Thursday, June 16, 2011

An Apple For You card

Aren't Stampin' Up! punches great!  You can make so many different things with them.  Whatever the occasion using Stampin' Up! punches have a wide range of possiblities.  I needed to make a card for my daughter's kindergarten teacher and this is the card I made for you.  I got the inspiration for this card from Andrea Walford's apple card.  You can see it here. 

For my card - I used my Big Shot Die-Cut Machine along with the Circles #2 Bigz Die to make 2 Real Red circles (one for the back of the apple and another one to cut in half for the front of the apple).   Then cut out a smaller circle in Very Vanilla card stock and cut it in half.  I adhered it down first over top of my full Real Red circle then I adhered the half Real Red circle beside the Very Vanilla half circle.  To make the stem and leaves of the apple I used my XL Two-Step Bird Punch.  I love this came make so many different things with it.  I punched a piece of Early Espresso Textured card stock using the long stem of the punch and I cut out Wild Wasabi and Pear Pizzazz card stock for the 2 toned apple leaf.  For the indent in the top of the apple I used my 1-1/4" Circle Punch.  Just place it a bit into the top of the apple and punch.  For the bottom of the apple I used the same circle punch, I just punched less off of the bottom.  Now for the apple seeds....I puched out Basic Black card stock with the 4 point flower from the itty bitty punches and then cut it in half and the half again.  Adhere them on the Very Vanilla card stock where you want your seeds to be.  At the top and bottom of the card I used the alphabet stamp and numbers stamp from the First Day stamp set.  This stamp set was in last year's summer mini catalogue.  I knew when I saw that stamp set that it would come in handy for my children's school occasions. 

Stampin' Up!' supplies used:
Stamp Set: First Day, Fresh Cuts
Paper: Real Red card stock, Wild Wasabi card stock, Pear Pizzazz card stock, Early Espresso Textured card stock, Basic Black card stock, Very Vanilla card stock, Soft Suede card stock
Ink: Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Circles #2 Bigz Die, Scallop Trim Border Punch, XL Two-Step Bird Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch

Happy Stamping!
Michelle B.
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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