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Scrapbooking How-to: Creating a Paper Pumpkin Pie Background

With just a few supplies you can create a cute pumpkin pie background for your scrapbooking layout.

Lately I have been binge watching all of those Holiday Baking Championship shows on the Food Network. Every time I watch them I get these urges to bake and create with food. I see what they make and think, "I could SO do that!" even though I know I would probably end up with something more fitting for Netflix's "Nailed It!"

I think it's best that I stick to creating with my scrapbooking supplies.

So that's exactly what I did.

I took my urge to creatively bake and used it in my scrapbooking room instead of the kitchen. The result was a pumpkin pie background that I whipped up for my layout.

To make this pumpkin pie you will need:

• a ruler

• a pencil

• scissors

• a large scallop circle out of a tan patterned paper or cardstock

• 8 triangles pieces in an orange patterned paper or cardstock

You can use several different patterns like I did or use all of the same.

I used my Silhouette to cut out the scallop circle and the pie pieces. If you don't have access to a die cutting machine, you can create the pie pieces by cutting out a large circle and then using a ruler and pencil to cut it into the eight pieces.


• a whipped cream die cut

• embroidery floss for hand-stitching

Step #1 - Adhere seven of the triangle pieces to the tan scallop circle.

The last piece is going to be cut out so don't adhere it just yet!

I used a nail file to distress the edges of each triangle piece before I adhered them.

Step #2 - Use a ruler and pencil to draw a line to cut out the last pie piece.

I used my ruler and pencil to draw a line from the edges of the two pie pieces beside the opening piece to the end of the scallop circle. You could probably just eye-ball it since it's just a short cut from the edge of the scallop piece to the pie pieces if you are confident in your cutting skills.

After you have your line, cut along the line and down the side of the framing pie pieces.

Step #3 - Adhere the last orange triangle piece on the scallop circle piece you cut out.

Step #4 - Adhere the pie to the center of your layout.

I adhered the main pie to the center of my layout and then adhered the cut out pie piece so that it is sticking out a little. There is probably about 1/4" of space between the cut out pie piece and the whole pie.

Step #5 - Add some finishing touches to complete the pie.

I added a hand-stitched border around the tan scallop circle to help give the crust some texture.

I also added a cute layered whipped cream die cut to the cut out pie piece. I wanted it to look like it was cut out and ready to be served up for Thanksgiving.

To finish the layout I added some fun fall themed embellishments around the pie.

This pie may not taste as good as those on all the baking shows, but it sure was fun to create!

Products used - Cardstock: Carta Bella; Patterned paper: Simple Stories, We R Memory Keepers, American Crafts, and My Mind's Eye; Die Cutting Machine: Silhouette; Embellishments; Simple Stories; Nuvo Crystal Drops; Computer fonts: Envision, Madison, and Ariel; Embroidery floss: DMC

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I have problems hand stitching around edges as the paper tends to want to rip. Any tips to keep that from happening?


I adore this layout ❤️

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