Berry Delicious Gift Set...

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome!
I'm so glad you're here!
Will you take a quick trip with me...down winding country roads, the warm sun shining on your face and the smells of summer reminding you it's great to be alive!  Do you see it?  It's at the end of the farmer's lane over there...it's a berrylicious sight...a fresh fruit stand flaunting the most heavenly display of beautiful overflowing berry baskets,  berry flavored cupcakes and cool, refreshing strawberry lemonade!  Let's stop and see the wares!

Heartfelt Creations has a new release today...and if you haven't guessed yet, its going to be filled with divine strawberry images and gorgeous patterns.  

Let me share a little more...

Warm breezes blow, busy bees buzz from blossom to blossom, and perfectly shaped, ripe berries beckon you as you catch a glimpse of them through the vines winding their way up the rickety old picket fence in the picture perfect garden patch.  Bring back fond memories of strawberry picking while the early morning dew still lingered on the vines with the new release by Heartfelt Creations.  The Berry Cafe Collection will have you reminiscing of filling pails until overflowing while playing the game of "two for me" and "one for the pail", which always led to the task taking a tad longer. Travel back in time to the days of your childhood where you shared your first strawberry milkshake, or float at the local ice cream parlor with that special someone you so adored. Filled with sweet illustrations of vining strawberries, adorable children, elegant blossoms, old fashioned strawberry stands as well as delicately patterned papers featuring eyelet prints, soft checks, ornate borders and delicious clusters of strawberries nestled among flowers, you are certain to find yourself warming in the berry patch and hankering for a cold strawberry treat. Happy hues of pinks, reds, yellows, blues and greens create a cheerful color palette that is sure to make your heart sing the songs of summer.  Five extraordinary cling stamp sets allow you to recreate all of the memories of strawberry picking and enjoying the fruit from the vine.  Color and shape your way to a lush and productive garden plot where blossoms and fruit abound, being careful to avoid the ever busy bees.  After all of the toiling and care, reap your rewards, head on over to the fruit stand where anxious passerby’s will be ready to invest in your delicious crop...and once the day is done, grab a friend and treat yourselves to that special strawberry flavored treat with a generous helping of whipped topping! We present to you the ideal collection to welcome summer!

For this weeks project, I decided to decorate a mason jar that I thought could possibly be sitting on a Farmers Market table or at the end of a farmer's driveway on a fresh produce stand.  I think decorating a mason jar like this would be wonderful if you were gifting homemade strawberry jam, or filled with packets of garden seeds for someone special who loves to garden...or even a teachers gift filled with strawberry scented hand lotions, lip balms and candies!

I also decided that it would be fun to create a shaped card using the fruit stand image from within the collection.  

Allow me to share with you...


This idea actually came to me as I was browsing through Michaels Craft Store and later the local dollar store.  Mason jars wrapped with a strip of lace seem to be all the rage at the moment.  Well, I thought I could certainly build on that theme as I have a ton of unused mason jars at home sitting in the pantry at the moment!  LOL

Here's a closer peek at the jar itself...


As you can see, I've also added a small tag to the jar, along with lots of glitter and blossoms filled with gold colored seed beads.  

Here's a view from the top...


I've used a piece of patterned paper to place under the lid to make it decorative.  The fun flower patterned material comes from my mom...it's got to be 50 years old or so, as it was purchased when she was in 4H as a young child for a sewing project!  I've tied on the tag with some raffia to give the project a country feel!

Moving on to the note card...


I think shaped note cards are so much fun, don't you!
I thought this would be the perfect size to include along with the mason jar and together they would make such a cute gift set!  I've used my Derwent water color pencils to color the main image and the vines and berries have been colored using Memento Inks. 

Well, that wraps things up for me!
 I hope you've had a "berry" good time visiting with me today!
There are more "berrylicious" creations up on the Heartfelt Creations blog, so do take time to wander on over there for a visit as well!

Until next time...

Project Supplies and Instructions
HCDP1-265 Berry Cafe Paper Collection
HCPC-3731 Berry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3732 Blooming Berries Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3734 Berry Cafe Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-793 Berry Blossoms Die
HCD1-794 Berry Cafe Die
HCPC-3354 Classic Message Cling Stamp Set
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
TSMP300 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Lady Bug
TSMP704 Memento Dye Ink Pad - New Sprout
TSMP707 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves
85-glitter Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
159723 Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
352854 Metal Glue Tip - Art Institute

Watch this video to learn tips, tricks and techniques on how to create a shaped card.

Other Products Used:  white card stock, BigShot Die Cutting Machine, Derwent Water Color Pencils, water brush, mason jar, raffia ribbon, piece of fabric, gold seed beads, water, mist bottle, VersaFine Black Ink, wide lace, hot glue gun, Distress Marker - Black Soot

Mason Jar:  Adhere wide lace to center of mason jar using hot glue gun and set aside to dry.  Stamp multiple images of the Blooming Berries Cling Stamp Set as well as the Berry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set onto white card stock using black ink.  Color images using finger daubers and ink.  Die cut with coordinating dies.  Shape each element using a spritz of water and the Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit.  Using a hot glue gun, adhere vining berries around the entire center of the mason jar over lace.  Trim apart sections to use as fillers for areas needing more fullness.  Locate a piece of patterned paper you wish to use as a jar topper, and trim to fit inside lid.  Fussy cut tag from paper collection, stamp partial sentiment by inking stamp with black marker and attach to jar using some raffia ribbon. Adhere gold seed beads to centers of flowers, and a touch of glitter to berries and leaves as desired.

Notecard:  Stamp berry stand image onto a white, folded piece of card stock, making sure the top of your stamp is slightly off the fold.  Using the coordinating die, cut using your manual die cutting machine.  Color using water color pencils.  Stamp one inking of the Blooming Berries Cling Stamp Set, as well as the Berry Blossoms.  Using a finger dauber, apply color to images.  Die cut using coordinating dies, shape and adhere to card forming a cluster to top corner as shown.  Adhere gold seed beads to flower centers and glitter to fruit cluster as well as any elements desired on the image itself. 

This project has been shared in the following challenges...
A Place To Start..."Upcycle a Household Item"
Crafty Cardmakers..."Shaped Card"
 
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