She generously gave me a box (from her coveted stash) so I could try them. I tried to say no, but she insisted I take them. I looked in my grocery bag to see if there was anything she might like: strawberries, bananas, basil, cucumbers... nope. Nothing. I not-so-reluctantly accepted the gift and guess what? She's right! They're delicious! Shortbread cookies covered in dark chocolate with mini white nonpareils - super scrumptious! Today's card is inspired by these cookies and my generous neighbor.
Here is the card:
And, for reference, here are the cookies:
- White card base: 4.25"W x 8.5"H, scored at 4.25" mark to make a square card
- Chocolate colored card stock for the stars
- Mint green patterned paper for the borders (Echo Park)
- White card stock for the borders and center
- Simon Says Stamps Stitched Shapes dies (for the stars)
- Simon Says Stamps Stitched Squares dies
- Sizzix Square Framelits
- The Stamps of Life "yum" stamp from sampler2love
- White Gelly Roll Pen
- Tsukineko Versamark Ink
- Stampendous Silver Embossing Powder
- Adhesive Tape Runner
- Cut 5 stars out of the the brown paper.
- Using a white gel pen, add polka dots. Or should I say, add nonpareils.
- Temporarily adhere a piece of the mint green paper to a piece of white paper (not the card base). This helps ensure the squares/borders line up. Starting from largest to smallest, start die cutting this paper stack. I used the two larges Sizzix squares and the two largest Simon Says Stamp squares (alternating between the two).
- Once all the frames are cut, separate the pieces of paper and glue them to the white card base alternating between the colors so it looks like the card above.
- Stamp "yum" down towards the bottom of the center square in Versamark ink and heat emboss with Silver powder.
- Place the stars in the center square and use foam adhesive on a fewof the stars to add dimension.
- Here's a close-up of the stars and embossed "yum" sentiment:
- But wait, there's more! I had some extra borders and stars, so I went ahead and made a coordinating thank you card for my neighbor. Here are the two cards together:
Now, who's going to Trader Joe's to pick up a box of cookies? Happy munching!