Do you love interactive and fun shaped cards? Yup, I do too! This rocking card is actually pretty simple to create. I made mine to fit a standard A2 envelope (4.25×5.5) so my circle base was cut at 5.5″ and then folded in half. The scallop circle was 5″. You can add any design as long as you keep it within the 4.25″x5.5″ dimensions.
I searched Cricut Design Space for fruits and was lucky to find a fruit bundle already created. The fruit bundle was part of a pop up card design in DS, but since that wasn’t the type of card I was making, I removed the pieces I didn’t need and just left the fruit bundle.
After sizing the fruit bundle, cut the bundle with a multitude of Pop Tone and Basis cardstock. I used NINE different colors for the fruit bundle – they are listed below!
Here are all of the different cardstocks I used to create this card. Pop Tone Cardstock Black Licorice, Orange Fizz, Sour Apple, Red Hot, Lemon Drop, Cotton Candy, and Banana Split. In the Basis Cardstock line used Green and finally Wedding Cake White for the card base and shadow base.
Before adding adhesive to the layers, I always arrange the pieces first to ensure I put adhesive on the correct sides. Why do I do this? Yes, I’ve had a lot of mishaps!
I used a fine tip liquid glue for all the pieces and used an acrylic block to weigh it down while drying. Once the bundle pieces were all adhered, I cut the 5″ scalloped circle in half and adhered it to the front of the card base. (You can also fold the scalloped circle in half and adhere it to both sides. It’s up to you.)
Another reminder that you want to keep your piece within the envelope dimensions and also evenly distribute the weight between the left and right sides.
Fine tip black or white pens are perfect to highlight areas on your die cuts. I used a white gel pen to outline the orange wedges and highlight the watermelon rind.
A simple punny sentiment works perfect for this card! I adhered it to the left since it was a little “right” heavy.
Super cute, right?! I hope I have inspired you to make your own rocking card!
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What a fun fruit basket idea!
I love the “tablecloth” looking patterned paper too. LOL