Friday, June 18, 2010

Fruit Salad - A Second Helping!

Have you ever heard the saying "Too much of a good thing is a good thing!"? Well, that's kind of how I feel about the Tart and Tangy stamp set. Now, admittedly, this little set had to grow on me when it first appeared in a mini catalog a while back, but I LOVED the DSP that coordinated with it and naturally, I had to have the stamps to match!
But what a fabulous investment it turned out to be!
These little fruits always seem to bring out a smile no matter what you're creating with them and they really are just the right stamp sometimes when you need a little whimsy on a card. At the bottom of this post I've put a few links to other cards I've made with this set so you can have some more ideas.

So, a few weeks back, I pulled this little set out to complete a UDI Blog challenge and made the card in this post here.
Well, I recently had to design some cards for a private stamp camp and for my two card classes this week and since I'd run out of the textured Melon Mambo cardstock used in the original, I decided to see what else I could come up with using the same color combo.
This is the result:

Now, you can't see it in the photo, but the folded white card base is actually Whisper White Textured cardstock. I really love this cardstock for card making - the added texture just adds more richness with very little effort.
As you can see, I used the Melon Mambo as the second layer on this card and I added some more texture to the card by running it through my Big Shot with the Perfect Details Texturz Plate. The greeting is from another do-it-all-dolly stamp set, Short and Sweet (thank goodness SU! didn't retire this one - it's a real workhorse in my studio! I love that even if you stamp it a bit crooked, you can't tell because of the font! :) )
I just stamped it in Old Olive on the bottom right corner of the card.

So, mimicing the original card, I added the Old Olive Striped Grosgrain ribbon (retiring this month - so get yours before it's gone!) and then just rearranged the little fruits in a square focal piece instead of a straight line.
A little Eyelet Border Punch, a little Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and four Stampin' Dimensionals later, you've got yourself a card!
This card is 5 1/4" square and fits in the SU! Medium Square Envelopes which even makes it more fun - love a unique sized card!

I hope you liked the second helping of fruit salad today - be sure and leave a comment and let me know what you think - I LOVE hearing from you! Did you know that when you leave a comment it's like saying "Hi"!?

Have a wonderful day today!
Stamped Blessings,

More Tart and Tangy cards:
Cherry on Top Birthday
Cherries Gift Set


  1. This just looks like summer! Very cute card! Thank you for sharing.

  2. really nice, clean & simple, but adds a cheerful note! thanks for sharing, & you have a great blog

  3. Too cute! A perfect summer card! I just love the added sparkle!


  4. Love this card! Am going to CASE it. Will share the result with you. Thanks so much for all of your inspiration!

  5. Love this card! Am going to CASE it. Will share the result with you. Thanks so much for all of your inspiration!


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