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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Strawberries in the dead of winter...

Since it is such a "bleak" time of year, I decided to make some summery, fruit-inspired cards today.

A couple of years ago, I had purchased the strawberry basket image from the Silhouette Design Store. I just love that little basket. It reminds me of the ones that strawberries were sold in when I was a kid.

For this card I cut the different pieces of the berries and basket, then did a little ink shading on them. After putting my berry basket together, I popped it up with foam tape on a die-cut doily.

I even used my Silhouette and a red sketch pen to write out the sentiment, which is also popped up on foam tape. Three enamel dots finished off my card front.

I wanted to add a little something to the inside of my card, but I wasn't quite sure what. I finally decided on using a wonky-stitched rectangle die to cut out my stamped sentiment panel. Then I added a tiny scalloped edge on one side, cut from the same CS as was used on the front of the card.

For the second one, I actually designed the card base in the Silhouette software, making the circle aperture on the front and then cutting a mat from the yellow patterned CS to exactly fit.

Once again, I also used the Silhouette and a sketch pen to write the sentiment on my little banner which is glued in place on either side of the circle aperture.

When you open the card, you can see that the two strawberries are popped up with foam tape on the inside.

I stamped "Heartfelt Thanks" with red ink, as this will be used as a thank you card.

It is cold here today, and we got another couple inches of snow last night. It is supposed to warm up by the weekend (into the 30s), which is good, because we will be having a houseful of company.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Darnell said...

Gosh, you've sure made those strawberries look good enough to pluck right off my monitor, Cheryl! Everything about your pretty designs makes us forget the doldrums of winter! I'm sure you meant to link them up to the current Twofer Card Challenge, right?? Hugs, Darnell

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Darnell beat me to the punch with her comment. I too was going to say they look good enough to eat. Nothing better than strawberries right out of the garden! Those both are really fun cards!

designbydonna said...

Both your cards are sweet. Delicious looking strawberries. I actually found some today in the grocery that smell and taste like strawberries. That is hard to do in Indiana. I wish they still made those cardboard containers. We recycled them into some cute items at VBS.

Glittered Paws said...

Oh the strawberries look good enough to eat right out of the darling basket. I remember those kind of baskets when I was a kid also. Our grocery store has some onsale this week - trying to decide if I want to get a box. Love both of your cards. Have fun with your company this weekend.

Lynette said...

Two more awesome cards, Cheryl! I really need you (hopefully!) to show me what I can do with my Silhouette! I hardly ever use it. :(

Lynne in NI said...

Yummm your strawberries look good enough to eat! I love that little basket too!

https://shinebrightandcreate@blogspot.com/ said...

Beautiful card and great basket too! Take Care Michelle x