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Fresh ripe strawberries served with tart lemon curd on top.  Mmmmm. That’s the inspiration behind today’s little project.  I have wanted a 2-step strawberry for years.  And now I finally have one, well, actually two, because there are two sizes in this set.  This project uses the smaller of the two to create patterned paper. I cut out a single strawberry and tied it to the pencil with matching red ribbon.  I wanted the spine of the notebook to be a nice retro green rather than black, so I painted it using a foam brush and acrylic paint.  Doing several thin coats works better than one thick coat.

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  • 1
    Rose Ann says:

    Yummy strawberries!! Your notebook is adorable!

  • 2

    This just SOLD me on the set! I love Strawberries and picked them every summer from age 11-18 and still enjoy eating them. Can’t wait to get my hands on this set & your journal is just FUN!!! Ida

  • 3
    Kellie says:

    I hope you have lots of this stamp set in stock because you are going to SELL OUT quickly!
    Yummy project and stamp set 🙂
    Can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait!!

  • 4
    Stampngokaren says:

    Cute project!! I too, have always wanted a two step strawberry as it is much easier and faster than using a marker to color in the image.

  • 5
    Viv (VivLyn) says:

    How cute! Can hardly wait until the 1st!!

  • 6
    Dana Jones (Stamp Maniac II) says:

    OMG you enabler you! I have to have this set! I love the strawberrys! Thanks so much for sharing these awesome creations…I am lurking several times a day just to see whats next. Cannot wait til tomorrow!

  • 7
    Melissa says:

    I’m already in love with this set, Nichole! Can’t wait til the 1st!

  • 8

    Oh, no! Strawberries?!? My sister’s sorority symbol was a strawberry.

    How much longer do I have to wait? I don’t think I’ve ever had a set on my wishlist without seeing all of it first!

  • 9
    Tami McBeain (tmarie) says:

    I’m so excited to get this set! Your teasers are fantastic and I just love the notebook, it’s yummy!

  • 10
    lexi daly says:

    i’m loving these teasers–can’t wait to see the whole set! 🙂 lexi

  • 11
    Donna says:

    how cute are those strawberries!! looking forward to the whole set!!

  • 12
    Lisa Martz says:

    Oh…that’s it! I can’t stand it! I love, love, love strawberries and I am definitely buying this set! That is the cutest strawberry ever! Don’t know if I can wait! And, I have the acylic paint and a whole pile of composition notebooks just waiting for this project!

  • 13
    Sherrie says:

    getting very excited here! Love all these 2 step stamps you are showing us!

  • 14
    Emily says:

    Uh oh!!!! I love that strawberry!!!!! This is charming!

  • 15

    Your stamps are so adorable… I’ve loved everything I’ve seen so far. You do a great job! I also love the simplicity in your artwork. Thanks for posting all of this stuff for us!

  • 16
    atomicbutterfly says:

    Oh my…I think I have died and gone to heaven! This notebook is absolutely adorable! I love each and every one of your tempting sneak peaks! I can’t wait for this set to be revealed. It will be mine! thanks for sharing your amazing talent, and in a way that makes it possible for everyone to have a piece!

  • 17
    Juanita says:

    I’m so glad it’s only two more days because it’s driving me NUTS! The anticipation is so much more than I can handle…I love these teasers, they REALLY work you know, LOL. TFS.

  • 18
    Tami says:

    Nicole-
    Your blog and your stamps are truely a class act. I love to come here and look around. I so want that butterfly set. When I see your photo I always think of Paper Crafts magazine. I have been a fan of yours for years. I love how you put such nice photos on your blog and directions. Like I said already, you are a class act Nicole. I wish you all the best and continued success with your new company. Cute strawberry project.

  • 19
    Penny says:

    Love the strawberry and what you have made with it – very yummy! Can’t wait to see the sheet….

  • 20
    Otter says:

    two more days!! two more days!! two more days!!! I love this!!!

  • 21
    Mindy says:

    this is too cute!! how did you get the flowers and buttons to match??

  • 22
    Sherry McGill says:

    Nicole!….This has got to be the cutest strawberry I have ever seen! I can’t wait to see more!

  • 23
    Julie Masse says:

    This is beautiful Nicole – I am totally curious to see the rest of the set!!

  • 24
    iralamija says:

    ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Beautiful!!

    Bety 🙂

  • 25
    kalyber says:

    Thank you for posting this. I’m hosting a party for my neice’s 14th with her artsy craftsy girlfriends and was fretting how to cover the binding on the notebooks were altering.

  • 26
    wendy says:

    Cute! I’m awaiting your next revealing hint. 🙂

  • 27
    mj says:

    Adorable! I bet the whole stamp set will be irresistable!

  • 28
    Lisa says:

    2 more days of sheer torture just waiting to see the new yummy set! So not fair to tease us like this!

  • 29
    janetwmarks says:

    ok..I am waiting for an order to come and now I have to place another order. Put me down for this strawberry set!!! I can’t wait..darn it….

  • 30
    lilybeanpaperie says:

    Total cuteness—this just makes me smile! Love it Nicole.
    Melissa

  • 31

    Beautiful notebook, but I have a question. I just finished my first altered notebook last week and I am wondering if mine is the only one in the world where the cover now curls inward. the cover will not lay flat anymore and I don’t have a clue how to fix or prevent this. Any ideas?

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