Thursday, August 2, 2012

Watermelon anyone?

Hello - I am here with a card for the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #39 - Hot Time in the Summer!
You can find the challenge at this link: HERE

My card is inspired by my son Tim.  Watermelon is my son's favorite summer food and is a BIG part of our summer eating!  As soon as Tim sees watermelon in the store it ends up in our shopping cart and goes back in throughout the summer weeks of grocery shopping.  So when I saw the title of this challenge that is what came to mind and I got to thinking about the Cheery Lynn Dies and how I might fashion a watermelon inspired card.

Here are some pictures of my card....and following that some pictures of how I made it - a pictorial tutorial of sorts if you will...

 Start by making the card base with the English Tea Party Doily Angel Wing.  I scored and folded my card stock and laid the folded edge against the straight side so it would not be cut (as per normal).
I used the oval scalloped stackers to make the pink melon and added it to my card base using a Papertrey Ink melon colored bitty dot paper.  I then cut the middle of the Cheery Lynn heart doily set out of black cardstock to make seeds for my watermelon.
 Here is a picture showing me placing the seeds...
 This QuickStik is the ideal tool for gluing down small elements to your projects!  I could not have glued the seeds down without it!
I then made a "melon" colored rose with a white reverse and cut out some felt leaves using the dies shown in the photo.  I only used the smaller die of the sweet williams dies - center of picture - for the base of my flower.   The flower was made with white card stock and then spritzed with the Mr. Huey's mist.  I left some of the white card stock showing as it reminded me of a rose in my garden that has a white reverse and is so beautiful.  I also liked the way it picked up on the white focal point diecut I used for my sentiment.
 Here is another shot of the finished card. I added a lovely tie and bow with some Twisted Lime Trendy Twine!  I love all of their two-toned twines.  You can find them at Annie's Paper Boutique:  HERE
As I was going to photograph my card I asked my son to hold it for a moment while I adjusted the direction of my lighting....this is what he did with it and I was able to catch him at it....LOL!  I told you he LOVES watermelon - apparently even "paper" watermelon needs to be eaten! After he took it away from his mouth he said "Sorry Mom, I actually put my teeth on your card!"

That is it for me tonight.  Thanks for taking a look at my card!  I am going to save it for one of Tim's teacher's next summer as they head into Summer Vacation.  The inside sentiment on a white die cut (I used the oval die again to line the inside) says "Enjoy your vacation" and is also from Papertrey Ink.

: )  Jill


  1. How totally adorable!! the card and Tim! Love your creative use of the die and the way you've embellished it!

  2. Jill, this is a fabulous creation and a wonderful tutorial. What an amazing creation and a great use of Cheery Lynn Designs dies. Good luck and thanks for joining the challenge this week.

  3. Jill, this card is such a sweet treat! I love the heart shaped seeds~so clever and cute :)

  4. Cute, CUTE idea and card, Jill! Love the little embellishments off to one side like that. (I don't think I've seen those dies before!) The little heart shaped seed are the sweetest little touch!

  5. What a wonderful picture of Tim with your card! He sounds like an absolute sweet heart. Your watermelon is fantastic! I love the heart seeds and that gorgeous flower detail. Thanks so much for showing how you made it.

  6. What a yummy card - I love the unique shape - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup again this week!

  7. What a cute card!! Great pictures!! Your son is so cute!

  8. This does look good enough to eat Jill!!!
    Gorgeous card & many thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog - much appreciated :)

  9. What a wonderful card Jill, very creative too. The card does look good enough to eat as well, and watermelon is one of my favorite summer fruits. Thanks for sharing it with us at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.

  10. What a fun and playful design and creative for sure
    So glad you could share with us at
    Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge

  11. Hi Jill :) What a fun and fabulous creation! :) This is brilliantly creative and so clever too! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge,



  12. Jill, your card is great!
    I sooo love the way you used the hearts that were left and made your own background! Love the shape too and the card is so yummy!
    Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn designs challenge this week!
    Good luck for the draw!
    Love from France, Kianel.

  13. Jill, Love this shape card; it's gorgeous. Thanks for adding my twine, too.

    Great picture of your son helping you with your photos ;)

    Lesley @ Trendy Twine

  14. Such a cute job! I love the creativity behind it! I love your adorable pictures too! Thanks for entering into the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge.

  15. Adorable shaped and "summertime" card...very creative :>)


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: ) Jill