Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Perfect Pear

My neighbor Naomi needed an anniversary card for her nephew and I had seen pears used and wanted to use one. Of course deciding which one I would use was quite a chore, there were so many to choose from and so little time! *okie loves sounding overly dramatic* I finally went with one from the Preserves cartridge.

Here is the PERFECT PEAR card. The cut file is set to cut 4 at a time and requires Preserves and Cursive 101. The "perfect" could be easily switched to another cart if you don't have Cursive 101. The card I made is an A2 but I reckon you can make a bigger one if ya want.

Due to one of the pears being flipped it is important line up the layers before adhering permanently. I just stacked mine after I got them done so I wouldn't get them mixed up.

Here are the supplies used:
Cricut Cartridges - Preserves, Cursive 101
Cuttlebug Textile folder
Patterned paper mat 4"x5.25" - Basic Grey
3.25x3.25 mat - Prism cardstock
3x3 mat - DCWV
Cardstock for pears - Prism
Coverstock for card base, eggplant
Stickles - Diamond, Cinnamon
Cat Eye Chalk ink - Chestnut Roan, Olive Pastel
Liquid Pearls - platinum
Stampin Up marker - Chocolate Chip
Rolling paper piercer

Here is a close up so you can see some of the detail.

When I sand cardstock that I have embossed with the Cuttlebug I leave the cardstock on the folder while sanding to help the cardstock keep it's texture. If I don't I end up smashing the design a bit *okie does not like smashed designs*.

I measured 3/8" from the edge and used the rolling paper piercer and then added the stitch marks with the Stampin Up marker *okie is still a bit upset about her broken sewing machine...but that is another story*. I only used the Liquid Pearls on the lettering and think it gave a desirable effect *okie laughs at herself for trying to sound magaziny or something*.

I used the Diamond Stickles on the edge of the pear center and then to add a few dots at the bottom. I used Cinnamon Stickles where the seeds are cut.


  1. Beautiful! Love the doodling.

  2. Very cute card!!! love the papers!

  3. Love it Okie.... great card..

  4. love the "pairs" cards and you do such a nice work all the time. TFS!

  5. Oh this is so cute. And you are always so sweet to share your .cut files.

  6. Such a pretty card, it came out great, I love this cartridge too!!

  7. magaziy? Is that a word in OK? lol
    Love the card. Lots of great details!

  8. What a great card Okie. I woul be upset to if my sewing machine is broken. You do some awesome work.

  9. Okie:
    I really like this card except for one thing - now I have to get another cart!!! But, this is a really cute cart so it's okay!

  10. I love your card. I need to get some of that chalk.. I like the look it gives!

  11. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [29 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  12. great card, I'm sure they will love it!

  13. So beautiful!!! You've made a couple of pears look fantastic.

  14. Love your blog! You do such beautiful work! Im so inspired. I joined your blog. I have one too and would love for you to join me.

  15. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Apr. 30, 2010. Thanks again.

  16. Okie I love this. Thanks so much for sharing. Kathie