Mar 07 2016

GDP026 Apple of My Eye

Hmmm, isn’t it funny how sometimes the “simple” design turns out to be more difficult?  At least that is what I found with the design I came up with for the Global Design Project’s sketch today!  It was pretty clear in my head when I saw the sketch this morning, but I ended up tearing apart a couple different cards before I ended up with this one!  lol!

So…here’s my final version.  I wanted to use the Apple of My Eye stamp set and the cherry print in Cherry On Top Designer Paper for this fun flap card!

Apple of my eye
Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 Whisper White.
  • Along each side is a 1/2 x 5-1/2 strip of Cherry print in Cherry on Top Designer Paper.
  • The Cucumber Crush center card is 3-1/2 x 11, scored at 5-1/2 and embossed on the front with the Delicate Dots Embossing Folder.
  • A 2-1/2 Circle is punched from the top flap and the folded card adhered to the center of the Whisper White base.
  • The stem and leaves were stamped with Cucumber Crush Ink on Whisper White, the cherries with Watermelon Wonder, then punched with the 2-1/2 Circle Punch.  Two extra leaves were stamped and cut out, then adhered to top of the existing leaves with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Hooray for Today from Greatest Greetings was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink across the stems.
  • The Whisper White circle was placed in the opening of the Cucumber Crush circle on the base card so it is adhered inside.
  • Some Clear Wink of Stella was added to the cherries and the leaves for a little bling!

Apple of my eye inside

Isn’t that fun?  I used this fold in my Stamp Clubs a couple months ago and they loved it!



And do you know what else is fun?  Getting lots of ideas from our Create with Connie and Mary Mini Sessions!  We are getting ready to open our March Mini Session in a few days!


only $8.95 US with a projects using stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog!

* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
* All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
*Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month


Sets we are using for the March session:

  • Pyramid Pal Thinlets & Large Number Framelits
  • Sunburst Sayings Bundle
  • Timeless Textures & Cups & Kettle Framelits
  • Botanical Blooms Bundle
  • Grateful Bunch


Sign up for both March and April and we have a FUN Bonus project for you!


Head over to Create with Connie and Mary to sign up now!






7 People have left comments on this post

Mar 7, 2016 - 02:03:53

Thats a cute card and a really fun fold

Mar 7, 2016 - 05:03:31
Libby said:

Great card Connie! I love the non-traditional style. Works very well with your design.

Mar 9, 2016 - 10:03:14
Tanja Kolar said:

So sweet. Hope your card brings the sunshine and spring to Germany. Thank´s for playing with us.
Hugs Tanja

Mar 10, 2016 - 07:03:11

Great card – love the bright colours

Mar 10, 2016 - 05:03:00

What a cute door on the card! Thank-you for taking the Global Design Project Challenge this week!

Mar 11, 2016 - 04:03:19

SO glad you persevered Connie ‘cos that is one sweet card! Love how bright and fun it is. Thanks so much for joining in with this week’s Global Design Project!

Mar 12, 2016 - 06:03:16
Brian King said:

What a great card, Connie! These colors are so perfectly bright and cheery. Love the layout of this card! Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project sketch challenge!