Monday, April 1, 2013

Unstampabelles Challenge #22 - Anything but a Card

With the newest challenge at Unstampabelles - Anything but a Card (paper craft) this month I finally got to create something that has been on my 'To Do' list for a while.  I have used a paperback book to make this apple shape using the wonderful tutorial from Cheeky Magpie.   I didn't have any re-inkers to colour the edges of the pages like Cheeky Magpie suggests so I used my Stampin Up inkspots and acrylic paints.  To create the template for the apple shape I used a piece of 3mm/4mm thick chipboard.  Using a piece of copy paper I lined up the edges and then drew a complete apple with half appearing on the chipboard.  Then cut the apple shape out from the chipboard and used that on the book.  I must admit that as the cuts went deeper a slight angle was happening with each cut of the pages.  Although you don't seem to see the slight size difference in the pages when they a spanned out to form the apple.

Sticker Store is sponsoring us again with another fantastic sticker prize pack.

So be sure to pop on over to Unstamapbelles (challenge #22) and see what the rest of the fabulous Design Team came up with and add your entry to the list.  

I am really happy with this Apple I have to share it with:


  1. That looks great Merry. Off to have a look at the tutorial for it.
    Will try and enter the challenge this month. I ran out of time last month and when I checked the collection was closed. Story of my life!! Hugs Mrs A.

  2. This is such a cool project, Merry! Wtg!

  3. Love it!!

    What a clever idea.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  4. Fabulous project Merry. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  5. Wow, Merry this is so cooooool. How much patience has gone in there. Very impressive.

  6. Hi Merry...i m rucha and i want to take part in Unstampabelles - Anything but a Card (paper craft) challenge. Unfortunately i dont have blog & the link that has given for email entries is also not working. So kindly send me an email id where i can submit my entry.
    Anyways, ur creation is simply amazing!! ..really inspired me...

  7. This apple looks DELICIOUS.
    Hugs Wilma ☺☺☺

  8. Wow Merry it is fabulous!!!
    Kevin xx

  9. That apple is so cool Merry!! Great work!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  10. OMG Merry this is awesome you are brilliant to make something like this, you rock girl.
    lorraine x

  11. This is a brilliant idea, love your apple. Thanks for joining us this week at My Time To Craft.
    Kim xXx

  12. Love your apple!!
    Very pretty!!
    Looks like it was a lot of fun to make!
    What a fun project!!

  13. This is so clever Merry. Just love it.

  14. What a fun, decorative piece! So different and nice - I like it! I came over from MIM to visit.

  15. WOW, Stunning Merry, must pop over and see this one..xx

  16. What a great idea, such a unique and neat idea, and great recycling too!

    OH How awesome would these be in multiple done in GOLD like forbidden fruit? Very Cool!

  17. apple is so cute .. shows lovely color on the edges and the paper shows through too looks great !
    im wondering how many pages/apple you had to cut for this project and its worth it !

  18. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. I really did enjoy making this and everyone that has come to the house has enjoyed it too. Ayesha....the book I used has 304 pages as for how much it is worth I am really not that great at pricing things for sale. However to create about $3.00 for the book, $1.00 for the chipboard, a little for the paint and ink.

  19. How cute is your apple. Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody. Good Luck!
    Sandy :) DT


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