As fall and back to school time approaches, I am trying to squeeze in some last minute summer themed projects to keep the summer going in my crafty world. I thought I would make up some cute watermelon wedge and slice cards that I could send to folks as surprise notes to spread and extend the summertime fun.
I made all of these with card stock from my stash in red, dark green, light green, white, and black. I used the Diemond Dies Die-Normous Stack Ems Circle Nesting Die Set–using the largest, 4th largest, 5th largest and 6th largest circle dies from the 20 piece set. I also used the small raindrops from the Diemond Dies Umbrella and Raindrops Die Set to make little watermelon seeds. Using the seeds spread out about an inch apart in an arch that followed the shape of the watermelon added a nice rhythmic repetition.
I love puns, so I couldn’t help printing out “Thanks a melon!” and “You’re Sweet” on some left over pale green card stock and adding those sentiments to the cards.
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The following is a step-by-step tutorial video:
These cards are being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Die-Cuts Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Homegrown Summer Monday Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
My Favorite Things Summer School: Repetition
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you’re enjoying the last days of summer! WOOF
These are so mouth-watering…yummy cards and so stunning Craftypaws! Thank you so much for entering ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door recently. Please join us again in the current challenge. Happy creating 🙂
I love your cards! Such a clever idea! TFS
Fabulous idea, lovely cards. Thank you for joining us over at http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/ challenge 15, good luck.
Love & hugs
Jacquie J xxx DT LPOCF
Thanks so much for stopping by and always leaving such supportive and welcoming comments! Hugs, Kristina
Aww thanks so much Jacquie! I love your challenge blog–you all are so welcoming and encouraging! Big hugs, Kristina
These look amazing! Such a clever card! The seeds look perfect! Love your creativity! And it’s so thoughtful to be sending the cards to the people who cut the tree – they definitely will not be expecting this! They probably never get cards for their work – you are awesome!
I thought it would be fun for them to get little thank you cards like this. 😀 TF stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Thanks! easy and cute–can’t get better than that! 😀
These are adorable! Just like a slice of summer…Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week 🙂
Thanks so much! Fun and easy little cards–perfect for end of summer little notes. 🙂 TF stopping by! Hugs Kristina
Fab idea. They look good enough to eat! Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes August Challenge and Good Luck! xx
Aww thanks so much for a fun challenge and for stopping by! Hugs, Kristina