The Cutting Cafe Blog Hop-3D Pumpkins

Welcome to The Cutting Cafe Blog Hop!

Today we are doing something a bit different and I’m pretty darn excited about it!  Each of us on the Design Team is giving away the very set(s) we used to create our projects.  And all you need to do to be entered to win is leave a comment telling us what you think of our projects.  I will be picking a winner from the comments received on September 14th, so check back to see if that winner is you!  Pretty generous of The Cutting Cafe, don’t you think?? 
Just to make sure you’re in the right place along the hop, you should have arrived here from Chauntelle’s blog.  If you want to start the hop at the beginning just click here

Now to my project:

I used the 3D Pumpkin Template and Cutting File Set together with the Halloween Toppers/Tags and the Halloween Photo Booth Props.  Here’s a picture of the 3D pumpkins.  I love this look and plan on making a trio of them as well, but I wanted to show you something a little different to show you the versatility of the file.

With just a few changes, I the look of these pumpkins goes from the very sophisticated look you see above to the more whimsical look you see here:

3D Pumpkin|Halloween|The Cutting Cafe

To make this version, I simply created an internal offset in the Offset Window.  I experimented with the overall size and the amount of offset to see which I liked best. Turns out I like them all.   Since all the hard work was done for me, it was fun to play.
I used digital patterned paper on all three, printing it on white card stock.  You could easily use any Halloween themed patterned paper.  If you wanted to make the cute small version, this paper in The Cutting Cafe Shop would work perfectly.
I cut the center spinners as well as the leaves and stems from black card stock.  I cut two of the spider and cat and placed them back to back.  For the bat, I cut three; folding them in half and attaching them wing to wing.
For the stems, I used curled chenille stems (back in the day I called them pipe cleaners).  I got this idea from my design team sister, Tina Goodwin; who used covered floral wire on one of her cards using the Fun With Silhouettes cut file.

Here’s a close-up of the three Pumpkins:

3D Pumpkin|Bat|Halloween|The Cutting Cafe
3D Pumpkin|Cat|Halloween|The Cutting Cafe
3D Pumpkin|Spider|Halloween|The Cutting Cafe
Which is your favorite?  I think I’m partial to the spider.  But that cat is so cute.  Then again the bat looks pretty cool!
Next, you’re off to visit the talented Deb Rauch.  She will have a fun project to share and yet another Cutting Cafe set(s) for you to win. 
Just in case you get lost, here’s the full list of hop participants. Be sure to visit each blog for a chance to win!  Don’t worry if you don’t have an e-cutter as these files also contain a .pdf you can use as a template; not to mention printables!

70 Responses to “The Cutting Cafe Blog Hop-3D Pumpkins”

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  1. kdnkdd says:

    They all are so cute and adorable but I think my fav is the bat.

  2. Both versions are great!

  3. Lorene Holbrook says:

    The bat is my fav! LOVE the pumpkins!

  4. Barbara Maroney says:

    I just love these. Great job on these ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Lori m says:

    Adorable, love all the pumpkins, especially the silhouette ones, hugs, Lori m

  6. Melissa Dennis says:

    The pumpkins are adorable. I love that you showed different projects.

  7. Gail Scott says:

    Although I do not like SPIDERS for real – Yes, I like the Spider in this pumpkin to be used during the season – you did a great job on this pumpkin decor – TFS & Thanks for the hop! Have a blessed day! []

  8. Denise Sayers says:

    While I love them all and especially your idea of the spinner in the middle, I like the bat the best.

  9. Carol says:

    WOW! These are just amazing! You “nailed” it again. I like all three, but the bat would be my pick. What an inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Linda Wolfe says:

    These pumpkins are absolutely adorable
    I love them all
    Thank you!!!

  11. O M G Kim! These are fantastic and the hanging ones … I MUST try this for sure! Very very cool!

  12. regina easter says:

    what can i say……… SPEECHLESS….these are fantastic girl….i love them….Thank you so much for all that you do for the cafe…i appreciate you so much…hugs

  13. gertrude61 says:

    The cat is mt favorite, but all are great!

  14. Maria Pilar says:

    Fantastic pumpkins. They are so beautiful

  15. Diane Hover says:

    Well I have to say you need to teach us all at TCC how to do this as I LOVE them, and I am partial to the cat, maybe because I have 4 lol…super, super cute….I just had to stop over and tell ya how fabulous these are!!

  16. Love your creativity on the whimsical pumpkins…great job.

  17. Dorothy Lou Crisp says:

    Thanks for sharing! I love the Cat Pumpkin!

  18. Susan Nichols says:

    I think they are all adorable, but the cat is my fave!

  19. Julie O says:

    I love how you showcased these pumpkins — both the sophisticated and the whimsical. Very cool!

  20. Tracy Collins says:

    These are so cool! Very nicely done!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Lisa S says:

    Brilliant! Love the whimsical pumpkins!!!!!

  22. Talitha Wright says:

    These pumpkins are great. Love the one with the cat.

  23. Gina says:

    Love your pumpkins! The papers you chose are perfect. I like that cat best of all.

  24. Jane Carney says:

    love how you upgraded the pumpkins, really cute

  25. Susan Kimmet says:

    What a fun project! Can’t decide which look I prefer, they’re both very nice.

  26. leslie559 says:

    Hey Kim….these are great. Such a perfect idea to enhance a great cutting file.

    I downloaded the file a few days ago and can’t decide if they should be glued in the center or more of a back to back kind of fashion. I cut four and glued them in the center but it won’t open and fan out very well. How many of each did you cut on these? And how did you glue them together? I’m not sure why this file has me stumped….LOL

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Leslie, I cut six. I folded them on the score line and attached them in a stacked fashion, gluing back to back. There are.pdf instructions included with the file which you will find helpful. I imported it right into my cutter’s design screen for ready reference. You’re like me…forge right into the project, lol!

  27. Karel says:

    Oh my gosh I love love love the pumpkins!!! So awesome!

  28. Sue says:

    Love love love that cat one!!

  29. Veronica Allen says:

    You did a wonderful job showcasing the versatility of this set. Love the paper selection as well.

  30. Robyn R says:

    They are all cute but the bat is my favorite!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks, Robyn. I have to go back and count, but it seems the bat and the cat are neck and neck! Good luck in the drawing.

  31. Shannon Hinders says:

    Super cute. I’m so wanting them. Now I must get them to make not only for my house but classroom

  32. SO cute!!! Love these! Can’t wait to use this set! Thanks for sharing – it’s been fun hopping with you this week!

  33. Leanna Angi-White says:

    Super cute! I love the spider. I need these for Halloween.

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