Sunday, August 6, 2023

Super Cool Strawberries for PP652

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Claire is hosting our Theme Challenge.
Well, if this isn’t a most appropriate challenge for the week, I don’t know what is. Summer is in full swing here in south Texas and we have just getting blasted with 100 degree temperatures since about mid-June. We are supposed to get a break this Wednesday. 99 degrees! Wahoo, party time! 

Claire’s “Hot Fun in the Summertime” Theme Challenge is a fun one to play along with, whether you are melting in the heat, enjoying the beach or simply staying inside with your BFF the air conditioner. I sure hope you will take this challenge for a spin and join us over at The Paper Players. We’d love to see what YOU create!   

*I’ve shared measurements and a full supply list of products used to create this card at the end of this post.

Color Combo
One of my favorite things about summer is visiting all of the local Farmer’s Markets for fresh fruits, veggies, herbs, honey and more. Nothing beats farm-to-table and this is the best time of year to enjoy all of the delicious gifts from nature. Last week, I picked up the MOST delicious locally-grown strawberries at the market and they were the inspiration for this card.  Yes, they were THAT good! 

I started out with the Delightfully Eclectic Designer Series Paper with the super-cute strawberry pattern and built my card from there. Those itty-bitty berries are the perfect combo with the So Refreshing Dies. I’ve been using those strawberries a lot lately…they are just too cute! I gave the berries a dusting of Wink of Stella Glitter Brush for that fresh and dewy glow. I decided to use the little rectangle from the Scalloped Contours Dies for my sentiment because it kind or reminded me of a little basket or placemat for the berries. Searching for just the right sentiment came to a stop with the Super Cool stamp set. I just recently ordered this set and I LOVE the fun retro font. 

It’s tough to see in the photo but I did add a layer of Garden Green to the card base that was embossed with the Raindrops Embossing Folder. It’s just a little added detail that definitely shows up better when the card is in front of you. I added it with a little wish for some much needed rain…we’ll see how that goes. Haha! 
Card Measurements and Details:
  • Garden Green Cardstock: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Garden Green Cardstock: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”, embossed with Raindrops Embossing Folder
  • Bubble Bath Cardstock: 3-3/4” x 5”  (2 pieces - 1 for card front and 1 for card interior) 
  • Delightfully Eclectic Designer Series Paper: 3-5/8” x 4-7/8”
  • Garden Green Cardstock: scrap to die-cut second smallest scalloped Rectangle from Scalloped Contours Dies
  • Bubble Bath Cardstock: 2-3/4” x 1-1/4” 
  • Garden Green and Calypso Coral Cardstock: scraps to die cut strawberries from So Refreshing Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock (card interior): 3-5/8” x 4-7/8”
  • Delightfully Eclectic Designer Series Paper (card interior): 3-/4” x 4-7/8” 
Finally, a peek inside the card. I added some more layers to compliment the front along with a little strip of that adorable Designer Series Paper. I left the rest blank for room to pen a handmade note. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our fab “Hot Fun in the Summertime” Theme ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday August 11th, 2023

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  1. Anne Marie, your card is SOOOO SWEET! I remember picking strawberries out of my parent's batch. Nothing better on a hot day! Love the color combo and the pretty little bow! You rocked my challenge this week!

  2. Those teeny strawberries are adorable! This is a sweet summer card, Anne Marie!

  3. Anne Marie, I love your sweet card. That paper is one of my favorites from that pack.

  4. Very cute card. That DP is fun and paired with the strawberry dies it is just adorable.. - I love strawberry season here and we have lots of great fresh produce to enjoy as well. On my (non stamping blog you can see my little granddaughter enjoying her strawberries.

  5. Strawberries are definitely one of the pluses of summer! As a kid, I would not eat anything with a seed in it...or on it...including strawberries. As an adult, I've more than made up for lost time! Love them and I love your card!

  6. Mmmm, strawberries, and I share your love of the local farmers' market, Anne Marie! Now I'm craving some good ole American strawberry shortcake! Great card for a summertime greeting.
    Xoxo, Fran

  7. Such a sweet card, Anne Marie! What a perfect paper choice for this challenge! There is a strawberry festival held near us during June. Needless to say, we head there every year. It's my idea of hot fun in the summertime!

  8. Love this Anne Marie and I totally agree - locally/home grown strawberries are the best! Love the EF detail on the base too - I almost missed it, subtle, yet effective!

  9. Anne Marie, no fruit says summer like strawberries. I love that you showcased this DSP, too. Love it


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Anne Marie