Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tutorial & Giveaway: Mini Envelope Strawberry Book

 Hello all my Creative & Charming readers and friends! It's my special day to share on the Creative Charms blog!'s only the start of something berry-licious...including a video tutorial for you! I wanted to make a quick project using the Knitted Strawberries from the May Kit of the month. You can purchase these alone in a package of 4 or in the kit. They are so much prettier in person--I can't wait till you see them!

 Berry Special Mini-Book by K Andrew
Top View: You can see the envelope pagesSupplies: Knitted Strawberry: Creative Charms, Cardstock: Hometown Summer collection by Pink Paislee, Braid Trim by Creating a Crafty Life, Crocheted Doily (Dollar store), Ribbon: Creative Imaginations, Stamp: Fruit & Veggie Puns by My Pink Stamper, Eyelets (WeRMemoryKeepers)

Several of you had requested to see a project made with these strawberries, so I made a super quick project for you displaying these farm fresh strawberries (heehee--straight from the knitting needle).
I made a cute mini book using envelopes, cardstock, piece of doily, ribbon, and these adorable strawberry embellishments from Creative Charms. This project was FAST! I made this entire book in only 16 minutes, as you can see in my video tutorial! Oh you have to watch the video to see the boo-boo I made (heeehee--I'm always making them--I'm soooo imperfect, but hey, I just knock the dirt off and keep on going).  The envelopes are inside the book, and are great for holding recipes, pictures, letters, coupons, etc. There are soo many uses for this super sweet and quick book!!
PS I decided to add a bit of red marker along my yellow stamped sentiment block, and then add some faux stitching with a black pen.

Giveaway:  Do I have a "berry sweet" surprise for you over there! Please take a stroll on over to the CC blog by clicking HERE. Leave me a comment over there, and here if you would be sooooooo sweet! I really would love for you to leave me a comment over at Creative Charms; I need all the commenting I can get over there! lol!
I have the sweetest set of knitted strawberries for one super sweet follower!