Saturday, July 28, 2012
When I started this card I had no idea what I was going to do. In fact, it wasn't even going to be a card. I have this cute strawberry box die from Joan's Gardens and wanted to use it for a little box to hold some birthday money for one of my granddaughters. I kept going and ended up making a card.
The top has been die cut using green card stock and folded along the score lines. The hemp was threaded through the four holes in the top then through the button and tied in a bow on the top.
I have included several views so you can see the finished strawberry box. I attached it to the card with a piece of Velcro. It looks so real, doesn't it!
For the background on this card I used the Dotted Swiss embossing folder on the red card stock. The doily is the Spellbinders "Butterfly Circles" die; on top of the Butterfly Circle I added the Memory Box "Quinn Flourish". This flourish adds such a pretty background for so many things! Across the top of the card I added some of the little butterflies that came out of the "Butterfly Circle". I love it when you can use the "left overs" from die cut pieces. Along the bottom I thought some strawberry flowers would look good. I use the Cheery Lynn "Darling Daisies" die for the flowers and added a stamen from the Cheery Lynn "Build A Flower #1" die set. The cute little leaves are from the Cheery Lynn "Flourish Leaf Strip". On the underside of the card I added a punched border doily; I used the Martha Stewart "Double Arches" punches.
This card will be put in a small gift bag. My granddaughter can pull the strawberry off to get the money enclosed. I think she will like this "unique" card.
All the products used on this card can be purchased from Joan's Gardens:
My Favorite Things "Berry Box"
Spellbinders "Butterfly Circles" S4-329
Cheery Lynn "Flourish Leaf Strip" (B178)
Cheery Lynn Darling Daisies (A196)
Memory Box "Quinn Flourish" (98267)
Martha Stewart "Double Arches" punches
Cuttlebug "Dotted Swiss" embossing Folder
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend.