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YUM YUM – Gotta Love Strawberry Picking Season!

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I am loving kraft cardstock right now. I think its probably because it gives me that earthy, organic feel that reminds me of this time of year when the leaves are changing colour and we prepare for the harvest season. When we went strawberry picking a few weekends ago, I knew that I wanted to use the kraft card as the base of my layout, and this is the final project.

I kept to a simple design so that the main focal point remained on the photos, after all how cute does Randolph look here as he munches on his strawberry. I used a circle chipboard piece to create an element that anchors all three photos to the background and to each other, and this also introduced a rich red colour which I simply couldn’t avoid!

You can also see that i’ve used products which focus on other types of fruit and berries to enhance the theme of the layout. The little chipboard strawberry started life in the shape of a cherry, but had a restyle after a quick alteration with a craft knife. By taking the roundness away to make the berry a little bit pointier, it instantly ressembled a strawberry. Then I stamped it with these cool roller stamps from Glitz designs which made an awesome crosshatch pattern on top.

As a finishing touch, I pushed a green prima flower over the stem to create that authentic strawberry look! Of course, I added a title with some of the American Crafts Thickers alphas which I adore. Throw in a scallop border, a button, and brad and a few other bits and pieces to make an embellishment cluster and hey presto – all finished!

Quick question – this post has left me wondering something. Any one know what you call the green bit of the strawberry?

Thanks for looking and please leave a comment for me here.

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