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Sunday, August 5, 2012

A Harvest of Thanks {PP107}

Happy Sunday, friends!  Delighted you could join me for another week with The Paper Players where I am pleased to host a theme challenge:
I couldn't wait to use the sweet little apples in the Perfectly Preserved stamp set, from the Holiday Mini catalog.
Selecting the colors is so easy when the designer paper--Orchard Harvest used here--leads the way!  Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo and Raspberry Ripple are the perfect combination of country rustic and fresh modern.  I used three different patterns of dsp for the banners--consciously selecting smaller patterns that feature one or all of the main colors.   
Love the Perfectly Preserved stamp set and it's coordinating Cannery Framelits.  I couldn't resist making not one, not two but three Raspberry Ripple apples!
Early Espresso Core'dinations Cardstock makes it easy to create the weathered wood look of the background.  After embossing with the Woodgrain embossing folder, a light rub from a sanding block reveals the light colored inner core of the paper.  And that cute jar lid?  Yep, that's a Framelit too!  Stamped in Island Indigo, wrapped in Linen Thread and finished with some Island Indigo ruffled ribbon and secured with a Vintage Trinket safety pin.

So, what do you think?  Inspired to join us?  Maybe some fabulous projects from the rest of the Design Team will get you thinking Back to School!
 The Paper Players Design Team

I hope you will join us at The Paper Players--before the challenge ends on Friday, August 10th at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by!
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Supplies
Stamps: Perfectly Preserved, Petite Pairs 
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Early Espresso 
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake CS; Orchard Harvest DSP; Early Espresso Core'Dinations CS
Xtras: Island Indigo ruffled ribbon; Vintage Trinkets; Cannery Framelits; Window Frames Collection Framelits; Festive Paper Piercing Pack; Sanding Block; Linen Thread

16 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Oh Nance this is wonderful!!!! Love all the layering you can do with those dies! Fun for sure!
Wishing I had ordered this last time....oh well....you've inspired me to get it VERY soon! LOL!
Enjoy your weekend!

Linda Callahan said...

That rugged background is wonderful! I may have to order that this week! You are winning me over - love your card - and those sweet apples!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nance this is so sweet, and the DSP sure does take the guessing out of color combos too. I really like the way the DTs use twine to wrap the lid. Your little safety pin is adorable to hand a tiny tag.
Love the jar and fruit. My 'bundle' of the this set is on it's way. Can't to play. Hugs

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

So cute, Nance! I love the textures and the way you featured the DSP. I'm so ready for fall after seeing your card!

Marisa said...

So cute!! Love the jar with the apples in it! Way to showcase that set :)

LeAnne said...

Super fun card...I am loving all the colors you've got going here. That DP is terrific!

June Houck said...

That stamp set caught my eye in the new catalog, and YOU rocked it, of course! Love this card Nance :)

Amy White said...

Wow this so is so fabulous Nance! I love all the details you've included and the way you've layered one of the dsp strips over that label shape - must try that when I get to play with those dies!!

Nancy said...

So much to see in this card, love the little apples & their stems in the jar, the sideways pennants (or whatever they're called) really add so much to the wood grain background and all the little details! (there that's the longest run-on sentence ever).
Luv,
Mom

Nancy said...

Forgot to say I really like your newest use of ribbon, very effective!

Marybeth said...

Nance love the apples in the jar on your sweet , fun card.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Hi Nance! Hooray for finally staying awake for more then a couple of hours at a time so I can finally stop by and visit your adorable card! Love, love, LOVE the mix of patterns and the jar of apple-tastic goodness. As always, your details are what really set this card into a class all it's own. You rock, my friend! Big hugs! Sorry I couldn't play along with your fun challenge this week but I'm cheering everyone on from the sidelines. Whoo hoo! :)

Becky said...

That little jar of apples is just the cutest thing ever! Love the twine and ribbon too!

H2 :) said...

I love your beautifully adorned jar, housing those sweet little apples, Nance. The weathered background & banners are fabulous too! Thanks for such a fun challenge this week! :)

Noelle said...

What a DARLING card, Nance! I love the combo of the woodgrain texture with those patterned papers and that adorable jar of apples! Thanks for popping by my blog, hope you have a stellar weekend! :)

Maria Matter said...

fabulous, love all the wonderful layers!