Saturday, August 20, 2016

Pumpkin Prize Ribbon

It seems like once the 4th of July has passed us by (here in the US anyway), all seasonal crafting takes a swift turn towards Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

Every year my employer holds a pumpkin carving contest for the employees. I usually volunteer to make the prize ribbons and this year is no different.  What is different, however, is the really cool ribbon design I'm going to be using. 

Check out this ribbon from Bird's SVGs Simply the Best Card Collection that I'll be using as the base for this years' design. I made the ribbon only and not the card that goes along with it. 

Simply The Best SVG Card Collection
The scary pumpkin head is from one of Bird's many FREE collections and is called Halloween Characters. I wanted to make him look like he was lit up, so I cut a plain back panel in yellow cardstock and then mounted the front orange face piece with some foam tape to add some dimension. 

There are many different ways to create the solid back panel like I did here, it really just depends on what software you are using. I use a Cricut and I found it easiest in Cricut Design Space to simply duplicate the design and then use the contour function to hide the facial features on one of the pieces.

I'm still fiddling around with the colors a little bit. I think I might go with a bit of a deeper purple to match the lovely purple Stickles I used around the center.

While in Halloween mode, I also downloaded Bird's FREE Haunted House Card & Bag file. I enlarged the file so the house measures about 8 inches tall and 7.25 inches at it's widest point. I used some yellow vellum for the windows and added some battery-operated lights inside so this haunted house is all ready to glow through the spooky season!

If this post has gotten you in the mood to do a little bit of holiday creating, be sure to check out Bird's SVGs for some really great inspiration. I just love this bag from the Spider Venom Collection!

And if you visit Bird's Facebook page right now, you can enter for your chance to win her brand new White Christmas Collection which is being released very soon. 

Good luck and thanks for stopping by!


  1. I'm so chuffed to think that someone will be receiving your amazing rosette when they win the pumpkin carving competition, I'm sure they will love it as you've made such a fun colourful award. Of course your idea of popping the pumpkin into the middle is a clever touch.
    I love the haunted house too, you've managed to make it quite big, I bet it looks awesome all lit up. That paper is cool! Ok I'm offically inspired to start designing my Halloween kit now :)
    - Bird

    1. Thanks so much Bird! It's such a great design. I've been wishing for a really nice prize ribbon svg file for a very long time and this one is just perfect! :)

  2. Love your beautiful rosette and I'm sure the winner will cherish it. Cool haunted house also. Great job!

    1. Thanks Misty! I hope the winners will proudly display them in their offices when all is said and done. :)

  3. Hmm, that's a great idea for my (first ever!) Halloween party I'll be hosting this year (we don't really do Halloween in South Africa). I have already promised a prize for the best costume (loser gets egged!) so maybe a prize ribbon would be good too! Great idea :)

    1. I'd hate to be the loser at that party, but it sure sounds like fun for everybody else!! :)