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. Sweet card Wanda. It does indeed remind me of a picnic, with that great background, awesome sentiment and those yummy looking strawberries. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Awesome card! Love the bright colors & those real-looking strawberries. I want shortcake too!!!

  3. OH MY!! I love strawberries!! Strawberry Shortcake is our family’s favorite traditional summer dessert!! Your card is beautiful with those bright pink strawberries against the yellow checkerboard!!

  4. Happy card to celebrate the arrival of summer. Can’t wait
    to harvest the black raspberries my beloved husband has
    So lovingly planted for us. Will make some cards too with
    Friends. Cheers

  5. super pretty card! so summer-y, it made me smile and think of fresh delicious strawberries. thanks for sharing it!

  6. Fabulous card! So fresh and so sweet (literally…as in strawberries). I have just placed the gingham stamp into my shopping card!

  7. There are so many adjectives that I could use to describe this card…fun, fresh, vibrant, cheerful, sweet…AMAZING!

  8. That gingham paper with the cute strawberries have such a summery fresh look! Love this design!

  9. SUPER CUTE card Wanda, I will definitely have a BEAUTIFUL day now :)
    LOVE your PRETTY gingham panel, LOVE your CHEERY colours, LOVE the fonts of the sweet sentiment … LOVE IT ALL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION!!!

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