When I saw the link on Emily's blog to these darling pumpkin placecards Joanna at Crafty Kid had made (click on Joanna's name and you can read her tutorial), I knew I had to try them with my Spellbinders Nestabilities Scalloped Ovals! The link to Emily's blog shows how she made the pumpkins into round Christmas ornaments.
For my pumpkin, I used Daisy D's Brighten My Day 8x8 pad which has some rich colors that reminded me of Fall and the largest of the large set of Nestabilities Scalloped Ovals. Basically, after cutting 8 ovals (and you can do this quicker by cutting thru two layers of thinner paper-weight paper at a time), you fold them in half (with the side of paper you want showing on the inside of the fold) and glue them together. Place a loop of ribbon in the last section that you glue together. I sponged the edges of each section with cocoa ink. Then I attached a small Nestabilities Scalloped Oval cut of olive cardstock and my name (computer generated on vanilla cardstock) die cut with the Classic Oval to resemble a leaf.
I have one additional tip for you when making the pumpkins that will be sitting on a table -- cut off about 2 of the scallops on the bottom of the pumpkin, so it will sit flat on the table:
I think I'll be making more of these to set at each place of our Thanksgiving table this year!