It's Five Minute Monday! ~ Sweet Strawberries


It's Five Minute Monday ~ Sweet Strawberries!

So today's card features the Sweet Strawberry Bundle! This Bundle is on the "retiring" list for Stampin Up.

I have chosen to feature this bundle for today's tutorial for 2 reasons~  I love a stamp set with a punch ( as you all know ) , however mostly I don't feel "Sweet Strawberry" bundle was given enough attention when it made it's debut last spring. 

If you need another reason, the Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set, and the Strawberry Builder punch are currently reduced in price. Check out that savings below. 

Retiring or not, this stamp set still has the potential to create beautiful cards. Given that it is a bundle with a punch it also boasts affordability. 

This card features both the "retiring" Sweet Strawberry Bundle" with a rather new designer series paper ~ Heart & Home, and looks fabulous! 

The old & the new compliment each other well. 

I love the Heart & Home designer series paper. Every piece is beautiful, however I am incredibly partial to the white wood grain side of each piece. I have used it for many a project. 

Here is a quick look at the bundle before we get to the card.

As you can see, during the "last chance" sale, it is cheaper to purchase the stamp set and builder punch separately. 

The stamp set is filled with "sweet" greetings, sentiments and strawberry pieces and parts. The builder punch as you can see makes it incredibly easy to create adorable little strawberries. 

Heart & Home Designer Series Paper

This paper is simply beautiful for many projects. There is a coordinating stamp set that goes with it that I will list below in the useful links. 
Together this paper and this bundle make for quick & easy cards. 
Let's get started with one right now! 
Card Measurements & Instructions:

Cardstock: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 ( cardbase )
Scored @ 4 1/4

Designer Series Paper Layer : 4 x 5 1/4
Designer Series Paper 2 ( Banner Tag ) : 1 3/4 x 4 1/2

Basic White: 1 x 2 1/4  ( for sentiment )
4 x 5 1/4  ( card inside layer )
Scraps for stamping: 
3 strawberries
3 stems
3 leaves
2 little flowers

Stamp & punch strawberries and pieces, and assemble the strawberries using liquid glue. 
Stamp the chosen sentiment on the basic white sentiment piece. I used the sentiment die from the Color & Contour Bundle ( a must have for card making ).
Cut, score and burnish the card base.  Attach the designer series paper layer to the card base. Adhere the Banner Tag to the left side of the card front. 
*Banner Tag ~ you can use a die cut for the banner tag, or cut the dsp to the measurements above, and make a banner cut on one end. 
Next, add dimensionals to the back of the strawberries and attach them in desired position on card front. 
Glue on some leaves. 
Attach the sentiment.
Add the little flowers. I attached a little rhinestone to the center of the flowers, and 1 rhinestone on a berry to create a little sparkle on the card. 
Stamp the inside layer with desired sentiments or images and attach to inside of card.
Stamp a coordinating envelope.

That's it, just like that...
An adorable card to drop in the mail!

Below are some other examples cards using the same layout as above. 

I hope you enjoyed today's Five Minute Monday. 
If you choose to make a card using this layout, I would love to see your creation, so please feel free to send it to me in an email.

To view any of the products used in the cards above simply click on the link that goes with the product. To view all of the amazing Stampin Up products, or purchase: 

In the tutorial above ( and many other tutorials ) I mention the Color & Contour Bundle. I use these dies all of the time in my card making adventures. They are definitely a must have in my opinion. 

At the time of this tutorial the bundle is currently unavailable. That just means stock is being replenished and it will be available again shortly. So be sure to add it to your wish list. 

The designer series paper that I used for the Strawberry card was Heart & Home, and here is the coordinating stamp & dies for that paper. 

Heart & Home Suite features an amazing bunch of coordinating products.

Again, just click the links to view or purchase any of these products. 

Today's cards were created by: