Thursday, May 20, 2021

Strawberry Shaped Mini + Video Tutorial

Hellooo scrappers and Happy National Pick Strawberries Day!! I love the sweet taste of fresh strawberries and they always make me think of sunny days. So ... when I realized there's a day that celebrates picking them, I was all in for a cute strawberry shaped mini. 🍓 Perfect for photos of family or friends!
I used a Lori Whitlock strawberry cutting file (link below) and a collection from Echo Park called A Slice of Summer Collection (also designed by Lori Whitlock). I chose mostly 12x12 papers for the pages and tons of fun, summery die cuts and stickers. 
Below, I've added a VIDEO tutorial on how to make this sweet mini so be sure to check that out along with the product links. 
For the circular photo mats, I used a 4" circle punch first. It's an older one that I found at Hobby Lobby. Then I used my 3.5" circle punch, which they still make so I added the link below.
I only glue down the lower half of the die cuts that overlap the circular mats. This way you can easily tuck your photos in just behind the fun shapes and sayings.
The best time to pick strawberries is from April to June. Tons of people pick their own from local farms during strawberry season. I love that! Not only is it a fun activity but it also allows for quality time to be spent with nature, family and friends. So ... find a local farm, grab the littles, your sister, your mom or your bestie and spend a beautiful morning in the sunshine picking strawberries. 🌞
If you love to garden, you could also plant your own strawberries. It's a great activity to do with the littles. Teach them how to care for them, watch them grow, then eat them. Take pictures along the way and save them in a special album like this one!  
If you love strawberries but you're not into nature, spend time in the kitchen trying new recipes with strawberries. Make a strawberry shortcake, a fruit smoothie or your own jam. What about a strawberry crisp, a pie or a fruit salad? Or you can keep it simple and just pile them on top of pancakes, waffles, french toast or ice cream. Yum! Sounds like a fun afternoon with someone special and totally worthy of photos!
I hope all this talk about strawberries inspires you to make your own little berry shaped mini. Or ... maybe it just made you hungry for strawberries, lol! Either way, have fun and Happy National Pick Strawberries Day!

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