Thursday, July 30, 2009

strawberry fields forever....

Designing this card made me think of the Beatles song "strawberry fields forever" and hooked up my ipod for some inspirational music. Currently listening to Bon Jovi (so love him!!!) It's My Life ...."make your own way, its my life, its now or never, i ain't gonna live forever....like frankie said i did it my way...." There I go, off on a tangent!

The sketch for this card is from Papertake Weekly and the design motif is for Cute Card Thursday #71- Let's Get Fruity (to use fruit on your card). Love the sketch and it worked very easily to put everything on it that I wanted. The fruit part- cherries are the current fad. Even though the K&Co Sweet Berry had cherries on it, even though I have cherry rubons, I wanted to stand out by doing something different and went with STRAWBERRIES. See the little strawberries on this patterned paper? It's my fave fruit!!! I remembered that I have had this strawberry button for AGES and it worked perfectly with this card theme! The ribbon came from a thrift store, flower from Kris and the sentiment is SU!

Todays challenge at 365 Cards was to create a card with a flap and a surprise underneath. I went with the swing card. Shut, it is an elegant birthday card, pulled open, the middle flap swings and the sentiment is revealed. Paper, stamp, ribbon from CTMH. Thanks for looking today!

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11 comments:

Mary G. said...

Very pretty cards, but I absolutely love that strawberry card!!!!

Oh,and Bon Jovi just gets better with age!! :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Love your awesome creations. Fantastic work.

dolcreations said...

Your cards are beautiful, but I have to say I am really loving the strawberry card! I love strawberries! I love the layout that you did! Great job!
Christine

Christina said...

These are beautiful!

fabricbutterfly said...

Both cards are just wonderful!!!!!!!great job on both. and bon jovi ROCKS!!!!

Celeste said...

Love 'em both!

Sarah said...

Both cards are just wonderful Kelly! My eyes were drawn to the fruity card...but I really LOVED that swing card!

Rose said...

both are fantastic :) love the birthday one :)

~amy~ said...

My mom was looking over my shoulder tonight and said that she likes your cards :) My mom has a/c and I'don't...it's been sooo hot in Washington...

FABulous cards!

Dawny P said...

Fabulous cards chick - love them both. Your fruity card is so pretty, and as I don't live too far away from Strawberry Fields, it's extra special :) Thank you for joining us at PTW. Hugs, Dawny xxxx

Carolyn said...

Great layout on the strawberry card. I love it.
Hugs xx
Carolyn