Waltzingmouse July Blog Party- The Great Outdoors



Today is the 17th of the month and you know what that means...Waltzingmouse Stamps is having their monthly blog party!  This months theme is The Great Outdoors and was one of very favorite so far.  Who doesn't love Summer and everything it brings with it, sunshine and warm sunny days, green grass and sweet summer fruit.  Those things are what I chose to base my card on for this challenge.
I cut a little strawberry basket using an svg file on my cricut from My Scrap Chick and stamped it with an image from Picnic Patterns...looks like a woven basket, don't you think?
I used a Cheery Lynn Border Carnivale die cut wrapped with twine to embellish the basket.  The little leaves are actually a little tree image from Frame It stamped in two different colors of green.  I cut some sunbeams from Summer Sunrise patterned paper, pinked the edges, added a grass border and my favorite thing...those cute little crochet The last thing was a sentiment from Sewing Box Hugs which I think went well with the sunshine theme  I love anything crocheted!

Want to see some more projects featuring the Great Outdoors?  Here's a link to the Waltzingmouse Blog Party.

24 comments:

Wait...did you crochet those strawberries??? They are amazingly cute and go so perfectly on this card. Your Tiny Trees work exceptionally well and leaves for these berries. Well done, Cathy!

Jeanne J said...

Where do I begin...???? So much goodness here - the basket weave pattern?? PERFECT, the doily trim on the basket, BRILLIANT, the tiny crochet flowers? ADORABLE.... I love it all Cathy! Oh don't think I forgot the starburst or the awesome 3-d berries!! Love this!!

Bumblebee said...

wow, so beautiful, this must have taken a long time, your crochet berries are gorgeous!!

Melissa said...

Wow, so cute!! Love your basket of strawberries and the sun rays are so fun!

Joyce said...

This is just perfect and beautiful in every way. Love the basket, those crocheted berries (did you actually make them?), your paper strawberries, and your colorful sunburst. This is a sure winner.

Kelly S. said...

Ohhh deliciously delightful, Cathy! I just love the pattern on your basket template and those crocheted berries are absolutely adorable! Oh oh and the sun rays...positively popping against the red background! Spot on with the little tag! Such fun colors for summer...love this sooo much!

What a wonderful basket you created Cathy! LOVE the sunburst and your fun stamping of the 'weave' for your basket! Your crocheted strawberries look yummy inside! with their 'tree' leaves!! so very creative!

Renee said...

You're right...
it DOES look like basket weave...
I love it!!
And can I just say I die over those crocheted berries?!!!
LOVE them SO much!!
And they're perfect in this sweet basket...
what a fabulous take on the theme!!
A gorgeous card! :)

Sharron said...

Wow, Cathy, this is SO AMAZING! Love the basket with the wonderful stamping and your crocheted berries! Those are just so adorable! And the sun rays, the sentiment and the leaves--everything just looks fabulous!

Vickie Z said...

Eeek! That pattern so looks like a weaved basket and the trees for leaves is perfect!! Border die is gorgeous and yes, those strawberries are fabulous!!!

Claire said...

Those strawberries look good enough to eat Cathy! This card is just amazing...I can only imagine how long it's taken you. You've really thought 'outside the box' with your stamps..or should that be 'outside the basket'...fabulous!

Oh my goodness! Your card is too sweet! The colors are so happy and those strawberries are to die for! Every detail is amazing, and that does look like a real woven basket! I love those sweet little strawberry treat boxes, too!

Kara said...

really wonderful projects!!

Asha said...

I don't even know where to start! Pretty, fun, yummy and very very clever! I'm just going to sit back and take in the details, painstaking details, lovingly created details... oh my!

Sarah said...

The berries and leaves are so cute!! There's so much detail in your card...it's gorgeous!

anya said...

What a SWEET card, Cathy! I love the sun rising over the basket of berries - and my, those crocheted berries are FANTASTIC! Did you make them? They are adorable! Love all the texture and elements you used for this - fab, as always!

Antje said...

I am stunned by the crafted strawberrys - perfect card!!

Wow, this is just fabulous Cathy. Those strawberries are so incredible.

Just love your basket of crocheted strawberries. Absolutely fabulous!

Marybeth said...

This is just adorable Cathy! Did you make the little crocheted strawberries? Love the cute strawberries boxes you made with the cricut, just too darn cute. Love this one , I just cant get over how cute those little berry boxes are!

Kim said...

Cathy...just so sweet and those strawberries are to die for, you are so talented. Such a awesome card and so many incredible details. See you soon!

OMGOSH WHERE do you get those wee strawberries???? this is so cute!!! and I love that you used the wee tree from Frame it for leaves!! good thinking!! and thank you so much for playing along with us at WMS!

Great card, love how you've used the stamps & the crocheted strawberries are gorgeous :)

Oh my - I am smiling from ear to ear! This is just so lovely! I adore crocheting and just love the strawberries! And the way you made the basket and all the sweet embellishments! This is so special!!! :)

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