Friday, 10 June 2016

Jar of Love - Sending Love & Hugs

Hello and Happy Friday! My order arrived this week - Oh happy days! Almost spoilt for choice as to which stamps to play with first lol. Fortunately it arrived just in time for this week's challenges. I thought I would play along with my favourite card challenges and also feature a new product/card project in tonight's team projects highlights.

I was inspired to create another Get Well themed card from Global Design Project #39 and also one of my Crazy Crafters team members Petra Tailor, had a wonderful idea to make a difference to someone's life by creating and sending handmade cards with love who need cheering up or are going through down times. Please click here to see Petra's blog for this wonderful cause - "Let's support those with depression. From me to you, when you're feeling blue".

I chose to go with Jar of Love and Sunshine Sayings sets as they would be perfect together. 
Here is the card I made... Clean and simple, a bunch of flowers to brighten the recipient's day. :)  

I just love this set and had so much fun creating this card. Both Jar of Love and Sunshine Sayings comes as a bundle with coordinating dies that makes it so much fun and easy to use. The photo below shows the products I have used to create the card. I have also used the new In colors. Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum and Dapper Denim.

I love all the images and sentiment from both sets and the mason jar is fabulous. I have used vellum and gold heat embossed the image and just gives this almost glass feel. The flowers and ribbon have been stamped in the new in colors and have used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I have mounted the flowers with Stampin' dimensional to pop them up. For some dimension, I have added a glossy accents on the small flowers and hearts giving it a raised lacquer coating. 

The sentiment is a combination of both sets and have used the pinking edge circle die from Baker's Box thinlits. The love has has been gold heat embossed to make it pop. The watercolour brush stroke image is from Sunshine Sayings and stamped in soft sky, and this just grounds the jar and label so it's not floating on the panel. The whole panel has been mounted on fun foam for an even raise and have added a pierced point border for a uniquely handmade card.

I added the same jar and elements inside the card as well to make it that extra special. The gold embossing just adds warmth and love to the card and should hopefully brighten the recipient's day. 

To make it even more special, I have a stamped the back with Stampin' Up Better Than Email - "From My Heart to Yours and Handmade - Heartfelt, just adds a special touch. 

For more creative projects please check out the many wonderful creations from Global Design Project and tonight's Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlights.

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you again soon. Take care! :)

June is the perfect time to join and get two stamps FREE! click here for more details.

Products Used: 

• Everyday Jars Framelits Dies - 141490
• Jar of Love (Photopolymer) - 141587
• Sunshine Sayings (Clear Mount) - 141594
• Better than E-mail (Photopolymer) 140463

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  1. Such a sweet clean card, love the idea of Petra's & so happy you are joining the rest of us & posting your card with the #frommetoyouwhenyouarefeelingblu tag. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous creation with us and whom ever is going to receive this will certainly be feeling better for the love and thought behind it x

    1. Thank you Kim. It's a pleasure - love Petra's idea too! It's a great way to share our handmade cards to make a difference in someone's life. :) x

  2. I LOVE your style Juan! I have this set, and can't wait to play with it! Thank you SO much for joining our little mission to bring joy into the lives of those who struggle with depression. #frommetoyouwhenyourefeelingblu

    1. Thank you so much Petra. It's an awesome set - perfect set to use for your wonderful movement. It's a pleasure and thanks for the inspiration. It's great to be able to make a difference in someone's life with handmade kindness. :)

  3. That's a very cute card. I can't wait to try out this set!

    1. Thank you Stephanie. You will love it and so much fun to use. :)

  4. I knew you would turn out a stunner if you got your hands on this bundle and you haven't disappointed. I love the cause you chose to highlight too. Such a great idea to cheer someone. Thanks for playing at Global Design Project with us yet again!


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