These die cut strawberry stickers are fun to make and can be uniquely your own!
I know, I know. Another strawberry post. This one is different though, because it’s a craft. Strawberries are a year round staple here and we go into strawberry overload during the summer since they are in season and on sale at every grocery store. Plus they are so pretty!
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I love using my Spellbinders die cut machine as much as I love baking and I’m so happy at I was able to combine the two this week. Did you see my post for the Strawberry Shortcake Frappé? I made the cuteness atop the skewers using the Market Fresh Aren’t You Sweet etched dies. You guys this die set doubles as cherries and strawberries! Love!
So I wanted a watercolor like look to the strawberries, instead of using colored card stock, I decided to make my own. Using white card stock, I painted the paper using DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paint. The colors I used were Pyrrole Red, Cobalt Teal Hue, and Yellow-Green Light. This is the same paint I used to make these Christmas tags. I love this paint for paper projects because the colors are fantastic and it dilutes very well with water. I used a foam brush and wet my paper, then I added a small amount of water to dilute the paint. Using another foam brush, I painted stripes on the wet paper. I thoroughly enjoy watching the paint bleed into the water on the paper. I then set the paper outside to dry. It takes all of five minutes to dry in this terrible Arizona heat.
Once the papers dried, I ran them through the die cutting machine with my strawberry die set. When I had cut all the pieces I needed, I used a glue stick to glue everything in place. Easy peasy. If you look closely, on some of them I added a glossy dimensional look. I did this using DecoArt Media Liquid Glass. This stuff is so cool. It kind of reminds me of a way better version of the fun puffy stickers from the 80s. Ugh, I’m totally dating myself. Anyhoo, so I just applied the Liquid Glass in selected areas and let dry.
Once dry, I taped the paper strawberries to the top of the bamboo skewers. For the little shortcake bites, I used the recipe from my Strawberry Shortcake From Scratch, but used a shot glass to cut out the bites. I baked them for 10 minutes since they are smaller and they turned out perfect!
After the party was over and all the strawberry shortcake frappé was gone, my daughter and I were talking. She is a little creative genius and mentioned that she wished we could turn the tops into stickers instead of just throwing them away. Brilliant! So I went to the craft room and brought out my Xyron sticker maker. I had received this in a swag bag from a conference years ago and used it occasionally, but not a lot. This thing is awesome. We made stickers out of all the strawberry skewer tops! They will be perfect for our back-to-school notebooks and my bullet journal!