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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Monday, September 6, 2010

A Sassy Apple A Day!

Hello!!  I am a Guest Designer on Sassy's BLOG again today.  My Gypsy is home and a bit worn out as I have been designing like crazy!!  I have been so busy with back to school crazy things and all my teacher kids are back in my daycare so I don't have as much craft time during the day.  Too many little time!!

You know what they apple a day keeps the doctor away!!  Well, this apple is just too cute.  I have seen several projects lately using pages of books and I couldn't resist.  Since I used the actual pages from a book (not copies) I did not want to include this apple in a layout with photos.  I decided to make a card for my son's preschool teacher.
I used the apple from create a critter.  I made the largest apple 3.47 inches tall and the others 3.24, 3.0, 2.76 and 2.53 inches tall.  I cut out the largest apple in green and red.
I used a Thesaurus that I found at Wal-Mart for $1.00 for the smaller apples.  I set my Speed at 3, Pressure at 4 and Blade at 5 (I normally keep my blade at 6 all the time except when cutting vinyl).  I also tried to line up the apples where the words on the page were.

The heights of the smaller apples are:  2.29, 2.06, 1.82, 1.59, 1.51, 1.35 and 1.20 inches.
I cut off all of the red stems and book page stems.  I glued the largest red apple onto the green apple.
I used my Fantastix and brown ink to ink all of the edges.
For the red apples, I used my Tombow adhesive to glue a strip down the middle of each apple.
I bent the edges a bit so the apple had some dimension.
Here are the 5 layered apples.
For the remaining apples, I put adhesive on the edges.  I did not want adheisve in the center. 
Here are the layers all together.
Before I attached the inner apples, I sewed them together.  Had I put adhesive in the center it would have gunked up my sewing machine needle.
Finally I glued the inner apples to the outer apples.
I used watermelon seeds from Doodlecharms for the apple seeds.  I used Hide Contour to erase the watermelon shape.
Then I rotated the image and put it on the smallest apple.  Then I adjusted the size.  I cut out two sets of seeds.
I went back and cut out another set of apples and thought you might want to see the book I used and how I positioned the pages on my mat.
Now the rest of the card!  I used Gaffer Tape from 7 Gypsies that I have had forever and have never used!  I cut a square of brown star paper from Creative Memories (it has the same design with blue stars on the reverse side).  I cut out "thank you" in yellow from Nursery Rhyme.  I tied a bit of jute cord to the stem of the apple.
And here it is again!  I just love this layered apple look and will be using this one again!  I hope you like it!


steph108 said...

Wonderful Card!! I love all the layers of the apple and how you used book pages. Great Card!

Celeste B. said...

That is such a cute idea, I really like the thesaurus pages for the core! TFS!!!

Anonymous said...

I love this! which is the hide contour button?

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Lori this is a great card!!! Love all the layers. TFS with us today.

Lori Apgar said...

Meredith ~ the hide contour button is on the advanced menu of the Gypsy. It will hide cuts - in other words, you can not cut out certain cuts on an image.

In this case, the watermelon and seeds would have all cut out. I did not need the watermelon shape, so I hid that cut.

I hope this helps!

Kim V. said...

Love this, and all of your stuff! As a matter of act, I left you a blog award!

Kim V.

Audrey Frelx said...

Lori,I don't know what to say about your card, to call it cute is an understatement. Love-love the layers on the apple!

Jana said...

Lori, so very cute and clever

Emily said...

I love this! What a great idea :) I am going to have to try something like this!

BrendaB said...

This is such a cool card! I love the dimension on the apple!

TM Cottontail said...

OMG Lori! You are so creative! This is just the cutest thing! :-) Thanks for sharing, I don't know how you find the time to DO the projects AND photograph them step-by-step AND post them to your blog! You must have more hours in your day than I do. :-)