Senior DT Challenge: First Fruits Revisited

For this months Senior Design Team challenge, I had the gals get inky with an old favorite from the Papertrey collection, First Fruits.

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Back when First Fruits was released in 2008, I instantly fell in love with the classically designed concepts that Becky Oehlers had contributed to the set and the way I was able to execute her vision.  The basic decorative shapes can be used for SO many other things than the obvious, making it something you can turn to again and again.

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I thought I would revisit one of my favorite projects from the original countdown of this set.  It used the elegant two-step pineapple image as well as the bold background border stamp.

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I called this the clip & curl technique, where you make small slits with a craft knife and curl each section upward, just slightly.  It is a great way to add drama and detail to these pineapples!

Now, get even more inspiration from the rest of the gals!

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CLICK HERE to read more from Betsy Veldman.

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CLICK HERE to read more from Dawn McVey.

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CLICK HERE to read more from Heather Nichols.

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CLICK HERE to read more from Lisa Johnson.

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CLICK HERE to read more from Michelle Wooderson.

I hope you enjoyed all of today's projects as much as I did!  Thank you for stopping by today, and happy stamping!

Nichole Heady

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  • 1
    Laura Isham says:

    Sooooo inspirational and timeless! These projects couldn’t make me welcome November and Thanksgiving any more. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • 2
    Linda in FWB says:

    So glad you have profiled this set – so timely and elegant.

  • 3
    Aussie Emma says:

    That pineapple is just splendid!Amazing effect.

  • 4

    Oeh, pretty pretty cards!! Love the clean look on the cards and with pretty colors!! Very nice! My fave is that pineapple though, wow, looks amazing with those pieces of it curled, what a wonderful idea, looks for real! Love it!
    Hugs, Wendy

  • 5
    Susan Boyles says:

    OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH!

    I am a HUGE Psych fan and now with this stamp, I would be able to play hide the pineapple in the house so many different ways.

    OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH!

    I am so excited and have been looking for a pineapple that wasn’t cheesy and leave it to you guys, you did it. AWESOME.

    OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH!

    (can you tell I am excited!)

  • 6
    Susan Boyles says:

    OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH!

    Sorry had to add a couple for good measure.
    After the bad week I had this started my Monday awesome.

    OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH!

  • 7
    Sandy in Epping says:

    How exciting to see one of my all time favorites being brought back to the fore. All of the elements in this set are such classic and basic designs–they will never go out of favor with me.
    Thanks for sharing, and revisiting this great set.

  • 8
    Kathy says:

    WOW! Sometimes I see stamps and fall in love with them, but don’t get them because even though they hold a place in my heart, I’m intimidated and don’t know what to do with them or how to “pull it together”. These are so inspiring! Intimidation… BEWARE!… I stand strong with the creativity of many good crafters and artists at my side!

  • 9
    Steph says:

    I have this set on my stamping table right now, one of the most elegant sets I own. Love the wheat image and that very kewl little background image. I will try that cut & curl technique on that pineapple this week. Might jazz it up a bit with a dot of glitter or rhinestone on each of those “petals”. Love, love, love this set! Thanks for focusing on this set!

  • 10

    Love it, one of my first sets! Betsy’s project is gorgeous!

  • 11

    Love your inspirations here today. All of the DT had great creations and was so fun to see all the FALL ideas. Thanks for revisiting the older set. I love it.

  • 12
    Billie A says:

    What awesome cards you card is stunning. Great stamp set. I love your stamps and this will have to be added to my list soon. Great blog hop so much talent and all thanks to your stamps and their minds. Wonderful

  • 13
    Sharon Knitter says:

    Love you ideas here today. I especially like it when you work with one of the older sets. It is so easy to get caught up in the excitement of the new sets that the older ones are neglected. I am digging this out and putting it to good use. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 14
    Juanita in OH says:

    All of these cards are wonderful! I LOVE how different they look, how inspirational they are and how they each hold that special warmth that Thanksgiving brings. TFS.

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