Hello to you today! I have a sweet little card for you! After all even the name is Sweetest Cherries. There is even a punch called the Cherry Builder Punch. That goes together to make the Sweetest Cherries Bundle. You can find it in our annual catalog on page 19, #158717.
I'm loving the little bit of red, white, and blue on this card. It reminds me of an American summer.
Begin with a card base of Crumb Cake 4 1/4 x 11. Score and fold at 5 1/2. I stamped off my Soft Suede ink to stamp the pattern in the background. It's really ok to stamp down each side. The middle will be covered. If you look closely, but you don't have too, you'll see that my stamping isn't perfectly matched. It's fine.
From the 2022-2024 In Color 6 x 6 stack, I've chosen a dotted piece of the Orchid Oasis cut to 1 1/2 x 5 1/2. Take 2 pieces of Basic White cut to 3/4 x 6. Cut close to one side on both with the large scalloped die from the Scalloped Contours dies. Glue the pieces to each side of the orchid paper. Notice that each side is about the same size and match the scallops so they are the same from each side. Glue the panel down the center of the card front. Trim the ends flush with the base.
Stamp the saying from Sweetest Cherries in Orchid Oasis on Basic White. Trim around each word. I added these down the center of the panel with glue dots.
Punch the cherries from paper in the Tea Boutique 6 x 6 stack. The color is Sweet Sorbet. I cut the paper at 1 1/4 inch strips so that I wouldn't waste a lot of paper. It's precious! Punch 3. One is on the inside. Punch the stem and leaves from the Parakeet Party paper in the In Color stack. Once again I cut the paper in strips to punch. I still felt that I wasted some paper. I worked around and could punch additional stems or leaves in that space. I didn't save a lot but it made me feel better! Remember that there is an extra cherry on the inside of the card. Add the cherries with dimensionals. Glue the tip of the stem on the cherry. I added the leaves on dimensionals. I placed them so that the stem rested just slightly on the leaf to give the stem it's lift.
Use the Sorbet twine from the 2022-2024 In Color Baker's Twine Pack. Run this around the card twice and then tie it into a bow just to the left.
Stamp the SWEET on Basic White in Sweet Sorbet. Trim around the word. If you don't like to fussy cut you can just make it into a rectangle and add. Either way add the dimensionals to the top and bottom to avoid the twine.
Finish off with some Sorbet dots from the 2022-2024 In Color Matte Decorative Dots.
For the inside, stamp a row of the crisscross pattern across the bottom. Remember to stamp off the Soft Suede. Add your cherry. I usually add a white layer inside my cards. I just didn't think this one needed that.
So there you go. We are ready for summer!
Thanks for the visit today. I'm trying to post 3 days a week now. I do appreciate your loyalty in checking in with me. Just an update. It has been 6 months now since my stroke. I'm doing great. Sometimes my words come out jumbled a little. Hopefully that will continue to improve. I'm still trying to work on the stress and that's why I'm not posting as much as before.
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