Orange Tree Influence

Stampin up pendant park orange tree 

Stampin pretty orange tree Inspiration can be in your backyard, literally!  This orange tree from my new Tucson home may not be bearing oranges right now.  However, the shape and idea were a natural calling card for me to use the new Stampin' Up! Pendant Park stamp set.

  • The Pendant Park tree was stamped on Very Vanilla card stock with Old Olive ink.  It's cut square at 3 1/2".
  • Using a 1/4" hole punch (SU's is retired, but any 1/4" hole punch will work), I popped out oranges from Pumpkin Pie Textured card stock.
  • After adhering the oranges, I used a Paper Piercer and Template to jazz up the corners.  TIP:  Stampin' Up! now sells the Paper Piercer as an individual item for $3.50.  A budget-friendly price for this little power horse.  A Mat Pack with the Template I used, Paper Piercing pad and Setting Mat is sold separately for $9.95.
  • The orange tree was adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals to a 3 3/4" square of Old Olive Textured card stock and followed by a 4 x 5 1/4" piece of Textured Pumpkin Pie.
  • Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon creates a very simple accent.
  • I stamped "hello" in Old Olive on Old Olive card stock.  It's cropped to a perfect size for the Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware Label Holder using a Small Oval Punch.  TIP:  I use a Stampin' Dimensional to hold the oval sentiment in place while adding the hardware.  It also adds a little bulk for a snug fit in the label holder.
  • STAMPIN' UP! DEAL OF THE WEEK EXPIRES AT 9:50 A.M. MT ON 7/27!  SAVE over 30% on the Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware kit.  Normally $29.95, this delightful kit is just $18.99!   Click here for details on the latest Stampin' Up! Deal of the Week.


  • Tomorrow (7/27) is Mojo Monday and my Mojo Challenge Design (and the latest sketch) will be waiting for you at 7:00 a.m. CST.
  • Thursday, July 30 at 5:00 a.m. CST, marks the launch of the Stampin' Pretty Pals Paper Arts Challenge blog.  Link and details will be available on my blog at that time.  Be ready to "Play at PPA!"



Stamp Set:  Pendant Park (115456)
Paper:  Pumpkin Pie Textured (108697, Earth Elements Assortment Pack), Old Olive Textured (108697, Earth Elements Assortment Pack), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Old Olive (1022770
Cool Tools:  Paper Piercer (116631) and Template (105826, Mat Pack), Small Oval Punch (107304)
The Perfect Touch:  Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware (112454, Label Holder and Brads), Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain (111368),  Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), 1/4" Hole Punch (retired)

Pendant park


  1. Very cute card, Mary. Love the orange and white color combination. Another great looking card.

  2. I am going to try this with lemons and then sing the song -Lemon tree very pretty and the lemons, oh so sweet…..

  3. I love this card, fabulous idea. I love the fresh look of all your cards!

  4. Wow, what a beautiful card!!

  5. Cute card. Wait ’till your tree is in full bloom. Nothing like it. Smells awesome. I grew up in a neighborhood surrounded by ornage groves and loved it! Enjoy.!

  6. How cute! How’s everything coming in the new house? I bet you are very busy. I love the tree with the oranges, how clever you are. Thanks for giving many people such a good idea.

  7. Perfect interpretation! Both are beautiful trees too:)

  8. Hi Mary! I love your card and your back yard tree! Just curious…what is celebrando creatividad? Is it a Spanisg catalogue? If it is how can I get one?

  9. Cheryl McAskill

    Mary, as always,beautiful. How’s it going in the new home? It does seem you have new inspiration ie.,the orange tree. Really can’t wait to see your new creative space when it all is settled! Take Care!

  10. Beautiful, Mary! Thanks as always for the tips – they are so valuable!

  11. I love it! Thanks for always keeping it clean and classy! 🙂

  12. colleen kramer

    Great color combo on top of a really fun design twist! Ideas like this really have me giving this set another look.

  13. Linda Callahan

    I’m with Carrie – how do you come up with these ideas?? Terrific twist on the tree – love it!

  14. Mary, this is SOOOO cute! How do you come up with these ideas? I never would have thought to add oranges to the tree, but it is so adorable.

  15. Oh, how wonderful, Mary! It’s the perfect card to send when writing to the friends you left behind!

  16. Very cute card..makes me want that set. Hey, my tree looks like yours. You’d better add a juicer to your list of AZ gotta haves. Looks like you’re gonna have plenty early next year.

  17. Really cute card Mary. Love the idea that even I could make it. Hope things are coming along for you and you family in Arizona.

  18. Denise January

    A wonderful interpretation — I love the idea of adding fruit to the tree! As always – clean and classy!

  19. What a cute idea! I am sure there will be many takes on this!

  20. Cute idea Mary! I may do that with apples.

  21. I think whoever designed the stamp set had your tree in mind. Beautifully done with the addition of oranges!

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