CASology: Fruit STRIPE Gum

It’s time for a brand new cue word challenge over at CASology today!


I suppose I could’ve taken this word, place a single stripe on my card base with a simple sentiment and called it good, but you know I have this thing for challenging myself to think of a way to creatively twist the cue words just a little these days.  I still used stripes, but simply because this week’s cue word brought back a childhood memory that includes lots of colorful stripes!  I realized as I was putting this card together that I could have used this as inspiration for last week’s rainbow challenge too!

So do you get what I’m playing off of here?!  If not, I’ll tell you!  Does anyone remember Fruit Stripe gum and that adorable little zebra on the packages with his colorful stripes?

Fruit Stripe Gum 5 Flavors ( Box of 12 )   for $14.99    for $14.99    for $14.99
Source:  JGum

Do you remember the free tattoos in every package?  It’s no wonder my siblings and I begged for this gum at the check out lines is it?  Until we entered our bubble blowing contest stage and had to graduate to something like Hubba Bubba so we had more bulk for huge, face covering creations!  Of course, if we didn’t have the big stuff available, a whole pack of the Fruit Stripe in the mouth at once usually worked pretty well for our competitions!

When I first wandered down to my craft room to get started on this idea, I soon discovered I owned absolutely zero horse or zebra stamps!  In my head, I could picture a zebra stamp that I thought I had, but that I must have just thought of purchasing at one time and didn’t.  A quick search for digital zebras led me to the Squared Zebra (by Sonia at SKdigis) above.  I gave him a little hair cut for his stint on my card, though.  I hope he doesn’t mind too much, but it is summer, after all.

I printed the zebra on Copic blending card and colored him with Copic markers before fussy cutting the image.  I added a little sparkle to every other stripe using my Wink of Stella Brush Marker.  I rounded two corners on both the main panel as well as the card base.  The colorful zebra was attached with foam dots.  I added two black gemstones to his eyes for a little fun dimension.  The sentiment was stamped in black ink and I added a trio of yellow sequins just because I couldn’t resist.

I hope you’ll bop over and visit the rest of the design team member blogs as well as this week’s guest designer blogs!  They’d love to hear from you!

Meghan McMillan
Melissa Chipperfield (you are here)
Tracey McNeely
Guest Designer:  Sherrie
Guest Designer:  Kate

Then, don’t forget to link up your very own STRIPE creation to the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT)!

Have a terrific Tuesday!



  • Tracey McNeely Posted Tuesday, 08/05/2014 1:32 pm

    Melissa this is so cute! Fantastic take on your inspiration!

  • Lisa Posted Tuesday, 08/05/2014 2:03 pm

    HA how fun is this, great card Melissa!!

  • Gillian R Posted Tuesday, 08/05/2014 2:38 pm

    Lol, this is so adorable Melissa

  • Ardyth Percy-Robb Posted Tuesday, 08/05/2014 2:46 pm

    Super cute and festive! What a fun birthday card!

  • Meghan Posted Tuesday, 08/05/2014 2:48 pm

    Oh Melissa, I do remember that colourful zebra and the gum. Your take on this week's cue card is perfect and oh so cute!

  • Judy1223 Posted Tuesday, 08/05/2014 5:53 pm

    Oh, YEAH, we used to get that gum when we were kids! I can still taste the fruity flavors! Ha! I think I have this pinned on my “Days Gone By” Pinterest board, it is a favorite childhood memory and your card brought me RIGHT back! I'm smiling…in LOVE with this adorable fella!

  • Barb Ghig Posted Tuesday, 08/05/2014 6:11 pm

    You're a riot, Melissa! I love your 'inspiration' for your card, and how you gave this adorable zebra a hair cut 🙂 Really CUTE card!!!
    Thanks for the trip down memory lane, too!

  • Shelly Posted Tuesday, 08/05/2014 8:58 pm

    Ha! This is just too cute! And oh, yes! That was one of my favorite gums when I was a kid! Though, that stuff was so sweet, I wanted to swallow it, rather than chew it! lol 😉

  • wienerhoneymooners Posted Wednesday, 08/06/2014 4:34 am

    Super FUN, I remember that gum!!!!!

  • ~amy~ Posted Wednesday, 08/06/2014 10:30 am

    Okay, now how adorable is this???!!!
    So fun and clever!

  • ionabunny Posted Wednesday, 08/06/2014 1:21 pm

    Love your stripy zebra. So cute

  • Sonia Posted Thursday, 08/07/2014 3:00 pm

    OMG! It is soooo cute and different!.. Love it, thanks for using SKdigis for your project!… HUGS… SK 🙂

  • hazelspaperdesigns Posted Friday, 08/08/2014 12:26 pm

    Isn't is awesome how these cue words conjure up childhood memories? I love it immensely! This card is SO cute and the little zebra adorable. Just love how you were inspired.

  • Joyce Posted Saturday, 08/09/2014 10:05 pm

    This is so cute. And, I totally remember that gum.

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