August 13, 2011

OCC: Fun with Fruit

Happy Saturday!

This week we're all about fruit at Our Creative Corner. Summer is the season of fruit so find your inspiration in the colors, shapes and fun that this challenge can bring.

I immediately went to my new Papertrey Ink Fruit Frusions (Pear, Cherry & Apple) sets. I did start out with the stamps but as you can see, I ended up getting really inspired by the dies I got along with them. I was so inspired, I made a set of three cards and I think I'm in love! This trio concept really got my creativity going (not to mention the new paper from My Minds Eye, Stella and Rose - Gertie) so hold on! I'm pretty sure you'll see more in the future.

Here's my favorite, the apple:

And the cherry. I'm so happy I decided to mix the papers on the cherries. Thanks to double sided patterned paper, this was a happy accident.

 And finally the pear.

And then for fun, I decided to bundle them together with a bit of tulle ribbon and make a cute little tag. This will be a perfect grab-and-go gift.

I love mixing patterns. I was lucky that my Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Fired Brick was the perfect red for the scalloped circle and matched the chevron paper I used for the circle back. LOVE IT!

So dig out some fruity stamps, paper or baubles and join us at Our Creative Corner! And don't forget to visit the rest of the team's blogs to find more luscious, juicy and sweet inspiration!

Linda Coughlin
Lori Rider
Wendy Janson
Vicki Burdick
Sharon Wheet
Jen Rzasa
Kristen Tierney
Anne Marie Hile
Marjie Kemper
Tui Nathan

Have a great week!


  1. Wow, wow and wow ... Holly this is FABULOUS, I love your gorgeous card set! I love the clean simple style of your cards, and I love that patterned paper and then the perfect little die cuts ... oh how adorable!!! Well done ...

  2. What a fabulous gift idea! That paper looks so awesome with all the different fruit designs. (As a fan of everything Mac, I couldn't help but think your little apple looked like thei logo. Haha!) Love how you wrapped the set up with the fluffy tulle, also. Just gorgeous! :)

  3. I love mixing papers, too! You've done an outstanding job.... each one is a beauty. I agree with Tui... very well done!

  4. Holly, I too am a fan of Paper Trey Ink. And I just love what you have done with the fruit dies. I love the mix of pattern papers, and buttons. What a wonderfully delicious card set!

  5. Gorgeous cards Holly!! What an amazing gift!

  6. These are totally delightful, Holly! I love the CAS feel to the layout with all that white space and I agree the die cuts out of the DP are absolutely wonderful. They are all just awesome - terrific take on this week's fruit challenge!

    Hope you are having a great week.


  7. Oh gosh, I love all of these! Those dies are fabulous, and the little tag you made to go with the cards is so sweet! I think the cherry card might be my favorite :) Have a wonderful week!

  8. These are all really adorable!! Love the yummy papers too!! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me some kindness! :)

  9. EEEKKK!!! I absolutely LOVE this! I love the combination of the textured papers - perfection. I love also that you made it a set, its really a perfect gift for back to school. I may have to borrow this idea....