Saturday, August 3, 2013

Happy Watermelon Day to YOU!

Celebrate this sweet treat that refreshes the palate and screams SUMMER!!
HAPPY WATERMELON DAY!!
Using my Garden Green card stock (#102584) to create this fun textured and shaped card!
Our Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and the Ovals Collection Framelits (#129381) lend to this fun scalloped oval card.  (Just make sure that your don't cut off the seam that holds the card together, lol.)
 
Using the Woodgrain embossing folder (#127821) to add that cool look of the pattern on the watermelon.  (Who knew that watermelons cold be so much fun to create?!?!)  Embossing it once it is cut and shaped allows for the texture to be all the way through.. and that is such a fun but subtle addition.
Using my Black Sharpie (or any permanent marker) to color in our adhesive backed Rhinestones Basic Jewels (#119246) for the 'traditional' seeds.

Layered over the Very Vanilla card stock (#101650) the Real Red cardstock (#102482) resembles the inside of the delicious fruit!
(I'd write my greetings then add the 'seeds' where there are openings!
Tie this sweet card up with our vintage, distressed, natural feeling Linen Thread (#104199).  I could soooo see giving this as a gift and the natural feeling thread ties into a farm-fresh feel.
 
Holding down this tied up thread with the sentiment when you use the Stampin' Dimensional adhesive (#104430).  I placed the thread in-between the sentiment and tag and card... this is a discrete way to hold on an accent like this thread.
 
 
Winning this Real Red Goodie Gear Simply Created Kit (#132161) and Oh, Goodie! stamp set (#131889) from the Holiday Catalog (at the Stampin' Up! 25th Anniversary Convention) made me pause.... what to do with this cute kit?!?!! 
 
At my recent class we mulled the sentiments and purpose/use... so pulling this sweet tag out and showing the girls the fun behind these words - and the versatility of use for all year long... I love that it came together with this look! 
 
The Bitty Banners framelits (#129267), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439) and the new Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658) pop out these cute sentiments!
 
OK so the cute mini wood clip isn't a Stampin' Up! item but I love it and have kept this sweet ladybug clip about.  I think it's just a perfect addition to this project!!
Real Red is a fun note-card to write on and really does look like a sweet melon!  Adding the colored rhinestones for a great look and accessory.
 
Find reasons to celebrate!
Making my family's life festive is fun and a great way to (hopefully) make memories that they can look back on and smile, remembering a good childhood.
Little things, like National Watermelon Day, are easy ways to inspire cards, crafts, gifts, memories...
 
I hope that your day is sweet!
Thank you for coming by, remember that I try to post and celebrate life - daily - and look forward to seeing you again, soon.
 
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