Friday, August 3, 2012

National Watermelon Day, Aug 3rd

Did you know that August 3rd is National Watermelon Day?? Yuppers!

I couldn't resist getting into this holiday theme, a perfect Summer day (somewhere, lol, we are a cloudy 72*). So I whipped over to the Grocery Store on my way home from a Dr. Apt and nabbed a fresh n tasty Watermelon and some watermelon candies!!

So here is my 3D watermelon using our Petal Cone die that creates this cute cone. I made them in 3 colors (Real Red, Gumball Green and Whisper White). I then trimmed the white and red down. I then just layered them on one another.

To make the cute seeds I used a black Sharpie and colored our adhesive backed Rhinestone jewels. I love the dash of color in a jewel, a little like onyx.

I then took the extras that I cut off to create lil watermelons for this card. The Storytime DSP has this cute plaid paper that looks ideal for a picnic. I used the colored jewels and this lil punch (it's from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack). I let it nibble on a slice. Lol.

Ok so with the Gum-ball Stitched Satin ribbon I created the Vine and allowed for it to be a cute door hanger. Too it was used to tie up a little bag of watermelon sour kids candies.

I don't know about you, but this is a great way to celebrate summer, do something fun with my kids and add a lil spark to the day!

(I used my watermelon baller, sooo cute, and these cocktail forks to make these lil surprise treats for our dessert tonight. My son loved stabbing them and what a fun secret to surprise his dad and sisters with tonight! In the freezer they hide, it's better than ice cream and wayyyy healthier too!!)

Watermelon is the perfect name for this melon that is 90% water. And 10% seeds, we presume. As a kid, you may have been told that swallowing watermelon seeds would lead to watermelons growing in your belly. You've likely since realized that's a bunch of hooey. But if you have any lingering fears, you can purchase watermelons specially engineered to be seedless. Square watermelons have also been created if you happen to need one of those, though we can't imagine why.
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