Welcome everyone to day 4 of this months Papertrey Ink countdown. If you have arrived here from Nichole's blog then you have read all the details about one of my newest additions to MelissaJ Designs, Fruit Fusion! And now I can share here on my blog as well. YEAH!
There are at total of six $5 sets in this collection. Yup, you read it right...$5 each. They include the following.....
- Fruit Fusion: Pear - 8 images...2 pears, 2 stems, 2 sentiments, the word 'pear' and a seed image
- Fruit Fusion: Cherries - 7 images... 3 cherries, 2 stems and 2 sentiments
- Fruit Fusion: Berry - 6 images...1 strawberry, 1 stem, 3 sentiments and the word 'berry'
- Fruit Fusion: Grapes - 9 images...2 grape bunches, 2 stems, 1 squiggly vine, 3 sentiments and the word 'bunch'
- Fruit Fusion: Apples - 7 images...2 apples, 2 stems, 2 sentiments and the word 'apple
- Fruit Fusion: Melons - 7 images...2 melons, 1 melon rind, 3 sentiments and the world 'melon'
Also available on the 15th will be coordinating dies for each fruit image....
And Fruitti Tutti, my new patterned paper collection...
I just want to mention that I used a lot of the same materials on each of these cards...creating them similar but a bit different. Before I even started I cut various colors of cardstock and stamped each one in their matching color using the Background Basics: Gingham stamp set. I also die cut the frame from Sending You to use on each card. Along the bottom of each frame I added a strip of glitter.
**Color combo: Kraft, Melon Berry, Simply Chartreuse & Harvest Gold**
Up first is the pear. I used the coordinating die and some Harvest Gold felt. After cutting it I used a needle and thread and stitched around the edges. If you'll notice in the picture of dies above, the pear die is one piece...both pear and stem. You can easily trim the top of the pear off if you want and create another stem out of something else and adhere it like I did on this card. The stem on this is just Simply Chartreuse cardstock stamped with one of the stem images.
'To a great pear'. Again, two separate stamps so you can mix your colors when stamping with them.
**Color combo: Kraft, Berry Sorbet & Chartreuse**
There are 3 different cherry images in the cherry set. 2 solid patterned ones and an outlined one. On this card I used just one of the patterned. They were each stamped in Berry Sorbet. **I want to mention before I go any further that the two patterned cherry images will come as one image in your stamp set. You can choose to leave them just like that for easy stamping or you can cut them apart giving you more versatility. I cut mine apart.**
I stamped the stem again onto a separate piece of cardstock and then trimmed them out and attached them over the others. 'hi sweetie!' is one of the two sentiments in the set.
**Color combo: Kraft, Hibiscus & Lemon Tart**
Next up...the berry. I stamped this in Hibiscus ink and then stamped the stem on a separate piece of cardstock and trimmed it out. You could easily just stamp both the berry and stem inside your die image keeping it simple. Or you could do like me and want to create a bit more dimension by stamping the stem onto a separate piece of cardstock and cutting it out. I gave each of the little pointy stem parts a slight bend and then adhered it over my berry.
**Color combo: Kraft, Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding, Chartreuse**
Grapes up next...pretty clean and simple on this card. I started by stamping the outline grape image ink Plum Pudding and then the solid in Lavender Moon. I find it easier to stamp the outlined image first and then line up the solid image and stamp.
**Color combo: Kraft, Pure Poppy & Sweet Blush**
Again keeping my design fairly clean and simple. I stamped my apple in Pure Poppy and the stem in Chartreuse Palette ink.
'Love you to the core!' is one of two sentiments in the set.
**Color combo: Kraft, Raspberry Fizz, Sweet Blush & Simply Chartreuse**
And last but certainly not least...the melon!! Some of you were guessing/hoping there would be a melon included and you got it. :) The melon die (if you notice in the picture above) cuts two separate pieces making creating with this SO much fun!!
'You're one in a melon'....again two separate images!!
Oh, the possibilities with these sets. I can't even tell you how many ideas I have written down and rolling around in my head!
The design team is highlighting Fruit Fusion today so be sure to stop by and see all their amazing work!
I'll see you back here tomorrow for the final day. I'll have more of Fruit Fusion to share as well as more projects using the newest addition to the Flower Fusion collection!
Have a wonderful day and thank you all so much for visiting!! :)