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Best Wishes filled with Apples

How was your weekend? Mine was great and was not as expected. Does that happen to you? I thought I needed much rest for my knee, but it was not as bad as I thought and now just has minor bruising and the scrapes. It's still sensitive to the touch, but like any bruise you may have, you just say, "OUCH!" and move on.

So, instead of working on the baby scrapbook (like I should have - I only finished one page), I went to a dance competition in DC and also helped Mac with his photography business. I made a handful of cards that I'll share with you this week. I'm saving them because I know I'll be working hard on that baby book I barely started. Did I ever tell you all that I'm a procrastinator and most times like working that way...under pressure. Somehow, that motivates me to move FAST!

Anyway, I'm enjoying the Oscars and routing for Slumdog Millionaire and Benjamin Button because I thought they were good and well, they were the only movies up for awards that I saw besides the Dark Knight and Hancock. :)

This card is for Loonie's Stamper Challenge. We were challenged to use kraft cardstock, a shade of pink and NO RIBBON! OUCH! I think that hurt worse than my knee!! I love ribbon and even double it up on some cards, so I made this very basic back-to-school card, wishing a student or educational faciliator the best for the school year (a girl of course)! I slightly cheated with the paperclip because it has a little cream on it, but I thought the paperclip was a good addition to a school-themed card.

Have a great Monday!

How to Make it:
  1. Trim kraft cardstock to 4.25" x 11" then score at 5.5".
  2. Trim raspberry fizz cardstock into a square, then dry emboss.
  3. Stamp apples on sweet blush cardstock, then cut out and adhere to raspberry fizz cardstock using dimensionals.
  4. Adhere raspberry fizz cardstock to kraft card base with dimensionals.
  5. Add paperclip.
  6. Stamp sentiment.

:: My Goodies {best wishes apples}::
Stamps: Hero Arts - four apples; Verve Visual - wonderful wishes
Ink: Papertrey Ink - raspberry fizz
Cardstocks: Papertrey Ink-kraft + sweet blush + raspberry fizz
Accessories: dimensionals; cuttlebug; provo craft - swiss dots embossing folder; corner rounder; making memories - paper clip
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2


Angie Tieman said...

Ooooh, delightful! Love the unexpected color and the polka dot texture!

Deanna said...

Awesome card Ashley! Lovin the pink apples! Thanks so much for playing!

Gloria said...

Love that paperclip!

Regan said...

OMG I love it...the whole no ribbon thing was harder than expected for me too- thats why I picked it!!!

Stamping Cafe said...

This is so cute, love the colors and design!

Anonymous said...

This is really well done as well! Love the apples all being different.

Anthonette said...

Very beautiful, Ashley! It looks great without the ribbon. I love the colors... I love that Swiss dots embossing folder...I don't own it. I just ordered the SU! one.

We were happy to see Slumdog Millionaire win so many awards. It was the only film we saw in the Best Picture category.

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