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Jul 27, 2021

Strawberry Birthday

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Today I'm sharing a card that was based of Freshly Made Sketches#495. - Sadly I wasn't able to complete the card in time to post it for the challenge.  
That's okay though because I really liked the sketch and how my card turned out so you get to see it anyway! 
Here is the sketch:
Below is the card that I created using it as my inspiration.  This card is going to my Mother-in-law who just turned 95 yesterday.  Yes it's going to be late but she will still be thrilled to get it and it's the thought that counts anyway.
I had started working on a card with that awesome Strawberry patterned paper ages ago but when I went to stamp the strawberries my ink pad had dried up so bad that I ended up having to get a new one so the project got put in the container where I keep things that I have started or cut out and just haven't found a use for them yet.
I got it out this morning and decided to try this sketch even though it was past the date to post it for the challenge.
Card Details:
Card Stock:  Shaded Spruce, Pretty in Pink*-retired color, Blushing Bride and Whisper White*-retired.
Ink: Real Red, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce and Blushing Bride-SU and Memento Tuxedo Black.
Designer Paper-Berry Delightful*-retired.
Other: Strawberry Builder Punch,
Crystal Glitter - Which I used on the strawberries and the flowers, it's hard to see in the photo but it's sparkly and pretty in real life.
Foam Mounting Tape.
On a personal note:

I love Strawberries and picked them for 8 summers as a kid.  We had a bad year here for the berry season due to hail storms & then excessive heat but we did manage to enjoy a few half-flats of berries and boy were they good.

This was the first dessert I made with them this summer:

Strawberry/Rhubarb Cheesecake bars.  They were so yummy.  Yesterday I made a no-bake pie with some and later this week I'm going to make a Strawberry/Rhubarb Crumble. 



  1. This is a fabulous card and your mother-in-law is sure to love it! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS.

  2. What a fantastic card. It may not have been completed in time for the challenge but the sketch gave you the inspiration for a beautiful card. Happy birthday to your mother-in-law.
    That dessert looks delicious.

  3. it is perfect for her, i like the you sweet thing message... really beautiful, sorry you missed the dead line

  4. Beautiful card, and your MIL will love it, a day late or not, since it's so pretty! And YUM! Love strawberries in all the things, and you have my mouth watering!

  5. Such a sweet card!! The background paper is fabulous and I love your use of the strawberries for the three elements on the sketch. (The dessert looks very good too!)