Jar of Love – Firefly Shaker Card

In my last post, I made the confession that I am hooked on the Jar of Love stamp set and corresponding Everyday Jars framelits dies.  Today, I would like to share a fun, fresh shaker card featuring the stamp and die bundle.

Shaker cards are quite a lot of fun to make and truly not hard.  You just need to take the plunge and give it a try.  Typically when I make shaker cards, I add sequins or pieces of sparkling paper to the shaker.  In this card, you’ll see that the fireflies are the focus of the card and are also the pieces that are intended to move in the shaker card.  Our card club made this card recently, and it was a true hit!  I hope you’ll enjoy making it as well.

Detailed instructions follow the picture.  Also, at the end of this post, you’ll have an opportunity to purchase the items used to make the card.

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Below are instructions for making this card:

1. This card and envelope feature the amazing Jar of Love stamp set, corresponding Everyday Jars framelits dies, and the gorgeous Fruit Stand designer series paper.  The card base and envelope are from the Crumb Cake notecards and envelopes collection.

2. Shaker cards may look intimidating to make, but they really aren’t difficult.  This is a great card to make if you haven’t made a lot of shaker cards.  The design is pretty forgiving.

3. Cut a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock to 3” x 4” (or use a large enough scrap piece) and stamp the middle sized mason jar from the Jar of Love stamp set using Memento black ink.  Die cut the jar with two corresponding dies from the Everyday Jar framelits dies set.  First, use the framelit to cut the outside image of the mason jar.  Then, use the framelit to cut the inside of the jar.

4. Cut a piece of the Fruit Stand designer series paper to 3 ¼” x 4 ¾”.  Use the middle mason jar framelit to die cut a mason jar shaped opening.

5. Adhere a piece of acetate (I use the backing from photopolymer stamps) on the back of the DSP to cover the mason jar opening.  Tape the acetate on one side to make sure it is where you want it before you glue it down.  Then, on the front side of the DSP, adhere the die cut mason jar to the acetate.  The die cut mason jar will fit very snuggly into the die cut mason jar opening in the DSP.

6. Cut a piece of Mint Macaron cardstock to ½” x 4”.  Use Memento black ink to stamp “you light up my life” onto the Mint Macaron cardstock, as pictured.  Adhere the Mint Macaron strip to the DSP, as pictured.  You will have excess on both sides of the cardstock.  Trim off the excess from the back.

7. Flip the DSP onto the back side.  Use Foam Adhesive Strips to frame the shaker box, the mason jar shaped opening.  Only peel one side off the adhesive foam strips, and make sure there are no gaps in your box.

8. Cut a piece of white cardstock to 3” x 4”.  This is going to be the background of the shaker box.  Use the firefly stamp from the Jar of Love stamp set and Memento ink to stamp a few fireflies on the white cardstock piece.  Use a Daffodil Delight marker to shade in the body of the fireflies, as pictured.

9. Use a scrap piece of white cardstock to stamp about 15 fireflies.  Stamp them using Memento black ink, and die cut them with the firefly die from the Everyday Jars framelits dies set.  Color their bodies with a Daffodil Delight marker.  Pile your die cut fireflies in the middle of the area of the white cardstock where you stamped your fireflies.  Keep three die cut fireflies to the side.  Adhere these fireflies to the front of the card, as pictured.

10. Peel the wax paper from the Foam Adhesive Strips around your shaker box.  Adhere your DSP piece directly to the white cardstock with the piled firefly die cuts.  Hover over the top of the DSP as you put the DSP over the fireflies.  Make sure the Foam Adhesive Strips are adhering to the white cardstock.  The shaker part of your card is now done!!

11. Put a few more strips of Foam Adhesive Strips on the back of the DSP piece.  This will help adhere the front to the card.  Adhere the DSP to the Crumb Cake notecard.

12. To finish the card, use Memento black ink to stamp the bow die from the Jar of Love stamp set onto a scrap of Mint Macaron.  Die cut the bow using the bow framelit from the Everyday Jar framelits dies set, and adhere the die cut bow, as pictured.

Happy Stamping!
Laurie

 

Supplies used to make the card:

Glue Dots

$5.25

Big Shot

$110.00

Jar of Love – Flowery Thank You

I am absolutely hooked on the amazing Jar of Love stamp set and corresponding Everyday Jar framelits dies.  There are so many ways to use the stamps and dies that you will never run out of creative ideas for this bundle.  And, just wait until you see the Holiday catalog because there are additional sets that can be used with the Everyday Jar framelits dies.  There is a gorgeous Christmas stamp set and a very fun Halloween themed stamp set.  If you haven’t purchased the Jar of Love bundle yet, I strongly recommend that you consider it.

Here is one of the cards that our card club made at a recent meeting.  It is the first design that I’m sharing featuring the Jar of Love bundle.  There are more designs to come.  Full instructions and a few tips are included below the picture.

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Here are the instructions for the card:

1 .This card and envelope feature the amazing Jar of Love stamp set, corresponding Everyday Jars framelits dies, and the gorgeous Fruit Stand designer series paper.  The card base and envelope are from the Whisper White notecards and envelopes collection.

2. Cut a piece of Mint Macaron cardstock to 3 ¼” x 4 ¾”.  Use Memento black ink to stamp the medium jar from the Jar of Love stamp set in the middle of the Mint Macaron piece.  [This is a great tip for conserving paper!].  Die cut the jar image from the Mint Macaron piece using the corresponding die from the Everyday Jar framelits dies set.  If you would like, corner round two corners of the Mint Macaron piece, as pictured.  Adhere the Mint Macaron piece to the card base.  [Yes – You’ll see the opening where the jar was die cut, but the opening will be covered by the Peekaboo Peach cardstock!]

3. Cut a piece of Peekaboo Peach cardstock to 3” x 4 ½”.  If you would like, corner round two corners of the Peekaboo Peach piece, as pictured.  Use Versamark ink to randomly stamp “Thanks” from the Jar of Love stamp set onto the Peekaboo Peach piece.  Adhere the Peekaboo Peach piece on top of the Mint Macaron piece, as pictured.  [Now you can’t see the opening from where the jar was die cut!]

4. Use Memento black ink to stamp “Thanks” on the die cut jar.  Be sure to leave enough room above “Thanks” for your ribbon.

5. Cut a piece of the Peekaboo Peach 3/8” ruched ribbon to about 3” long.  Wrap the ribbon around the jar, as pictured, and tape both ends to the back of the die cut jar.  Cut another piece of the ruched ribbon to about 3”.  Tuck one end of the second piece under the taped piece of ribbon.  Tie a knot in the second piece of ribbon.  You’ve created a fake bow!  You can move the second piece from left to right along the taped ribbon to place it where you want it.  Cut the ends of the second ribbon as you would like.

6. To make the flowers, use the flower stamps from the Jar of Love stamp set.  Remember – the base flower stamp (the solid stamp) should be a lighter color than the corresponding, detailed stamp.  The pictured pink flowers were inked with Flirty Flamingo (background) and Watermelon Wonder (detail).  The pictured peach flowers were inked only with Peekaboo Peach.  The background color was created by stamping off the Peekaboo Peach once.  The detailed color was created by simply using Peekaboo Peach.  The flowers were die cut with the corresponding dies from the Everyday Jars framelits dies set.

7. The final touch is the envelope liner.  It is made with the absolutely gorgeous Fruit Stand designer series paper.  Pick the design that you feel matches the card the best.  Your choice may depend on the colors that you use to make the flowers.

Below are the products that I used to make the card. If you click on a picture of any product, you’ll go to my on-line store.

Happy stamping!
Laurie

Big Shot

$110.00