Peaches may be out of season but we just got the most delicious pears from our local Brennan’s Market last week. I’m not sure if those are just a Wisconsin thing or if they are all over. It’s my daughters’ favorite food store to shop in because they let you taste test all kinds of things. A treat when it comes to fruit because you truly never know what you are getting into until you taste it!

These are some Thank You cards that I made with the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper and the Fresh Fruit stamp set. In fact if you placed a Stampin’ Up! order with me a few months ago you may have gotten one of these cards! If you’ve placed an order with me and wondered why you didn’t get a thank you card, it’s likely because you didn’t check the box next to “Share my contact information with my demonstrator”. I promise you the only way I will contact you after placing an order is with a thank you!

I know many people like to make every one of their handmade cards different and that is fabulous for them. I’m in a time of my life where I have very little time to stamp but I still want to make and send a lot of cards. That means they have to be quick and easy. I also like to get the most out of my pretty papers. That’s how these cards came about. (Plus a little inspiration from Pinterest. How did I ever live without it?!?)

Whisper White card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
Pear Paper: 2″ x 4″
Circle Size: 2-5/8″

By cutting my pretty paper into 2″ x 4″ strips I was able to make 18 cards out of one sheet of 12×12 pear paper. Then all I had to do was add a large circle to complete the layout. Easy.

The pear outline was stamped in Pear Pizzazz and then the inside was inked up with Pear Pizzazz and stamped off on scratch paper first. Great trick for making your ink pads stretch into more colors! I repeated the same idea with Early Espresso for the leaves. For me it was easier to stamp my pear then cut it out with a circle framelit.

For the peach, I stamped the outline in Tangerine Tango and the inside in Peekaboo Peach. Then I used the same stamp off technique in Early Espresso for the leaves as I did on the pear. The greetings were stamped over top in Early Espresso ink. Add your stamped circle to an Early Espresso scallop circle and tape to the front of your card.

Give this layout a try on the next card you make! 

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