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, this.was.fun! 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 - http://waltzingmouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/freebie-strawberry-suite-templates-and.html
|SUPPLIES I USED|
|Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps – Big 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
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