Monday, December 25, 2023


Did you ever watch Little House on the Prairie?  Didn't they receive apples in their Christmas Stockings?  I wonder what kids today would think of that?

Well, I have some apples for you today and all this week as I am featuring the Apple Harvest stamp set.

This stamp set was gifted to me by my awesome upline.  She said I could choose any stamp set I wanted, so I chose one that I thought I would probably never purchase.  Stamp sets that feature fruit are not sets I am typically drawn to as I just don't know what to do with them.  So, I have challenged myself to use this set this week.

For today's card, I started with Watercolor Paper and added a Boho Blue color wash for the background.  I like creating backgrounds like this with my Water Painter because basically I just get to scribble!

Scribbling is a great way to relieve frustration.  My other favorite thing to do when I feel like I need a stress reduction, is to pound on the piano!  I don't necessarily make beautiful music, but I do make a lot of noise!

After creating the color wash I stamped this branch of apples on Basic White cardstock and then colored it with my Stampin' Blends.  I also find coloring relaxing, so I must have been feeling stressed the day I made this card.

This isn't particularly a "Christmasy" Card, but since it is Christmas Day, I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas, so I grabbed the sentiment from Ringed with Nature and stamped it with Pecan Pie ink.  A little bow made from Natural Wavy Trim and three Speckled Dots completed the card front.

For the inside of the card, I stamped and colored some more apples and added a Pecan Pie sentiment from Perched in a Tree.  Apples seemed like something from nature to me, so I thought the sentiment worked.  What do you think?

Use this link to download a Free Tutorial.

A list of the products I used is shown below.

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