the side!



Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration -

Daniela @ For the First Time
Dina @ Mama Dini's Stamperia ---- you're here
Ellen @ The Serendipitous Stamper
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Kittie @ Kittie Kraft
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal
Vicki @ Summerthyme Studio

Remember to leave a comment! Hope you have a great day, and thank you so much for hopping along with us this week!
Thanks for stopping by!

65 comments:

  1. Super cute. What a great idea for a friend gifts for Halloween.

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  2. WOW!!! awesome project!! absolutely fabulous!!! =)

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  3. What an adorable idea! Thanks for a great tutorial!

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  4. thanks for the template! Very cute!
    Sandra ltb

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  5. Very cute project and great directions! Perfect for the trick or treaters!

    Thanks for sharing your talent!

    All is Good with kReN @
    http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  6. Cute idea and great instructions.
    PH

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  7. Super, super cute and creative!!! Now you've just enabled me to put this on my "must have" list...my hubby thanks you!!

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  8. These are so cute! I like how the sucker wrapper makes the eyes and and mouth show up.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  9. A great how-to for an adorable lolly pop.

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  10. Great Halloween gift and tutorial !

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  11. So original and what a clever use of that pumpkin die!

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  12. So cute! This is perfect for my granddaughter's preschool!

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  13. This is SO cute. Now I want this one too. :-)

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  14. Excellent instructions and such a nifty idea

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  15. Great way to use this die!

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  16. So incredibly cute!! Love that pumpkin!!

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  17. This is a super cute idea, Dina. Thanks for the great directions too.

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  18. Mega-clever what you did with that pumpkin die, Dina!

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  19. Marvelous way to do a lollipop holder!! I already designed one for the kids at school with this die but am definitely revamping it. Brilliant!!

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  20. So cute and clever. Thanks for the tutorial. Mary L Schreiber

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  21. Very creative and quite clever! I want one!

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  22. Sweet project! Fantastic tutorial!!
    <3 J

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  23. What a unique way to hand out Halloween treats!

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  24. Such a cute topper, and I too love the flexibility of the set with the faces separate and so many choices!

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  25. This is just adorable! Love the pumpkin die, and very clever of you to come up with this idea for a wrap for suckers. These would be fun to make for my ATC group for our October meeting!

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  26. Very cute idea!
    thanks for the tutorial, Dina.
    we'll be seeing a lot of these around!!

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  27. That's certainly the cutest lollipop decoration I've ever seen! The jack-o-lantern die is so versatile!!

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  28. Pumpkin already on wish list! Crazy cute project!

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  29. What a great project when you are giving to many children.

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  30. What a cute idea for the classroom.

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  31. What a great, easy and AFFORDABLE, way dress up treats!My kids always wanted to do the bags to make things special. This way, they'll have what they want and I'll have some free time! YES!! Love it!

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  32. Absolutely adorable project!

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  33. That pumpkin sucker is adorable!!! What amazing creativity.

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  34. What an incredibly adorable pumpkin sucker!! Love it and your creativity.

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  35. Dina, all of your projects this week have been wonderful. I love your pumpkin pop treat and especially those leaf necklace and earrings.

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  36. Great project! Thanks for the instructions!

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  37. What a cute treat holder!! Thanks for the "how-to"!

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  38. Great idea for special treats.

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  39. What a fabulous project. Thanks so much for the detailed instructions.

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  40. How cute. I love that this die has different choices for the face.

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  41. Awwweeee! This is the cutest idea to give my little trick or treaters! Nelda Deakins

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  42. Oh my gosh!! This is so clever and so adorable!

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  43. Love it! It's great that the dies include different types of faces for the pumpkin - love the choices!

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  44. Oh, so cute! Great idea! Thanks for sharing :)

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  45. Love the way you used this pumpkin die to create the lollipop cover. I think you have made it a must have with the separate faces.

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  46. such a cute treat idea!! i love it.

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  47. These candy covers are so cute. What a great little Halloween treat for anyone

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  48. And now for something different. What a wonderful way to use this die. Wouldn't have thought of it...but then that's why you are the creative one and I just copy! Luv your ideas. and Thanks for a chance to win!

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  49. What a fantastic idea. That pumpkin is just too cute.

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  50. Such an interesting idea for my coworkers. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  51. great idea will try for my grandchildrens class

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  52. Really cool idea! Love this pumpkin die. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  53. wonderful inspiration for this pumpkin die. That you for the opportunity to win

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  54. Really cute pumpkin lolly holder!

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  55. Too cute~ Love the idea.

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  56. Awww, so cute. I think I'll be making a lot of these myself. Thanks for the instructions!

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  57. Am crazy about party favors and this one is a keeper! Thank you!

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  58. What a clever idea! Thanks for all of the details about creating. Fabulous new die!

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  59. Love this set of dies, thank you for a chance to win them.
    tricia

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  60. Cute Idea. love the die. TFS

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  61. "J'adoore" means "I do really love this idea, it's so cute", in French ! !!
    Thank you for this idea. i may try it with my pupils ! ! !

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