Friday, September 7, 2012


Apple For Teacher Friday Mashup 75

It’s Friday! That means there is another Friday Mashup Challenge! Take a look at the card I made:

  • Stamps: Apple Blossoms (retired), En Francais
  • Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
  • Ink: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade
  • Accessories: Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Black Marker, Stampin’ Sponge, XL Heart Punch, Bird Punch, Paper Snips, Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain ribbon

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
  1. Make a "Back to School" themed project.
  2. Or Make a project with "Sewing".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Back to School project with Sewing". 

I started off by cutting a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and scored it at 4-1/4”. I used the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack to pierce holes around the sides and bottom of the card front. Then I used the fine point of my Basic Black marker to connect the dots and create faux stitching. Next I stamped the apple image from Apple Blossoms onto the card front several times in Cherry Cobbler ink.

Next I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 1-3/4” x 5-1/2” and stamped the apple image across it in Daffodil Delight ink. I stamped the greeting in Cherry Cobbler ink onto the right side of the stamped Whisper White card stock. I adhered this onto a 2” x 5-1/2” piece of Daffodil Delight card stock. I wrapped a piece of Daffodil Delight stitched grosgrain ribbon around the left side of the panel and tied it into a knot.  This panel was adhered onto the top portion of the card front.

Now for the cute little apple! I stamped a couple scrap pieces of Whisper White card stock with En Francais in Black Stazon ink. Then I used the XL Heart Punch to punch out 10 hearts. I sponged the bottom 2/3 of each heart edge with Cherry Cobbler ink and sponged the top 1/3 with Lucky Limeade ink. Then I folded each heart in half and glued the halves back to back until you have all ten hearts glued together. Similar to what I did in THIS tutorial.

Find the middle of the half accordion of hearts and fold it out and use Paper Snips to cut off just a little bit of the point of heart so it looks more like an apple. Then take your Cherry Cobbler sponge and sponge the bottom edges. I had some punched leaves left over from something else in my scrap bin, so I glued those onto the card front for the apple stem and leaves. Then I just glued the two remaining un-stamped sides of the accordion heart onto the card front with some Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.

That’s it! Although this card may not easily go through the mail, it is still a great one that you can hand to that special teacher. Now I just have one problem…. I don’t have any kids and don’t know any teachers. Anyone want the perfect card for a teacher???

Head on over to the Friday Mashup to see what the rest of the design team created and to play along! 


  1. Wow, love how you made that apple Amanda, and having the different colors on it just really pleases the eye! Lovely work!

  2. Amanda, that apple is awesome! Thanks for the instructions on how to do it too. I might have to pull out my neglected heart punch!

  3. Wow that apple is fabulous Amanda! What a genius idea - love the way you've sponged the shapes with red and green ink!

  4. Love the apple and the whole combination. Very cool!