I loved this card when I saw it featured on Lorraine’s blog – it was created by Debbie Colbacchini who I believe is one of Lorraine’s downline.  I thought it would be a perfect card for Greg because he loves pears.  I made a few modifications to it and used it as one of the cards in my masculine card class – but it could really be used for anything.  So here is what mine looks like –

Things I did differently from Debbie’s – I added the Polka Dot Embossing folder to a portion of my Old Olive piece – I left about 1″ hanging out the side and this is where I stamped the greeting.  My Chocolate Chip panel is a bit smaller that the original.  And I used the large 1-3/4″ circle punch instead of a scallop circle on mine.  The yellow color in this one is Crushed Curry – I really do wish we would have kept that one going into next year.  But I guess More Mustard is similar just not as bright.

The pear has Crystal Effects on it to give it a juicy look. Here is a close up photo so you can see it.  What I did was stamp the pear image first, punch it out and then add the Crystal Effects and let it dry – I like to give it at least and hour to dry without touching it so it will be shiny and not get finger prints in it.  It is so tempting to touch – I had to shoo away my boys a couple of times as they were about to stick their finger on it!

Greg likes pears so much some years we just give him a box for his birthday or Christmas.  One year we got the fancy Harry & David(I think it is) kind and saved the box – now we just go to Costco and get pears to put in the fancy box.

Here is the list of Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Crushed Curry card stock and ink
  • Chocolate Chip card stock, ink and marker
  • Old Olive card stock and marker
  • Cheep Talk stamp set
  • Thank You Kindly stamp set – or other greetings
  • 1-1/4″ Circle punch
  • 1-3/8″ Circle punch
  • 1-3/4″ Circle punch
  • Crystal Effects
  • Crushed Curry Polka Dot Ribbon
  • Big Shot Dies Cut machine
  • Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Thanks for stopping by – I’m going to have a backyard update soon – new pictures and a new visitor came this weekend.  It is hot out there today – I just spent almost 4 hours on the track at the high school prepping and serving 1000 hotdogs!  We had some dads doing the cooking and then we stuffed them into buns, stacked them trays and wrapped them in foil.  Oh my goodness I have never seen so many hotdogs – I thought the 8th grade tail-gate party I did last fall was a lot of hot dogs but this was way more!

I’m a Guest Designer at  Create with Connie & Mary: Summer Edition going on now – come join us for daily projects featuring items in the Stampin’ Up! Summer Mini Catalog.