Sunday, February 15, 2015

Paper Sweeties February Release Rewind

Hello again!  Today is the Paper Sweeties February Release Rewind!  Today is the day where we share a project using the new stamp and sweet cuts just released combined with some of the other wonderful Paper Sweeties products.

I decided to focus on the lovely heart stamp and die from the Pretty Posies set today. One idea I had after seeing the heart and leaves together was that it looked like a strawberry to me.  So taking that idea I created this card:

Homespun Strawberry Birthday Card:

To create my "strawberry" border I partially cut the heart die along the edge of a card panel 3x and then trimmed the remaining card stock away from the cuts in a straight vertical line.  Then I stamped each "heart" with the heart stamp to provide an outline for my Copic coloring. I colored them with red series copics (R29. R35. R39).  Then to create the dots on the berries I used the polka-dot banner stamp from the "Fun Shapes" stamp set.  After stamping the dots in an olive green ink I re-blended with my copic markers to remove the outlines left by the stamp on the berries. I wanted the berries to have more of a homespun colored effect rather than a stamped one.

I then die cut and stamped three sets of leaves in two colors of green cardstock.  I cut them down to create strawberry stem tops for each berry and glued them behind the berries that extend beyond the card panel edge.  

I love how the completed strawberries create this sweet decorative edge on the card:

 The sentiment I chose is from the "Sweetie Pie" stamp set.
I added a tiny flower and some coloring to 3 of the words to add some extra interest to the sentiment!  The sweet small flower was die-cut and stamped using the "Sending Sweet Thoughts" Stamps and Sweet Cuts Dies. 

For the inside of the card I created one more berry and added the word "Enjoy" selectively inked from the "Enjoy Each Day" sentiment in the "You Make Me Smile" stamp set. I wanted to carry the strawberry theme to the inside of the card.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog throughout this release! I hope you have enjoyed everyone's inspiration using these wonderful new products!
You should have arrived here from the Paper Sweeties blog and Debbie's wonderful release rewind project.  I am sending you off to the lovely Jinny Newlin's blog: HERE.  And here is the entire list of everyone participating in today's release rewind:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jill Norwood 
Jinny Newlin *special Guest Designer*

One last reminder about the Design Team Call going on right now!  You can find all of the information on the Paper Sweeties blog:  HERE.
It is so fun to get "Happy Mail" as part of the design team! And then get to play with it all month long!  We would love to have you join us!

Happy Crafting!

Supplies Used + list of new products just released:


  1. Even your nail polish matches those YUMMY strawberries! LOVE this Sweet card, Jill!

    1. Thanks Sue!!! I painted my nails for Valentine's Day!!! :)

  2. Very cute. Love that the strawberries are shaped like hearts. Ana

  3. Sooooooo genius! LOVING how you turned the heart into a strawberry!!!!!

  4. Brilliant, Jill! Love those strawberries! And, fab way of doing the sentiment! What an awesome card...LOVE IT!!!

  5. Pure genius, Jill! Love those little berries to bits, and the way they trail off the front of the card puts this one in a category all its own. Love!

  6. so gorgeous jill.fab design and colours and i love the yummy strawberries ;D

    xx coops xx

  7. Oh, how clever you are!!!!! They look just like delicious strawberries!!! Fabulous card!

  8. OMG OMG OMG!! How SWEET is this!! Just AWESOME!! =) Makes me SO READY for Spring and FRESH Strawberries from the Garden/Market!! Not just for the Taste, but the Smell of them too!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  9. Brilliant use of the new stamps Jill!!!

  10. Oh, Jill, what an absolutely adorable (and yummy looking) card! I agree that it's a wonderful way to use the new stamp...just love that "sweet" border with the polka dots peeking out!! So glad you found my blog through Irish (Jim's) blog...and now I've found you! Stunning work! Hugs!

  11. Jill...this is just so sweet. I am in love with your sweet strawberry border, just beautiful.

  12. This is just the sahweetest card, Jill :-) Love the heart strawberries bordering off the side!

  13. Hi Jill, so nice to have your recent visit & touch bases again. This is just a most delightful card, and how clever to make your hearts into strawberries as you have done. Spectacular idea, and I love the partial die cut. I'm seeing this around blogland lately, and it looks quite fiddly to do. But it made such a lovely edge on this pretty card. Like how you've carried the theme into the inside of the card, and it's just a lot of extra attention to detail that makes this card so very special. TFS

  14. Love this creation Jill. No, not because I love strawberries! It is a great design and I love strawberries.....Oh, darn. I guess it is partly for that reason but I really think the card is super sweet. - Jim

  15. Oh my what a sweet delight your card is. Those berries are just yummy and the bits of color you added to the sentiment are perfect. I also wanted to say thank you for your recent blog visit...your kind comment made my day. Wishing you a warm and cozy weekend!

  16. Such a cute card. So well done! Really like how you made the border. I have never tried that...but you sure have inspired me to give it a try!

  17. These strawberries look so ripe and juicy! Mouth watering gorgeousness!

  18. Super sweet berries Jill, love your card design!

  19. Wow, Jill! Wow, wow! I absolutely love this design! Such a warm, homespun look with all the happy polka dots and yummy kraft and twine! And your strawberry creations, made from hearts, is just genius! So fabulous!

  20. Such a wonderful summery card Jill! I LOVE it!!!


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: ) Jill