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The Strawberries are BACK!

Perhaps you didn't even know the strawberries were gone, but they have been. For a long. Time. Months ago, the Strawberry Builder punch went on unorderable status, which means exactly what you think it does. We couldn't even order it due to all of the crazy shipping issues all over the world. But they are finally back, and I can't help but crack them out for a project or two!

Wednesday during What's Up! Stampers? on Facebook Live, I decided to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) the catalog. I went to the January-June Mini Catalog, found this adorable box, and figured it would be fun to turn that box on page 44 into a card.

The first step was to take a piece of 4 1/4" x 11" Coastal Cabana cardstock, fold it in half, and create a background using the flower outline from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set and Coastal Cabana ink.

Then I adhered a piece of 2" x 5" Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper at an angle across the width of the card, then trimmed off the excess. I cut the DSP longer than necessary to make sure it covered the width of the card, since I was adhering it at an angle.

After tying the ribbon around the width of the card into a bow, it was time to tackle the strawberries. They are surprisingly simple to put together, and the fact that they're 3D gives this card an extra special pop of fun! I stamped three strawberries in Magenta Madness ink on Magenta Madness cardstock then punched them out and folded them in half.

Then I took one folded strawberry, put adhesive on each side, and attached one of the other strawberries to either side. This creates that adorable fan-folded strawberry.

I added some tops to the strawberries, then leaves the berries to the card, and it was starting to come together.

The final piece, the sentiment, is one that I changed a bit. The box in the catalog had a white embossed sentiment from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set on Coastal Cabana cardstock. I instead chose to flip colors and stamp the sentiment on white cardstock in Coastal Cabana ink. After fussy cutting the sentiment with my Paper Snips, I attached it with Stampin' Dimensionals.

The moral of the story: Don't overlook the 3D samples in the catalog, even if you are simply interested in making cards. With a little imagination, those 3D items turn into amazing cards!

For links to my online store, see the product list below. Don't forget a couple of things: The Sweet Strawberry Bundle won't be available at bundle price (10% off) after June 30, and the Ice Cream Corner DSP is only available while supplies last. Act now!

Stamping Blessings,


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