I was thumbing through the beautiful Peaceful Place Designer Paper admiring how pretty and wintery it was. And of course being the designer paper-obsessed person that I am I wanted to create with it. But I wasn’t quite in the mood for winter and I’m already wishing for more Summer as we begin the chillier Autumn season.
So one morning while enjoying my favorite breakfast (protein crepe with berries), I decided to pull out my Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set and create a summer strawberry card with the buffalo plaid pattern from this Peaceful Place pack of paper to show it’s versatility. And this is what I finally came up with. (As you read on, you’ll see why I say “finally.”)
Products I used… See below for a complete list of products linked to where you can find them in my online store.
- Night of Navy Cardstock
- 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored parallel to short side at 4-1/4″
- Real Red Cardstock
- 4″ x 5-1/4″
- 2-3/4″ x 4-1/8″
- Basic White Cardstock
- 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
- 2″ x 4″
- Scraps for die-cutting flowers and leaves
- Scraps for stamping and punching strawberries and stems/leaves
- 3/4″ x 2-1/4″
- Peaceful Place Designer Paper
- 3-3/4″ x 5″
- 3/4″ x 4″
- Create the strawberries. Stamp the two with full color. Stamp one with lighter color. (Stamp off onto scrap paper, then stamp without reinking onto the Basic White cardstock to get lighter shades of Poppy Parade or Granny Apple Green.) Punch, assemble, and set aside.
- Die-cut the blossoms and leaves and set aside.
- Punch the end of the small white strip and stamp the sentiment towards the right.
- Color some Rhinestones with the dark Daffodil Delight Blends Marker.
- After cutting and preparing all the pieces, assemble the card. My recommendation is to connect the two front strawberries first (the top one is on Dimensionals) so the stems meet at the top. Add these to the front of the card centered between the top and bottom edges of the designer paper and off to the left about an inch from the left edge. Tuck and attach the sentiment banner. Then adhere all the white die-cut flowers and leaves. (The Take Your Pick Tool and Multipurpose Liquid Glue will help here.)
- After assembling all the pieces of the card, finish by attaching those large, medium, and small colored Rhinestones.
I actually had completed this card with a retired floral die-cut from the Ornate Borders Dies first. But I wasn’t as happy with it.
Then I tried out a couple other versions and surveyed those in my Facebook Group.
Most voted for the yellow, but loved the sparkle of the gems in the pink. So I went with this look and changing a few other areas of the card.
But then after finishing and photographing this version, it dawned on me that the Ornate Borders Dies are no longer available. Oops! So for those of you who DO have them and those of you who want to see the variations and what I played around with before I finalized my card, I thought I’d share these photos too.
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