Oh mason jars…I love, love, love them…we have hundreds of them and I know that a busy canning season is coming up soon because of all the empties that are stashed in the closet!

And so of course as soon as I saw the new stamp set Jar of Love, I squealed – how cool to have a stamp set full of mason jars!  And better yet – a set of dies to go with them!

It just doesn’t get much better than that for a mason jar addict with a love for paper crafting – mason jar stamps + ink = LOVE  🙂

Sooo here is a card that I designed for my June customer Thank You cards using some of these stamps…you can see that I couldn’t resist using that little fish to pop into one of them…not that I am planning to can goldfish…I don’t think the kiddos would be too pleased about that!!!

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AND I’ve also been playing with a new camera today…well, I say new…hubby got a new super duper camera last fall and I have been putting off getting to know it because I just never seem to have the time…in reality it is that I never seem to MAKE the time…but today the kids are playing happily and so I decided to play around with it…

And I am SO happy that I did – the images are so much crisper than my old point & shoot one – I wish I’d done this months ago!  Oh the irony LOL!

Ok so back to my card…

BUT before we get into the details, if you want a printable/downloadable Project Sheet showing you how to make this card along with a supply list, you can find the link to it at the end of this post – yay!

I wanted my jars to be a bit glass like and so stamped them in Smoky Slate to give a subtle clear outline – the color of the water is Soft Sky and that goldfish I wanted to be a bit bold and so he is stamped in Pumpkin Pie…AND to make cutting it out super easy, I just used one of the co-ordinating dies in Everyday Jars Framelits

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Once I had those core colors decided upon, I wanted to carry them into the background of my card but also wanted to combine them with a contrast color and so I chose Crumb Cake…oh I love me some Crumb Cake…it is so versatile!

And of course the background had to have a water theme which was super easy to create using the brand new Seaside Embossing Folder – I can see me using that ALOT this summer, especially in my Project Life scrapbooking projects…

Do you see the other little water themed bits?  I was looking for some ribbon or trim to put on my card and as soon as I saw the Silver Sequin Trim I knew I had the one – why?  Because a run of it reminds me of fish scales…and the individual sequins remind me of bubbles…and so I was sold on that and onto my card it went!

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Sarah’s Tips on making this card:

  • Tie the linen thread or bakers twine around the jar BEFORE adhering it to your card base – it’s much easier!
  • I highly recommend the Banner Triple Punch – it makes creating banners easy – you can make banners up to 2″ wide and it is easily the most versatile and most used punch in my stash
  • Sequin Trim is such an amazing value for money product – use a length or pull of the individual sequins – I did both on this card – just think of the possibilities especially for holiday projects!
  • Want the stamp set?  When Stampin Up offers a Bundle like this one with both Stamps & Dies, seriously consider snapping it up!  It not only saves you money on the stamp set & dies BUT also saves you a lot of time – no fussy cutting!

Want to get your hands on one of these cards?

Easy peasy – simply CLICK HERE to place an order of any value with me during June and I will send you one in the mail along with a little Thank You gift 🙂

BUNDLE UP & SAVE!

When you bundle this Stamp Set & set of Framelits Dies together you save 10% – sweet deal!

Click HERE to save on this bundle today – item code 142342

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Want my FREE PROJECT SHEET showing you how to make this card along with a supply list?  

Click HERE to find it – then you can download it or print it out to keep for easy reference!

Supplies used to make this card:

Stamps: Jar of Love (141587)
Dies: Everyday Jars Framelits (141490), Bunch of Banners Framelits (141488)
BUNDLE: Jar of Love Photopolymer Bundle (142342)
Ink: Smoky Slate (131179), Soft Sky (131181), Pumpkin Pie (126945)
Cardstocks: Crumb Cake (120953), Soft Sky (131203), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Whisper White (100730)
Punch: Banner Triple (138292)
Embossing Folder: Seaside (141481)
Misc: Silver Sequin Trim (138399), Linen Thread (104199), Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES ONLINE!

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