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Thu 16

Shimmery Pear

Oh, how I’m enjoying the beautiful designs created by the other design team members.  Hope you are, too! 

I’ve had so much fun making cards and tags with the new Holiday 2012 – What’s in the Box Collection.  Dave really outdid himself this time, didn’t he?

I found myself drawn to the Classic Pear and Embellished Pear dies (among many others).  It’s very versatile and I can see it being used for a fall or holiday card.

Here’s what I came up with….

Embellished Pear

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If you click on the picture, you can enlarge it and see the sparkle a bit better.

Memory Box Supplies:

Dies:  Classic Pear die, Embellished Pear die,

Paper: Vanilla Bean, Squash Dots, 6X6 Nightfall, Squash Gingham, White, Dill, Parchment

Stamps:  Just a Note Combo


  • Die cut Classic Pear from white or cream paper.  Distress with inks of your choice.  I used Fired Brick, Shabby Shutters, and Scattered Straw.
  • Die cut Embellished Pear from Vanilla Bean Paper.  Heat emboss with Ranger Holographic embossing powder.  Attach to classic pear with random drops of clear glue and set aside.
  • Cut Squash Dots 4 X 5 1/4 and distress with Tea Dye ink and attach to Vanilla Bean Note Card
  • Cut designer paper from 6X6 Nightfall Collection to 4 X 2 and distress with Tea Dye ink then attach to Vanilla Bean mat and attach to front of card.
  • Cut Squash Gingham to 4 3/8 X 2 7/8 and distress with Tea Dye ink then attach to Vanilla Bean mat and attach to front of card
  • Add pear to the front of card and pop up with foam tape.
  • Die cut stem and leaf (comes with the Classic Pear die) from Dill paper and add to top of pear
  • Stamp Just a Note Combo with brown ink onto Parchment paper and trim end into flag.  Add to pear and top off with a button and twine.

Don't forget this is our blog blitz week! Each day, there will be posts highlighting stamps and dies from the latest What's in the Box release.  Be sure to comment on the blog posts.  Each day, two winners will be chosen at random from the comments to win one of the new Memory Box dies.  You have until 11:59pm (EST) each day to leave your comment.  Good luck!

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The stamping on that pear is really striking. Great card!

Who would have thought a pear could be so pretty ! Love the way you blended the colors and then added the sparkle with the holographic embossing powder. So very pretty !

Lovely card! Your coloring on the pear is beautiful and the Embellished Pear Die is so delicate and beautiful! Can't believe how detailed these dies are!

Love the colors you chose for your beautiful pear. What a great card!

This is so beautiful Linda and really puts me in mind for fall. I liked these two dies when I was looking through the new collection too.

Every time I tell myself I don't need another die-you all inspire me with a beautiful card.

Very very pretty. I love the new collection so much.

I was drawn to both of these dies also! Now they are really "must haves" on my list! Gorgeous card!!!

Exquisite! I love the colors you used for the beautiful pear! Well done!

Beautiful colors on this pear, love the embellished pear die !


Lovely card! Thanks for these ideas & inspiration using the new collection. ;-)

So cute! Love the embellies on this pear and the colors are awesome!

Awesome. Your design reminds me of a stained glass window :) Very elegant!

Wow this is awesome! I love the floral pear. TSF AJ-

Elegant !! The pear and it's fancy die make a lovely card. And the coloring of the pear is perfect.

What a lovely card and a beautiful pear. Love the shimmery accents, they make the pear so elegant.

What a great pear! Thank you!

Oh that's pure class! Bravo!

Nice design.

Wow such a pretty pear die...love the creation.

What a great die! love it!

OMG - this is beautiful! Love these colors and that sparkle!

this card is stunning! Love that pear!

Thanks for the creative ideas for using the new dies!

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