Happy Harvest Pumpkin Basket on the Silhouette

The weather is definitely cooling off, and today’s project is meant to celebrate the change of the seasons.  I love this little rustic basket, and the 3-D pumpkins which inhabit it!  Of course, my trusty Silhouette was part of my project lol.  I simply can’t get enough of this machine, and I know that when you see all the wonderful things that it can do, then you to will agree that it is a machine that you can’t live without! 

 Today’s project was designed to show you how to manipulate templates on your Silhouette so that you can make them larger than the mat size allows.  What a great way to compensate for the smaller size 🙂  Now here is the funny thing, I had made and filmed this project, had set it up in my lightbox with the prettiest pumpkin of the bunch setting off the others in the basket, as it reposed along the side.  Well didn’t my dog sneak in, walk by, and swipe the star pumpkin from under my nose.  She took her little booty upstairs, and proceeded to eat the whole thing minus a few scraps of paper.  Each pumpkin holds four Hershey kisses, so she really thought that she had lucked out.  I on the other hand was rather put out, and not happy that she got hold of chocolate (toxic to dogs).  In the meantime, I feel that my Pumpkin Basket is not half as nice as when my best pumpkin was the star in the front.

For the basket, I employed a faux woodgrain look, to make it more rustic looking.  The pumkins were inked with their complementary colors (thus darkened with blue) as well as a bit of  rust color.  The greeting was generated in Adobe  Photoshop, and was super imposed on the banner.  The whole project was made pretty easily with the help of my digital cutter,  and I can’t wait to make more pumpkins for all my daughter’s friends.

Paper Crafter’s Library members can link to the video HERE (remember, you have to be logged in to do so).  The video is in four parts, and shows you exactly how to manipulate and cut apart the image in the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Software as well as how to enlarge it.  Not a member of Paper Crafter’s Library, click on the Become a Member tab at the top of the page for a full listing of member benefits.


Ink:  Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge, Chipped Saphire, Walnut Stain
Paper:  More mustard, Whisper white, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango
Die Machines and cuts:  Silhouette SD, 3-D tool box , 3 pumpkins, pumpkin, 6 banner set 
Other:  Stardust Stickles, sponges, multi-purpose glue, glue dots, soft tools wedge, White Pan Pastels, dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Silhouette SD, brown marker, Therm-o-web

2 replies on “Happy Harvest Pumpkin Basket on the Silhouette”

  1. The basket is just too cute! I’m sorry to hear about the one that got away, lol! I hope your dog is okay. Our dog also loves chocolate, and no matter how careful I am, he manages to get some from time to time (usually when I’ve been called away to some child “emergency” while baking cookies!
    Thanks for sharing the chocolaty pumpkins 🙂

  2. Wow! That looks just like real wood. I had to laugh at your story with your dog eating the chocolate.

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