I took a piece of 12 x 12 deep burnt orange paper and cut out 1" strips - approx. 9" long. You can vary the length and width of your strip depending on how small or big you want your pumpkin to look. Line them all up in a stack and punch a hole on both ends of each strip. Take a brad and insert through the end of one hole only.
Next, the colored side of the paper should be facing down, fan out all the strips in a circular field as you see here in this photo:
Next, take the ends of strip with the remaining hole punches and gently curl upwards towards the center, placing each strip underneath another brad:
After all strips are in place, secure firmly with the brad, you should now have this look:
Fan out the individual strips to your desired shape:
Finish off the look by adding some green leaves, I hand cut my own shapes here and then I used a piece of mocha colored paper for the stem: