Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Bowl of Pears

Hello, Crafters.

Last Thursday, I shared a card that featured three bowls of strawberries that I'd made using the Fruit Basket Stamp Set. 

I was asked if I'd make a video showing how I made the card, which I was happy to do. 

As usual, before I started prepping for the video, I made another card which was more or less the same, but I used the pears.
My plan was to use the pineapples for the video and I started preparing two bowls full of them as it would take too much time making three complete bowls in the video.

However, I was disappointed with the pineapples because they were so small, especially in comparison to the size of the strawberries and pears. 

I think a better idea for a bowl of pineapples would be to fussy cut the pineapples that feature on one of the sheets of Tutti-fruitti Designer Series Paper (DSP).

 Not suitable for anybody who doesn't like "fussy-cutting", but even if it's just for one bowl - not three as featured in my card today! - I don't think it would take too much!

The fourth fruit in the stamp set is a slice of fresh fruit, but I don't think that would look quite right in a bg bowl like the one in the video. 

This meant I had to repeat the strawberries or the pears, and the pears won because I thought the first pear stamp looked rather dreary! 
I kept the card on the video more or less the same, but I changed the "table" strip of DSP to a Peekaboo Peach design from the Tutti-fruitti DSP, and also used it to frame the second sentiment. 

Although the Peekaboo Peach is a very subtle orange, it has made a very big difference! 

Now I'm wondering if I can replace those two parts on the drreary card - the green stripe DSP is from the Coffee Break DSP - or should I leave well alone. 

I know the latter is more sensible, but I know me, and might just take the plunge and have a go! LOL!

Well, it's the 28th March today, which means there are just four days left of Sale-a-bration (SAB) 2018!

If you have your eyes on any of the free gifts available as part of SAB, don't leave it too long before you place your order! 

You really don't want to miss the boat! 

With the exception of the Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder and the Celebrate You Thinlits, which will be in the 2018 - 2019 catalogue, all the other gifts in the first two brochures will nt be seen again!

That's it from me today, so until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Hi Jan, thank you for the 'heads up' on SAB. I think I am not going to be able to purchase any more this year or I will be getting a divorce. Anyhow, these two cards are fabulous and I would like to CASE them as I have all the resources that you have used (which is unusual for me). I too was disappointed with the pineapples and I haven't tried the melon slices yet either.

    1. Hi, Lorraine. I always take it as a compliment when someone wants to CASE one of my projects! Please go ahead, and CASE away! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.