And....we are finally back online with Blogger! They say timing is everything. Humpth! Ah well, just means you get lots of little mini surprises throughout the day as we all get blog posts up instead of everything all at once. Silver linings.
So, let's just jump right into it, shall we? I choose to pick the apple from Melissa's collection without putting much thought into what I was going to do. Turned into a lightening strike of an idea when I thought of the icon of the one company practically everybody has a product by--Apple. Of course! Right? And the gift giving opportunities are endless--iTunes cards, iPods, iPhones, iPads. Really, it couldn't be more perfect.
Here's a shot of my card. I felt the Background Basics: Geometrics stamp is suggestive of cored apples. And because I was gifting a iTunes card, I felt the Sweet Symphony paper was an absolute must.
Now, is it possible to pun a pun? Not sure if is, but I sure had fun trying. The front sentiment is missig something, right? Hmmmm. Maybe we should open the card and see if the thought is completed...
Seriously. I think it is brilliant! Just kinda tickles me to death. I'll be recreating this card a lot.
Now, depending on your budget, you can just do the gift card. Or maybe include the technology as well! Either option would benefit from the inclusion of a simple homemade iPod/iTouch/iPhone case out of the PTI's felt. My sewing skills are rudimentary at best. If I could pull it off, so can you. :) I like how you can use the Edger's dies to make a fancy button flap (see top photo for example).
Now all Apple products have a little apple icon on the back. Use the new apple die to create one on the back of your iPod/iTouch/iPhone case and back it with a contrasting color felt. Using what I had on hand, I adhered the two together around the opening with Ribbon Stiff. Fabric glue would work well too. Just make sure you cut the apple and back it with felt before you sew it up.
Check out the creations of the other gals for further fruit themed inspiration. Winners, every idea out there.
Stamps: Fruit Fusion: Apple, Background Basics: Geometrics
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, and Stamper's Select White
Felt: Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse
Buttons: Vintage White/Cream, Pure Poppy
Dies: Apple, Edgers #3
Patterned Paper: Sweet Symphony
Ink: Vintage Cream, True Black
Totally loving this idea! My dd#1 and friends all have apple products so I think I'll be using that apple a lot too!!ReplyDelete
Totally, totally creative idea. I love it. My baby is graduting from grade 8 in June and her birthday follows just after. A new iPod touch is on her list. Thanks for the idea Erin.ReplyDelete
Genius! What a great idea. And so cute.ReplyDelete
Yes, brilliant pun-wonderfully executed.ReplyDelete
Soooooo clever! Thanks for sharing!!!ReplyDelete
Oh, wauw! This is soooo cool! I love the combination of inside and outside and that iPod sleeve is just perfect! Such a fun idea! Happy you were able to still show us, wouldn't have want to miss this, love the inspiration!ReplyDelete
Hee! Erin genius strikes again!ReplyDelete
Kiss your big fat brain for this one! What a great idea you came up with and the pun is just so punny. I never thought of making a case like that but what a great idea!!!! Amazing. :)ReplyDelete
This is a creation sure to be borrowed by many! The little felt case is just the cutest!!!ReplyDelete
Love it!! Just when I was thinking I don't need the apple die...:) This makes such an awesome gift and I love how you used this set in a modern way, instead of a "cutesy" way. It shows how versatile it is!!ReplyDelete
Going even further with your apple theme you could stamp a small apple for the dot of the i;)ReplyDelete
Cute card, and cute case!! And yes, your sentiment is brilliant!! (too clever for words!! I really enjoyed it!) :-)ReplyDelete
OMG....LOVE IT!!! It is brilliant!!!ReplyDelete
Absolutely brilliant. Brilliant, I tell ya! Love it!!!!ReplyDelete
Awesome pun, brilliantly clever, Erin! ha ha ha...dang, I wish I could come up with such cleverness!! :) Such fun...ReplyDelete
i love it!!!!! so cute!ReplyDelete
AMAZINGLY CREATIVE!!! YOU ARE SOOOOOO SMART! I LOVE THE CASE, WHAT A GREAT IDEA TO DO THAT IN FELT. PIT'S FELT IS SO YUMMY, AND WHO WOULDN'T WANT A CUTE CASE?? AND THE "FANCY" EDGE AND THE APPLE CUTOUT ARE MAGIC. YOU AMAZE ME! :DReplyDelete