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Apple of My Eye

Apple of My Eye

While the phrase might sound corny, I bet we’ve all said it to someone… right?


I am 100% positive I’ve said this to the Prince and my gems many times.  They love those kind of things.


Now with the stamp set Apple of My Eye, we can create a project around this phrase and they can always know they are the apple of our eyes.

Apple of My Eye, Stampin' Up!, Kimberly Van Diepen

Apple of My Eye, Stampin' Up!, Kimberly Van Diepen


Ideas to Use

The images have endless ideas.  Citrus, pears, apples… I love it.

Occasions that fit this set:

  • love/ Valentines
  • Thinking of you
  • Miss You
  • Celebration
  • Baby


Apple of My Eye, Stampin' Up!, Kimberly Van Diepen

Adding the burlap reminded me of having all my apples together in a pretty basket. What do you think?

Apple of My Eye, Stampin' Up!, Kimberly Van Diepen


I added the polka dots from the What’s Your Type stamp set then coordinated it with the Designer Series Paper- It’s My Party which has a pattern with Polka Dots.

I had to add the doily… it’s an obsession that I need an intervention for.  Not kidding.

Apple of My Eye, Stampin' Up!, Kimberly Van Diepen

Lastly, I tapped a little ink spray over the entire project to give it a bit of texture. (Make sure to read my blog on Friday… when I share a complete disaster of OVER spraying a project and it looks like a murder scene! It’s sure to start your weekend with a belly laugh-or two!) 


Of course there are many ways to use the Apple of My Eye stamp set and I can’t wait to share more ideas with you.  It’s one that will get a ton of use in my stamp room as it’s one of my favs.  Here are a trio of beautiful cards from Stampin’ Up!

Apple of My Eye, Stampin' Up!, Kimberly Van Diepen

Truly, the ideas are endless with this set.  Make sure to put it on your wish list and grab those FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp sets.

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Crafting Overdose!

Crafting Overdose!

For real!  You cannot go wrong with a crafting overdose.  Last week I was a creating machine getting a few classes together and prepping for a crop at the beach.  It felt like a crafting high and I’m not finished.  I have so many ideas floating in my tiny little brain but my hands cannot make them fast enough nor do my people in this house understand my urgency.  They say things like, “I’m hungry, I have no underwear, I need a ride….”  These dear beautiful people.  <grin> 

One of my favorite creations I had to share with you uses the Lovely Amazing You stamp set that was released about 2 weeks ago.  This is a photopolymer stamp set and it’s adorable.  

Lovely Amazing You, Stampin' Up!

I love the feather in this stamp set and the handwritten greetings make it the best.  I also used a stamp set that has not seen ink AT ALL.  I was happy to finally use it- What’s Your Type stamp set is great to make backgrounds in all types of ways.  This is a great set to unleash your creativity.  

I didn’t get overly creative with this card.  Just a simple Pool Party and Pink Pirouette inks and a few triangles.  You can see I placed Cardstock Vellum over the stamped images and this gives a softer look. 

I went a little crazy and punched a triangle over the stamped one.  Do you see it? Small details make me happy.  I love how the stamped greeting fits perfectly inside the Chalk Talk framelit too.  

The next steps are easy.  Just adding layers with Ribbon,  Heart Boarder Punch, a button and pearl from the Artisan Embellishment Kit finish off the card.  

Time to get back to work.  My bags are 1/2 unpacked from the crop.  The laundry is still piled high and the people need food. 

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Product List

Pool Party 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon

Pool Party 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon