Sweet Strawberry

My gorgeous sister-in-law celebrated her birthday last week and one of the presents we got her was dehydrated strawberries. So, it seemed wonderfully fitting that I could make a strawberry card to go with it.

Sweet Strawberry | kelly kent

I was able to earn the Berry Blessings DSP during Sale-A-Bration but didn’t get a good chance to use it. It works so well with the Sweet Strawberry stamp set – which we get to enjoy for some time yet, so I’m feeling lucky to have this in my stash.

Sweet Strawberry | kelly kent

The stamp set coordinates with the Strawberry Builder Punch, which makes it oh-so-easy to make those cute little strawberries. I’ve stamped them in Real Red with Garden Green stalks. The leaves are Old Olive & Granny Apple Green and the flowers are Balmy Blue. The best part? The punch cuts out all of those cute pieces! No fussy cutting required!!!

The pleats on the front of the card are a bit of a give away that there’s more to this card. I have no idea what this fancy fold is called but it was fun to make. The card base was 10″ wide, scored at 1″, 3″, 7″ & 9″. The length is 5-7/8″.

Sweet Strawberry | kelly kent

I love this fold for showing off the DSP! If you cut it right you can line up the patterns on each side to create a split panel.

The best way to keep this style of card together is using a belly band. I’ve jazzed it up with more DSP and a double layer of die cuts from the Tasteful Labels Dies.

Sweet Strawberry | kelly kent

The sentiment is from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set in Night of Navy. I don’t often use black for sentiments – the darker classic tones work so well for a bold & smooth finish.

If you also have some Berry Blessings DSP but haven’t yet bought the Sweet Strawberry stamp set, let me enable you to *NEED* it! At $55.75 for both the stamp set and punch, it’s one of the best value combinations in the catalogue!

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Have a wonderful weekend!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

Sweet Birthday Wishes

There really is something for everyone in the new Occasions catalogue!

Check out this oh-so-cute Fruit Basket bundle that’s part of the Tutti-Frutti suite.

I am head over heels in love with the Tutti Frutti DSP, which I’ve been using on almost every fun & bright card I’ve made this month!

I first saw the Fruit Basket stamp set & punch pack when we attended OnStage late last year.  It’s definitely easy to overlook in the catalogue- but has this amazing addictive quality to it when you actually have a play.

Here’s what I made at OnStage…

Tutti Frutti | kelly kent

Those little fruit images really are the sweetest!!! They stamp slightly larger than the punch, so it’s easy to line them up within the punch boundaries without spending hours ‘getting it right’.  My kind of bundle!!!

The sentiments are varied and useful.  We used the ‘happy birthday to you!’ in yesterday’s class to make this cute card!

Fruit Basket | kelly kent

You know, I’ve never liked those doilies much!  They are little old fashioned for my usual style of cards – but they work perfectly for this theme!!!

Fruit Basket | kelly kent

I had a minor moment of ‘perspective’ that the pineapple, strawberry & pear are all the same size…. which is obviously not going to happen like that in a fruit bowl in real life.  And then, I got over it and just decided they are too cute to care!

Fruit Basket | kelly kent

These teeny tiny punches are available in a set of 4 for $40, or buy together with the stamp set for $61 (Australian pricing).

My online store is open 24-7 for all your cute & tiny stamping needs.

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And every $90 of cute earns you a Sale-A-Bration rewards.  Earn one or all of them!!!

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

“Berry Best”

This is a cute little card I whipped up to go with a strawberry plant that we bought as a thank you gift.  During a quick strawberry Google search, I saw the play on words – ‘berry best’ and thought it was perfect for the occasion.  It’s been a while since I’ve done any punch art, so I enjoyed the trio of simple but sweet strawberries.  Nice to go back to basics.  Simple wins my heart every time!  Kelly x

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Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Framelits: Hearts a Flutter

Embossing Folder: Perfect Polka Dots

Punches: Bird Builder, Modern Label, Word Window

Cardstock: Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White

Embellishment: Linen Thread

Extras: Stampin’ Dimensionals

*** sentiment computer generated