Sprinkles of Life Thank You Apple Tree Card

by Joanne James28. June 2015 11:00

It's Sunday and time for our new challenge over at The Paper Players! I really enjoyed our gallery full of summer treats last week; this week should be easier on the waistline though, as the lovely Nance has a great sketch challenge for us:


My card features an altogether more healthy treat this week in the form of apples, on a tree created with the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and co-ordinating tree builder punch:

My card also features three of the five new in-colours: Tip Top Taupe, Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder so I am also linking up with the team over at Fab Friday as their challenge is all about the new in-colours this week. I used Tip Top Taupe for my card base, then adhered a piece of Whisper White to the card front. I embossed another piece of Taupe with my woodgrain textured embossing folder then using my Big Shot and Circles Framelits cut away a partial circle from one side before adhering this on top of the white layer. I stamped the tree trunk in Taupe onto the white panel, then stamped my leaves in Cucumber Crush and my apples in Watermelon Wonder onto Whisper White and punched them out with the co-ordinating tree builder punch. I wanted a full tree so punched three treetops and layered them to create my tree, adding the last one with a dimensional to create some lift. For my banners I used a strip of Watermelon Wonder and a piece of green patterned paper from the Cherry on Top DSP stack, tied with white baker's twine and flagged with the triple banner punch. I stamped my sentiment in white Stazon onto Basic Black and cropped it tightly. I finished with another punched apple, which I covered in Crystal Effects to make it nice and shiny, although it's hard to see in the photo above. The Sprinkles of Life Stamp stamp set is so versatile with so many creative options; not only that, every purchase benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charity too as £2 is donated for every stamp set purchased.

With only three more weeks until the end of the school year, I am needing to make more and more teacher thank you cards, so this one is definitely heading for the teacher pile. Well, an apple for the teacher as the saying goes - or in this case, six!

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Anne Marie Hile
Claire Broadwater
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Debbie Mageed
Karren Johnson
Shannon Jaramillo
Amy Koenders
Jodi McKinney
Lisa Elton
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 

I love a good sketch challenge so I look forward to seeing what you make of this one in the gallery this week. If the weather holds we may manage to squeeze in another weekend BBQ - keep your fingers crossed for me!

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


Comments (9) -

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
6/28/2015 1:46:20 PM #

Joanne, this is just perfect for any teacher!  Great way to feature all the new colors, too!  I love the embossed background and that tiny, glossy apple is just fantastic!  XX


Sandy mathis
Sandy mathisUnited States
6/29/2015 3:26:34 AM #

Super cute card, Joanne! I love that tree and the adorable little apples. What a perfect card for a teacher.


Karren Johnson
Karren JohnsonNew Zealand
6/29/2015 7:46:15 AM #

Your apple tree is so cute, Joanne!  Love how you've used this sketch!   It's been great working with you on the team for the last six months.


Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
6/29/2015 1:36:29 PM #

Love how you used the new products! I like the dimension you gave to the tree, what a cute card!


Heather H
Heather HUnited States
6/29/2015 9:44:14 PM #

Eee!  Oh so fresh and pretty, just right for a teacher, too!  I love your fulled up tree, too - I've been meaning to try this!  Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
6/30/2015 12:56:31 PM #

Adorable card, Joanne!  Love how you expanded the tree with extra punched pieces and the little bit of twine adds such a homespun, rustic feel.  It's just perfect!  Thanks for making my sketch shine this week!


Amy Koenders
Amy KoendersUnited States
7/1/2015 1:59:16 PM #

Fantastic card!  I love this color combination and the Sprinkles of Life stamp set is one of my very favorites!  Your background goes perfectly with it.  Smile


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
7/3/2015 12:59:07 AM #

Great way to highlight this cute set as well as some of the new In Colors....I am still trying to warm up to some of them, LOL!  Your card is just as sweet as can be!


LisaUnited States
7/3/2015 3:04:48 AM #

What a cute little apple tree, this is a sweet card Joanne!


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