Thanks Berry Much

Hi there blog friends, this is a set that I’ve had on my desk for several weeks, that I’ve been dying to play with.  In between all the moving and saying goodbye, I stole out to the studio and finished up the stawberries in the basket.  I’d call this project a welcome break, seriously,!  The sweet strawberry set was an additional release by Waltzingmouse Stamps in July, it’s called Big Berries – Strawberry.  In addition, very soon the kit with the strawberries is coming to Waltzingmouse also.  You won’t have to use a wicker basket though, because there’s a sweet basket pattern to go along with it.

I made the card by stamping the strawberry and sentiment on a strip of paper and then I hand trimmed the left edge and cut a pennant on the right edge.  For the background I used one of the new Spellbinders Asian M-Bossabilities™.  I guess I just noticed that the border from Spellbinders™ Asian Accents matched the arcs on the embossed background, so I added the border above my stamping.  From the same set, I pulled a doily-like element for some interest in the top right corner.   

It’s not often that I reach for grosgrain ribbon, but the punch of the red ribbon and white polka dots matched the strawberry so nicely.  I finished up with a pearl flourish and a flower from Spellbinders™ Ribbon Buckles to top off the bow.  

The small strawberries are sooo easy to make.  I cut them out with my Silhouette Cameo.  Once cut, it was easy to fold them and secure them.  I topped each one off with a small corsage pin stuck down through the middle.  Gotta have a pearl somewhere :-)

ETA:  As I went to post this, I noticed that the strawberries and the sweet basket are uploaded and they are free.  Have a look, won’t you? Claire explains everything you’ll need – they can be cut with a machine or by hand!!  The link is below –

Stamps: Waltzingmouse StampsBig Berries – Strawberry
Paper: The Girls Paperie, Lasting Impressions, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, The Paper Company
Ink: Colorbox Cranberry Pigment Ink, VersaColor Green Bamboo
Accessories: Spellbinders Asian M-Bossabilities™, Spellbinders™ Asian Accents,  Spellbinders™ Ribbon Buckles , grosgrain ribbon, Zva Creative Pearls, Corsage pins, lace, basket

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!!


  • Diane HAugust 12, 2012 - 12:17 am

    This is super “sweet”…such a pretty summer card…and love those berries….and thank you for the link…a beautiful set!!ReplyCancel

  • Ginny IngramAugust 12, 2012 - 12:18 am

    So berry sweet, LOL. I think I have that exact ribbon, too!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine S.August 12, 2012 - 12:30 am

    Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownAugust 12, 2012 - 12:35 am

    Adorable projects. . . .love the clean lines of the card, the strawberries are so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Sam SmithardAugust 12, 2012 - 12:38 am

    Wow Becca your work always blows me away does your bow machine come with hints and tips to create beautiful bows like yours?

    Kind regards love from Sam xReplyCancel

  • LageneAugust 12, 2012 - 12:39 am

    Gorgeous & elegant card! Love your orgami strawberries!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaAugust 12, 2012 - 12:42 am

    What a sweet refreshing project. It is so cheerful!ReplyCancel

  • Marie SellersAugust 12, 2012 - 1:18 am

    I absolutely love strawberries! This card is a hit with me!ReplyCancel

  • EveleneAugust 12, 2012 - 2:00 am

    What a superb and very attractive ensemble!! So luscious to the eye.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannAugust 12, 2012 - 2:02 am

    Soooooooo beautiful work here as usual Becca. I love how it turned out as much as I just love strawberries he he he.ReplyCancel

  • SianAugust 12, 2012 - 2:32 am

    I love the colours and the clean lines of your card, and those strawberries in the basket are just toooo cute! :)ReplyCancel

  • Ann CAugust 12, 2012 - 2:37 am

    Awesome! I’ve never seen corsage pins with a little end cap. Where did you find them?ReplyCancel

  • JudyAugust 12, 2012 - 6:35 am

    Oh Becca, I LOVE everything about your card, it’s truly amazing, just like you! The ribbon and strawberry matching so perfectly and I just love how the white embossed background and the red go together. I think I’m going to have to get this strawberry set once it’s available. Thanks so much for all your great show pieces.ReplyCancel

  • Patti WilleyAugust 12, 2012 - 6:48 am

    This berry & matching ribbon is so Whimsical! Just adorable in Red & White! I’ve downloaded the free tutorial & will have to give the basket & berry a try. Many thanks!ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisAugust 12, 2012 - 7:34 am

    Your card and basket of strawberries are just beautiful. I love how the strawberry and ribbon match on the card. I love the stick pin. Now who would have thought that something so simple as a piece of fruit could look so elegant and it does. Beautiful work. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • TeresaAugust 12, 2012 - 7:38 am

    You always add what makes your cards stand out from any other. Another great job.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BAugust 12, 2012 - 8:32 am

    Really cute. I love the berries in the basket.ReplyCancel

  • NancyAugust 12, 2012 - 9:06 am

    I absolutely adore your card and berry basket! So sweet and summery!!
    Hugs, NancyReplyCancel

  • Barbara BruderAugust 12, 2012 - 9:59 am

    What a sweet project, great card and the strawberries look so cute.Thanks for the ideas.ReplyCancel

  • dianeAugust 12, 2012 - 10:07 am

    So So Cute,ReplyCancel

  • DeniceAugust 12, 2012 - 11:24 am

    This is so adorable. I love the card’s nice clean fresh look. God bless….DeniceReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WilsonAugust 12, 2012 - 12:44 pm

    Becca, this is so cute. I love strawberries and even cover an old frig with wrapping paper that had strawberries on it and then put modge podge over the top. We use it for 8 years, like that and now it painted dark green in the basement. It’s still working and is about 50 years old or so. I had forgotten about it till now. Life goes on.

  • Lori ReinholzAugust 12, 2012 - 2:25 pm

    I just adore this Strawberry card & basket Becca. Many years ago I loved everything strawberry & just loved Strawberry shortcake….the little girl (and the cake too)!!ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)August 12, 2012 - 2:36 pm

    So fresh and sweet! It’s a real picker-upper!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BoveAugust 12, 2012 - 3:04 pm

    Wow! Absolutely gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenAugust 12, 2012 - 3:58 pm

    THANKS BECCA! WHAT A SWEET SURPRISE!!!!!!! I missed this for some reason! :)ReplyCancel

  • mayAugust 12, 2012 - 5:43 pm

    Becca this latest card simply stunning!
    Amazes me how you find the time to make such beautiful card’sReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaAugust 12, 2012 - 6:10 pm

    So fun! I really like the red polka dot ribbon with the red polka dot strawberry. And the embossed background is wonderful. Love the little treatment with the stick pin threaded through the pearl. Classy!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Kirste CampbellAugust 12, 2012 - 10:46 pm

    Darling, Darling!!ReplyCancel

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  • GlendaAugust 13, 2012 - 8:09 am

    I have been following your blog for a while now and am in awe of your talent. Your creations are so beautiful; I don’t know how you ever part with them to send the to anyone. I can’t venture a guess as to your news, but from having read all your posts back to the beginning, I am certain you deserve only the very best.ReplyCancel

  • ShelleeAugust 13, 2012 - 11:06 am

    Such pretty berries, and perfect red ribbon!

  • DorthyAugust 13, 2012 - 12:13 pm

    Love the way you have combined the blues in this card.

    Since you love ribbon so much, I will guess that you have designed your own line of ribbon.ReplyCancel

  • Jean SchifflerAugust 13, 2012 - 2:13 pm

    My guess is that you will be having a book published containing all, or most, of the designs that you have shown on your web site. It will be published for the Christmas market and cost $35.00. Hope that is it and you make lots of money so that you will be secure and not have to stop what you love to do.

  • Juanita BraunAugust 13, 2012 - 2:57 pm

    I also think you are going to publish a book or a magazine with all your beautiful cards and how to make them and supplies needed. This would be a great idea and you would have no problems selling them. Whatever it is I am sure it’s going to be something BIG.ReplyCancel

  • Linda ClarkAugust 13, 2012 - 4:05 pm

    I am going to guess that Spellbinders are making dies to match your stamps. Close? Have a great day and love your bueautiful cards. Hugs, LindaReplyCancel

  • Trish PardueAugust 13, 2012 - 5:08 pm


    I smiled when I read that you had a “simple” card today. Girlfriend, you don’t ever have a “simple” card. Your cards are always multi-layered, multi-embillished and simply georgeous. I’m thinking that you have another one of your great new products that you have designed yourself that will be unveiled on Wednesday. I want you to know that I love my bow-making tool you designed, so I’m thinking that whatever it is, it will be wonderful and very useful. I love that will mind of yours and you for always sharing with us.ReplyCancel

  • SharonAugust 13, 2012 - 5:11 pm

    I think you have designed your own paper line so that you have those delicious papers for all your beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • monicaAugust 13, 2012 - 6:22 pm

    you have the best ideas on layering paper, dies, stamps, ribbons and bling!!ReplyCancel

  • AnitaAugust 14, 2012 - 5:20 am

    So pretty and so very eye catching. I love this.
    Hugs, Neet xReplyCancel

  • Tanya PhillipsAugust 14, 2012 - 9:51 am

    So beautiful! I love strawberries, just stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia T.August 14, 2012 - 4:12 pm

    What a berry pretty card! You are so….berry sweet for sharing. Thanks Hugs!ReplyCancel