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Some Pears

This week's MFPSpeedyTV Inspiration Challenge is all about salt and pepper shakers - you can check out the fun ones that Shirley picked out by clicking HERE.

I was inspired by the fact that there are two items when you have a salt and pepper set, and I used the Pretty Pears set by MFP. The outside of this card fools you because inside the panel has 26 staples in a row and says "Counting two is so much easier than counting 26!" My BIL had a hip replacement recently and had 26 staples put in. He counted them all because he said he wanted to make sure that the doctor got everyone of them out when it was time to remove them. I mailed it off yesterday and I know he will get a kick out of it.

Hope you will join in the challenge. The prize set is fabulously fun and you don't even have to use an MFP image (although we would really love it if you did).



  1. Nancy, that's a wonderful and fun idea with the 26 staples and I'm sure your BIL will love this card made especially for him. The outside is awesome.

  2. What a fun idea about the staples! He will get a kick out of it for sure!

    This is such a beautiful card. I love the sheet music behind your image. The colors on this card have such a lovely soft, aged look...a vintage feel!

  3. Such a gorgeous card!! I LOVE love love the texture on the patterned pears!! Really gorgeous layout and that sentiment is stunning!! Beautiful work my friend! HUGS

  4. Nancy,
    Your card is absolutely beautiful. I really love each element you've added to your card - and the layout is wonderful - as always.

  5. Such a unique and beautiful card! How fun to include the staples! Unlike stitches, staples are hard to miss seeing!

  6. LOVE the patterned pears and and musical score in the BG. Great card:)

  7. Beautiful monochromatic card. Love the paper pieced pears and the sentiment.

  8. A beautiful card. I love how you used two pears to represent the shakers. The pears were the perfect stamp to use for them.

  9. Hi, Nancy! Sweet, and feels like Autumn - with a pear tart on the way! Lovely sentiment, and such a pretty technique. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful card - I wish I could stamp with you to pick up some creative ideas! hugs, de

  10. This is a gorgeous card Nancy, I like your take on the salt and pepper shaker theme and wonderful idea with the staples - I bet it made your BIL laugh.

  11. Leave it to you and your wonderful sense of humor to staple the card 26 This is just darling. You always think outside the box!
    Bear Hugs,

  12. I love a card with a story and what a great one this has, Nancy! Your BIL is going to karack up and pop all his stitches out himself if he gets this before the doctor does it! Hugs, Darnell

  13. Love the card - fab design and the pears are just too pretty but the behind the scenes story is too funny! Bet the card will truly be appreciated :)

  14. So pretty and charming. Love how you did the pears.


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