Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fruit Basket Card Set

I am a super proud member of Tracy's Crafty Designer Design Team over at Craft Junkie too.   She asked if she could feature my work today... how could I say anything but "YESSSS!!" :)

So this is the project I decided to feature.  It's one I have never shown on my blog but I made a while ago.

Todays project is an fruit basket card set. I have made an apple basket and I shared that recently, I love this one so much I made the apple basket for the teachers in our lives.

Step one is cutting a bowl for all the fruit to sit in. I used the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge to cut a bowl using vellum. Using the Fit to Page feature, cut the Pioneer Girl on Accessory 2 (the bowl will cut between 30"-33"), or RDS or 11 3/4" on the Gypsy

If you have a Gypsy, just hide the contours (the lip of the bowl) and cut a second bowl out of white card stock (or whatever color you'd like your bowl to be).

 If you don't have a Gypsy I've written some alternative directions:
You'll have to glue the vellum bowl down onto white card stock. Using a glue runner, glue only the top rim (above the lip cut), around the edges, and the bottom of the bowl. Attach it to the card stock and hand cut the bowl backing.
Step two is cutting the apple from Preserves cartridge. I cut an apple (in green and red), an orange,  a banana, grapes,  and a pear.  They all measured around 4 3/4" and all fit into an A2 envelope.

Again, if you have a Gypsy the directions are easier (just weld the card base to be a shaped card). If you don't have a Gypsy, cut two base layers and attach them together at the stem/leaf / top of the fruit with some glue runner. 

Put all your fruits together and add doodle dots, etc. 
Here are the red and green apples and the pear.

Here are the grapes, orange and banana.  I reverse embossed the orange with Swiss Dots to get that wonderful orange peel texture.

Here is a picture of the fruit all piled in the bowl.
See how they peek through the vellum bowl?
I added a pocket to the back of my bowl to hold all the envelopes for the apple cards.  These are sized to fit an A2 envelope just fine. 

Super fun card set!! Now jump over to Tracy's blog... she is having a very fun giveaway today... hint hint: she is featuring some more of my work! :)

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KardsbyKadie said...

Cheryl - Your bowl of fruit card is AMAZING! Love how you brought it all together by adding your doddles and dots-Fabulous Work Cheryl. Love all the work you do and am SO PROUD to say that I'm a fellow Design Team Member with you over at CJToo! Thanks for sharing your amazing work with us.

Unknown said...

Your fruit bowl is very very clever. If I understood right each piece of fruit is an individual card, that is just cool!! Cheryl, you are good, girl! I was up till early this morning, it's hard for me to sleep, so I was blog hopping. I saw you got the design teams. I am so happy for you. You will be great. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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Georgiana said...

This is the best type of fruit bowl...one that will always last! Love the doodles that you added to each piece of fruit. It makes them stand out. I can't tell which one is my favorite since they all look so yummy!

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