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Summertime Watermelon Shaped Card Tutorial

Hi, friends! Let’s celebrate the summer with these sweet watermelon shaped cards. If you’re staying home, making these cards will help spread a little cheer to loved ones. Teri here to show you how so let’s get started.

Summertime Watermelon Shaped Card Tutorial by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

These cards are easy to make and are sure to make your family and friends smile!

Creating the Watermelon Shaped Card

Start by folding a piece of cardstock in half. Take a large circle die and temporarily anchor to the panel. Run it through your die-cutting machine and you’ll have a watermelon base.

Summertime Watermelon Shaped Card Tutorial by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Keep the leftover piece of paper and die in tacked, we’ll be using this as a guide for the next step. Set it on top of a piece of green cardstock. Temporarily anchor the die and run the stack through a die-cutting machine. You’ll end up with a partial green circle for your watermelon skin.

Summertime Watermelon Shaped Card Tutorial by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

For the rind (the white part of the watermelon), repeat the last step but with white cardstock to give you a partial white circle.

Use your scissors to trim the partial green circle to make the watermelon skin. Don’t worry if your cutting is wonky and not perfect, it’s supposed to be! That’s what makes these watermelon cards charming and unique.

Summertime Watermelon Shaped Card Tutorial by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Adhere the green “skin” to your partial white circle with E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser. Use your scissors again to cut the white circle to create your “rind.”

Summertime Watermelon Shaped Card Tutorial by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Affix your layers to your pink watermelon base with E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser.

Embellishing the Watermelons

Summertime Watermelon Shaped Card Tutorial by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Stamp a sentiment on a strip of white cardstock with black ink. Add it to the card with E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser.

To mimic the look of seeds, I used the small hearts from the 3D Foam Hearts on two cards and the raindrops from the 3D Foam Garden Shapes on the third.

To Wear Your Adhesive on the Outside, I peel the top liner off and cover them with flock or glitter…you could even use foil! Make sure to press into the adhesive to secure before tapping off the excess.

Summertime Watermelon Shaped Card Tutorial by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Complete your card by adding some twine to the top of it! Use an Adhesive Dot to keep the twine in place.

Design Suggestions for Watermelon Shaped Cards

Summertime Watermelon Shaped Card Tutorial by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

The cool thing about this card design is you can change it up by using different colors of cardstock for the melon. Pink, red and dark pink are all options!

You can also mix it up by using different foam shapes to make the seeds. There’s really no wrong (or right) way to do it!

Summertime Watermelon Shaped Card Tutorial by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

And don’t forget that these cards will stand up! The weight of the sentiment strip and “seeds” might make it lean one way or another. Don’t worry about that as it adds to the charm of these cards!

Summertime Watermelon Shaped Card Tutorial by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

I hope you enjoyed today’s Watermelon Shaped Card tutorial and are inspired to make some “one-in-a-melon” watermelon cards of your own!

Happy crafting,
Teri Anderson

Creative Time: 45 Minutes
Skill Level: Beginner

Materials Needed
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

Other
White Cardstock: Neenah Paper; Red, Pink, Dark Pink and Green Cardstocks: American Crafts; Circle Dies: Hero Arts; Stamps: Sunny Studio (Fabulous Flamingos Stamp Set); Black Ink Pad: Ranger Ink; Flock: Stampendous!; Twine: The Twinery

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