Timeless Tuesday ~ From The Garden


Hey fellow stampers! It's Tuesday and time for another fabulous Timeless Tuesday Challenge over at Flourishes!

This week our super talented hostess Jenny, and she is challenging you to create a card or project with a fruit or vegetable on it (FTTC223)!  Yummy... think yummy snow peas, delicious watermelon, crunchy lettuce, sweet peaches and sour lemons!  Pick a fruit and veggie and display it on your project this week.

The last day of school is fast approaching for my son so I thought I'd get started on a gift for his classroom teacher.  I knew I wanted to make her some personalized cards so I thought I'd make her a little box to store them in.

I began by creating a Stationary Box for my cards. You can see how I made my card using this Splitcoast tutorial right HERE.
I used the Flourishes Perfectly Pierced Classic Frame die set and Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardstock.  I stamped the "To send a letter..." sentiment from the "From the Desk Of" stamp collection along with a single pear from the "Pears" stamp set for the front of my box.

I added the little "From the Desk of..." topper using the Flourishes Perfectly Pierced Classic Window die set using some Memento "Black Tuxedo" ink and Ranger "Old Paper" Distress Ink.
I decorated the inside of my stationary box with the same papers as the outside.  I'm going to make some mini cards to put in the left-hand pocket and put some stamps in the right-hand pocket for her.

I began by colouring up some cherries from the "Peaches and Cherries" stamp set for my first card. Here's how I coloured my cherries using colours from the following Copic Collections...

Step One:
I coloured the cherries with a base colour of Copic R32:
Step Two:
Next I applied Copic R37:
Step Three:
Then I added Copic R59 to the shadowed parts of the cherry...

Step Four:
Then I took the Copic R32 and blended all the reds together.

And here is my final card...

I created five cards in total for my stationary box.  Each one is slightly different but uses the amazing Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardstock and Copic Markers.  

 Pears using the "Pears" stamp set.
Strawberries using the "Strawberries" stamp set.
Raspberries using the "Berry Sweet" stamp set.
And finally... Apples using the "Apple of My Eye" stamp set.

I sure hope his teacher likes her gift.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope my project inspires you to create something fun as a gift today!

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~ Ally ~

Sponsored by:   Flourishes LLC.

stamps: Flourishes (Apple of My Eye, Pears, Berry Sweet, Strawberries, Peaches & Cherries, From the Desk Of)
cardstock: Flourishes Classic Ivory, Bazzill
patterned papers: Crate Paper
die cut shapes, edges: Flourishes, Spellbinders
ink: Memento, Copic, Ranger
pearls: Queen & Co.
other: thread.


  1. WOW! I am sure your son's teacher will love this amazing gift! What a beautiful card box and note card set! Each card is a knock out on it's own but all together they are amazing! I would just be giddy if someone gave me a gift like this! :)

  2. Holy buckets Allison! I can see you spent a lot of time on this project. All the fruit cards are beautiful and your box is just amazing. :)

  3. I am absolutely WOWED by your designs and this sweet little box. Someone is going to LOVE that! Stunning coloring~!

  4. Amazing project Ally! Love the note box tutorial! Nothing shy as perfect. Your son's teacher will so appreciate this. Everything done to perfection!

  5. Wow! I absolutely love your cards! Love the shape to all of them.

  6. What a great gift!!! Love all your cards!!!

  7. Allison, your sons teacher is sure to love this fabulous gift. I love, love, love how you made all of the beautiful cards different. They are perfect.

  8. Oh my freaking goodness, Ally! This card set with awesome holder is amazing! Each of your cards is a masterpiece by itself, but together...wow! I just think these are much to pretty to use!!

  9. This is so terrific, thanks for the Splitcoast directions. Would make a wonderful gift for any occasion. The cards are lovely as well. All the different ways you used the Spellbinders edgers was terrific.

  10. This is so terrific, thanks for the Splitcoast directions. Would make a wonderful gift for any occasion. The cards are lovely as well. All the different ways you used the Spellbinders edgers was terrific.

  11. As if that fabulous box were not enough, when I saw those cards, I was absolutely dazzled. Gorgeous. I pinned the box under my I Want To Make This board. I'm glad the strawberry cards are showing. They are my favorite. http://pinterest.com/pin/415386765601302776/

  12. I love making these boxes, and what a gorgeous set of cards!

  13. HOLY SMOKES ALLY...these are all fabulous cards and not to forget the card box...love them, but the apple card took my breath away! Awesome coloring! Hugs ~S~

  14. OMGosh, Allison, what a fabulous gift! If this was my gift, I'd probably want to frame all of the cards instead of send them to someone. They are absolutely beautiful. And, the box is just as pretty, too. Oh, and those border cuts are spectacular. I'll be spending some time finding those for myself, for sure. :)

  15. You outdid yourself! This is awesome... each card is outstanding and I love the different edges!!! Beautiful Allison!

  16. Wow. What an amazing job. So cool and beautiful. Of course I'm going to CASE this. I saw these at the SCS gallery and knew I had to stop by here. Great job.

  17. Wow, you were BUSY making these. Awesome cards!!

  18. Fantastic idea.. love it.. Beautifully done.. I will have to take a look at your tutorial and will save a picture of yours for future reference, if you don't mind..

  19. Outstanding Ally! Holy cow... Your coloring rocks, awesome CAS designs and beautiful gift idea. Rocked it!


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