Jar Of Love

My card for today was for my friend Michelle’s birthday.  I didn’t want to post about it until after she had received it in case she saw the post.  Since yesterday was her birthday and I know she received the card, here it is:


Jar of Love, Stampin' Up!, Jackie Beers, Independent demonstrator

Jar of Love, 141587


I really adore this stamp set.  I grew up with a lot of mason jars being used for all sorts of things.  And they were the first thing my Mom went to for a flower vase.  This set is a must have!  And please remember the set is carrying over to the new catalog, but it will not have the bundle price.  With the current catalog bundle price you can save 10% on the stamp set and dies together.  And you really do want the dies.  It makes popping up the flowers just so easy.

Ok, now to card details. There are current and retired mixed in the card.  The base is Old Olive card stock with the Brights DSP stack used on the right side and a scrap from some retired DSP on the left.  I was looking for a complimentary/contrasting paper. I stamped the jar in Bermuda Bay to mimic the blue Ball Mason Jars I remember.  The water is Soft Sky.  The stems are Old Olive.  The peach flowers are Peekaboo Peach stamped off for the large part and full strength for the small section.  On the one I tried Calypso Coral and wasn’t as excited by it but though all flowers look a little different…right?  The blue flowers are Marina Mist stamped off and full strength.

The flowers are all cut out using the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies that are part of the bundle.  A must have!!  Some of the flowers are flat on the paper and a few are popped up with our Stampin’ Dimenstionals.  The black centers of the peach flowers really just make the flower pop.  For the blue flowers I added small pearls from our Pearl Basic Jewels.

The For You is cut using the Tags and Labels Framelits.  I am really sad to see those on the retiring list.  The little paperclip is a retired item. However there are some cute paperclips in the Occasions catalog with the valentine suite.  I have them and just could not put my hands on them.  Don’t you hate when that happens!  The strip of ribbon is just to help tie in the flower colors a little bit.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out today’s project.  I really appreciate it and hope that you liked this birthday card.  I would love to see your thoughts in the comments.

Please do not forget the Retiring list!!


The supplies I used today:

A Friendly Wish

Today’s post is from a favorite set.  I just love the sayings and have really used it quite often.  And unfortunately  it is on the retiring list.  So many great sets are on the list …”insert really SAD FACE” !!


Friendly Wishes, Stampin’ Up!, 139579, $19.00


This is such a cute card .  And who would not just love to receive it?  It would definitely put a SMILE on your face.  It also puts a smile on your face as the maker of this sweet card, because it is a quick and easy one.

  • The base layer is Melon Mambo 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, and folded in half
  • The white layer is 5 1/4 X 4
  • The Pop of Pink DSP is 5 1/8 X 3 7/8
  • The banner pieces are both just a smudge over 2 ” wide, to accommodate the stamp and 5″ tall ***
  • ***I used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and the Banner Triple Punch on both pieces. These both cut down on the finished size of the banners.
  • The banners are taped together and raised with our GOTTA HAVE THEM Dimensions.
  • The ribbon is the Thick Baker’s Twine in Melon Mambo.

There you go, such a quick and cute card.  And as I am trying to make myself use up all of my DSP (like I could possible use it all – HAHA!!), it is really quick to make.

Please remember that Retiring Items are mostly “While Supply Lasts”, so if you are thinking of a few items consider ordering them now.  You can click on the Retiring Banner to go directly to the retiring list in my online store.  You can also click on the card, or the SHOP button at the top of my page.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I appreciate your visiting and I love your comments.


The supplies I used are listed here:

Watercolor Background with Touches of Texture

I am so very happy that Touches of Texture carried over to the new Annual Catalog.  And with losing Gorgeous Grunge we definetely need the splatter and other background pieces.

My card today is a very simple background.  I made this card for a swap at OnStage and did 14 backgrounds in about10 minutes.  I put drops of reinker onto a clear block and then used the aqua painter to spread it on the Shimmery White card stock.  The Shimmery White is perfect for this.  Don’t get me wrong, I love watercolor paper but I find it hard to get a clear stamped image sometimes.  With the Shimmery White, you easily get a clear stamped image and the added bonus of the “Shimmer”.

Her is my card:

Touches of Texture, watercolor, Shimmery White, basic pearls, Stampin' Up!, Jackie Beers, Independent Demonstrator

Touches of Texture, 143251, $33.00


I hope you like this as much as I do.  This is such a simple technique.  It would be easy for beginner stampers and can be stepped up if more pizzaz is wanted.The unevenness of the watercolor makes it unique even if you are doing 14 like I did. No two look alike and that is great.  I added two different sizes of the basic pearls to the open flowers for some added texture.

The layers are basic layers of base = 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, next layer = 4 X 5 1/4, watercolor = 3 3/4 X 5.  So easy !!

Thank you for visiting with me today!  Remember that the retiring list is out and is only while supplies last.  So make your list of “Must Haves”, stock up on your favorite DSP, and just press the SHOP button at the top of my page.


Products I used today:

You’ve Got This !!

Today’s card is one that is very versatile, and looks great in any color combination.  This combination is a little different, but still pops.  I just adore Smoky Slate and Rich Razzleberry is my favorite “Rich” color.  The stamp set, “You’ve Got This” is my idea of a full card in one set. You have everything you need without having to utilize other sets as well.  That being said,  the background design is probably my favorite of any and I use it with quite a few different stamps.  What do you think?


You’ve Got This, 139575


The colors are not the greatest in this photograph, but the card is Smoky Slate with Rich Razzleberry as the highlight.  I stamped the background with Smoky Slate onto Smoky Slate.  It looks a lot darker doesn’t it?  The flower is stamped in Memento Black ink as is the greeting.

The trick to this card, or at least my idea of Easy Coloring, is to stamp it on scrap and then just swipe the marker back and forth.  It does not matter that you are coloring outside the lines since you are going to be cutting the flower out.  And I love the variegated look you get from the uneven coloring.  You can make it more or less variegated, whichever is your preference.

I used Rich Razzleberry on the flower petals and Pear Pizzazz on the stem and leaves.  The Touch of yellow ribbon is from some scraps I had in my ribbon bag.  I added it to help the flower center show a little better.  I cut out the flower and adhered it with dimensionals.  And there you have it, a pretty simple card to pull together.  I have used the exact same layout without the cut out flower and it looks great as well.  I usually do that with white card stock to stamp on though.

The supplies I used today are:


Fruit Stand Thank You

Today’s card is a cute card that emphasizes Stampin’ Up!s amazing Designer Series Paper. One of the great thing about the paper is that it all coordinates without you having to worry about it.  And here it is:


All Things Thanks, 143089

I made this card for a sweet friend, and fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, Julie DiMatteo.  She has helped me with so many things!  Plus she has a great blog with many 3-D items.  Her blog is http://thepaperpixie.com/ .

This bright and cheerful Thank You is also a super simple card to make.  The Fruit Stand DSP has so many colors to pull from.  I chose the Watermelon Wonder for the base and then both sides of the same sheet of DSP.  I felt like it needed a border to break all the color though, so I added very thin layers of black to frame each of the DSP layers.

The 2015-2017 In Colors will be retiring with the new catalog.  Watermelon Wonder is one of those. So basically you have until the end of May to order the five colors.  I am so going to especially miss Mint Macaron!  If you have been a SU customer, you know that the retiring In Colors tend to sell out before the new catalog arrives.  So if you do have a favorite and need the re-inker or some extra card stock, you really should order now to insure that you are not left out.

Please do not forget that Sale-A-Bration will end in a couple of weeks (March 31) and you never want to pass up FREE stuff!  So if you order the retiring colors now it might help you reach the magic $50.00 for FREE SAB items.  A win/win……

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I very much appreciate your comments. And if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Here are the products used in today’s card: