Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Jars of Love CI#06

Don't you love these colour INKspiration Challenges? Well, I surely do, because it forces me to look at little used colours. This week it is Calypso Coral which I'm not really fond of, and actually still have the old style ink pad. The colours for the challenge are Night of Navy, Pool Party, Calypso Coral and gold foil.

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I've renewed my love affair with Jars Of Love, after one of my hostesses recently requested to use that for her party. It is a lovely set which has a matching framelit set, Everyday Jars Framelits, although it is a super stamp set all on its own anyway. My customer doesn't have a Big Shot yet, although she can use her mother's one when they get-together to craft. I love the way you can put all sorts of things into jars. No wonder they are so 'on trend' now.

For a colour that is not a favourite, doesn't Calypso Coral give a lovely accent on these little flowers from the Jars Of Love stamp set? Tip Top Taupe has also made an appearance as a neutral on the leafy stems.

Tin of Cards stamp set has a great variety of sentiments and I like the way they fit into a Stitched Shape (circle) Framelit. The flowers on the tag were the only item I used the Everyday Jars Framelits for this time, although I was actually cutting a stack of these flowers for another project coming up in a couple of weeks. There is some gold heat embossed trim on the jar on the left ( and plenty more on my big project too!) The little insects (fireflies???) have clear Wink of Stella on the wings and gold Wink Of Stella on the bodies. Just a shame that it is so hard to capture the glimmer in a photograph.

Washi tape makes an appearance, and even some gold metallic thread. It was a fun card to make for the challenge and we'd love for you to join us and share your creation too. Remember, Night of Navy, Pool Party, Calypso Coral and gold foil are the colours. Neutrals are also allowed. We have a Facebook page just for entries and you'll find it by clicking on Facebook here.

While Jar Of Love was still out, an idea came to me. I was planning swaps for Stampin' Up!® Onstage in a few weeks, but I've canned this idea. The thought of lining up a dozen fish on multiple cards would NOT be fun. It worked out fine here with some lines pencilled in and rubbed out afterwards, but not something you'd want to do over and over. 

After realising it required a larger than standard card front, I decided on a 5½ inch square card, which gave an opportunity to use the Seaside textured embossing folder. I really like that embossing folder which made its first appearance in the Annual Catalogue in June 2016. I can hardly wait to see what surprises Stampin' Up!® have in store for us with the next Annual Catalogue.

Thought I'd share a bonus card this week, not in challenge colours, but showing some more fun things to put in jars. Beetles and Bugs is a new stamp in the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalogue. I wonder if it will make the cut to the next Annual catalogue? I bought it especially for my young grandsons' cards. The goldfish comes from the Jars of Love stamp set, a cute addition to any jar. Happy is from Happy Celebrations and the streamers are from Balloon Adventures, all Occasions catalogue items.

Now you're heading over to visit with Rose Packer, you'll love her project

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Cheers, Rachel


  1. I adore all 3 of your cards Rachel, great idea with the fish...but you are right not sometting you would like to do repeatedly!

  2. You have been busy all are gorgeous. If I had to pick my favourite I would pick the jar card it is lovely Rachel :-) x

  3. You've been a busy little fish this week Rachel - 3 amazing creations! I wonder what your swaps will be??? Can't wait to find out. Not too many sleeps now! Kelly x

  4. So many lovely cards Rachel. I love all of your different versions of the colour combination. I love your original idea for your swaps....can't wait to see what else you come up with.

  5. lovely cards. I especially love the simplicity of the fishy card with the one colour change!

  6. Love them all Rachel! Your fishy card is so cute! Love the jar on its side too, great way to add more than one without cluttering...Very clever! xx

  7. Very clever Rachel! Love what you've done with all of these cards.

  8. Wow, look at all these awesome projects. I do love all the fish lined up - well worth the effort - it looks great. You've used Calypso Coral beautifully!!

  9. These are all delightful Rachel! I love your array of jars and all the decorative gold accents. Your goldfish card is super fun too (but totally agree it would be labor intensive!).

  10. What fun cards, Rachel.


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