Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Strawberry Gift Box and Card





I was so excited to get to work with the Preserves cartridge and matching embossing folders and to try out some Smooch product from Scrapbook Pal this month. I decided to make a little gift emsamble by creating a mini pizza box and matching card. I first started with choosing the colors and paper I wanted to work with and then started cutting!
I cut my card base first. Even though the intent of this card is for a recipe, I decided it would look just as good cut larger and folded in half for a notecard. I cut the card on page 52 at 5 1/2" and folded it half.
Next I cut my strawberries. I cut strawberry1 at 2 1/2" and then cut the leaves for it using the layer feature. I then cut strawberry1 again at 1 1/2" with SHIFT On, cutting one with the FLIP feature ON and one with it OFF.
For the strawberry on my card I used strawberry2 at 3" and then cut all the layers, leaves and flowers, cutting an extra flower for my above strawberry1 cuts.
I used the matching Preserves embossing folders to emboss my card base and mats and also used Swiss Dots.
To give my strawberries just a bit of shine I painted on some Taffy Smooch on the raised embossed "seeds". I added an outline of Sakura Clear Star gelly roll pen around the middle of my flower and finished everything off with some punched borders, ribbon and pearls.
I love this cartridge as it has a TON of different sweet fruits to choose from and is perfect for gift giving projects. I hope you enjoyed my project!

11 comments:

Cassie said...

Gorgeous project, Leah! It has so many wonderful elements ;D

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Wowza! Love the embossing on this! All the textures combined look so fab! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card!

Dana said...

Oh Leah, thisis amazing. I love, love, LOVE all the pinks and those adorable strawberries. What an awesome ensemble!

Davi said...

This is fabulous Leah!! Love the fun strawberries, colors and all the great details!!

joeygirl86 said...

What a sweet card!

joeygirl86 said...

What a sweet card!

Belinda said...

So sweet!

Ceal said...

oh how adorable!

Wife2TJ said...

This is so pretty! Beautiful job!!!

Kim said...

I love the box and the card. It's gorgeous!

Nubian Crafter said...

Outstanding job!!! I just became your 200th. follower:-)