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Thursday, May 5, 2016

CDD Bear Holding Strawberry Magnet

Made this magnet using a Craftin Desert Diva digi, Bear Holding Strawberry, that I selected in a prize win.

Printed the digi 5" x 7" size. I discovered that I can color better if the digis are printed this size. Colored digi with Crayola pencil colors.

Used a sketch which you can see below.

Used Tim Holtz stencil with Texture Paste. Allowed time to dry and then cut out a piece.

Embossed and cut out a piece.

Used a strawberry die for sentiment tag. Stamped sentiment. Embossed with Swiss Dots emb folder to give it more of a realistic strawberry look/feel.

Used flowers from strawberry die for embellishments. 

Distressed pieces using Tim Holtz paper distresser & Distress Ink.

Added a wobble to back of top layer w/ digi on it.

Supplies List

adhesive: red tape, Scotch ATG
Crayola: pencil colors 
die: C.C. Designs Cutters Strawberry
digi: Craftin Desert Divas bear Holding Strawberry
embossing: Cuttlebug Preserves emb folder
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
machine: Sizzix 
paper:  cardstock - white
recycle: magnet - was a Pappa John's w/ Dallas Cowboys 2015 schedule magnet
Simon Says Stamp: die -  Stitched Rectangles
stamp: taylored expressions Berries & Cherries
Tim Holtz: Distress Ink -  candied apple  other - Texture Paste
   paper - cardstock - bundled sage, fired brick, scattered straw
   stencil - Burlap
 tool - paper distresser, sander 
tools: MISTI
wobble: added to back of top layer w/ digi on it

Entering this into the following challenges:  

5/6  Allsorts Wk361 With a Cherry on the top Fruit or Berries on Proj  3E(#)  4/30

5/8   Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up Link It Up Linky Party Ch In the Garden   UE  4/25
   Garden - strawberries

5/8  Die Cuttin Divas Ch264 May Sketch  3E(#1) 5/3


5/8  Simon Says Stamp Mon Home Decor     5E(#35/2

5/10  Mod Squad Ch April Showers Bring May Flowers   3E(#25/4  strawberry flowers
5/10  Simon Says Stamp Wed Stencil It   5E(#4) 5/4

5/11  DRS Ch 225 Hot Trends So Distressed  UE  5/5

5/13  Dies R Us Ch48 Anniversary  3E(#25/1  sentiment - love/anniversary

5/14  Pile It On Ch107 Garden Creatures  UE  5/1

5/31  Craftin Desert Diva Facebook Digi May Ch Cute Critters  1E(#)  5/1


  1. Sweet card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. xxx

  2. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment at my blog!
    Love your take on Distress, such a berry sweet creation!

  3. A perfect creation for our theme this week Melissa. Many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

    I have some Tattered Lace candy here

    B x

  4. Very cute! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘ANNIVERSARY’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  5. What a sweet project!!! Love that adorable little bear image!!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  6. Fun magnet for your fridge! I bet it gets a twirl every time! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for our home decor challenge! hugs, Maura

  7. What a CUTE project! Love that sweet bear with the strawberry! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us for the 'Anniversary' Challenge this month! Please come back soon!

  8. Too cute! Love the strawberry! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin Divas this week!

  9. How fun, Melissa! I like you idea of using a panel of stencilling! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  10. Some fun techniques on this card, Melissa! Super fun bear image too. Cute, cute, cute. Thanks for sharing this with us in the DRS Designs Challenge! Hugz

  11. Opps, I meant magnet instead of card!

  12. That image is so cute, Melissa! I LOVE strawberries, and they look so sweet on your card.Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!!

  13. Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing with Barbara and I in the Mod Squad Challenge Blog's "April Showers Bring May Flowers" challenge this week!
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