When I think of Summer, there are definitely some iconic images that pop into my mind: lemonade, lawnmowers, sandals, pools, campfires, and watermelon. Mostly watermelon. I honestly believe I’ve consumed more than my weight (plus all four of my kid’s weight, and probably my husband’s weight, all added together) in watermelon over my lifetime – probably once each summer. And, between you and me, I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. I LOVE watermelon. Especially watermelon with salt. (Do you put salt on your watermelon?) So, in honor of my favorite summertime treat, I created a watermelon summertime card set to share with you today!
The challenge here was to use miscellaneous papers (not traditional “watermelon” colored papers) to create my cards. I chose to use products from the “Everyday” collection only! Here’s a quick peek at the papers I chose:
My all-time favorite technique for scrapbooking and cardmaking is paper-piecing, and I use it whenever I can. For this card set, I found a digital die shape to use. Of course, you could easily draw your own pattern and cut out the watermelon slices by hand! I cut out the pieces from the various patterned papers – including a white base for the finished card.
Assembling the pieces is pretty intuitive – everyone knows what a watermelon looks like. 😉
If you look closely, you’ll see that I used the woodgrain pattern for the seeds – I love the way it looks!
After the pieces are all attached to the base, I added the entire piece to the folded card base.
Finally, I cut some of the sentiments from the “Happy Thoughts” paper, mounted them on white cardstock, punched a hole, and tied them around each “slice” with baker’s twine.
That’s it! Now my little summery card set is complete!
And I’m off to have a slice for myself.
Pebbles-Jen Hadfield Everyday Double Sided Cardstock “Happy Thoughts”
Pebbles-Jen Hadfield Everyday Double Sided Cardstock “Pink Picnic”
Pebbles-Jen Hadfield Everyday Double Sided Cardstock “Gemstones”
Pebbles-Jen Hadfield Everyday Double Sided Cardstock “Tropical Delight”
American Crafts White Textured Cardstock
American Crafts Sticky Thumb Adhesive Runner