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Sep 29, 2010

An Apple A Day

Hi,  Today I'm bringing you a card that I stamped to send to Elena's husband, Ken who recently had knee surgery.  Since my own hubby has had several knee surgeries I wanted Ken to know that I understand (in a way) what he has been going through and to let him know that I was thinking about him.

I bought this great stamp set, (School Basics) by Mint Motif here: and hadn't yet had the chance to try it out.  This seemed like a good time.  Plus I got to use some new designer paper from (Die Cuts With A View - Grade School stack) that I also recently purchased.  I love this bright sunny Plaid and then the Polka Dot pattern, so fun.

For this card I used Basic Black for the card base and layered it with Pear Pizazz that I distressed with the Cutter Kit distressing tool.  I used a MS border punch on the dp layers.  The Apple was stamped with Lime Chalk Ink and over stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Then I used a glue pen and added Key Lime glitter (Art Institute) to the apple and cut it out and mounted it on a punched circle of Pumpkin Pie cs.  I also added a stamped leaf from the polka dot patterned papers.  I used the paper lining stamp from the set and stamped the words with Real Red Ink.  To finish it off I added some Linen Thread and Olive Sprinkles.

I also did the inside of the card.   The sentiment is from (Very Square Sentiments) Mint Motif.

 Well that's it for this time around.  I'll be back later in the week.


  1. such wonderful colors Ida! I am sure Elena's hubby will be tickled to receive this!

  2. Ida, great card. I'm sure that Ken will greatly appreciate it. I love how you did the inside too...I never do the inside of my cards...have to do that sometimes!!

  3. This card is beautiful! Thank you so much for thinking about us, Ida! Ken will love this card!
    I like the twine element and distressing! Really love the whole design of this card!

  4. You pulled off this paper so well...I have some scraps that need to get used up and this is brill! Great font for that sentiment!