Saturday, November 5, 2011

Thanksgiving Table Decorations Blog Hop!

Hello Everyone and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion and Sylvia's Thanksgiving Table Decorations Blog Hop. We hope you enjoy the hop and pick up some wonderful ideas and inspiration this group of talented ladies in the lineup have in store for you. Also, some yummy blog candy along the way. If you came from my creative and very talented friend Diana over at DaisyLove Creations you are in the right spot. If you have stumbled upon my blog and would like to play along, please do so by starting over at  We are to asked to make decorations for our Thanksgiving table...such as centerpieces, napkin rings, placemats, place cards etc.

For my project I have decided to try and make one of these fantastic paper pumpkins.  I got the idea from Creations with Christina when she had a video on it.  I thought it would be fun to try and make one as a centerpiece for Thanksgiving. I just love these little pumpkins, so festive, ha? Thanks
Christina for sharing your video and step by step instructions!

I cut 12- 1 x 6 strips of pattern paper, then punched a hole on both ends. Then added a brad to one end and hooked them all together. I pulled each strip up and onto the 2nd brad until all on brad and fastened the brad. There you have the pumpkin, now you can decorate it.

I cut the leaves at 3 3/4 and 4 1/4 from thr Straight from the Nest cartridge. I embossed the leaves with the dots folder and the divine swirls folder. The acorns are cut from the Create A Critter cartridge at 1 1/2.  I added some paper rafiia for the stem and for the doily mat it sits on is cut at 7" from Elegant Edges cartridge. Please be sure to pay Christina a visit for all the directions on making these fun paper pumkins.

Here is the lineup in case you get lost along the way for this fun hop:

1.) Slyvia-
2.) Sandra-
3.) Sandy-
4.) Patty-
5.) Eva-
6.) Laura-
7.) Monica-
8.) Veronica-
9.) CallyAnn-
10.) Julie-
11.) Theresa-
12.) Kerri-
13.) Gaby-
14.) Diana-
15.) Sherrie-
16.) Martha-
17.) Esther-
18.) Anita-

How about some blog candy???

$15.00 Giftcard up for grabs :)

1.) Become a Follower
2.) Leave me a comment letting me know you are a follower and way to reach you if you win
3.) Tell me what you would buy if you won....

** I will choose a winner, via and post the winner on Tue Nov 8th****Please note, due to shipping I can only accept USA & Canada entries.

Thanks for checking out my project. Your next stop will be............ MARTHA over at

I am also entering this in a challenge over at Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #37 theme is fall-must have a pumpkin.

Thanks for visiting,
Sherrie K



  1. What a beautiful project! It turned out wonderfully! I am already a follower and with the gift card I'd probably use it for some adhesive and maybe a stocking stuffer or two!

    Thanks for the chance!

  2. OOOOOOOh, Looks fabulous! If I win, I think I would like to get a few Tim Holtz distress inks and give them a try. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

  3. sooo super cute Sherrie, of course I am a follower here!!! Love your paper choice too.
    Glad to be in the hop with you.

    Eva :0)

  4. This is such an awesome table centerpiece decoration! I love that you used patterned paper to create the pumpkin and it's sitting on a fun little doily! Great job! (I would buy glue- I'm always needing it!!)

  5. A follower?Of course! Love yiour work...If I won I think I would buy more of Tim Holtz's Distress Ink. i only have one and love it so I would love to have more. thanks for the chance to win... I will be making a pumpkin right after I finish the hop!

  6. Wow, Sherrie, your pumpkin is gorgeous. You did a great job and it looks like a lot of work! TFS and for the chance to win a Michael's card. I'm not quite sure what I'd buy but I always find something good!

  7. beautiful paper pumpkin. I love the patterned paper you used on your pumpkin and all the elements.

    **dont include me on your hop giveaway**

    myfootahead@gmail dot com

  8. Fabulous!!!!! I love your pumpkin!!! Great Job. I already follow and love your blog. If I won I would so buy more paper to continue making fun stuff for my house and friends. TFS.

  9. Love your pumpkin Sherrie.The colours and paper choice are just fabulous.Hope you are enjoying your scrapbooking retreat.Thanks for playing at CTO too.
    Jayne x

  10. Sherri i knew your project would be amazing and you didn't disappoint!
    I love, love, love this pumpkin!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fabulous!!!

    Fun being in the hop with you!

    I'd buy a Martha Stewart punch with my gift card :)

  11. Wow! Sherrie this is such a beautiful Table Top Decor. Love Everything about it. You are so creative.


  12. LOVE THIS TABLE DECOR!! I am already a follower and w/ the card I would probably get some bling for my I-rock as I love all things Sparkly lol!
    letilliaslaughter at yahoo dot com

  13. These are beautiful!!!! I can't wait to try this!! I am already a follower and if I won I would probably buy more paper. A girl can never have enough paper right? LOL


  14. sherrie! this is awesome!! I love the pattern paper! If I won I would stock up on some christmas paper :)

  15. wow sherri how amazing this is so creative and beautiful I love it.

  16. Love that patterned paper where the orange would usually be...your embellishments are just perfect too...very creative and so pretty!

  17. Sherri, this turned out just fabulous!!! Wow, you did a great job!

  18. Sherrie, I really love the way this turned out! So bright and colorful! It will look great on your Thanksgiving table!

  19. You are right, it is a fantastic pumpkin and you did an awesome job with the selection of colors and embellishments!

  20. Love your pumpkin. The papers you used give it such a great look. Love the accents you added too. Great job. I am already a happy follower :) I would get more bling...because you can never have too much to that LOL.


  21. Love your choic of paper for the pumpkin.
    Im a follower.
    If I won ,Id like look into eyelet kit...Dont know what is best???
    Dawn RI

  22. Sherri what an amazing center piece it will be the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table!

  23. How festive and fun! If I won I would buy stuff to make some Christmas decor. Tfs and have a great day. :)
    Stars paper passion at gmail dot com

  24. Wow that's an amazing pumpkin. Fabulous job.
    Already a follower and I would buy bling, bling, bling.

  25. beautiful project. tfs. i'm a follower.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

  26. Super beautiful project. Thanks for the chance to win.

  27. Oh wow! This is fabulous! What a lot of effort you've put into this - and it's all paid off!
    I don't think I'm eligible for the prize, but will still play along... I'd put the money toward the new Go Canada cartridge, if it ever comes to my Michaels! No luck yet...
    Sherri, I got the idea for my little notecard box here: I tweaked the dimensions a bit and made a few changes, but the tutorial there will give you a starting point. Thanks so much for your kind words!

  28. Gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous. Your pumpkin is amazing Sherrie.

  29. Your pumpkin is adorable!! I love it! I'm already a follower but great job!!!


  30. I am already a follower. I love your pumpkin,can't wait to try to make one. If I won the gift card I would by paper lol Im a paper-a-holic. Thanks for the inspiration.

  31. your pumpkin is super cute!!! it is just wonderful! TFS

    Lisa G

    stop by & check out my giveaway!

  32. Hi Sherrie! I LOVE this!!! so very cute!! You know I'm already a follower, and who wouldn't want a M's gift card?!? lol


  33. Great papers on your pumpkin! I am a follower and would probably buy paper pads or maybe a punch.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  34. i looooove the pumpkin... i am a follower and i would buy paper or some bling :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

  35. OMG Sherrie, this is absolutely beautiful!! I love the papers you picked out for your pumpkin. Amazing as always!! Already a follower and if I would win I would buy more paper. Yes, paper-holic here!! Great hopping with you again :0)

  36. Very cute, pumpkin, I am already a follower and I would probably buy adhesive or Paper.... I just love new paper!!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

  37. Beautiful!
    New follower!
    I would probably buy some paper.


  38. What an awesome project! I love the colors you used and as always well done! If I won I would use the gift card towards a new Cricut cartridge.

    plese.cathy@yahoo dot com

  39. So pretty! Love the details on this! Of course I am already a follower, I would buy a quilling tool! TFS!

  40. WOW!! That project is amazing. I love it. You did an incredible job. I am a follower and would love to buy some of the distressing inks, that would be great.

  41. ohhh I love this! the striped paper is just so cute and the little embellies on top! adorable- I am a follower and I would buy a Tim Holtz die- with a coupon of course!

  42. Sherrie, was great detail on your project. It's exquisite.Glad to be the hop with you.

    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

  43. Sherri this is jst awesome! Thanks for amazing blog candy. If I win I would give it to my lil bother. He has an project due for school and I love helping him out in any way I can! Having fun being on this hop with you! FAb project =)


    simplycricutting at gmail dot com

  44. Such a great project. I'm already a follower. What I would buy if I won your blog candy is more jet max cubes. I just started building my scrapbook room and right now I only have one cube lol!

    Kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

  45. Wow Sherrie like always your projects are amazing! Glad to be in the hop with you.

    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

  46. This is so super cute! I love the great pattern paper you used for the pumpkin and the way you embellished the top! Thanks for playing at CTO!

  47. This is so awesome, Sherrie!! What a festive and fabulous centerpiece! I am definitely going to have to check out the video to make one of these!! LOVE it!! You know I am one of your biggest fans and I would buy more paper if I won...I have to regularly feed my serious paper addiction ;)


  48. My sweet friend, this is GORGEOUS! The paper is a brilliant choice, which I've never seen before in all the paper pumpkins I've seen. :o) I adore the collection of acorns and leaves, and the rafia is the perfect accent. You always think of everything. :o) (Like the doily mat!) Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to win! I would buy paper and rhinestones with that fabulous gift card. :o) Thank you, Sherrie! (And of course I'm a happy follower!)

    Hugs and blessings!

  49. I am a follower!

    I LOVE all the great ideas everyone has shared on this blog hop!

    Ummm, I'd probably use the giftcard towards the materials I need to make/decorate my son's Christmas present! (It's a homemade bowling set!)

  50. My fiance and I visited the apartment that we're moving into next May. Across the hall, our future neighbors have a glittery paper turkey hanging on their door, and it got me thinking about how with our own place, I can decorate for the holidays! I love seeing what you did with your centerpiece pumpkin! Fun fun :)

    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway! I'm already a follower, and my email is If I won, I would buy Recollections paper because it cuts so well in the Cricut, and I love using it for my card bases as well (but I only buy it on sale!). I'd also get a Versamark marker. I have the ink pad, but I think it'd be fun to have more versatility with the marker as well!

  51. This is beautiful! I love it! I am already a follower and what would I buy with the card? I would love to get some memories ink pads because I only have water based inks right now and I need more colors than black! hehehe! Thanks!
    lisascreativeniche at gmail dot com

  52. Sherrie this is so pretty! TFS CallyAnn(follow)
    I need glue dots so I would use the GC for those!

  53. Your center piece is amazing! TFS! Nice hopping along with you!


  54. Sherrie, your table decoration is so pretty and the curled raffia is the best! Thanks for all the great details about how you did it! It looks like a fun one for that "Wow! You made that?" effect!!!
    I've been a follower for a while.
    If I won the Michaels gift card I'd try and get Martha Stewart's birthstone gems for birthday cards in 2012 or maybe a 12x24 Cricut mat.
    Thanks for the chance!

  55. Love the paper choice and your wonderful die-cuts, very pretty! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  56. love that pumpkin table decorations. I am a follower and if I won the Michael's gift card, I would use it to get more embossing things. I just love to emboss on my cards. Yep, thats what I would do, get some embossing folders. I have been trying to find Christmasy ones and Devine Swirls at the local box stores but so far no luck. :(

  57. I love your pumpkin table decoration. Thanks for joining me in the blog hop and also for plating a long at CTO.