Friday, July 24, 2009

Stamp Simply #97 - Fruit of the Vine

Well, the Stamp Simply Team is back from their weekend gathering in Shipshewana, Indiana and ready to bring you another challenge! Sharon Johnson has come up with another great idea for we girls to inspire you with today. Since fruit is such a wonderful summer snack (and can sometimes be turned into a meal!) let's create something fruity today! If you don't have any fruity stamps, how about some fruity paper like I've used here? Got any of that fabulous new Lemonade paper from Basic Grey? There are cherries there! If you really don't have anything, how about using shades of orange, watermelon, cherry, grape, blueberry? You get the picture, right?

As I said, for my card I used this citrus-y designer paper I picked up recently, and literally stamped simply by not stamping at all! My sentiment is computer-generated using Kimberly Geswein's "Joyful Juliana" font. (click on the photo for a close-up) I cut out my sentiment with a Spellbinders ribbon slide die, and used this yummy gingham ribbon I got in Shipshewana. I'm so pleased with how this turned out... clean and simple, which is sometimes all you need!

So be sure to stop at Sharon's blog for her amazing sample, and then sample some fruit from the rest of the Stamp Simply team members for more inspiration!

RoseAnn Reynolds, July Guest Designer

Are you getting geared up for a fabulous weekend? I sure am! My Mom is visiting, and I'm so happy to have her with us for a few days! Hope your day is fabulous! Happy stamping!








Stamps: none
Cardstock: Certainly Celery (Stampin' Up!), Festive, Parakeet (Bazzill), designer paper (American Traditional Designs)Inks: none
Accessories: ribbon (Making Memories), ribbon slider die (Spellbinders), Scalloped Dot punch (Martha Stewart from Hope Stamps Eternal).

17 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

I love it -- sweet and simple -- just doesn't get any better!!! Way to go!!!!

Deb Neerman said...

Sooooooooo cute!

Joan Fricker said...

Tammy, very cute. Love that ribbon!

Joan

Janine said...

Hey sweetcheeks... Way to keep it simple! Have a great weekend with your Mom!!

Kim Burmeister said...

Great card, Tammy! Love it!

The Rubber Maid said...

Perfect for the challenge and the ribbon is awesome. Pat

Christina Fischer said...

Simple and SO sweet! I LOVE that ribbon! :)

Have a great weekend with your Mom!

Jennifer Buck said...

Super cute, Tammy! :) Hope you are doing well! :)

Jenny Gropp said...

This is simply FAB! That paper is yummy!

Connie said...

So very fun and summery, Tammy! That ribbon is the perfect touch!

Rose Ann said...

Your citrus card is delish, Tammy...and I just love that sentiment!! Yummy ribbon too!!

LeAnne said...

This is adorable! I LOVE orange (as you know) and that ribbon is wonderful! What a cute sentiment--and I believe I have that die and have yet to get it out of the package! Shame on me!
Love it!

Barbara said...

I love that paper!!! And I love that sentiment! Your ribbon is perfect, too!

Julie Koerber said...

Just yummy Tammy! Orange you glad it's the weekend? HA! Sorry, couldn't resist! Have a good one lady!

AJ said...

cute card Tammy- love it!!
have a great weekend!

Ellie said...

This is so beautiful. I love how you inked up the lemons. And the ribbon is gorgeous!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I bet you all had a blast at your gathering in Shipshewana! Ya'll were so close to me (a little over an hour away) and I didn't even know it! I love your pretty fruit card, Tammy!