February 12, 2011

Friendship Jar Spring Fillers

Edit: Where do I find my vintage ledger papers?.....I have found ledger paper all over the place. Sometimes it's in the bottom of a bin at the thrift shops...a lot of times I'll find old notebooks, accounting books,etc in junk boxes at auctions that will be practically free because it looks like a box of junk....and recently I've found whole bundles on Ebay. I've seen cut sheets and full sheets on Etsy too. And actually I don't know how *vintage* it is...but the ones I find usually are weathered, discolored and are found with other old stuff. Hope that helps!

I've been so excited for this post. First up this month was Button Boutique and now I have another fun set that Nichole and I designed together to show you. Be sure to check out Nichole's blog for all the detail...and you won't want to miss out on the great prize package either.

If you've been following my jar series, then you'll remember the original Friendship Jar and the coordinating dies. Next up was Friendship Jar Fillers, then Friendship Jar Fall Fillers....then Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers....and now Papertrey is excited to offer Friendship Jar Spring Fillers!

Friendship Jar Spring Fillers is full of fun Valentine, Easter and Spring stamp images + lots of fun sentiments that fit the small label image. All of the images fit inside the original Friendship Jar image or they can be separately to increase your creative possibilities.

For my first project I'd like to show you a Valentine card. Knowing that this set won't make it to you in time to create Valentines for this year, no worries...there are plenty of sweet images to get you through Easter, Spring and beyond. And next year you'll have a fresh new Valentine theme to work with.

First up, I die cut and stamped the original jar image. Next I stamped the conversation hearts in Dark Chocolate ink and then colored with the Copic markers shown below.
Then using the same marker colors I shaded the bottoms of the hearts. I then added some additional shading and blending with a W3 and Colorless Blender (0).
Next up I added a die cut topper using Simple Valentine patterned paper. To finish off the conversation hearts, I added the signature sentiments that we all loved to read as kids.
Next I was ready to assemble my card. Using the medium scalloped border die, I cute several scallops from the Simple Valentine paper and chose the heart paper as a background. It's looking very Valentine-y, don't you think?
And here's my finished Valentine card, so full of bright and cheery reds and pinks.
A little glitter on the jar adds a little shimmer.
And I used Pine's new Tag-its #1 stamp to create a fun sentiment piece. Both the sentiments are from Friendship Jar Spring Fillers. A Fresh Snow satin ribbon finishes off the card.
And here's the sketch I used as inspiration for this card. Thought you might like...
Next up I created a springy card. I'm so over winter, how about you? I started with my focal point by using the button card die from Button Boutique. I stamped the border on Eclipse Masking Tape and placed it over my die cut piece. I then stamped it with Dawn's new Background Basics: Newsprint in Aqua Mist ink. Just a fun little background around the edges of the frame.
Next I stamped a fun flower image with picket fence onto the button card. Although this image fits into the original Friendship Jar image, it looks great all by itself too. The Copic colors I used are shown below. I also went in with an N2 Grey on the fence to add a little shading.
For the background of my card, I created a patchwork look using Bitty Background Blocks. So many fun uses for these little stamped squares. I used Aqua Mist, Summer Sun and Orange Zest inks in a mixy matchy fashion....no need to line them up perfectly.
Here's my finished card. So many pretty, springy colors.
The flower centers are blank so you can color them in or add Vintage Buttons like I did on my card. I topped each button off with a clear rhinestone. The sentiment was stamped on the label stamped die from the original Friendship Jar. A little stitching on some Green Boutique patterned paper adds a little interest to the focal point.
I also used a sketch I had on hand for inspiration for this card. You can see that below.
For my third project, I used the adorable little stack of letters from the new Friendship Spring Fillers stamp set to create a cute brown paper sack pouch. Perfect to tuck in a little card or some goodies. The background airmail envelope, white tag and airmail ribbon are from my Air Mail Supplies Basic Kit. I trimmed off the right side of the airmail envelope then stitched it to my folded paper sack to form a pouch.
I colored the cute air mail envelope with Copic colors of R29, B28, E00 and E11 for the shadows...then cut the image out with scissors. I am loving the airmail look these days...bright strips of red and blue on white envelopes. I also created some custom air mail ribbon by drawing on stripes of the blue and red Copic marker over Fine Linen Satin ribbon. Love the vintage, postal look of this. Must create more. The little label was stamped and die cut out of some old ledger paper. Same thing with the jar image. For the white tag, I stamped on an image from Dawn's Background Basics: Newsprint in Vintage Tea Dye ink.
I used my scraps to create a cute little card to tuck into the paper sack pouch. Fine Linen cardstock is the base with more vintage ledger paper and scraps added for embellishments.
Hope you enjoyed my projects for today. Stay tuned all month as I use more images from Friendship Jar Fillers Spring. The Easter images are A-DOOOOR-A-BULLL!! Thanks to Nichole for bringing another fun set to life for me. :)

42 comments:

Melissa said...

I've been anxiously waiting all day to see your sweet treats Mishie...I'm in love...so very inspiring and irresistible!
Melis

KathyN said...

OMG Mish! Those are ADORABLE! I was hoping there would be some Valentine candies to put in the jar. LOL! Thank you so much. Can't wait to buy the set!!!!

Chelsea said...

So so so cute ....blocs the conversation hearts

Noreen said...

Of course you would have to have hearts to fill your jar! Love the cute ideas you come up with!

Anonymous said...

Mish, the Valentine candies are so
cute. Lovin' that tulip/crocus set.
Just beautiful. You did a great job
on this stamp set. Looking forward
to seeing more.

Sherry in MI

kim.mom said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these!!! Love the hearts and the flowers!!!

Bumblebee said...

Wow, the airmail one is my absolute favourite...am off to get some airmail envelopes!!!!! Thanks for sharing.x

irene said...

OMG Mish, Just love your projects, they are stunning. And I'm so glad with another jar fillers set. Love what you made off it. Love the hearts, the letters, the eggs, the springflowers. And I can't wait to get my hands on this lovely set. Bye Irene

Ruth S said...

What stunning projects yet again Mish ;) Thanks for your inspiration!

Eveline said...

My goal for this year is to own all the jar filler stampsets and this one is a "must have" too.
Love all the cards.
Eveline.

Karen said...

Fabulous! I love Friendship Jar and especially like that the images work well on their own as well as in the jar!

Holly Saveur said...

This is so gorgeous..LOVE LOVE IT!!!Want it very much!!Stunning!

Peggy Sue said...

Simply love your additions to PTI this month. They are winners!

Susan said...

SOOOO excited about this set!! Such cute images! Love the mail!! I absolutely adore the Friendship Jar series. ADORE it! I hope you have a Summer fillers coming out soon. Pretty please?!

JeanFB said...

Love, love, looooooove!!! What gorgeous projects! Can't wait to get my hands on the Spring Friendship Jar set - I have all of the others. :) And I adore the airmail look (I've been hoarding my Mishie set, and I'm so glad.... I'll wait 'til I have that cute letter stamp, LOL!) Thanks for the inspiration, Mish!

Amy said...

Oh I cannot wait to get my hands on this one. I adore those candy hears, envies and that flower trio wow. I cannot wait to see what other things will be in this spring filler.

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness sakes alive!!! I love your Valentine card and that lovely springtime card...

Donna C said...

Fabulous!!!! I can't wait to get mine.

jan said...

So many great details Mish! Really like your air mail ensemble!

Kim G said...

I have been waiting for the sneak peak at this set and I can't wait to get it! Love what you did today with it!!

Karen said...

Very nicely done! Thanks for your creativity!

Karen L said...

Cannot wait to get this set! You just keep on bringing more sets to life that I cannot resist. There goes my budget for another month. Where do you find your vintage ledger paper? Is there a company that makes reproduction ledger paper? I would like very much to find some.

kinderdi said...

Oh such great cards today!! I love to look at your work! Thanks so much for sharing all of the inspiration! Love your blog. : )

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I know I say it every month, but this has GOT to be the best PTI release ever!! I LOVE your buttons cards and this addition to the Friendship jar.

We are to have 50's and even 60's in temps this week! Hope you are too!

Connie Pruitt said...

Love this spring friendship jar fillers. Can't wait to get it!

Cindy H. said...

I'm loving these new Friendship Jar Spring images - ever so sweet!! And your cards - wow!! These images will be mine:)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Definitely going into my cart! LOVE the new Spring fillers you have created. And beautiful cards using the set.

Tammie27 said...

Congratulations on your new Friendship Jar Spring Fillers set Mish! I love all the projects you created today with it - adorable, as I love all of your creations. Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiring/dazzling us. :)

Lynn said...

All I can say is "I'm in BIG trouble" these are fabulous projects and I can't wait to see all the new stamps in this set!

Diane Jaquay said...

FABULOUS projects Mish! Love the scalloped border on your first card, so creative! And I love that you can use these images not just in the jar (like the flowers on card #2)!

CARDS by SUSAN said...

A Door A Bull!!! Really pretty valentines card and the Kansas Sunflowers ROCK!
Thanks so much, Mish
Susan

Mommy said...

Oh my greatness! I love your designs and your fabulous cards! The details are always so delicious just like the new jar fillers! Love the whole jar series! I have the original set and dies and hope to be able to get the new spring set soon! I too am ready for some sun and bulbs in bloom and warmer weather! TFS! :)

Mackenzie said...

I needed this set the other day when I was doing my Valentines maybe next year? love it

Dawn Wade said...

I have been stalking the PTI blogs all month and LOVe all that I am seeing. Thank goodness tax returns come soon!!!! I want one of everything!!! I LOVE all of your samples. SO inspirational!!

Sandra said...

Hope you enjoyed my projects for today???? I think they are to cute for words! You have outdone yourself. My list grows and grows!
Thank you for the inspiration, Mish!

Sandra

Priscilla said...

Fantastic Mish! I can't wait to place my order. The only disadvantage is the shipping time! Thanks for all of your ideas.

My Vintage Mending said...

Michelle help! the Friendship Jars are out of stock! Do you happen to know when they might be back in? Fellow Kansan...Renee
Love the Spring fillers that are coming. Saw your sketches.

Peggysuez said...

I like all three of these projects Mish, so darn cute! I love the card you made with the flower trio and the background you created, it IS Springy but homey at the same time.

liannallama said...

wow, I always love your cards but the simply adore your red, white, blue cards today! they are wonderful and I love all the details! Thanks for sharing!

Rachel P said...

Michelle, I've had my eye on this Friendship Jar for ages...waiting for just the right time to get it and its lovely fillers...though I love all the filler sets, I think this one is my favorite so far! I think I'm going to have to splurge on my Friendship Jar very soon! :)

Nichol Magouirk said...

you make me want to go create, create, create....always. constant inspiration girl. love it! xo

Romaine said...

Mish. Once again in love with your creations and have totally cased it: http://bumblesnbees.blogspot.com/2011/02/h2h-sentimentally-yours-cased-from.html
I have made sure that you have the delicious note of being the original, inspired creator! LOVELOVELOVE your work! :0) (Oh my, do I sound like a stalker? lol)

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