Good morning, Pebbles friends! It’s Wendy Sue joining you today, sharing my latest card set! I just love the deep, rich colors in the “Harvest” collection. The die-cuts (chips) of bottled foods make me feel nostalgic, as I remember my Grandmother and mother spending hours bottling various fruits and vegetables when I was young. Even if I didn’t actually want to eat the food (I was such a picky eater), I sure thought they looked pretty all lined up on the shelves in our basement! As soon as I saw these embellishments, I knew they would make special cards! Here’s a peek at the two cards I created:
These cards were lots of fun to make – would you like to see my process? Here it is!
First, I cut a strip of kraft cardstock 4 1/4″ x 12.” After cutting the strip, I scored it at 5 1/2″ and folded it over. This allows the bottom to be a bit longer than the top.
Next, I cut two patterned papers to cover the front and inside of the card base. The smaller piece is 4″ x 5 1/4″ and the larger piece is 4″ x 5 3/4.”
Here’s a little secret – I added some fun to the inside of these cards! I used the recipe card die to cut recipes from the lined paper and placed it over the patterned paper. Then I cut a sentiment from one of the papers (listed below), and finally added a layered sticker!
Back to the front of card. I wanted to “tone down” the deep color on the front of the card so the die-cuts would really pop! To do this, I cut a piece of vellum the same size as the patterned paper. I added adhesive directly behind the jars (in the next step) to attach it to the front.
Now the jars, all by themselves, are really darling. But I wanted to dress them up a bit. So I tied jute around the “lids” of each jar. And on one jar, I cut a banner word to “hang” from the lid. The jars are attached to the card front with dimensional adhesive dots.
Ta-da! Here’s the finished card! (Since there were a total of six die-cut bottles, I created a second card following the same steps.)
Here’s a peek at the inside of both cards:
I hope you’re inspired to create some special “Harvest” cards to give to someone special today!
Harvest “Fall Time” Patterned Paper
Harvest “Cutting Board” Patterned Paper
Harvest “From My Kitchen” Patterned Paper
Harvest “Hand Towel” Patterned Paper
Harvest “Recipe Cards” Patterned Paper
Harvest Layered Stickers