Thursday, October 11, 2012

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

Happy Thursday!  No lack of craziness around here with everyone's schedules, so I am posting up a gorgeous little pumpkin that I made a while ago using the Cricut Artiste Cartridge.  This was super-easy and tons of fun with the little twist that I added. 

Some of my favorite memories of my childhood revolve around family television viewing--that is just the way it was back then--TV was one of our main forms of entertainment since we didn't have the slew of gadgets kids have now.  I fondly remember watching the Charlie Brown holiday movies when they were aired on network TV since they didn't sell them on VHS at the time.  Is anyone with me?  :)

Every year around this time, we would gather around to see Linus sitting in the pumpkin patch determined to prove to his friends that the Great Pumpkin really did exist.  Here is my Great Pumpkin with a little Charlie Brown Twist.  :)


I used the Cuttlebug Charles Embossing Folder to add a bit of whimsical charm to each section that I cut out on my Cricut Expression 2.  I absolutely LOVE that they named it after Charlie Brown/Charles Schutz.  I have no idea how big I cut the pieces at anymore since it was a while ago that I made it.  Sorry!  When you choose the size for your cuts, remember that the size in inches will be the finished height of your assembled pumpkin.   I used my CTMH Goldrush Cardstock for the body of the pumpkin and New England Ivy Cardstock for the leaves.


The little brad is from a retired Mini Medley Pack in Garden Green.   Again, no idea what size I cut the greenery out at, but I embossed the leaf/vines with the Cuttlebug Musical Flourishes Folder.  I just used the brad pushed through the hole in the leaves to attach them to the pumpkin with a bit of liquid gold...I mean GLASS!  It is as good as gold though to me!  ;)



So, now I want to hear from YOU!  What television events did you look forward to as a child?  :)

12 comments:

  1. Miss Fancy pants with your cuttlebug!! :D
    I almost bought myself a cuttlebug when it was 40% off at Michaels a few weeks ago. Hmm.

    I really like what you've done with your pumpkin. Cute!!

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    1. Thanks, but no way, lol--I use my old sizzix (the heavy red one) to emboss with these folders. It just limits me to the smaller size A2 and the borders, but that worked fine for me until they came out with the candy corn folder...now I have to practice waiting. ;)

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  2. A chevron pumpkin?? I'm shocked! So cute, Amie!

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    1. Hee, hee! Expect the unexpected around here, lol...thanks, Kate!

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  3. That is so cool... Love it!
    Hugs, Dangina

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    1. I love that you love it! You have to try this it is way too easy!

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  4. This is so adorable! I love the embossing you did on both parts! I, too, fondly remember the Charlie Brown specials. I remember the Christmas one more, though :) Looking forward to that this year!

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    1. The Christmas one is amazing. I used to be bored to tears during Linus's monologue at the program when I was a kid. Now I cry during it. I will be watching with you from afar! Thanks for the kind words!

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  5. So adorable! And yes, I remember watching the Charlie Brown specials on network TV too. Always loved the Great Pumpkin. Love how you added the embossing to your pumpkin! Perfect!

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    1. Hi Amy! I really wanted to paint chevrons on a real pumpkin like I saw on Pintrest, but I am a paper kind of girl. ;)

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    1. Thanks, Abbey! Cute, and EASY! Try one--you will love it!

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Thank you for adding some sparkle to my day with your comments!