I signed up for Pinterest a while back and found some fun paper pumpkins that I just had to make! I used 14 1/2" wide strips of a pattern paper of about 6" or 7" then 14 1/2" wide strips of cardstock just 1" shorter. I punched holes in both ends of all strips with my Crop-a-Dile making sure they were all spaced the same distance.
I purchased some long-shanked paper brads and layered the longer strips over the shorter strips and used a brad through all 28 strips. Next I used a brad through only the pattern paper and one through only the cardstock. Carefully, starting with the cardstock inside, form into a circle. Then, again very carefully, form the outer into a circle over the inner circle. Clear as mud??
Next I cut a piece of 1" x 3" brown cardstock (or whatever size you want your stem) and formed into a circle and adhered to top (where all 28 strips are bradded). Then the green scrappers floss. Voila!
I definitely recommend using a cardstock for the inside but you can use pattern paper for the top layer. And these little rascals will NOT stand up without help. Try a jar lid or something. Cupcake papers even work!
O LORD, you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures. Psalm 16:11