August 13, 2022


What a fun card to make -- from the start to the very end! 

You all know that I'm a big saver of anything artsy at all, just in case I can find a project to use it in -- sometime. Case in point was a piece that is normally discarded from a really old Paper Pumpkin kit -- I mean years ago,. The one with strawberries, blueberries, etc. 

I had punched out all the strawberries I needed to do the kit. But failed to throw away the leftovers! Oh no! 

Recently I cane across this nifty piece. You will see the piece a few photos from now.

The background of this card used that throwaway piece as a STENCIL!

Using a Blending Brush and Poppy Parade, Real Red and Powder Pink ink, I haphazardly brushed through all these strawberry-shaped openings, overlapping as much as I liked.

Once I'd finished all this, I was absolutely delighted with the background piece I'd just created.

The rest of the card came together naturally.

In the next photo, you can see my card sitting all proudly upon the "stencil" 
I should have thrown away so many years ago.

Here it is standing on the stencil once again. 
In fact, I STILL haven't thrown it away. 
It is perfectly usable for a future project. 
So, why get rid of it?

I knew I had some of that precious retired strawberry Designer Series Paper still lying around. I was excited when I finally unearthed a piece big enough for my needs. So I added a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of this to a white card base..

Using two of the words from the Biggest Wish stamp set (page 40, Annual Catalog), I stamped them towards the top of the strawberry piece in Real Red.

To add a little bit of bling, I added three Pear Pizzazz rhinestones.

Moral of my story: Save your garbage!!



  1. The strawberry motif is a wonderful choice for a spring or summer birthday. And the card turned out great. Thanks for participating in Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 29.

  2. You do such beatiful work. Your cards are gifts themselves. Thank for sharing at My Big Fat Menopausal's Share the Wealth Party. Hope your weekend is going fantastic!

    1. Oh my! Such a wonderful thing to say! Thank you ever so much!

  3. Very cute, a lovely technique. Thanks for sharing with us at Handmade Monday :-)