Anything Goes at Cute Card Thursday with a Shaped Apple Card

Hello friends!  It’s time for another weekly Cute Card Thursday Challenge!   For this week, since it’s the beginning of the month, we will have our easy peasy “Anything Goes” challenge for you this week!  We are sponsored by Whimsy Stamps!


I couldn’t resist using this cute little fellow on my card for today!  This is the Penguin Apple Bushel digital stamp from Whimsy Stamps.  I’ve colored him with Copics and pencils and then fussy cut him out and attached him on the front of my apple shaped card with foam tape.  Hard to see in the photo, but I’ve added just a wee bit of shimmer with my glitter brush pen on the bitten inside apple he’s holding.  I’ve also added some white dots for his eyes with a gel pen.


For the shape of my apple card, I found a fun apple card pattern and cut it out with my Cricut Explore machine and enlarged it the size that I wanted it to be.  I’ve taken some sponges and ink to add some shading and highlighting details to the apple.  I’ve taken that CUTE stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Thanks a Bushel to stamp a couple of hearts around the penguin as well as white heat emboss the sentiment on the front.

I’ve also added a black gingham ribbon along with some twine that I’ve attached an apple charm to before attaching it to the top of the apple.


So of course I wanted to show you what the inside of the shaped card looked like too!  I thought that the inside needed to “look like” the inside of an apple, so I took the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Apple die and cut a piece to fit the inside of the apple and then followed the “bite marks” to cut off the end and then I took a sponge to sponge around the areas of it with brown colored ink for shadows.  I’ve also taken the same die set to add a tiny green apple on the opposite side of the inside of the card.  The purpose for that was not just to add an extra decorative element, but I also wanted to cover up the back side of the penguin sticking out from the front of the card.  I then needed to add the “apple seeds” to the inside of the apple, so I took the Lawn Fawn Stitched Apple Frames to cut out the seeds die in black cardstock and glued them to the vanilla die cut apple panel. I’ve also added some shimmer to the seeds with my glitter brush pen.

I thought that there was still plenty of room for a message below the seeds or you could also write on the opposite side as well.  It’s just a fun and unique card design to go with that darling penguin!  I will need to make a special envelope to fit the card inside for giving.

Thanks so much for joining me on my blog today!  I hope you will stop by the Cute Card Thursday challenge blog to see what the rest of the design team has come up with for inspiration and I hope you will share YOUR creation in the gallery over there!  We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Have a fantastic day!


  1.  Stamping Sensations – “I Spy With My Little Eye, Something Beginning with ‘B’!” (Bushel, bows, blue cap, bite, barrel)
  2. Crafting From the Heart – Anything Goes
  3. Artistic Inspirations – Anything Goes
  4. Crafty Cardmakers – All Creatures Great & Small
  5. Fab ‘N’ Funky – Bingo! (I’ve used the third column:  die-cuts, ribbons, red)
  6. The Crafty Addicts – Anything Goes with optional Back to School

26 thoughts on “Anything Goes at Cute Card Thursday with a Shaped Apple Card

  1. This is fabulous, Vicki, and I’m in love with the apple shape for the card. Even more, I love that you did an apple “inside” for it! How clever you are, my friend. 😀


  2. Oh, he is adorable Vicki and coloured beautifully..I love your apple shaped card with the bite out of it and the little pips insaide and the charm..gorgeous card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  3. Wow Vicki! This is so ‘appledorable’ What a happy penguin with all those delicious apples to munch on. Love the bits out of the big apple and the wee hearts in the background. An amazing layout with all those bits and bobs with the inside showing the apple chore. Brilliant!


  4. Thanks for sharing this most delightful apple card with us at Crafty Cardmakers, it is just adorable. The penguin is a great choice and I love the inside of your card.
    Happy Crafting
    Glenda DT


  5. You have created a real fun and different card and real thinking outside the box with your ‘B’s, many thanks for joinin in with our ‘I Spy’ theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x


  6. Such a fun idea and so very adorable. The penguin image is so cute and love the inside of your wonderful card too. Looks like you had fun making this one Vicki x


  7. Oh squealing with delight. First off the image is just too cute love penguins. Then the apple shape of the card is very nice especially with the bites out of the apple. But you didn’t finish there you finished the inside as well.


  8. Oh, this is a brilliant shaped design. I love what you’ve done to the outside, but it was a surprise to the inside too, like the inside of an apple would look like irl. Sweet!


  9. What a gorgeous card! I love the apple shape, so unique and so beautifully done. The image is adorable and I love all the added little details such as the apple seeds, etc. .. brilliant!! Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. x


  10. ooh I love this shape
    and what a cute Image
    so so cuuteee I love this one too Vicki
    great post all
    I am going to sleep now it is 23:07 German time
    hope you like some comment from me


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