Stampin’ Up! Jar of Love Thanks

Hey, y’all!  Happy weekend – I hope you’re getting ready to do something fun.

Like….go see the new Star Trek movie?? 😉  I think (think!) I’m going to wait until I get home next weekend and go see it with Wayne.   But – there’s nothing that says I can’t see it twice, right?!? 😉

I’ve got a little card here today that I made with the Jar of Love stamp set.  Which I think is awesome.

Except for one image/sentiment.  And that one is a little…problematic.

At least it is for a woman living in the South.

Do you know which one I mean?

“Bless Your Heart”.

Now….in parts of the world above the Mason-Dixon line and west of the mighty Mississippi – that’s a very nice way to show your appreciation for someone.

Not so much down this-a-way!  Down here…it’s kind of what we say instead of….well.  You know!

So – what do I do?  I want to use that sentiment – I really like it (the face-value meaning, not the South’s double meaning!).  But…what if I inadvertently sent it to someone who knows what that means in the south??  Will they think I’m telling them to…well.  You know.

Whatcha think?? 🙂

Needless to say, I didn’t use that one in today’s card.  Take a look-see:

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I played along with three – yes three! – challenges on this one.  The first, Freshly Made Sketches #246, helped me out with the layout.

FMS 246 Sketch
The second one gave me my color Palette.  Take a look at Colour Q #351:

cQc #351 Sketch
The final challenge cemented my plan to use the Everyday Jars Framelits.  TGIFC #65 invited us to cut something – either with a die or fussy cut:

TGIF#65 Sketch
Now – I gotta tell you.  This card bamboozled me.  I have no idea why, but it and I fought from the git to the go!  I couldn’t make anything work like it was supposed to,  it took me forever to have the end result jell in my noggin, and I kind of messed the heck out of it and wasted a bunch of paper! 🙁

But, in the end, I won the card-making battle! So – I’ll give you the steps and then you go forth and do it – but you don’t need to feel obligated to make the same mistakes I did, okay?

I started by embossing a panel of Whisper White card stock in the Brick Wall TIEF.  In my head, I wanted to scatter a bunch of the littlest flowers in Jar of Love across the panel and then emboss it.  I wanted them to be very light – just “barely there”.  So I inked the little flower up with Rich Razzleberry, stamped it off 4 times on my scrap paper, and stamped my panel.  Hmmm.  Well…okay.  Did it again.  And again.  But the more I stamped the worse the images got.  So I started on the back.

And when I got to where I hated that side…I tossed that panel and tried again.

Same result.

So I gave up and decided that a Freshly Made Sketches card would have lots of white space anyway.  That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it!

After I embossed it in the Brick Wall TIEF, I SNAILd it to a Bermuda Bay card stock panel.

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For my jar, I used the medium sized jar image in Jar of Love – inking it in Bermuda Bay and stamping it off once before I stamped it on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Then I cut it with the matching die in the Everyday Jars Framelits.

I used some Gold for the handle – inking the image in Versamark and stamping it on Whisper White.  Then I sprinkled it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  I cut it, too, with its matching Everyday Jars Framelits die.  While I had the embossing stuff out, I inked the burlap ribbon image in Versamark and stamped it across the jar, then heat embossed it in Gold.

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I glued the embossed handle to the jar with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and then popped the whole thing on my card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Make sure you get some little pieces under that handle!

My flowers are also from the Jar of Love stamp set.  I stamped some in Rich Razzleberry, some in Bermuda Bay and a few in Night of Navy.  Except for the little tiny flower, these are all two-step stamps.  I varied the colors by stamping off one or two times on the large (step 1) image and then stamping off one less time for the second step image.  All of them are cut with matching dies from Everyday Jars.  How handy is that – no fussy cutting anywhere to be found on this one! 🙂

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I stamped the Jar of Love sentiment in Night of Navy on some Whisper White and punched it out with the new Classic Label Punch and edged it with my Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Write Marker.  And then it was time to arrange my flowers!

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I used my handy stylus on the backs of all the flowers and then, using Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue, arranged them on the jar and the handle.  The sentiment is popped into the arrangement with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a pretty bow – made with four lengths of Gold Metallic Thread! – with a little dab of Liquid Glue.  To finish it all off, I added a small Rhinestone Basic Jewel to my flowers, and the card front was done!

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For the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Jar of Love in Night of Navy on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added more of the flowers in Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy.  I had a few flowers leftover from cutting them for the front, so I added them over my stamped flowers with a little Liquid Glue.

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I SNAILd the liner to a Bermuda Bay mat and then into my Night of Navy card base.  I’d hoped to use Rich Razzleberry, but….I didn’t bring any of it with me!  I had one piece in my scrap folder that was big enough, and I thought I was good to go.  Which I was.  Right until I trimmed 1/8″ off of the already-the-right-size piece of it.  So…I dropped back to the Night of Navy.  See?  I told you this one bamboozled me! 🙂

I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was….not done!  I stuck it on the wrong side of the card front.

Well, Bless My Heart…. 🙁

So – had to pull it all up (use your bone folder to slide under your panels – carefully!) and make a new card base.

And then the card was actually done!

By this point, I was really worried about how much I’d screw up doing the envelope.  I could see a Whisper White Medium Envelope going right into the circular file….but I got lucky!  I added more two-step flowers and some little bitty ones on the front…

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…and some Bermuda Bay tiny flowers on the envelope flap – some full strength and some stamped one more time without re-inking.

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Et Voila!  I really like how it turned out – even if it did take me a few tries!  The Jar of Love and Everyday Jars Framelits are an awful lot of fun – with so many different images and matching dies.  And how many stamp sets have flowers….and fish? 😉  Hope you like!

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Night of Navy Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Bermuda Bay Card Stock:  4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner); Everyday Jar dies cuts

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38 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Jar of Love Thanks

  1. Ha! Well, bless your heart. 😉 Yep, that sentiment makes me laugh and it will stay right inside the case for as long as I have the set! Sounds like a typical day of card making at my house. The end result is just perfect! Love the colors and the neat embossed handle. The bin full of recycled paper was definitely worth it! 🙂

  2. Glad to hear I’m not the only one who read that sentiment as a southerner! 🙂 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. Sibylle

    Yeah, I saw that sentiment and even I, a newly transported Northerner living in Savannah realized that whoever wrote that, has not lived in the south. Too bad. But I still love this bundle and your card is just lovely.

  4. Shari

    Love this card. But I am confused I live in FL and don’t know what you are referring to with ” Bless your heart.” could you enlighten me? I have heard it used here in FL as an endearment.

    • Hmmm. It really ought to be an endearment – and if the tone of your voice is right, I suspect it is! But it’s also sort of known hereabouts as a way for a super-polite southern woman to tell someone off – without ever sounding like that’s what they’re doing! Thanks, Shari! 🙂

    • Shari

      Thanks for the explanation. I guess different strokes for different folks.

      • True, Shari! I know I’ve had folks say “bless your heart” to me and totally mean it as an endearment! 🙂

  5. “Has not lived in the south”. Perfectly stated, Sibylle! But, as you say – even with that, it’s s wonderful bundle indeed! Thanks! 🙂

  6. Mom

    Ha! I always think twice about saying it…and probably more than twice if it’s said to me. Probably have to consider context as well as geography.
    The card is lovely and your sentiment choice is too.

  7. There you go! If you combine it with the right inside sentiment, I’m bettin’ everyone would understand it as a lovely thing to say! Thanks, Mom! 🙂

  8. Debbie Kroening

    I have never heard of the concord grape?? I have been stamping over ten years and never saw this color???


  9. Me neither, Debbie – which is why I used Rich Razzleberry! Close as I could come. 🙂

  10. Kristi Gray

    Really cute card. Love the way you used the sketch and cor challenge together.

  11. Karen L.

    Geez, I am glad to know that “bless your heart” has a double meaning!! We like to vacation in the South frequently… I had better pay attention to that!! I think the concord grape was a reference to SU’s In Color of Concord Crush back in 2010!! I know I used to always call it concord grape as well……just seemed to fall out that way!! Great looking card…..even if you had a heck of a time getting it to the finish!! Stay Cool!!

  12. Glad to help, Karen! And thanks for the info about the color name! Thanks much! 🙂

  13. Elisha

    Beautiful card! I just love it! Sorry you had to work so hard at it – it was worth it:-). Also, thanks for the heads up on the ‘bless your heart’ sentiment (I’m in Ohio) – I consulted the Urban Dictionary and oh my! I will definitely be careful when I use it lol!

  14. Thanks, Elisha! And thanks for the chuckle – I looked it up on UrbanDictionary, too. How funny – can’t believe I’ve never been to that site before – I learned some new words! 🙂

  15. I’m so glad you persisted with your card, Mary. I love it! Mary – 1, Card – 0. Ha! The colour combination is stunning. I might have to save that one for use down the track. Loving the the gold accents and the stamping on the envelope. Just love it! Thanks for playing along and I hope that you join us again next week at TGIF Challenges. Rochelle xo

  16. All of your hard work paid off because this is perfectly charming! Love the golden accents to your jar. The twine is a wonderful addition too. Great way to combine all of the challenges! Thanks so much for joining us at ColourQ!

  17. I love the colors you’ve used for these pretty flowers and I love the gold thread bow! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  18. jentimko

    You totally won the card battle! This is just fantastic! Love the jar as the element for the sketch. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  19. Victory is mine! 🙂 Thanks, Jen! 🙂

  20. Absolutely beautiful card Mary. I love the idea of using the gold embossing for the burlap ribbon. It’s so effective!! Thanks for joining us at TGIF – Chlo x

  21. Mary this card is gorgeous! I think what grabbed my attention was your background (thought it was stripes before I realized it was the brick wall…) duh! But, I thought it was scored that way and it looked like shiplap! 🙂 I LOVE the addition of the night of navy with the purples and the bermuda bay – what a beautiful combo that I’ll be using for sure! Thanks for joining us this week at TGIF!

  22. Oh thanks so much, Holly! 🙂 I think we need a shiplap TIEF!! 🙂

  23. So gorgeous! I’m so inspired by this beautiful card I’m going to CASE you for my TGIF challenge design next week. I do hope we will see more of your lovely work at the TGIF challenge page again soon. Thanks so much for playing along.

  24. Well, that’s really a nice thing to say, Jenn! Thank you so much!! 🙂

  25. Mary – I love the colors that you used for those flowers! Thank-you for taking the TGIF Challenge!

  26. Mary, Thanks for your inspiration. I have cased your card for #tgifc66- CASE your Fave! I really enjoy replicating your project. Love it! x Hugs from Scotland.

  27. Michelle Bala

    Love when I can combine multiple challenges with one card…such an accomplishment;)! Pretty flowers and gold embellishments! Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

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