Jar of Love Shaker Card

Wow, I have found my new favourite stamp set… Jar of Love and it’s so exciting because it also comes in a bundle with the Everyday Jars Framelits! I spotted this set when the catalogue first came out however I just ordered the bundle this month.

It’s not until you have the set in your hands or start to use it that you realise sometimes just how amazing they are, this happened when I discovered there was a framelit to cut out the fish stamp and the little firefly! Wow, no fussy cutting! Plus there are so many cute images to choose from including 3 jar sizes, lovely flowers, the fish, the firefly, leaves, heart and a darling bow.

My card making group had asked me if they could make a shaker card so when I spotted this one from Juan Ambida I knew I’d found the project I wanted to teach. Juan was inspired by the card on page 74 of the Annual Catalogue, where the Jar of Love set is shown, consequently the shaker is filled with confetti hearts.

I love the softness created by the sponged background, the use of vellum and the confetti hearts are just so sweet and feminine.

I love glass jars, so it's no surprise that I fell in love with the Jar of Love stamp set and Everyday Jars framelits. You'll be sure to see it popping up again in future classes.

I love the sweet feminine shaker card cased from Juan Ambida


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Embossing Technique

I had a fun weekend with my monthly craft class on Saturday where I taught a great embossing technique. Then Sunday was spent creating samples for Extravaganza later this month.

Embossing Technique

I found a gorgeous card I wanted to case from Jennifer Frost, one of the Stampin’ Up!® Artisan designers. But she hadn’t explained how she did the embossing in her post. A little Googling and I had the answer!

Once you see this easy embossing technique you’ll be overflowing with ideas on how to use this on all your handmade cards.

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Launch Party Projects

Wow, It’s been 2 weeks since the launch party and it’s been full on. On the day 4 lovely ladies joined me and had a great time, first they enjoyed looking at the samples I’d made using supplies all from the new Annual Catalogue. Do you know I took no photos on the day! I know, how bad is that! Therefore you will have to imagine a table filled with samples, sorry.

Next I had a challenge in the form of a catalogue scavenger hunt. I had a series of questions and the guests had to answer them using the new catalogue. It was an open book game but it did require a bit of concentration so I served coffee and a yummy chocolate brownie at this stage 🙂 Everyone handed in their sheets and we quickly went through the answers. They all scored really well but were each tripped up by a question or 2 so I put everyone in the draw to win the stamp set. The Suite Sayings stamp set was won by Heather, congratulations!

Launch Party Projects

Time for craft, I had 2 cards for everyone to make using new product and some of the new In-Colours. We used the Love & Affection Stamp set, Floral Affection Textured Embossing Folder and the Layering Love Stamp set also the gorgeous new Ruched Ribbon in Flirty Flamingo.

Beautifully simple handmade card using new product released this month at my launch party.

Simple, beautiful handmade card in Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Up!® new in-colour for 2016-2018

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