Hi there and welcome to my very first blog post!
This is the stamp set that drew me in to the Stampin’ Up! community! I just fell in love with the flower and Mason jar stamps and dies. So, it’s understandable that I just had to make my first demonstrator card with this stamp set called ‘Jar of Love’ and the thinlit set, called ‘Everyday Jars’. I bought the bundle to save 10% and so happy I did as this set can be used over and over again – in so many different ways!
I started with a Whisper White card base measuring 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 and scored it at 4-1/4 (finished card size is 5-1/2 x 4-1/4). Next, I layered a piece of DSP from the ‘Subtles DSP’ stack. I cut this piece at 5-1/4 x 4 and I rounded the edges using a standard corner rounder. Then, I cut out all the flower dies and Mason jar dies using the ‘Everyday Jars’ framelits. I used the DSP again on the inside of the card by placing a ribbon strip of paper across the bottom of the inside opening.
I stamped the flower images using a MISTI (so the 2-step stamping process was easy peezy). I used Stampin’ Up! ink pads ‘Soft Sky’ and ‘Pool Party’ for the flowers. I used Kraft color ink on the jar stamp outline and ‘Soft Sky’ again for the water. I wanted the water line to be very subdued, so I stamped off first and then stamped the inside of the jar. I stamped some leaves right onto the patterned paper and then arranged the flowers so they looked like they were just popping out of that jar!
Before I glued the jar down, I wrapped some thin twine around the neck of the jar and tied a bow. I cut out a stitched rectangle die for the sentiment and added ‘thank you very much’ in Kraft ink. I popped that up with some dimensionals and placed it in the upper right hand corner of the card. I also added another one of these tiny flower cut outs to the flap of the envelope just for fun!
I wanted to see how this card looked with a monochromatic feel to it, but I am sure this design would be fabulous with different bright color flowers and patterned paper! That will be on my to-try list for sure!
I have listed below all the Stampin’ Up! products that were used to make this card. If you would like to order any of these products, I would very much appreciate the opportunity to have you shop through me. Just click the ‘Shop Online’ link at the top of the page.
I hope this card gets your creative juices jumpin’! I would love your feedback at any time. Please leave a comment here if you have a minute! Thanks so much and have a great day stamping!