I tried to get all Martha Stewart and carve my pumpkins using leaves as the template and then just free handed the stems. I just let it go in what ever direction the peeler pleased....mmm not my best work :)
I should have cut the "stems" deeper so it would have looked better at night. Chance told me that though, I didn't listen.
Chance's pumpkin looked awesome. Though he used a template from the little book you get with the carving set. Still looked great though.