Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Perfect Apple Birthday - Stampin' Up! Cheerful Basket

   Sometimes participating in a challenge really ends up being a challenge!  I wanted to play along with Seize the Birthday and their theme of 'food, glorious food' but..... I have almost no stamps involving food!  On first look all I could find were candy canes.  That's a big nope for a birthday card! I looked again and found one stamp in a larger set...the apples in Cheerful Basket!!  I don't know how glorious they are but it works for food!

  I started with a Crumb Cake card base, then a strip of Happy Forest Friends DSP  lines the bottom of a piece of Basic White with the edges lightly distressed.

  I added the die cut basket in Crumb Cake with a bit of sponging around the edges.  The apples are stamped in Memento black and colored in with Blends. Basket and apples are popped up on dimensionals.  

  I cut a few leaves in Old Olive to scatter around the base of the basket.  The sentiment from Blessings of Home is stamped in Crumb Cake and trimmed down to fit the vertical space.

  A Real Red fork bow is the last touch for this fall and food themed birthday card.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Cheerful Basket, Blessings of Home

Ink: Memento Black, Crumb Cake

Blends: Real Red light & dark, Granny Apple Green light & dark, Daffodil Delight light

Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic White, Happy Forest Friends DSP

Accessories: Full Basket dies, dimensionals, Real Red ribbon


  1. Amanda, your post totally made me laugh this morning. This card is perfect and wonderfully executed! The basket is great and then the red bow really brings it all together. Thanks for playing at Seize the Birthday and for including our topping. Take care!

  2. I also chuckled at your intro. Apples are totally glorious!!! I love the torn edge and bow for detailing. Thanks so much for playing with us at the Seize the Birthday challenge blog!


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