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Fresh Fruit Note Card Set, NC Demo Blog Hop for July

I'm so glad you could join us today.  The NC blog hops are so much fun and you get great ideas.  You may have just come from Tamra's blog. Didn't she have a great project?


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We are sharing our favorite consumables with this hop.  There are so many we can't live without, but  I want to share the Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes on page 176 of the new catalog.  You get 20 cards and envelopes for $6.  The note cards are the heavier weight card stock, too.  They are cut, scored, and ready to decorate!  Life is good!  Yes, it is!  I'm using the Fresh Fruit stamp set for my set of 4 note cards. These are clean and simple designs with lots of white space.  That adds just one more reason to fall in love! This post is a little picture heavy.  Forgive me.

Fresh Fruit folder front

And here it is opened.

Fresh Fruit in Folder

Let's start with the note card holder.  What project is not enhanced with designer series paper?  I used the In Color 2016-2017 Designer Series Paper stack, the Peekaboo Peach dotted sheet.  I got the basic note card holder from Patty Bennett's video here.  Patty got here idea from Di Barnes.  You can download the instructions from Di Barnes here.  I stamped each piece of fruit on Whisper White and cut it out for the cover of the note card holder.  I'll go over each fruit and the colors used below.  I decided to make the set Thank You cards.  That is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink.  Allow that ink to dry a little so it won't smear.  I added a Solid Black Baker's Twine bow.

Each note card is 3 1/2 x 5.  The card stock rectangle for each measures 2 1/2 x 4.  The Whisper White layer is 2 3/8 x 3 7/8.  The measurements for all 4 are the same.

Fresh Fruit Pear

The card stock rectangle for the pear is Pear Pizzazz.  I used sponge daubers to ink the stamps on all 4 cards.  For this one, I started with Daffodil Delight through the center of the pear.  Then I covered the stamp with Pear Pizzazz and then I added Cucumber Crush along the top side and bottom of the stamp.  For the leaves, I used Pear Pizzazz and then added a little Cucumber Crush on the left of each leaf.  I added a little Soft Suede around the stem.  I'm not sure that showed up very well.  I cut out the pear all in one piece with my snips.  The pear is on dimensionals, another favorite consumable!


Fresh Fruit Peach

The rectangle for the peach card uses Peekaboo Peach card stock.  Again, I used daubers.  I started with Daffodil Delight, added Peekaboo Peach, and some Tangerine Tango on the left side.  The leaves are the same as for the pear.

Fresh Fruit Strawberry

 

The rectangle for the strawberry card is Watermelon Wonder card stock.  I started with Daffodil Delight through the center, add Watermelon Wonder, and accented with cherry Cobbler on the left side.  The leaves are Pear Pizzazz and Cucumber Crush.

Fresh Fruit Mixed

For the last card, I used a rectangle of Watermelon Wonder.  The fruit was stamped directly on the Whisper White piece.  Stamp the pear first.  Make a mask by stamping the pear on a sticky note and cutting it out.  Place the sticky pear on top of the already stamped pear.  When you stamp the strawberry and the peach they will partially stamp on the sticky note.  Remove the sticky note and it looks like the strawberry and peach are behind the pear.  For this card, I stamped the leaves separately and put them on dimensionals.

Fresh Fruit

Did you notice that each card has its own decorated envelope?  Designer Series Paper is another favorite consumable.  I used the Fruit Stand DSP.  I just traced around the flap of the envelope, cut it out and glued it in place.  Do pay attention, so that your fruit won't be upside down.  Ask me how I know this!  I could have used this paper for the holder.  The truth is that I ran out.  The holder takes a 12 x 12 sheet of paper.  I kind of messed that up cutting out my envelope flaps.  Note to self.

Fresh Fruit collage

I think that does it.  I'm so happy you came by today.  I hope you'll get some of the note cards if you have never tried them.  I'll have a list of supplies at the end of this post.  Please check it out.  Next on the hop is Tracie.  You'll love her projects.

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Tamra Davis 

Jo Anne Hewins 

Tracie Evans Langley 

Sharon Maranich 

Frances Wagner 

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Wild About Pyramid Pals

I must admit that I was intimitdated by the Pyramid Pals bundle.  There were too many pieces.  What do you do with all that?  Then cute little animals began to appear on Pinterest and I was hooked.  I'm not sure that most of my project is original, but I love how it all came together.  I first tried to make a frame, but we'll get to that later.

Animal notecards

I used the note cards and envelopes for this project.  I love them!  You get 20 cards and envelopes for only $6.00.  Now, that's a deal!  This is a project we made at my downline meeting.  We have the 4 cards, bagged, and tagged.

Animal elephant

 

Each of the note cards has a black rectangle in the center measuring 2 1/8 x 3 1/8. The Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack was used on each note card.  That piece measures 2 x 3.  Each card features 3 leaves cut using the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.  There is one in Old Olive, one in Pear Pizzazz, and one in Mossy Meadow.  All are stamped using the Botanical Blooms stamp set in Mossy Meadow and sponged in Mossy Meadow.  The elephant uses Basic Gray cardstock and ink.  Of course the eyes are from Whisper White.

Animal frog

Love the frog!  I wish I could say that the fly was my idea.  I copied it!  You can make this fly using the Playful Pals stamp set.  So cute!  The frog is made using Garden Green cardstock, the tongue in Real Red, the pond in Tempting Turquoise, and the lily pad in Pear Pizzazz.  I used the Circles Collection Framelits to cut the lily pad.

Animal bird

The bird is sitting on a Soft Suede branch hand cut to fit across the patterned paper. The bird uses Tempting Turquoise cardstock.  The beak is Tangerine Tango.  The wings are part of the frog's feet and the feet of the bird uses the elephant's trunk.  I put some feather tuffs above the eyes, but I'm not sure about those.  You could leave them off.

Animal lion

For the lion, I stamped the face shape on a piece of Whisper White.  Then I stamped the ovals around that shape.  I cut all of that out.  Another face was added in Delightful Dijon on top.  The ears are cut from Delightful Dijon and the nose is cut in Basic Black.  I used Basic Black Archival ink to stamp the eyes, mouth, and whiskers.

Animal notecards and topper

I also made a tag.  I used Tip Top Taupe measuring 4 1/2 x 5 and scored on the long side at 2 1/2.  The Go Wild paper measures 2 3/8 x 4 3/8.  I stamped the sentiment using the You're So Sweet stamp set and hand cut.  I added the leaves and a turquoise flower using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  A Tangerine Tango candy dot finishes the flower.

Animal notecards package

 

So here is the finished project.  I used the Gusseted Cellophane Bags for the note cards and envelopes and added the tag topper.

I mentioned a frame at the beginning of the post.  Here is how that turned out.

Animal large frame

Sometimes you make a project that just makes you smile with pride.  This was one of those projects for me.  I hope you enjoy!  See you Friday!

 

 

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Here's to the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration!


Excitement!  If you love Stampin' Up!, it's hard to contain the excitement!  Tomorrow is the big day!  Our new 2016 Occasions catalog and the Sale-a-Bration brochure go live tomorrow.  On Saturday, I had an Open House to celebrate these new catalogs.
Those who attended will have their orders for new "stuff" sent in very early tomorrow and have their new items on their way to good old North Carolina.  Let me share with you the project that we made on Saturday.  It features the Timeless Textures stamp set from the Occasions catalog and the Flowering Fields stamp set and the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.

Open House Holder and Four Note Cards

This is a note card holder with 4 note cards.  I got the directions for the note card holder from my upline Patty Bennett using this post http://www.pattystamps.com/pattys_stamping_spot/2015/11/12x12-no-cut-note-card-holder.html.  She got the directions from Di Barnes from Australia.  Patty even has a video on her post and a link to the directions.  The note card holder is made from one sheet of 12 X 12  designer paper.  I used the 3 1/2 X 5 notecards and envelopes in Whisper White found on page 149 of the annual catalog.

Open House Inside of Holder Second ViewHere's a view of the note card holder open a little.

OPen House Inside of HolderAnd here is a picture of the open note card holder.  Don't you just love the patterned paper?  It's one of the free items you can choose from the Sale-a-Bration brochure with a $50 purchase.

OPen House View of Two Cards

Here are two of the notecards.

OPen House View of Two Cards Second

And here are the other two note cards.  Each has a background stamped using the new Timeless Textures stamp set from the Occasions catalog.  Each note card features the Wildflower Fields paper and the stamp set Flowering Fields.  The patterned paper measures 2 X 4 and is placed on a Basic Black cardstock base measuring 2 1/8 X 4 1/8.  The size of the Whisper White cardstock and black cardstock for the flower is determined by the size of the flower stamp.  The sentiments come from several different sets.  The thanks comes from One Big Meaning set in the annual catalog.  The birthday comes from the Rose Wonder stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  The friend sentiment is from the Sale-a-Bration set Hello.  The note saying is from  Picture Perfect, a set in the Occasions catalog. The colors used are Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Blackberry Blis,s Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, and the new Archival Black.

Open House Front Cover

I think my customers loved the project they made.

Things you need to know about Sale-a-Bration

Sale-a-Bration begins January 5th and lasts until March 31st.

Choose an item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure for each purchase of $50.  $50= 1 item, $100= 2 items, etc.

An order of $250 or more will earn an extra $25 in Stampin' Rewards.  It's a great time to host a party.

If you would like to join my team during Sale-a-Bration, you can choose $155 in product for you starter kit.  Shipping for this is free.  The kit is $99.00.  Ask me if you are interested and I'll be glad to talk with you!

Thanks for reading and I'll see you on Wednesday!

 

 

 

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