Apple season is upon us, and Stampin’ Up’s “Picked For You” stamp set helps us create very artistic apples.

By Su Mohr for Paper Players 415; Click Read to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Picked for You stamp set, Burlap background stamp, Corrugated embossing folder, Lemon Builder Punch; #pickedforyou #apples #burlap #handmadecards #stampinup #pp415

Apple on Burlap


The Picked For You stamp set has four stamps for stamping the apple, and the Stamparatus positioning tool works wonders. The ink colors I used to stamp the apple on Sahara Sand cardstock: Granny Apple Green (of course), Pear Pizzazz, Lemon Lime Twist, and Soft Suede for the stem. I used my Aqua painter to blend the lines and colors together, and then fussy cut the apple in a circle. 


My apple needed a place to sit, so I thought of the Burlap background stamp. I stamped the Burlap in Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake cardstock, then cut a corner square to fit on my Sahara Sand card base. Stesha Bloodhart gave me the idea to actually snip the fringe with scissors. I added more texture by running the Burlap through the Big Shot using the Corrugated embossing folder.

TIP: The apple is lifted in the center by two dimensionals, then glued around the edge.

I chose the sentiment, “I couldn’t have picked a better friend,” also from the “Picked For You” stamp set, and stamped it in Soft Suede ink.



The theme this week at Paper Players is apple(s) using a clean & simple layout.


I decided right before posting that my apple need a leaf. So, I stamped a leaf from the Lemon Zest stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink on Sahara Sand cardstock. The leaf was easily cut, using the Lemon Builder Punch. I tucked it behind the apple stem, and my clean & simple card was complete.


Thank you for visiting my blog. May you enjoy a nice, juicy apple!


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