Thursday, June 16, 2011

Fruity Hi!

Hello!  It's Thursday... one more day to go until the weekend!  Woo hoo!

Todays card was a real challenge for me... I saw this sketch on My Time Made Easy and knew I wanted to pair it with today's Ways to Use it challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers to use vellum.  I then found this summery color combination on Create, Ink that made me think of my Tart & Tangy set which is retiring at the end of this month which makes me sad because it's a cute go-to set for quick cards!

This card, however was NOT quick for me.  I had a vision in my head, but had a hard time making it a reality.  Do you ever have that problem?  Ugh, I hate it!  I knew I wanted the squares to be the fruit, but I just didn't have a sentiment large enough, or appropriate for the card to go on the main panel.  So, I pulled out my retired Letterpress Alphabet and made my own simple greeting.  I stamped it on vellum which is always a disaster for me because I'm impatient and can't wait for the ink to dry!  I think I ended up stamping this 3 different times before I got one that was centered, straight, and didn't smudge.

I pulled out this really cute polka dotted Tempting Turquoise designer paper from the retired Island Oasis designer paper. 

In the end, I am happy with the result!

Want to take a stab at this card?  Here are all the supplies used, you can order any of these in my Stampin' Up online store found HERE!

  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock (#119683)
  • Melon Mambo Cardstock (#115320)
  • Whisper White Cardstock (#100730)
  • Island Oasis Designer Paper (retired)
  • Vellum Paper (#101839)
  • Melon Mambo Ink Pad (#115656)
  • Pear Pizzazz Ink Pad (#119784)
  • Daffodil Delight Ink Pad (#119667)
  • Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker (#119801, set)
  • Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker (#121074)
  • Summer Sun Corderoy Button (retired)
  • Melon Mambo Polka Dotted Ribbon (retired)
  • Letter Press Alphabet Stamp Set (retired)
  • Tart & Tangy Stamp Set (HURRY, this set retired on 6/30!, #111514)
  • Linen Thread (#104199)
  • 5/16'' Jumbo Neutral Brads (#112534)
  • Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
Have a great day!


  1. Riley,

    I think your card is wonderful. All the colors work together and produce a pleasing card. Keep up the good work. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week. Good Luck!

  2. This is beautiful! I LOVE that colour combo!

  3. That's adorable! What a great way to use those colors. Thanks for joining us at the ColorLab!

  4. I love this Riley. It's an awesome way to use this set. I keep forgetting about it, but it's the perfect season to pull it out.

  5. Great use of the colors. They do definitely go with the Tart & Tangy stamp set. Thanks for joining us at ColorLab.

  6. So gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week, Wendy X

  7. I love your card with all the fruit images on the squares - so fresh and fun!

    Thank you for playing along with us at the MTME pretty patterns sketch challenge. Hope to see you back again soon!

  8. So cute! Love the design and colors!