Crazy SUMMER FRUIT Friday!

Good FRIDAY Morning Stampers!! I have a FUN card to share today, it TOTALLY reminds me of summer! The colors and the images are PERFECT for a summer invite or party!
So I decided to play along with a few more challenges today- I got the color direction from ColourQ, the layout was thanks to Freshly Made Sketches and the theme was courtesy of Paper Players.  I made these fun FRUIT wedges using my 1-3/8″ and 1-3/4″ circle punches.  I made the larger circles using Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo card stock.  The inside of the fruit was made using Tempting Turquoise and Certainly Celery card stock.  I stamped the inside circles with the flower burst from Betsy’s Blossom (yep, I used it AGAIN!) and used Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo classic ink.  I added some white in with my Signo Gel Pen.
I used the COOL new Apothecary Accents Framlits for this card too, LOVE it! I layered it with a my own homemade background (I will share this tip with you in a video later this week)  I added some texture using the Houndstooth embossing folder and finished it off with my Friendly Phrases set.
Here’s a TIP for you, to get your circles cut evenly in half: “sit” your circle into that little groove at the end of your trimmer THEN cut away!  You get an circle that’s perfectly cut in half, just make sure it is securely in that groove.
I hope you enjoyed today’s card and pass it along to all your friends and FEEL FREE to PIN it :-)  I am excited to say that I am a featured artist this week on Crafter’s Corner in a segment called Best of the Web, come on over and check me out!
Don’t FORGET TO CHECK OUT my CLASSES for JUNE~ especially my SWEET SUMMER STAMP CAMP!!!  You won’t want to miss this EVENT!!


  1. Super fun card, Erin—great idea to use that Betsy stamp for your “slices”! I am so glad you played with the CQC colors this week!

  2. Oh my gosh! How clever! I love the way you used the stamp to create the fruit wedges! Really well done! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Scrumptious, summer-y fun! Great card!

  4. What a fun & summery card! Great job on combining three challenges into one card! I always have trouble doing that for more than two! Thanks for joining us this week at the colourQ! :)

  5. What a great card Erin … very much summer and a such fab colours too! Love the texture, love the layers!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  6. Love it, Erin! Very creative way to use that floral image, too. The red just pops with the other two colors. Thanks so much for joining us this week over at the Paper Players! :)

  7. Erin this is so much fun…and three challenges in Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ.

  8. Erin, you floored me. I was thinking how on earth did she stamp the inside of that fruit. I was NOT expecting Betsy’s Blossom. How incredibly creative of you. I am in love with this card.
    So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

  9. OMG–how clever is this?! Love the fruit wedges and how you’ve used Betsy’s Blossoms for the seeds–genius! Such a fun color combo too–perfect for our summertime theme. So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

  10. Hi Erin! Your fruit wedges are genius! I love how you made them entirely from scratch. The color combo is lovely too. Thanks for sharing the tip about cutting circles in half – I will definitely make note of it. Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!

  11. Your card is so fresh and just screams SUMMER! Love the bright cheerful colors! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  12. Your card does say summer, Erin, love your happy fruit! So glad you could join in the fun this week at the ColourQ.

  13. Love the card Erin! It is so summer and exciting! I did the colour Q challenge this week as well and found the colours tough but you made them look great together! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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