Cherry ripe

I just love cherries. I don’t mind how they come – fresh and juicy, glace, maraschino, pie, cookie, Red Stag Bourbon – I’ll have ’em all please, with a cherry on the top. So when I saw that this week’s challenge over at City Crafter Challenge Blog had the theme of fruit, it was a no brainer.


I didn’t have much time to create so it was handy that this was super easy to whip up. The hardest part? Moving two huge boxes of books out of the way of my craft cupboard where someone had helpfully put them!


I’ve used mats and layers of red and green cardstock together with some Kanban card from a kit a bought years ago.


For the cherries I used a stamp from Stampin Up! and topped it with red buttons threaded with apple green twine.


I’ve used some cherry red ribbon across the centre of the card and to create a bow.


To complete the look I’ve added some clear gems.


Today I’m going to the zoo, zoo, zoo and the best bit of it is that I shall meeting up with my two little nephews who I haven’t seen in ages.

Thanks for buzzing by.








Cherry ripe — 21 Comments

  1. Wow your cherries look so juicy, what a fabulous idea to use shiny buttons. I love this card, I think it has something to do with the gorgeous reds and the clean lines ….. and those buttons.

    Have a great weekend.

    Dionne xx

    • Thank you – I wanted to do it shabby and vintage but didn’t have time to re-do it without keeping Mr B waiting before we left!!!! xx

  2. OH my gosh, this is so happy looking, love colors and how you combined everything. The buttons with the twine look perfect. You are so good at putting it all just right.
    Those things waiting for use do come in handy. I keep things forever knowing that eventually I’ll have perfect use for it. Some people just don’t understand how crafters minds think. I get razzed all the time by daughter/family/hubs about all the “stuff” in my craft room and anywhere else I can hide it. For some reason cherries always look happy to me, so cheerful, maybe the red color?
    Do you have special places to keep all your “stuff” for crafting? I’m ashamed to say my “stuff” has kinda overlapped into other areas of house/shed, lol. Enjoy your summer days Lisette

    • You’re right, cherries are always cheerful – they are the party girls of the fruit family. My craft stuff is mainly higgledy piggledy in cardboard boxes with lots of stuff spilling out and lying around all over the place. I long to have it look as if it has been arranged properly. Trouble is, when I tidy up I can’t find things – much better to have it all to hand. I know my stickles are hidden in a gap between too boxes :):) Happy summer to you too.

  3. Wow, I love cherries as well, can’t stop eating them actually, so I am pretty dangerous around them. That button idea is great, okey they’ll be save from me I don’t eat button…

  4. Hope you had fun at the Zoo! Beautiful card, I love how you layered all the papers for contrast here too. ~Diane

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