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

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

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

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

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

  8. 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!

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

  10. 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

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

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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