Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Strawberry Jubilee: Summer-Themed Greeting Cards

I'm blowing the dust off of this old blog to bring in a few fresh projects that have been in the works lately. The arrival of the beautiful spring weather got my creative juices flowing and I like to take full advantage of this energy before the heat of summer hits. As much as I dread the heat, I enjoy the bounty of fruit that is in season. My hubby brought back some strawberries from a weekend fishing trip to east Texas, so I thought about photographing them for some summer greeting cards I wanted to make. I had recently restocked my scrapbook paper stash with some lovely new items from Close to My Heart. When I spotted the Jubilee Paper Pack, it just screamed "summer", so I knew it would be great for some summer-themed cards and craft projects. I had fun making these cards. All of a sudden, I have a massive craving for strawberries!

The completed cards:
Here are the initial photos of the strawberries. I printed the photos, leaving a white border in place. I love the contrast of red berries against blue patterned paper: 

I left some negative space at the bottom of this one so that type could be added later:

Here are the individual cards: