May Is National Strawberry Month

Stampin up tart and tangy strawberry

Don't these Tart and Tangy strawberries remind you of summer?  I tried a "triple challenge" on this card including:  Clean & Simple Fall to Layout (FTL#41), Splitcoast Limited Supplies Challenge LSC219 (choosing National Strawberry Month as my May holiday inspiration) and Color Throwdown #41 (Riding Hood Red, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze).

  • Using Stampin' Up! Ruby Red and Certainly Celery Markers, I inked the rubber of the strawberry stamp directly.  I "huffed" on it a couple times to keep it moist and stamped on Very Vanilla card stock.  TIP:  Ruby Red is an excellent stand-in for Riding Hood Red.
  • I popped out the strawberry images using a 1 1/4" Circle Punch.
  • They are adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals (for a three dimensional effect) to a 1 3/8" Circle of Certainly Celery.  A Baja Breeze Textured Scallop Circle follows.
  • Very Vanilla was whipped through my Big Shot with the dotted Texturz Plate from Stampin' Up!'s Backgrounds 1 to add pizzazz to the horizontal panel.  Soft. Pretty.
  • The vanilla panel and berries were attached to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base in Certainly Celery Textured card stock (scored at the top).  
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  • Riding Hood Red Textured card stock was cropped with a Designer Label Punch.  TIP:  It's a perfect fit with the Styled Vanilla Label Holder.
  • The sentiment is from Hidden Garden Rub-Ons.  They layer crisply over textured card stock.  TIP:  This single line text of the rub-on was easily cut and placed as two lines. 
  • Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon (love the vanilla trim) slips through the label holder and pulls the card together.
  • The final touch is a tiny Baja Breeze felt flower from Flower Fusion Too anchored with a Styled Vanilla Brad.

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Stamp Set:  Tart and Tangy (111514)
Paper:  Certainly Celery Textured (108695), Certainly Celery (105125), Very Vanilla (101650), Baja Breeze Textured (111345), Riding Hood Red Textured (111345)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! Ruby Red (100075) and Certainly Celery Markers (105106)
Cool Tools:  1 1/4" (104403) and 1 3/8" (104401) Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch (109043), Designer Label Punch (107590), Stampin' Up! Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates (114512), Big Shot (113439)
The Perfect Touch:  Riding Hood Red/Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon (111365), Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware (112454, Label Holder and Brad), Flower Fusion Too (112006), Hidden Garden Rub-Ons (111414)

Envelope:  Stampin' Up! Medium Very Vanilla Envelope (107300), Urban Garden Designer Series Paper

Tart and tangy
Texturz plates


  1. jeanne nielsen

    Great card and I love the color combo! I can’t wait to bite into one of these ripe and ready strawberries! Just another few weeks here! TFS!

  2. Super cute! Great job with the sketch!

  3. super cute miss mary! i can’t wait to enjoy the deliciousness of some perfect strawberries!:) good use of your hardware!:) xoxo

  4. The way you put this color combination together is awesome!!! Love it.

  5. Mary, How do you tie your ribbon around the front of your card? It doesn’t look like you put it under cardstock do you put a slit in the card and thread it through…….not sure how you do that…..pat

    Hi Pat: I punched a hole on the right side and used the Stay Put Bow method from there. Here’s a link to a video:


  6. What a great card! I love your choice of colours and the pretty Hodgepodge!

  7. I have that stamp set!!! I can’t wait to PLAY! You are so inspirational.

  8. What a great color combo. I would never have thought to use blue with those other colors, but with your magic touch, it works. Thanks for the idea.

  9. Johanna Christensen

    Love the color combination.

  10. Nice take on the Color Challenge, Mary! I was just thinking that I hadn’t inked up this set for a while…now you’ve inspired me to do that!

  11. I love it “berry” much and can’t wait to try it. The soft colors contrast nicely with the red berries.

  12. I love the tip about the punch and hardware coordinating — I didn’t know that! Thanks for the enlightenment! A sweet creation, Mary – fabulous job!

  13. I adore these little fruit stamps 🙂 Love the clean simple look of this card – very fresh 🙂

  14. I really, really like this card!! I have the stamp set and love all the possibilities that come with it, thanks for the inspiration.

  15. Whoa Nelly!! U R such a mega inspiration, Mary!! Thanks!!

  16. colleen kramer

    Tri-fecta!!! Loved the use of the vanilla hardware. Sometimes I have a hard time incorporating hardware (especially the vanilla ones)into my layout, but this color combo and layout is perfect for it!

  17. Super cute – Mary!!! What a perfect Set for this special day!!!

  18. LOVE the pop of blue behind the berries! Very cute. {SMILES}

  19. You rocked those challenges and made me hungry! VERY sweet card!

  20. Barb Hendrickson

    This is so precious, Mary!! I really love the soothing colors used for this card. Thanks so much!

  21. Your strawberries really pop! Triple threat! I’m going to go eat some juicy sweet strawberries from the fridge!

  22. Too funny! I just did a card this weekend with the same strawberry stamp for May! We must be psychic friends or “pals”. Very weird!!! I’ll be posting mine later this week. I’m swamped right now.

    I love your creation by the way! I love that hardware and need to buy some. Take care.

  23. Ooooh! I love this!

    Many Blessings,

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