Sunday, June 12, 2016

Taylored Expressions.... Berry Special

I DO love the red, white, and blue! 

That's the color challenge LeAnne has for us at The Paper Players this week:

So many ways to go with this one! 

I just had to use these cute lil Memory Box cherries laying on my desk. I decided that would be my red, and backed them onto a diagonal stitched rectangle from My Favorite Things. Then I backed that onto a Lil Inker stitched rectangle. I also added some blue gingham paper behind it all. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions called Berry Special, stamped in black.

I'm kind of into fruit lately...making cards with it and EATING it! The last bunch of grapes and cherries I had were so sweet and delicious. In a few weeks it will be strawberry picking time up here....can't wait! Maybe you will be seeing a strawberry card here soon......

You can check out the rest of the design team here:

The Paper Players Design Team

I hope you join us!

Entering this at:

CAS Mix Up card Challenge

stamping(sentiment) +die cuts(cherries,stitched rectangles)+dry embossing(cherry leaves)

Paper: Stampin' Up
Ink: Stampin Up black
Stamps: TE Berry Special
Dies:MFT diagonal stitched rectangles, Lil Inker stitched rectangles, MB cherries


  1. Love this one !

  2. Sweet as can be! Such a warm, cheery card!

  3. The cherries are so good this time of year and yummy. Your happy card makes me want to run back to the grocery store! I love the different stitching on your mats and the gingham paper with the cherry images.

  4. I love your CAS design, Laurin. Fun summery addition with gingham layer. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

  5. A beautiful way to use red, white and blue, Laurie! Love this CAS design! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  6. I do love a good punny sentiment and those cherries certainly look good enough to eat Laurie! Perfect with the gingham blue border too. The cherries are not ready for picking here in the UK yet, however today I harvested our huge rhubarb plants and made rhubarb cordial for the first time - delicious!

  7. Laurie, I love the blue gingham with the cherries - such a fabulous take on the challenge. The enamel dots are the perfect finishing touch! So summery and fabulous!

  8. This is a cherry good card...I love it! I remember making a similar card many years ago, and it is still one of my favorites! I used buttons for my cherries though! It's delicious! And I can't wait to see your strawberry creation coming up!

  9. so pretty, Laurie, I love the gingham panel!

  10. Scrumptious, Laurie ... such luscious cherries ... so beautifully set against that blue gingham tablecloth! Anita :)

  11. Super cute design and fun play on words too!! The mix of cherries and blue gingham go so perfectly together here! Love it! ;)

  12. Ooooh, love taht blue gingham paper! So perfect for the cherries--such a great retro feel. Love it, Laurie!

  13. Sweet card Laurie! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  14. Super cute card, Laurie! I love the cherries combined with the gingham paper. It feels like a summer picnic!

  15. What a fun card & wonderful use of red, white & blue!

  16. Laurie, I love the gingham paper and the cherries! Looking forward to seeing cherries in the grocery store now! Such a fun card! XX