Welcome to this month's Stampers Dozen blog hop! Spring has arrived, but we sure had a lot of unexpected snow here in Virginia over the last month! Spring is my absolute favorite time of year - the birds are singing, the sun is shining, everything is turning green again and there are flowers everywhere!!
Some of my favorite fruits to eat in the Spring are strawberries because they are in season and oh so yummy! My Mom always made me a strawberry shortcake for my birthday (in May) when I was growing up so I have a lot of good memories associated with strawberries. And that is why I chose to create my project this month using the strawberry design in the fun Tutti-Frutti DSP pack (retiring). The colors are great and I love the design of this DSP!
How great are these colors? So bright and fun. I am absolutely in love with lemon-lime twist and it goes so well with night of navy and real red!
I just love the little fruit images in this DSP so much and cut a few out to embellish my sentiment panel. This birthday sentiment is in the Birthday Blooms stamp set (retiring). The Big Shot came in real handy with cutting out the various card stock ovals - I used the Stitched Shapes (night of navy) and Layering Ovals (lemon-lime twist and whisper white) framelits. The little bow of linen thread just brings it all together.
And don't forget the inside of the card - just a little strip of DSP brings a great pop of color but leaves plenty of room to write a personal note.
How cute is this little "wooden" crate filled with a bunch of chocolate kisses? Once again, the Big Shot to the rescue. I used the Wood Crate framelits to cut the chocolate chip card stock (retiring) and stamped it with the Hardwood stamp set before I assembled it. The strawberry embellishment was cut out from the DSP and mounted on a 1-1/4" circle of lemon-lime twist and 1" whisper white card stock cut out with the respective punches. I cut the top edge off a clear envelope and filled it with chocolate kisses. Linen thread holds the bag closed as well as the tag which was stamped from a sentiment from Birthday Blooms and cut out with the Layering Ovals framelits. This candy favor would make a great little birthday gift for a friend, especially if you slipped a gift card in the crate, too.
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