Saturday, August 13, 2011

Fruity Fun for Our Creative Corner

Hello there! Happy Super Saturday to you! Has it really been 5 days since my last blog post? Why, yes it sure has! Yikes! Where did the week go? Today I'm really excited to share an all-new weekly challenge over at Our Creative Corner. Kristin is our hostess and she is challenging us to have some Fun with Fruit, this week. Look at this yummy photo she has shared for some inspiration: 
I turned to my new favorite stamp set, Button Buddies for my card. How fun is this cherry image?? As I always seem to grab reds for cherry-themed cards, I wanted to try something a little different this time.  Hello there, Rose Red! It's still red but with a peek of pink! I mixed it up with some Lucky Limeade and Early Espresso and have to say, I really like the combo. 

I busted into some new supplies, too. The Subtles DSP pack, Subtles Glimmer Brads, Subtles Buttons and the fabulous new Houndstooth Embossing Folder. The complete list of supplies can be found at the end of this post. 
I couldn't decide on the design of my card, though. When that happens, I usually tend to head on over to the Mojo Monday blog and that does the trick, every time. 
Thanks for the fun sketch, Mojo Monday gals! :) 
Finally, here is the inside of the card, which completes the "FRUIT-tastic" theme!
 Love that sentiment and itty-bitty cherry from the (ret.) Goody Goody Gumdrops set: 
Thanks so much for popping by! Please head on over to Our Creative Corner and see what the rest of the lovely ladies on the Design Team have cooked up this week. So many gorgeous creations! I hope you will play along with us and share your "fruit-themed" project! 

Have a very HAPPY day today! :)

Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Button Buddies (cherries) and Goody Goody Gumdrops (ret. inside of card)
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso and Rose Red Classic ink 
Paper: Subtles DSP pack, Rose Red, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso and Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Subtles buttons (in Rose Red), Subtles Glimmer Brads (in Wild Wasabi), Bakers Twine, Lucky Limeade 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, Scallop Edge Border punch, Large Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, Signo Uni-Ball White Gel pen, Lucky Limeade & Early Espresso Stampin' Write markers, Blender Pen (to color the cherry on the inside of the card), Chit Chat Rub-on sentiment (ret.), Glue Dots and Stampin' Dimensionals
Non SU! Accessories: circle and scalloped circle die cuts


  1. I actually like it better without the red. Great job on this one. I love it!

  2. I love fruit themed cards and I love this set! Really great card-love the subtle red!

  3. What a sweet card Anne Marie...those wonderful buttons make the perfect cherries! My little Max wants to come play with your craft companion and your quirky schnauzer :) !!!

  4. So bright & cheery! I love it. I tend to gravitate towards the fruit stamp since you always get a fun card that you can use for many occasions. Really love your color combination using the rose red instead of a true red. The limeade & espresso are great compliments.

  5. Oh my goodness, Anne Marie... this is so vibrant and fun! And I absolutely LOVE what you've done on the inside. What a fantastic card!

  6. What really cute card, love the cherries with the buttons, it almost looks like Lifesavers. Love the DP you used and the embossed strip behind the image, always a delight. Nothing happened Kraft paper, it just intimidates me, trying to work through my fears :) Sorry y'all didn't get the rain, it was so much fun to watch, who knew that would make so many people happy.

  7. Anne Marie! Buttons for the cherries - adorable! And I really like that you did the inside up as much as you did the outside!

  8. Anne Marie, your card is adorable. I like the colors and the bow.

  9. Sweet!!! Great color combo! I love the button stamps! I have a PTI set that I use a lot! And those buttons you used a gorgeous!!!

    What a great birthday card!!
    Have a great Sunday!

  10. Cute card AM...I hope I can play...I have some great ideas!

  11. I love that you didn't use red! And the little cherry inside was a great touch! This is such a wonderful color combo too!

  12. Anne Marie, I have to admit that I like this deep pink instead of red for your cherry card! And I love all the new products you used: buttons, glimmer brads, and ruffle ribbon, hounstooth EF! I love the polka dot and stripe combo! Great layout, great color, and fabulous job on adding the buttons for cherries!

  13. So cute! I think I'm going to have to CASE this one!

  14. Anne Marie I'm so behind on comments but wanted to say I LOVE this card. I am in love with the Button Buddies set and I have card similar card ready for my next class but in red. I absolutely LOVE how you chose the purple shades. Genious! Hugs.

  15. So cute with those fabulous colors together!

  16. Gorgeous card Anne Marie ... love the colours you have used, so bright and fresh looking, just perfect for the fruity challenge!!!
    I really like the design of your card too, I didn't realise it was a MM sketch! Just gorgeous ...

  17. Anne Marie, your card just makes me smile! The button cherries are so sweet, and I love the embossed houndstooth. I also adore the inside of the card! Hope you have a great week

  18. Anne Marie - I LOVE that you used the bright pink on the cherries! What a rosey card! And the design from Mojo Monday works perfectly. Wonderful composition!

  19. Ohhh...I love this card and that color combo is fantastic with those cherries. Great card!!

  20. I LOVE the colors on this! I can't believe that's Rose Red - it looks bubblegum. I need to break some of that out now... This is so cute - love the scallops, love the polka-dots, love the, love, LOVE!!! Great job!

  21. HI Anne Marie,

    So sorry it's taken me all week to get over to your blog and tell you how wonderful your fruity card is! The shades of pink and green you chose make an awesome color combination. Putting your cherries on the pure white really makes them pop. Terrific job on the fruity challenge.

    Hope you have had a great week!



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