Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Watermelon Treat Basket and Card!

Good morning and welcome back!  I hope everyone had a wonderful "dry" weekend.  We had a wonderful time.  Our family spent the weekend at the Great Wolf Lodge, where I got to enjoy the sun, water and lazy times chill'n by the pool with my nose stuck in a book.  Today I am over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration.  Our design team members are sharing projects perfect for "summer fun"!  When someone says Summer, the first thing I think of is "watermelon".  Our family loves it and goes through several of these tasty little things.  Now here is my question for you when it comes to watermelon (leave a comment with your answer and you could be the lucky winner of this cute little set!  When I eat watermelon, I like to sprinkle a little salt on it, DO YOU?! 
The basket is made using the circle framelit set.  I went with lighter shades of red and greens for my watermelon and used pear pizzazz and strawberry slush.  The strawberry slush has been inked on the edges with whisper white craft ink to give the elusion of real watermelon.  I created the little "for you" tag with the scalloped circle punches and the Around Array stamp set.

I used one of the plastic cello bags that came in my June Paper Pumpkin kit to fill with starburst for a little summer treat.

I had to make a matching little mini card to write my "thank you" note in.  This again is a circle framelit, scored and folded in half, then decorated the same as the basket.  This time, I added a cute little crushed curry bakers twine bow and a little tag.

If you want to try and WIN this cute little watermelon basket and matching card, leave a comment and answer the question from above!  #1 Random winner will be selected on Friday, June 28.

Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ pear pizzazz, basic black, crushed curry, whisper white, strawberry slush
Ink ~ whisper white, strawberry slush, crushed curry and pear pizzazz
Stamp Sets ~ Around Array
Punches ~ 1" circle punch, 7/8" & 1-1/4" scalloped circle punch, 1" scalloped circle punch
Misc. ~ crushed curry bakers twine, pear pizzazz chevron ribbon, circle framelits
Again thanks for stopping by.  Leave some "love" and head over to our main blog to see what the others have created.


Diana Eichfeld said...

Cute projects, I love the little watermelons, what a clever idea that anyone would love to receive. We also love the watermelons but we do not add salt, love all the sweet, juicy goodness.

Regina said...

hi Cynthia,
oh, the little watermelons are funny creations! You are amazing...what a clever and super idea!!
Eating a watermelon with salt - this does not taste. I love the sweet juice of the watermelons!


Cynthia said...

Adding just a little salt to a watermelon only enhances the sweet taste! Trust me you should try it. Thanks for the nice compliments too on my projects!!!

brrenwick said...

Love, love, love this project! the watermelons are awesome! I've never tried salt on my watermelon, but I love a little sugar on my tomatoes...maybe I'll have to give it a try!

Kim Ryden said...

Cute, cute little basket and card! I LOVE your summer projects today!

Sheri K said...

Cute, cute cute!! Love the little basket. I have never even heard of anyone putting salt on a watermelon. So no, I don't salt mine. But I think I may have to try it. Ya never know, it could be my new favorite thing! Thanks for all the great ideas!

Cynthia said...

Sheri K. you are the winner of the watermelon basket and matching note card!

Pamela Steckman said...

This is the most ADORABLE project EVER! I am in awe!