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Easy Summer Picnic Friendship Card: Berry Sweet Fruit Treats Stamps & Dies | Pajama Crafter Stamps

Hello, my crafty friends! Summer is the perfect season for picnics, enjoying sweet treats, and making special cards for those dear friends who bring joy into our lives. Today, I’m thrilled to share a delightful and fun project featuring the adorable Berry Sweet Fruit Treats Stamps from Prickley Pear/Pajama Crafter Stamps. This vibrant and cheerful card is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face, and I can't wait to show you how to make it. So, let’s get started!

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Easy Summer Picnic Friendship Card:

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Thank You Sweet Friend Card by Rick Adkins

Stamping and Coloring

First, we’ll stamp our lovely images from the Berry Sweet Fruit Treats Stamp Set. I used Hero Arts Intense Black Ink to stamp the pie, blueberries, jam, and lemonade images onto Neenah Solar White 80lbs cardstock.

One of my favorite parts of card making is the coloring. I grabbed my Ohuhu Brush Markers and colored these delightful images to match a chosen piece of pattern paper from the Vintage Spring Garden 6 x 8 Paper Pad by Simple Stories. Coloring is so therapeutic—it always takes me back to lazy summer afternoons spent doodling in my sketchbook.

Pro Tip:

Make sure to use a piece of scrap paper underneath your cardstock while coloring to avoid any ink bleeding through.

Thank You Sweet Friend Card by Rick Adkins Front View

Die Cutting the Elements

Using the coordinating Berry Sweet Fruit Treats Dies, carefully cut out the colored images. Set these aside while we prepare the card base and background.

Preparing the Background Panel

Cut a piece of the patterned paper from the Vintage Spring Garden Paper Pad using the largest postage die from the Nested Postage Labels and Tags Dies. This will form the background panel. Attach this layer to an A2 top-folding card base made from Neenah Desert Storm 100lbs cardstock.

I remember the first time I used this die set; the postage edge adds such a charming touch to any card.

Thank You Sweet Friend Card by Rick Adkins Close Up View

Creating the Picnic Scene

Take a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock and cut it with the third largest postage die. Ink blend an abstract grass and sky background using Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Inks for the grass and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink for the sky.

Cut an additional piece of coordinating pattern paper from the Vintage Spring Garden Paper Pad using the same die. This will serve as the picnic blanket on your card front.

Pro Tip:

When ink blending, start off the edge of the cardstock and use a circular motion to avoid harsh lines.

Thank You Sweet Friend Card by Rick Adkins Inside View

Assembling the Card Front

Arrange the stamped and colored images on the picnic blanket. Use a combination of liquid glue and foam adhesive to add dimension to your scene. This mix of adhesives will bring a playful depth to your card.

I love using foam adhesive to make certain elements pop—it really brings the scene to life.

Adding the Sentiment

For the sentiment, stamp "Thank You Sweet Friend" using three stamps from the Berry Sweet Fruit Treats Stamp Set in Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink onto the card front and an additional sentiment and images on the inside of the card with Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide Ink. Attach the card front to the card base.

Thank You Sweet Friend Card by Rick Adkins Side View

Finishing Touches

Use a White Gel Pen to add highlights to the stamped and colored images. This little touch adds a delightful sparkle and depth to your card. Finally, embellish the card with a few Fairy Dust Rhinestones around the sentiment—three at the top right and two at the bottom left—to complete the look.

Pro Tip:

Adding highlights with a white gel pen can really make your images pop. Just a few well-placed dots or lines can add a lot of dimension and interest.

(Wondering what I used in this project? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

Thank You Sweet Friend Card by Rick Adkins Over Head View

There you have it! A beautiful and fun summer picnic friendship card, perfect for thanking a sweet friend. This project is not only enjoyable to create but also brings a warm, personal touch that any recipient will cherish. Happy crafting, everyone, and I can't wait to see your delightful creations!

Tomorrow I will be sharing a step by step video tutorial on how I made this card on my blog. So, make sure to pop back tomorrow and check that out as well. Feel free to share your versions and tag me—I love seeing what you create. Let’s spread the crafting joy!

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Materials Used:

Here you will find the list of supplies that I used to create today's card. All supplies are linked to supply sources below. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins

Rick Adkins


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