Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day
June is unofficially Strawberry Month, so let the colors and flavors of the season inspire a delicious card and gift combination.
- Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury Cardstock: White, Grass Green, Cherry Red
- Lily Bee Design Christmas Cheer 6”x6” Paper Pad
- Rhinestones: medium yellow, small red
- May Arts Red/White Baker’s Twine
- Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die-Cutting System and Dies: (Shapeabilities) Square Petal Top Box LF-012, Anemone Flower Topper S5-067, Donna Salazar Bitty Blossoms S5-050; (Nestabilities) Decorative Elements Lacey Squares S4-295, Classic Squares LG S4-126, Long Classic Rectangles LG S4-142, Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles LG S4-143
- Gina K. Designs Stamp Sets: Sweet Strawberries, Vogue Vases 2
- Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
- .Too Marker Corp. COPIC Sketch Markers
- Art Institute Glitter Ultrafine Crystal Glitter
- Adhesives: Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Scor-Pal Scor-Tape, 1/8” and 1/4″
paper trimmer, scoring tool, scissors, ruler, pencil, printer paper
Card, 4-1/4”x5-1/2”; box, 2-3/4”x2-3/4”x1-1/4”
1. Make 4-1/4”x5-1/2” white top-fold card.
2. Cut 4-1/4”-square red cardstock panel; score horizontally every 1/8”. Adhere to card, 1/4” from bottom edge.
3. Cut wide strip of desired patterned paper and mat on white cardstock, leaving narrow border at top edge only. Adhere to card front, 1/4” from bottom edge.
4. Adhere strip of 1/8″-wide Scor-Tape along top edge of patterned strip, sprinkle with glitter, and tap off excess. (Note: Apply glitter over printer paper, tap excess onto paper, fold, and carefully return excess glitter to jar for future use.)
5. Wrap twine twice around card front and tie bow at right side.
6. Die cut/emboss Bitty Blossom flower shapes from white cardstock. Shape with fingers and adhere layers together using liquid glue; let dry. Adhere flower to twine bow; adhere yellow rhinestone to flower center.
7. Stamp strawberry image onto white cardstock, color with markers, and die cut into square, cutting through portions of image that extend beyond edges. Use photo as guide.
8. Adhere strips of 1/8″-wide Scor-Tape along sides of stamped square; sprinkle with glitter.
9. Stamp strawberry image again onto white cardstock; color portions of image that extend beyond edges of original die-cut image square. Detail cut pieces and adhere to main image.
10. Die cut/emboss green cardstock Lacey Square; layer and adhere squares to card using foam square. Place foam square beneath extended image pieces if needed.
11. Cut narrow 4-1/4”-long red cardstock strip; adhere to bottom of patterned paper strip.
12. To finish inside of card, cut wide red cardstock strip; adhere inside card, 1/4” from bottom edge. Cut patterned paper strip, mat on white cardstock in same way as card front, and adhere inside card.
13. Stamp image and sentiment onto white cardstock, color, and die cut/emboss into long rectangle. Die cut/emboss green scalloped rectangle. Layer and adhere rectangles together; adhere inside card using foam squares.
1. Die cut/emboss box and tag from white cardstock. Fold box on scored lines and adhere sides.
2. Adhere strips of 1/4″-wide Scor-Tape along top and bottom edges of box, sprinkle with glitter, and tap off excess.
3. Die cut/emboss box accents from patterned paper. Adhere accents to box sides; adhere small negative-space pieces to bottom of tag. Stamp sentiment on tag; adhere two small rhinestones to end.
4. Die cut/emboss two Anemone Flower Topper layers from red cardstock and patterned paper; adhere to box top so box will still open.
5. In same way as card, make and adhere white Bitty Blossoms flower to larger flower layers.
6. Tie tag to box with twine, tucking edge under flowers.
- Transform the card design into a wrap for homemade strawberry jam for June gift-giving. Visit Pick Your Own (dot) Org to find local strawberry farms if you don’t grow your own.
by Michelle Woerner (www.stopandstamptheroses.blogspot.com)