Create a pumpkin patch with simple shapes. With a few changes to the fill and strokes and some color background you can make them your own. Go create! If you want to create a Very Spooky Scene, try this build here.
Start with an oval. Fill with a heavy stroke.
Duplicate the oval using the OPTION + CLICK and DRAG.
Use COMMAND + D to duplicate the ovals until you have five.
Select the left two shapes, choose Object>Arrange> Send to Back. Then Select the left most object and send it to the back.
Create the stem using the Spiral Tool. Click the Spiral tool on the document and choose 4 Segments from the Spiral Dialog box.
Add an arc with hot dog ends (rounded end caps in the Stroke Panel).
To give the ribs a cast shadow look, copy one of the ovals, remove the stroke and fill with a lighter or darker color. Copy this shape.
Select and oval and click on the Draw Inside button at the bottom of the Tool Bar.
Paste the oval into the selected shape. Move the oval to give it an offset look. Click on the Draw Normal Button. Repeat this process for each oval.
Add a highlight noodle by using the arc tool White stroke with an opacity of 39% to give is transparency.
To create this look of a sticker, select all the ovals.
With the ovals selected, choose Edit> Edit Colors> Recolor Artwork. In the Recolor artwork Panel, double-click on the color of the stroke and set it to white (or what ever color you want to change) and click OK.
With a white outline, you can add color to the background.
Choose a color and make it look like a sticker.
To remove all the strokes, select the ovals, click on the NO color in the stroke panel and they will be set to none.
Try different backgrounds.
To create a cut sticker look, add a stroke around the entire shape in these next steps…
Duplicate the entire pumpkin. Select all the shapes and select Object>Expand.
Expanding the shapes will convert all the stokes to a fill to be able to unite all the shapes together.
With all the shapes selected, chose the Unite Mode in the Pathfinder Panel. This will join all the shapes together.
Add a darker fill and a hefty stroke.
Place the stroked shape behind the pumpkin artwork.