Welcome to the NC Demo Blog Hop for January. I'm Jo Anne Hewins from the piedmont area of NC. Today we celebrate the new while remembering that the annual catalog still has wonderful products for us to use. The great part about Stampin' Up! is that our products go so well together. You might have just come from the blog of Jacalyn Claes. She had a great project, right! We are so glad Jacalyn joined us this time! Please continue on until you have visited all of us. We love sharing with you!
I think my favorite item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure is the Lasting Lily stamp set. It is awesome! You can get this set for free with a $100 purchase. It's so worth it. The Lasting Lily set is one of the Distinktive designs meaning that it has lots of beautiful detail to the stamp. I paired it with the Jar of Love stamp set and the Everyday Jars Framelits from page 51 of the annual catalog. I have a few other Sale-a-Bration items in my project, too! I made a frame for us today. The pictures inside the frame may have glare on them. The frame is 6 x 6.
Here is another picture without the frame.
There is a lot of fussy cutting on this project, but it is easy cutting.
I cut a piece of board that is 6 x 6. I like to use the backing from the package of designer papers we get. The specialty papers seem to have a thicker backing. Those are great! The background papers are also from Sale-a-Bration. It's from a pack called Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. One side of the paper is black and white and the other has beautiful colors. Butterflies are involved. The little dots paper is cut 4 x 6 and the checked is 2 x 6. They are adhered straight to the card board.
The jar is stamped on Vellum card stock in Stazon. I did notice a little smudging. You might want to consider embossing the jar with black embossing powder. Use the Jar of Love stamp set and cut it out with the Everyday Jars Framelits. I put a small piece of Balmy Blue card stock across the bottom so that there appears to be water in the jar. The Daffodil Delight check from the Gingham Gala 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper was added across the front of the card. Cut to fit. Run a length of the Daffodil Organdy Ribbon across and tape to the back of the jar. Add a bow with a glue dot.
The tag is stamped using the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set from page 111 of the annual catalog and cut out with the coordinating Bouquet Bunch Framelits. Tie it on with a bit of the Linen Thread. Attach the jar with dimensionals behind the daffodil piece on down. Leave the top open so that you can add some stems in there.
I'm really not sure how to tell you to make the flowers coming out of the jar. It was trial and error. I will tell you that I stamped on Whisper White about 2 of the large and 3 of the small flowers from Lasting Lily in Highland Heather, Grapefruit Grove, and Daffodil Delight. The stems and leaves were stamped in Lemon Lime Twist. Only the flowers in the front really even needed stems added.
For a couple stems I bent the stamp on my block to get a curved stem. This was for the flowers a the bottom going to the sides. I bent one way and stamped and then bent it in the other direction.
I figured out what I wanted in the front but did not adhere. Then I was able to fill in in the back. For those leaves sticking up in the back, I only cut out what you would see. The same goes for some of the pieces of flowers you see in the back. I just filled in with pieces. For interest I added dimensionals under some of the flowers and leaves to the front. I did not end up using all of the flowers I cut out, but coming up in another post, I'll have something I made with the extra. When the flowers were done, I did use a glue dot to secure the top of the jar.
Just play with it. Have fun! I love how this turned out!
I would love to see what you make. Please share them with me!
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