Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Love You Cherry Much Soda Can Card

I had the BEST time making this card!  The whole inspiration for the card was my new paper stack.  I ordered the My Favorite Things Stack from Erin Lee Creative.  It is SO cute :)  When I saw the adorable little cans of soda with cherries on them I was inspired to make this card.

The card is a standard A2 size, that opens from the top.  The soda can is from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge.  The original design includes a straw coming out of the top of it, and a smiling face on the can.  I trimmed the straw off with a pair of scissors after cutting it, and I used the hide contour feature to avoid cutting the face.  The can was cut at 4.5 inches.  

To get the cherries for the front of the can I used the Preserves Cricut cartridge.  I used the hide contour feature to make these cherries a simple cut with no notches marked to add layers to.  They are cut at 1.25 inches.  

I layered the can onto a piece of vanilla cardstock that measures 2.25 by 3.25 inches.  I added some stitching lines with a Stampin' Up marker, and then put scalloped borders on each side.  The borders were punched with the Stampin' Up Scallop Border Punch.

For the bottom of the card I cut a vanilla layer at 1 and 1/2 inches tall by 4 and 1/4 wide.  I took a sentiment from Pink By Design's Country Living set for the sentiment.  I used some small post it notes to help me do some masking so that the word "cherry" would be a different color than the rest of the sentiment.  I used SP & Company's Rain Boots stamp set to stamp the little cherries on either side of the sentiment.  I added some more stitching lines with my marker.

I showcased the adorable inspiration paper from Erin Lee Creative by using my Scallop Border Punch again and attaching a strip to my card.  I added some ribbon over the top of it.  Even though it is just one row of those adorable little cans I think it pops nicely.
I had a blast with this card, and it was fun to use several products made by crafters for crafters :)  Be sure and check out Erin's new paper!  I'm so glad I ordered some.  I'll be featuring more projects with it soon b/c I have a ton of ideas for it.


Margie said...

What a cute card! Something about that paper makes me want to lick it! LOL! On second thought.... maybe not!

The Purple Scrapbooker said...

SO cute!! I love the cherries! I have been looking for a reason to use my Preserves cartridge.... you just gave me one!

Love That Bug said...

Such a cute card. I love the sentiment

Marlene said...

Adorable! Love cherries!

Laughing at Margie's comment...lol.

Michele said...

What a FUN sentiment!! Sooo creative you are!! Thanks for your recent comments on my b-day card. I really liked it too. LOVE THOSE DAYS!! I have a Stylish Blogger Award for you over on my blog if you would like. Come get when you can.

Val said...

Absolutely precious!! The can is really cute:)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so cute! Love the great color combo on this!

Monica-FC said...

love that card how the soda can turned out.