Thursday, August 19, 2010

An Apple A Day

My daughter had some surgery this week so I am in the Get Well mood today. I found this basket of apples over at The Digi Shack and you know that old saying "An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away". So Momma bear started cutting, pastin and even a little sewing to make her baby bear a little card.

I love anything country and this little basket of apples was something I just couldn't pass up. I wanted to try the sunburst quilting pattern and I thought the two just went together like two peas in a pod or like two apples in a basket (Tee Hee Hee).

I cut out 5 squares of paper that complimented each other then cut them at angles. I laid out my pattern and glued it to a base. The I took my sewing machine and sewed around the edges. I wanted a "bound" border like a quilt would have so I first tried rick rack. That made the card too heavy so I used a border punch to cut out some vanilla cream paper and glued that to the quilt. Since the card was a little too heavy to glue on to the base, I used brads. I punched out some red and vanilla flowers and used a flower brad to attach.

I typed my saying in my word program using Americana Classic Font, brought it all down to the bottom of the page and ran my card base through my printer. I used a Stampin Up border punch on the bottom of the card base too.

The digi is cut out with an oval Nestability and matted with at red check cut with a larger Nestie. I glued it on vanilla card stock and trimmed around it with my scallop shaped sissors. I popped it up with a pop dot. The apples are colored with my Copics and I colored an extra set of leaves to glue on top of the first set so I could have them hang over the red checked mat.


  1. This turned out fabulous Linda!! Cami is going to love this. You gotta help me get my sewing machine up and running. Stitching looks great on the starburst quilt affect.

  2. Very cute! Don't know why I've never noticed that digi before! DUHHH me!

  3. As always...your card is great. Love the stitching.

  4. Love your card!! I am like Marlene I have not noticed it either!! I will have to go and check it out!!


  5. Your cards are beautiful - love the flowers in the vase - it looks like you used toile (sp??) to make the vase - and my little KoKo Puff will be driving soon too, so there! Love

  6. Lovely card! I love the quilting effect.

  7. Fabulous card- I love the country/ quilted effect!


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