We make a great pear

With all the snow we have been having here in Coastal Virginia, I’m ready for Spring! What better way than to get out of a cold winter funk than to create a fun, spring-like card and the Tutti-Frutti Suite is perfect! If you are looking for a complete and coordinating suite, this is for you and it even has coordinating Stampin’ Spots to take your project on the go!

For this card, the card base is in Crumb Cake cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, the base layer is in Lemon-Lime Twist cardstock cut at 5 ¼” X 4”, and the next layer is in Whisper White cardstock cut at 5” x 3 ¾”.

To make the scenery on the Whisper White cardstock, I first started with Stampin’ Sponges and used Soft Sky ink for the sky and Lemon-Lime Twist ink for the grass. I used the tree, leaves, and grass stamps from Sheltering Tree, stamped the tree in Soft Suede ink, stamped the leaves in Lemon-Lime Twist ink and used Sponge Daubers to sponge Garden Green Ink around the outer leaves, and stamped the grass in Garden Green ink. I made the basket from a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, stamped the basket image in VersaMark ink, and then heat embossed using Clear Embossing Powder, fussy cutting it out. The pineapple was stamped in Daffodil Delight and Garden Green inks, the pear was stamped in Lemon-Lime Twist and Soft Sued inks, and the strawberry and watermelon were stamped in Real Red and Garden Green inks, punching them out with the coordinating Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack. I arranged the fruit in the basket and adhered them with Mini Glue Dots, adhered the basket, used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals for the pineapples on the sdies, and made a small bow with the Whisper White Solid Bakers Twine, adhering with liquid glue. I wanted to give the tree a little more pop, so I used some of the Berry Burst Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins. The sentiment is on a ½” scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Lemon-Lime Twist ink, and used the Banner Triple Punch on the end. I felt the Lemon-Lime Twist layer needed some texture, so I used the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and you can see it just peeking out underneath. I adhered all the layers together with Fast Fuse and then popped the sentiment on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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