Weekender with Wanda – Hero Arts Summer Release!

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Hi crafty pals! It’s Saturday, and that means it’s time for another edition of Weekender with Wanda here on the Simon Says Stamp Blog! Welcome and happy weekend! I think it’s safe to say Happy Summer too since it’s the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend! Hope you have lots of fun things planned. Today I am sharing a really bright and sunny card that reminds me of Summer…. I’m using new products from the Hero Arts 2016 Summer Catalog too. I think that’s the perfect theme for this weekend. We all love Hero Arts, right?

For today’s card I used the fun and fabulous Fancy Fruit Salad Dies and the beautiful “You’re So Lovely” stamp set. Then I paired those with the most perfect Gingham Background Stamp that is a Simon Says Stamp exclusive product. This card reminds me of a picnic!


I started this card by stamping the beautiful Gingham background stamp onto nice, crisp white paper. I used the Mega Rocker Block from Impression Obsession to get a good image. If you haven’t tried that yet, I really recommend it! Then I die cut my strawberries out of red and green papers and trimmed the green to place on top for the leaves. I cut a Stitched Rectangle out of the same white paper and stamped that gorgeous sentiment in black. (Isn’t that sentiment just so perfect?)


I stamped the leaves from the You’re So Lovely stamp set multiple times and cut them out with the matching dies. I wanted to layer them underneath the strawberries so I made a lot of them!


As the final touch for this card, I placed the strawberries on the card using foam squares. Then I used some Pretty Pink Posh droplets and a couple of green enamel dots. Just makes it all look fresh and juicy!



Here is a close up of the strawberries and leaves. I am loving this color combination!



So now I want strawberry shortcake! LOL. It’s one of the best things about summer – strawberry everything! We are lucky enough to have awesome farmers’ markets where I live and we can eat fresh all summer long. I hope you have a fantastic day and I’ll see you back here next weekend!


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  1. i’ve picked my first strawberries yesterday, well just 5 but they were yummy, just as your card, i kinda want to eat it ;-)

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