Thursday, August 8, 2019

IB84 Apple Friends

Hi peeps!  Thursday is here..almost the weekend, yay!  Laurel has a fun Inspired By prompt for us, another back-to-school one....'tis the season, right?!  Cassidy will be starting August 26 and I know some schools in the south start even before that!  Anyway, here is my card using a bunch of older stuff and a new-ish set as well:

And here is the challenge photo:

Isn't that fun?!  What a cute centerpiece!  I concentrated on the reds and greens as well as the polka dots!!!  I stamped these apples from a retired SU set called Perfectly Preserved in Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green and used the matching dies to cut them out.  My background paper is some Papertrey I've been hoarding FOREVER, and just had to break it out; I diecut it with a Nested Stitched Label die and topped it with a polka-dotted banner:

I heat-embossed the sentiment from Fable Friends in white on an Early Espresso banner; I decided the right side of my card looked a little bare, so I added an embossed stitched line and threw on a few sequins:

I left the inside blank so I can use it for whatever occasion that arises!  This card makes me smile too!
What about you....what inspires you?  The numbers, the colors, that cute little school bus?  I hope you'll play along with us at Inspired By and share your creation with us, and be sure to check out the awesome samples from the DT while you're there!

Here are a few more birthday cards:

Martha and Karen F. know I love my orange hues:

And Peggy and Karen H know how much I love birds!!!

Thanks, ladies, and thanks, readers, for popping in!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Fable Friends, Perfectly Preserved (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Thick Whisper White, Early Espresso, Fruit Fusion DSP (Papertrey), Handmade Holiday DSP (Simple Stories)
 Ink Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green, Craft White
Accessories Sequins from my Stash, White Embossing Powder, Mini Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Nested Stitched Labels Dies, Cannery Dies (ret), Stitching Lines Dies (Ellen Hutson), Heat Tool


Linda Callahan said...

Homespun deliciousness! Love the sweet apples!

Lisa Elton said...

I like the non-traditional school colors in the photo and you've captured them beautifully! Wonderful card LeAnne!

Kampin' Karen said...

How cute is your card! You have really wonderful patterned paper. Those Stitched Nested Dies are my most favorites. Love your birthday cards!

I Card Everyone said...

oh my word, LeAnne... I hadn't even noticed the plates were apples!!! You are so observant, so you get all the gold stars for that, and this darling card!!

Claire Broadwater said...

LeAnne, this is fabulous! I love the polka dots and the apple DSP! The sentiment is perfect and those apples
make me smile! Great group of cards, My Friend! XX

Chris said...

Your back to school card is darling!