August 28, 2018


You will most likely need to use your imagination to figure out this card.

Last month's Paper Pumpkin kit was so cute and fruity! The fruits featured in the projects were strawberries, blueberries and apples. I decided to incorporate all three of these fruits into one card.

The diecut fruits all came on separate sheets -- the blueberries on one, the apples on the second, etc. The maker was to punch the fruity pieces from their diecut sheets to use as needed in the projects. I punched ALL the fruits out at the same time. Don't ask me why. I just did.

I debated whether I should throw away the punched out sheets. But, no! Waste not, want not. Right? 

I took the apple sheet first because the remaining negative spaces most closely resembled an  apple. The red side was cute, but . . . I flipped it over to the white side. Whoa! Cool stuff! Hey! I'm gonna run with this!

First of all, I decided to go with the primary colors in addition to the white for my creation. The blueberries were blue (duh!), the strawberries, were, of course, red, and the negative space with the apples was in white. I still needed some yellow to fulfill my mission. 

After trimming the white apple piece to 3 3/4" x 5", I adhered it to a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Crushed Curry cardstock. I loved how the apples showed through as yellow. Taking four of the strawberries and four of the blueberries, I arranged them atop this white/yellow piece. 

Notice the little blue "stars" that also join the fruits? Those were pressed out of the stem area of the blueberries. Instead of tossing them, after I had my fruit salad arranged pleasingly, I placed the punched out stars -- plus two extras -- in some of the remaining spaces. When I was arranging my fruits, I was very careful to preserve as much of the apple outline as possible so it would be obvious that they actually are apples.

After adhering the fruits and "stars", I attached it to a Whisper White card base.

While I loved the look of the fruity card, it seemed to be missing something. So I die cut the word "smile" from a scrap of Blueberry Bushel cardstock and added that towards the bottom of the card. 

Lesson learned: NEVER THROW ANYTHING AWAY! Even garbage can be repurposed and made into something wonderful!

Now I still have a blank sheet of negative blueberries (essentially circles) and strawberries for a future project. Stay tuned!

I love the happy feeling this card exudes. It just makes me smile to look at it. Oh yeah. I'm just obeying the card. 

Does it make you smile?



  1. Oh, it's so fun and certainly did make me smile! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. Thanks, Jann! I love being able to make you smile.

  2. Love it! Thank you for joining the To Grandma's House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Link Party! Pinned this! Hope to see you again next week!

  3. Hi Linda, Your card is so sweet! I love the summery vibe. Crazy to think we are heading into fall now. Thanks for sharing at the inspiration spotlight party @DearCreatives See you again soon. Theresa ;)

    1. Thanks, Theresa! Fall -- boo! The best part though is the loveliness of the tree color. But . . . then winter . . .