Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Bucket of apples

It's Fall, Autumn, harvest time! It's time for another challenge at SUO Challenges, and Harvest Time is the theme! This card I'm sharing with you, today, is my SUO Challenges design team entry! Won't you join us?

I made a bucket of apples using the Cupcake Builder punch! I added a little wheat in the background with an image from Wetlands. This card makes me want to go apple picking! I don't know what I would do with a whole bucket of apples, since the men in my life (husband and son) don't eat apples very often; and they dislike apple pie! Weirdos! I still love them to pieces ☺.


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I used the Cupcake Builder punch to make this cute bucket (or barrel, or whatever that cute thing is called!) of apples! To make the bucket I punched the cupcake out of Crumb Cake card stock. Then I used a ruler and mechanical pencil to divide the boards. The easiest way to do this is to use a clear ruler, and draw the center line. Then I made tiny tick marks to divide each half into thirds, and used the ruler to finish the lines. I used a Post-it note to mask along the left of each line (one at a time), starting with the far right board. Then I inked up a Sponge Dauber with Crumb Cake ink, and made one or two quick swipes along the edge of the Post-it. Then I repeated this process with each line (board). For the horizontal boards, I hand cut a couple of card stock pieces and sponged them, before adhering to the barrel.

To make the apples, I punched the cherry from Real Red card stock. I colored in the stems with Soft Suede ink, and then trimmed them at an angle. I cut a tiny (SUPER tiny) divot out of the bottom of the apples. I only did this to the three that actually show their bottoms.

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Stampin' Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets: Wetlands, and Six Sided Sampler (for the sentiment only)

  • Paper:

    • Crumb Cake card stock - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", plus extra for the bucket

    • Very Vanilla card stock - 4" x 5 1/4"

    • Real Red card stock - scrap

  • Ink:

    • Crumb Cake and Soft Suede

    • Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker

  • Tools and Accessories:

    • Cupcake Builder punch

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  1. Wow! This card looks deceptively simple, though I know it was a lot of work. It's really cute, Deena!

  2. Absolutely adorable. So clever. I will post on pinterest

  3. Thanks so much Connie! I'm glad you like it!

  4. Thanks, Terry! It wasn't too bad, although I probably wouldn't make 10 of them, haha!

  5. So cute! I love how you used the cupcake punch for something entirely different, I'm always looking for ideas like that. Great project!

  6. What a clever idea! I will be trying this basket and sharing it with my Stampers. Thank you for sharing!

  7. So cute and clever! Now I know I will have to get the cupcake builder punch (you, enabler you :-))

  8. Thanks! I can't believe you don't own that punch!