Monday, May 09, 2011

BBTB2/Simply Charmed/Strawberry

Oh so talented Jeri is our hostess at BBTB2 this week and she chose Simply Charmed as the cartridge. We were asked to design with the strawberry. We would love to have you join in on our challenge, and remember...you don't have to have Simply Charmed. Use any cartridge that has a strawberry. Please remember to mention on your blog that you have entered your card in the BBTB2 challenge.

For my base card, I used a 5x7 size. I cut away half of the front fold so that the main design could "hang" from a sturdy upper card strip. I strengthened this upper "flap" by adding a red scallop strip, a white scalloped strip and some pattern paper. I cut 4 strawberries; 3 small, and one larger for the focal point. The title is also from Simply Charmed. Everything has been embossed with the Cuttlebug. Finally, I added a green jewel on the leafy stem.

I hope you have viewed all of the cards from the design team. If you haven't as yet, just click here and you can see the cards. The team is so so talented, and I love how each of us on the team has their own take on the challenge.

10 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

Beautiful, Carole! I wasn't quite sure what you menat by "hang" until I clocked on the pic to make it larger. What a clever design! Very fresh and pretty. Love the border punches. xxD

Margie said...

Carole, your cards are always so cheerful and uplifting! I am gushing over that paper you used for the title. It instantly makes me think of strawberries and cream! Dee-lish!

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

Oh My my sweet and lovely friend..Very Clever..WOW!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card! Love the strawberries and the fun pattern paper!

1CardCreator said...

Fun Colors, Great layout... pretty papers! Love it! You always make me smile with your cards! ~Diane

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a sweet card Carole! Those berries look scrumptious! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day :)

Jeri said...

Wow Carole, what a fabulous design. I'm going to be tucking that "hanging" idea away for future reference. I love how you embossed your berries, makes them look real. The whole card is just deeelicious.

Sharon said...

I love how the large strawberry and sentiment hang!! Awesome idea!
I'll have to be trying that for sure!! :)

JustYolie said...

mmm strawberries! Beautiful card, loving the border!

Heather said...

Beautiful! I just love the decorative edges and the happy berries.