February 7, 2012

Love grows.....in jars

Back again with some more fun Valentine cards. If you've been following the fun Winter CHA releases, you might have noticed that mason jars are popping up everywhere. You can read more about the fun trend here. Many of you have followed my fun jar creations that started with Friendship Jar from Papertrey back in 2010. It's so fun to see more mason jar inspiration in the crafty world as it brings back a whole new life to the Friendship Jar series. Nichole and I worked on this series together....me sending her stamp set & die concepts....as she worked her illustrating magic to bring the stamps to life. In addition to the first Friendship Jar stamp set there is a whole little jar family of stamps which includes Friendship Jar Fillers, Friendship Jar Spring Fillers, Friendship Jar Summer Fillers, Friendship Jar Fall Fillers, Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers. The dies that coordinate with all the Friendship Jar series can be found at this link and include Jar & Lid, Jar Label, Jar Toppers, Pint Jar, Jar Ribbon and Jar Labels 2. These stamps and dies cover about every holiday and theme you can dream up. I just never tire of creating with these stamps. You can find many of my creations at this link for Friendship Jar blog posts. I've also got lots of jar inspiration pinned at my Pinterest site too.

Today's Valentines use the main jar image with floral stems and popped up happy hearts from the 2010 Love Tags set.
I hand cut the hearts and popped them up with pop dots. Love the whimsical flowers that they've become.
I paired my jars with Melissa's sweet Love Lives Here set. The sentiment I chose just fit with my growing heart flowers theme perfectly. I curved the stamp slightly on my clear block so it would stamp inside the oval from Borders & Corners {oval}. And I'm not sure if was meant to be or a total coincidence but a few of the oval border stamps fit perfectly inside the Limitless Layers: 2-1/4" Oval Die Collection. I added a row of stamped red hearts from Tag-its #11 and then stitched along the bottom of the pinked oval die.
Fun patterned papers from Crate Paper were stitched along the side of my card focal point.
I used the exact same design to create some cards using different papers and colors.
I love this card layout. You might recall seeing this sketch used in my January release projects.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my cards.....and that you're inspired to dig out those Friendship Jar stamps and dies. I'm thinking they need to find their way into my Project Life pages soon. And while you're at it...buy yourself a cheap grocery store bouquet and plop the flowers in a mason jar....a blue one of you have one. And maybe fix yourself a nice jar of pink, fizzy lemonade. Ahhhhhh, life is good.....isn't it?

13 comments:

Linda said...

Just gorgeous Michelle, love how you have used the two stamp sets.

Fotf said...

These are lovely, i found a template for a jar in Simply Homemade so i think i will be trying something out with it, either with paper or felt :)

Kristy Hansen said...

I love the jars too. I have all the sets for this. I am going to have to break them out and see what I can come up with. thank you for the idea. ksh

Angela Nebinger said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE those cards!! Beautiful work!

Cindy said...

I love seeing your cards! The jar stamps are some of my favorites too.

Robin said...

These are just too cute!! These jars were the reason I feel in love with your blog and Papertrey... they were my first PTI purchase!!! Robin

Meredith MacRitchie said...

I give you FULL credit for my growing collection of vintage mason jars. Who can have enough? In fact, I referred to one of your posts where you and Jordan enjoyed sugar dipped strawberries and was it pink lemonade? when I was putting together my daughter's birthday party last year. It was an "iced tea party", but I wanted lots of vintage appeal... thanks to your lovely posts, I pulled it off, I think!! I love this set, and finally picked up the spring fillers... which I love even more! Now, to get the winter fillers.......

LOVE your cards, they're just *perfect*!

Melissa said...

So darling Mishie! These just warm my heart!
Melis

Kim H. said...

I love ALL of your jar creations! They are by far my favorite stamp set I have - ever! Even with the new mason jar stamps coming out... yours is seriously by far the BEST! I compare all jars to your design and none ever even come close!!! I cant wait to see if you come out with any additional stamps for the friendship jar!!!

Diana F. said...

Of course the stamping world is following you and your ideas and designs! I had not thought to use the jar for Valentine cards. You always come up with the best ideas. I did use the Button Boutique stamp set for my V-day cards this year and I am so happy with them.
I do think I will pick up some of the pattern paper coming from CHA with the jars on them. You are so ahead of the trends:)

cashemere said...

I love your cards!!!!
D├ębora

Janet L. said...

I have always loved your jar stamps and what you do with them!

LauraLee said...

I just love the whole concept of the "jar" series. I have followed the introduction of all of them since it's inception here but just never bought them cause I was involved elsewhere with my time. Hoping to start getting them soon! I do want to say that I really miss your presence in all of the release parties at PTI. It's just not the same!Your talent is missed!!

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