Today I have a strawberry-themed birthday card and tag set featuring dies by Magnolia Doohickeys. I love the Magnolia dies — the little details add so much to whatever project you’re creating. My project features two different sets, “Strawberry Flowers and Leaf” and “Strawberry Tag“. They work very well together, or separately.
I began by cutting and assembling the strawberries. I chose some metallic cardstock for this — both for the berry and the green top. For the tag, I also cut a piece for the back (out of cardstock that you can write on) and a second top for the reverse side to give a more completed look. I assembled the strawberries using Scor-Tape. I used some “watermelon” Baker’s Twine by Maya Road as a hanger for the tag. With the “cute” detail already in place on the Doohickeys dies, you really don’t need to do anything else to embellish the tag. Here is a picture of the front and back of the finished tag.
For the card, I began by cutting the base layer 4.25″ x 5.5″. For this I used the same red metallic cardstock as I used for the strawberry. I also cut a piece of patterned paper 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″. The one I used is a small strawberry print by Doodlebug Designs. I cut the strawberry leaves out of a dark green cardstock, and the flowers from white and golden-yellow cardstock. I wanted to add a little dimension to these pieces, but didn’t want to do too much to detract from the fun design of the dies. For the leaves, I enhanced the center “vein” in each leaf by defining it a little more with one of the tools from the Sizzix flower tool set It is such a little thing, but adds so much “life” to the leaf set. This picture shows a leaf set as cut on the right, and with the enhanced vein on the left.
For the flowers, I added some easy dimension by using a stylus to push the petals (flower right side down) into a flower molding mat, and then turned the flower over and pushed down in the center of the flower with the stylus. For the flower center, I just used the stylus to push into the center. I used a little glue (I prefer the Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive) to attach the center to the flower base, and added a yellow rhinestone in the center. Please see the short video for additional information on how to add simple dimension to the flowers and leaves.
To assemble the card, I attached the two layers using Scor-Tape. I added a doily on the left side of the card. I arranged two leaf sets and three flowers on the doily, and placed the strawberry. I attached each with Scor-Tape, being careful to not lose the dimension that I just put into the flowers and leaves (so attach primarily in the center, allowing the dimension to remain). I added a bow from sheer white ribbon to the top of the strawberry, and a sentiment in the corner. The “Have a Sweet Day” sentiment can be appropriate for any occasion. On the inside of the card I placed a “Happy Birthday” sentiment.
This was a very quick and easy project — a fun summer birthday card and tag.
Magnolia Doohickeys Strawberry Tag and Strawberry Flower and Leaf dies
Die cutting machine — I used my Sizzix Big Shot
adhesives — I used Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal and Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive
sheer white ribbon
Baker’s Twine — I used Maya Road “watermelon”
Sizzix Susan’s Garden tool kit
Thanks and Happy Scrappin’