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Friday, June 25, 2010


Happy Friday!

Recently I shared some ice cream cone cards with you and today I’ve decided to move on to STRAWBERRIES! They seem to be especially gorgeous and sweet this year. Marie keeps popping them in her mouth. Robbie keeps eating bowl after bowl of fruit salad. I keep buying them, making all sorts of salads with them, and thinking that something so bright and yummy belongs on a card. So...

I looked through my papercrafting supplies and found a strawberry die, strawberry buttons, a bowl of strawberries rubber stamp, a strawbery rubber stamp, strawberry paper, and some strawberry embellishments.

The strawberries on this first card were created with a stamp from A Muse stamps. I discovered it was easiest for me to stamp a series of strawberries across a sheet of paper and then use a one-inch square punch to punch them out. I am mentioning that because I usually trim my paper before I stamp it, but I was trying to have the strawberry face different directions and that's why it seemed easier to trim the paper after I had stamped the image.
"You’re Sweet" was created with a stamp from Impression Obsession. Think of how many ways you can use that stamp! The "seeds packet" is a button from Favorite Findings.

I HAD to own the bowl of strawberries stamp from the Lockhart Stamp Company. Not sure if it’s meant to be a bowl or a colander, but either way I love the stamp.
"Enjoy the Sweet Things in Life" from Impression Obsession is another stamp I can see myself using on all sorts of cards. As I glance up and look at my stamps, I guess that’s true for many of my stamps meaning that they can be used on a variety of cards, but I see the "Sweet" stamps being used on baby cards, little child cards, for cards about cookies, cupcakes, fruits, as a thank you card, etc. The strawberry and leaf buttons are from Favorite Findings.

I used an AccuCut die to create the chocolate covered strawberry on this card. First I punched out an entirely red strawberry. Then I positioned some green paper just over the leaves, punched that out, and trimmed it. I positioned some brown paper over the lower part of the strawberry and punched that out. Then I trimmed the brown paper to make it look as if the strawberry had been dipped in chocolate. The message on the strawberry is a clear stamp from
Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps.

I’ve been busy creating cards all week and just need some time to write about them so expect some posts over the weekend.



sucor said...

Thanks for sharing this sweet card! Now I know another way to use my small stamps.

Carol Hartery said...

Thanks Su! If you have any pictures of cards you'd like to share I can post them on the blog for you. Tonight I have been playing with a new stamp I got today. It's the big cup from Hero Arts. I LOVE it! Expect pictures on the blog some day soon.