Sunday, March 19, 2017

Spring is Here on the Tour de Freaks!

Welcome back to another edition of the Tour de Freaks! Our theme this month is "Spring is Here!." I know that's wishful thinking for some folks, but it WILL get here eventually! If you have been following the links, then you just landed here from Kelly's blog, A Stamp Above. To take the whole tour, click on the links at the bottom of each page - there are seven of us this month.

When I think of Spring, I think of flowers (daffodils in particular) and birds and butterflies, but one thing I really look forward to each year is strawberries! So that's my focus today. My first card doesn't even use any of the strawberry images currently available from Stampin' Up! Nope - I used the flower petals in Bunch of Blossoms, and built my own berries! The berry seeds are the little dots image in that same stamp set.

STAMPS: Bunch of Blossoms CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Real Red, Cucumber Crush, Red Glimmer  INK: Real Red, Basic Black, Cucumber Crush, Garden Green  ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Softly Falling TIEF, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Blossom Builder Punch

My next cards uses the little strawberry found in Cool Treats. I stamped it randomly to make the background paper, then used a die-cut heart (rounded the bottom with the PL corner rounder) for the berry and die-cut flower from the Succulent Framelits for the cap.

STAMPS: Cool Treats  CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Real Red, Tasty Treats DSP  INK: Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Basic Black, Whisper White  ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Sweet & Sassy Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Linen Thread

And for my last card, I kept the berry theme going by using some Fruit Stand DSP, and since I had the Succulent Framelits out, made a big ol' THANK YOU flower!

STAMPS: Fresh Fruit CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Watermelon Wonder, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight Fruit Stand DSP, Glimmer Paper Assortment INK: Basic Black, Real Red  ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Succulent Framelits, Stylish Stems Thinlits, Sparkle TIEF

That's all I have for you today! Have I made you hungry for some sweet, ripe, juicy strawberries? I know I am! Now hop on over to see what LeeAnn has for you at FlowerBug's Inkspot!


  1. Very nice cards. Now I need a bowl of strawberries!

  2. Your strawberries are awesome Cindy! Love how you came up with the two different variations and your 3rd card is beautiful!

  3. I am always looking for card ideas, and I love both of these cards.


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