Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sweet On You

I am so incredibly excited to be able to share some of my first projects for the Spellbinders design team!! This duo is a card and a box filled with strawberry flavored Whoppers. The box was made by hand. The lid and base of the box are Label One dies. The lid of the box has a hole cut out using a circle. A scalloped frame was created by cutting a scalloped circle, then cutting a smaller circle out of the center. A piece of acetate was placed on the inside to keep the candy in place.
The strawberries are NOT a die from Spellbinders, but were created using various dies. I have been wanting to create strawberries for quite sometime and after looking at my dies for a while, came up with this idea. I will show you how to make your own berries:

Start with Petite Ovals. I chose this piece of patterned paper for its color and texture. Cut and emboss the oval.
One of the very cool features of Spellbinders die templates, is that you can cut again and again, just lay the paper over the cutting or, rough edge. So, to get the round looking top of the berry, I placed my petite oval on the cutting edge, or rough edge, of a larger oval from the same set of Petite Oval Nestabilities. I chose a larger oval, because it had more of the curve I was desiring.
Here is the cut oval. Imagine the possibilities with making more than one cut...(oh I did and there will be more ideas to come! :))

To create a stem, I noticed this flower from the Flower Creations die.
Always place your patterned paper face down. Which means, put the pattern you want showing down. Once I cut it out, I realized that 1. it had a hole in it and 2. it looked too much like a flower.

To solve this dilemma, I cut the stem in half, just below the hole.

Then I glued the smaller half of the flower over the hole and viola, stem! :)

Here is a closer look at the finished strawberries. I inked all the edges of the berries and the stems. The stems were also stamped with a pattern to give the paper some interest. I added accents with a white paint pen to give the berries some illusion of shine. Small buttons were threaded with twine to give a country, homey feel.
I hope you enjoyed seeing this project. I had so much fun creating it and I hope it inspires you to look at your dies differently! thanks SO much for stopping by!
Supplies:
Patterned paper-My Mind's Eye (Penny Lane Free Bird and Feeling Groovy)
Stamps-Taylored Expressions (A Year of Sweetly Stamped Sentiments), Hero Arts (Four Leaf Grid)
Ink-Clearsnap (Colorbox Ink-Citrine, Peony/Colorbox Chalk-Creamy Brown, Dark Brown)
Buttons-Basic Grey (Stella Ruby)
Twine-Wright's
Cardstock-Papertrey Ink (Kraft)

28 comments:

Tracey said...

What a yummy project Kim! I love it!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Genius...what a cute and clever idea! You ROCK girlfriend!

One Creative Life said...

How adorable!! They look good enough to eat :)

Gabriela said...

This is absolutely sensational. I adore those perfectly plump strawberries! Question though: do you ever sleep? No? I didn't think so.

Jenn said...

Simply Delicious!!!! Love it!

Melissa Bickford said...

This is such an adorable idea, Kim! Clever, clever girl!!

((hugs))

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Kim this is awesome! Very creative and super cute!

Regina Easter said...

you are so incredible girl....have a wondeful day..hugs

Amy Sheffer said...

You are amazing, girl!! Adorable project. Love the strawberries, and the box is the best!!

eggette said...

Fabulous and adorable!!

Jacilynn said...

Oh Gorgeous! You seriously amaze me! Love it

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What a charming container Kim!! And those strawberries....FABULOUS!!!

Lesa said...

I so love stalking your stuff! :) This project rocks girl! Very creative use of the dies. I gotta learn to think more out of the box. I am just going to sit and play with my dies. Turn them upside down and sideways and see what I can see. Thanks for the inspiration!

jkstiles77 said...

Absolutely adorable!!! Love it!

Brandi Parshley said...

WOW! Totally adorable! Love the strawberries! I'm inspired to look at my spellbinders dies in a new way!

Charlene Austin said...

Eeek! So gorgeous! Love it GF....you are absolutely brilliant!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Look at that FABULOUS box! Oh my goodness, Kimberly, this set is adorable!

Deanna said...

Wow totally awesome!

Rita said...

I am speechless, which doesn't happen often...LOL! Kimberly, your cards and gift sets are jaw-droppingly gorgeous. I would love to craft with you!

kristie sessions said...

SO adorable and creative! I love it!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Those strawberries are AMAZING!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

This totally rocks! Love your strawberries and the little peekaboo box is amazing!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Perfect wonderful project! You are amazing girlie!

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

Very clever Kimberly
love love love

Regina said...

It's so sweet! Thank you for this great idea!
Regina

Suzanne J Dean said...

Fabulous Kim--I adore anything with berries & this is so cute! Great job & sooo clever too!

hugz,
Suzanne

Kellie Fortin said...

Very cool Strawberies Kimberly!! So very clever!!

Deebi27 said...

I love strawberry's and what a great way to create them! Kimberly you sure do have a knack for making all sorts of goodies come alive! thanks!