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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge #21...

I am just sneaking in to join this challenge at the last minute. As you can see it ends tomorrow, so if you also want to enter, there is no time to waste! Just click HERE and it will take you to the Twofer Challenge Blog where you can read all the details.

I pondered over this challenge for a long time. I don't really have many "sweets" stamps or dies, other than for cupcakes and ice cream cones. I suppose I could have used one of those, but I just didn't feel inspired by them. Then I remembered that one of my Cricut cartridges (Preserves) had a nice cherry image.

I haven't used my Cricut in forever! It's just a little 6" wide baby Cricut, so it has limited capabilities. But I dug it out, found the right cartridge and set about cutting out my cherries.

I also remembered that I had a little bit of this cherry CS left, so I decided to use it, along with a Spellbinder's oval die and a Penny Black sentiment die.

It's a simple card, really, but I was pleased with how it turned out.

I layered up my image to give it some strength--especially those cherry stems--and added some Glossy Accents to make my cherries look even more delectable.

The stamps that I used were a mishmash of stamps from several different sets, so I didn't keep track who the manufacturers are.

The red banner was stamped separately, then cut out and adhered to the card.

For my second card, I found some nice, bright yellow SU cardstock for my top panel. I cut a round doily with a Spellbinder's die and then used a plain circle die to cut out the center of the doily as well as an aperture in my front panel.

The word "Sweet" was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-embossed.

For this card, I did not add any glossy accents to my cherries. I guess I still could if I wanted to, but I wasn't sure if it would make the card look any better. What do you think?

You can see in the aperture that my entire front panel is popped up on fun foam. I got a bunch of it in different colors from the thrift store, and it is very handy for tasks like this. I like that it doesn't add much weight to the card, too.

Inside this card is a simple stamped ingredient.  I may stamp some cherries inside if I can find an old wood-mounted cherry stamp that I know I have somewhere. I remember buying it at Michael's from the dollar bin.

My cold is still plaguing me, but I am slowly getting better. I can't wait for the cough to subside!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Darnell said...

Your sweet cherries do look delectable, Cheryl! That's the perfect word for them! I love the way you showcased them, glossified or not! They look so compelling on your birthday card with that awesome cherry pp and lowered into the doily-encircled aperture on your thank you card!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #21 and I hope your cold and cough are all gone soon! Hugs, Darnell

Lynette said...

Two wonderful cards, Cheryl! Isn't it fun to use some older stuff? A person doesn't have to have all that new (great!) stuff to make beautiful cards. :) Keep getting better!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Really "sweet" cards. I especially love the one with the cherry dp along with the piece you cut with the Cricut. Great job!

Kara Lynne said...

Your cherries are delightful! I love that little cherry printed paper and the wonderful sentiments too! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

Patti J said...

Sweetness! Love these happy cards, my friend! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anita in France said...

Those sweet cherries looks so scrumptious, Cheryl ... against the bold cherry-like pp and that sunny yellow one! I especially love the glossy ones ... yum! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Anita :)

Glittered Paws said...

Cute twofers - love the cherries especially with the round die surrounded by hearts, I think I might just have that die set. Love the DP you used.