Stampin’ Up! Tutti-Frutti Basket of Pears Valentine

Mornin’, y’all!  It’s Saturday – and a three-day weekend, at that!  Whoo-hoo!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned – and that the weather wherever you are is conducive to whatever you have planned!  Ours is rainy – wet – and getting cold again.  So…yeah!?

My card for today is a fun little Valentine for a friend.  Remember when Valentine’s were for friends – not just boyfriends, spouses, significant others?  Well – here’s a blast from the past.  A punny little Valentine for a friend, using the cute Fruit Basket Bundle!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one hails from the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

This card started with one of the fun (and FREE!) Tutti Frutti Notecards and Envelopes from the 2018 Sale-A-Bration flyer!  I used a couple different designs from the Tutti Frutti DSP Stack and matted one square on Lemon Lime Twist card stock and then Fast Fuse’d it to the front of the Tutti Frutti Notecard.  The second design, I cut into a strip and then punched both ends in the Triple Banner Punch.

I did the same to a piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock, then used Liquid Glue to adhere the two pieces together and then to the card front.  I wrapped a length of new Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon around the whole card front – adhering it with some Fast Fuse under where my art panel would be.

My art piece started with a square of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the two-step basket from the Fruit Basket stamp set – the first (solid) image in Crumb Cake and then the “ribs” in Soft Suede.  Then I added the little handle image in Soft Suede.

I stamped a second basket on a scrap of Whisper White and fussy cut it.  With my Bone Folder, I gently rolled my fussy cut basket and used Liquid Glue at the bottom and a couple of Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on each of the top corners and adhered it over the stamped basket.  

For the sentiment, I stamped the two Fruit Basket words in Real Red under the basket.  I also added some faux stitches with my Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker, and adhered the square to a scalloped Lemon Lime Twist square that I’d cut with a Squares Layering Framelit die.  Then I popped it on with some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped a bunch of pears from the Fruit Basket set in Pear Pizzazz on Lemon Lime Twist card stock and cut them all out with the matching punch in the Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack.  Then I stuffed them – and a few Real Red heart Enamel Shapes – using some Liquid Glue and Mini Stampin’ DImensionals – into the fruit basket!

The final thing was to add a few Tutti Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Fruit Basket in Real Red to a Whisper White panel.  Then I added a couple of Pear Pizzazz pears and some Tutti Frutti Washi Tape.  Of course, I had to add some more Soft Suede faux stitches, too!

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and into the Tutti Frutti Notecard and the card was done!

On my already decorated Envelope (bonus!!) I just added a couple of Pear Pizzazz pears on the front…

…and didn’t have to do a darned thing to the envelope flap – Stampin’ Up! did it for me! 🙂

Et Voila!  Tutti Frutti fun Valentine for your BFF!  I hope you like!

And – you can still get a great deal on the Tutti Frutti bundle in my 2018 Occasions Special Bundles!  Check it out right here – and, when you purchase the bundle, pick the Tutti-Frutti Notecards and Envelopes as your Free Sale-A-Bration goody and you’ll be on your way!!




Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

Do you love free stuff? We thought so, cuz…hello?  Free!!

So, let me let you in on a little-known fact: You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:

Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!

Hope you know what you want for your Sale-A-Bration Freebie! 🙂

Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!

As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites in the 2018 Occasions Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  

Consider me your own Personal Shopper – but… I’m giving you about a 15% savings on each bundle over the price you’d pay if you bought the goodies on your own.  All the bundles include FREE Shipping and will come directly to you.

As a bonus –  you’ll get a free gift from me when you order!!  Or two free gifts…read on to see what I mean… and I’m also letting you cash in on Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES!

Check out the bundles I’ve put together for you this time!

Picture Perfect Birthday Suite Bundle (Photopolymer)
Sweet Soiree – You can select Wood or Clear
Painted With Love – Wood or Clear
Petal Passion  – Wood or Clear
Brusho Starter Kit – Wood or Clear
Tutti-Frutti (Photopolymer) 
Myths & Magic – Wood or Clear
True Gentleman – Wood or Clear


I’ll also add in a pack of the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes (they’re on page 19 of the Occasions Catalog) when you place an order for one of these bundles.  

Order multiple bundles at the same time…and I’ll throw in a pack of the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (page 33)!  🙂

So – if these look good to you, head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are also pictures of the bundles!  

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration time – I’m going to let you reap those benefits, too!  After each bundle you’ll see noted the number of SAB items that will come with that bundle (Level 1 and/or Level 2) – so please type which ones you’d like into the box in the order form!  If I have any questions, I’ll drop you an e-mail!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice as soon as you order.  Then, on 3 Jan,  I’ll get them ordered and right on the way to you!  Please note: these offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States. 🙂


Sale-a-bration is the biggest Stampin’ Up! sale of the year! You can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order. You can reap the rewards when you shop, host, or join during Sale-A-Bration!  There are lots of good deals to be had when you SHOP and when you HOST and – when you JOIN!!!   Folks – this is absolutely the best time of year to do all these things – but…JOINING is the best way to get the most for your money!!

Check out all the information over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!



Tutti Frutti Notecard and Envelope (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″);

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock:2 7/8″ x 3 3/8″ (mat for DSP rectangle on front); 1 5/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat under DSP banner); 2 1/4″ scalloped square (mat for sentiment square); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 1 7/8″ square (art panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)  

Tutti Frutti DSP Stack: 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ (DSP rectangle); 1 1/2″ x 4 7/8″ (banner)  

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock:  Punched pears

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Finn Fan Fix  

Friday was busy at our house! I worked all day. Our housekeeper came – which, of course, meant I had to clean the house first.

What’s up with that, anyway??

Hubby is working in NC.  

Vet came and injected the old horse’s knee – poor old guy!  Although he didn’t appear to find it as awful as us humans do for the same procedure.

Finn was a gentleman!  He did, with “respectful enthusiasm” (the words of the vet tech, not mine!), greet them when they arrived and made sure they had everything they needed!

Once everyone was gone, we headed up to close the gate.  Naturally, it was raining.



Finn has no qualms with the rain.  Or the mud.

HE doesn’t care if his feathers, skirt and pantaloons are totally soaked and muddy – in fact, I think he kind of likes it!

HE doesn’t even care if I towel him off (AGAIN!) when we get back in the house.  

Cuz…HE doesn’t pay the housekeeper! 🙂




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11 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Tutti-Frutti Basket of Pears Valentine

  1. Such a cute card Mary! Love the little basket filled with pears and hearts. 🙂 And Finn seems to be related to Ginny in the not minding the mud department…however the housekeeper at our house doesn’t get paid to do it. She just gets grumpy when she has to do it again! 😉

  2. Susan K

    Super cute punny card! Super cute toweled little man.

  3. Pat Christ

    I thought I would pass on this bundle but it’s starting to win me over. This is such a sweet lil card.
    We have sunshine today, but temp is a measly 4 degrees. Doesn’t stop my Bella from frisbee time. At least we won’t have mud to contend with! 🤪
    Happy 3-day weekend!

    • It’s awfully cute, for sure, Pat! I think you’ll be happy to have it! Nope – they don’t seem to get too cold. He’s sitting outside right now looking at me like I’m goofy when I ask if he wants to come in! Thanks much, Pat! 🙂

  4. Jenny Engelke

    The ribbon and papers are fabulous together but, oh, that bowl of pears!!!! That little jigger is the star of the show here! Sprinkling the enamel hearts among the pears was a genius move! Thanks for playing with our sketch challenge this week at HSS!

  5. robbier52

    Cute card! Great way to showcase this bundle. So glad you joined us at HSS.


  6. Breelin Renwick

    Super cute card! I love the bowl of fruit! Thank you for playing along with us at HSS!

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