Friday, September 19, 2008

Apple Love!!!!

I love Fall and all the goodies it brings with it! Caramel apples are one of my favorite fall treats (: I had this idea to take my children (all 4 of them) to the store to get apples and caramel. I had envisioned an excited and grateful group of children, (clearly a fantasy). What really happened was protests and fights all the way to the store, inside the store and again at home! It wasn't until they saw me making the apples that they decided to be civilized, and join in on the fall fun (: We did have fun making these, I purchased caramel ready to wrap around the apples! This was really easy for my three and four year old to do, because the caramel comes in a flat circle, sheets of five. It is not sticky and is easy to peal out of its wrapper. After the children added caramel to ten apples (I bought two caramel packages of 5) I baked them for 5 minutes in a 200 degree oven. They looked really great when they were done and we had eaten them by the next morning!!!!! It turned out fun in the end and the children were proud of their apples (: 
This is a card I am bringing to the St. Louis shoebox swap this Saturday. It was inspired by my favorite treat (: I made this little treat by using my cricut. I cut the apple out twice using a sheet of 12x12 red and a sheet of brown paper (one sheet cuts 4 apples on setting 5). I used thick clear embossing powder on the caramel and I rubbed stickels over the caramel to give it a yummy glow (: 
The back is stamped with a Stampin Up stamp and reads love ya bunches. 
I made this paper bag card using the new stamp set Whimsical Autumn designed by Carolyn King at My Blog. This stamp set can be purchased on Gina K Designs website and it will benefit the Alzheimer's research. Carolyn recently lost her Grandmother to this awful illness, so go support her effort and buy this amazing stamp set! You will also want to check out her blog for the largest Blog candy in the Universe (: This is also a benefit. 
Let me know what you think!!!!
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Lauri said...

How cute!! I have been so busy I have not had a chance to check out your store but I have to head over there!

Carolyn King said...

Julie--Your apple card is so creative--I just love it and the inside and the bag! GREAT job!

Thanks so much for helping to promote the set and the blog candy! You are awesome!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

Such cute ideas! I love it!

kathleenh said...

Mmmm,caramel apples. I didn't know they still made the carmel like that. I distinctly remember a commercial about Wrapples, caramel that comes in sheets that wrap around the apple. I wonder if it's the same product. I have to chuckle about your description of the grocery store with your children. It sounds all too familiar to me.

I love the caramel apple card. It looks as good as the real thing!

pammy jo said...

you have been busy! love all the apples, and it sounds like you and your kids had a wonderful time- eventually :) love love love your caramel apple card!

Kerry said...

I love both of these projects Julie! That paper bag card is just too perfect for the apples...cute!

Enfys said...

I just love this apple card idea, and your children are adorable too

Michelle said...

Thanks so much for the comment on my blog!! Wow ~~ 4 kids & a business!! I feel like a slacker!! Looks like you have some wonderful projects here ~~ I'm going to bookmark this so I can read more later!!!

Diane said...

Love the apple card and the bag! I don't have a Cricut (yet), but its on my BIG Xmas list...LOL! Very nice ideas to use...thanks for sharing....the apple looks good enought to eat, I had to look at it twice, it looks like real carmel!!

Becky Sorensen said...

Congratulations on your store. I checked it out first! lol
I love the apples - what great fun.


CathyRose said...

Your apple card is just darling! The real ones look really yummy too!

Tracy said...

These are so creative! Your children are adorable BTW!

Anonymous said...

Yummy looking apples and the card is so cute.

Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog.


Amber said...

Sounds like fun with the kids! Caramel apples are yummy.... both to eat and as cute cards! Great job!

Jennifer Murai said...

So cute. I love caramel apples and your theme carried through is great.

Wendy said...

Very cute

Wendy said...

Very cute

Michelle said...

SO cute! Kids and card! I used to love caramel apples! Then again I'd eat the caramel and toss the apple! LOL! TFS

Barb said...

The apple card is adorable!!!CUTE!!!

~Michelle~ said...

Oops that prior post is actually ME!! I LOVE your caramel apple original and fun!

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