Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Jar Your Preserves Greeting Card by Candice Windham

Jar Your Preserves Greeting Card
Designed by Candice Windham 

I love mixing products from different companies that seem to be made for each other. That is the case here with KellyCraft's Jimbo Lojik stamps, Eileen Hull's Mason Jar Die for Sizzix and Basic Grey's large dot vellum.

I plan to make several of these cards to have on hand when I need to impart some earth-shattering news, give a family update or just cheer someone up.

Here's how I made it:


KellyCraft™ Jimbo Lojik™ Acrylic Stamp Set C
Mason Jar Die (Eileen Hull for Sizzix®)
Sizzix® Big Shot™
Printed vellum (Basic Grey)
Silver metal, about 4" x 2"  (Walnut Hollow)
Texture Folder (Cuttlebug, Provo Craft)
Alcohol Inks (Ranger)
Card stock, green, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" folded to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Patterned paper, 4" x 5 1/4"
Card stock, cream, 3 3/4" x 5"
Small tag and string 
Distress Ink, Vintage Photo, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade (Tim Holtz for Ranger)
Ultra Clear Adhesive (Kool Tak)


1. Ink card stock and printed paper edges. 

2. Cut mason jar die from vellum paper. Texture the silver metal with texture plate and trim top to create jar lid.  Apply alcohol inks and set aside to dry.
3. Apply Kool Tak adhesive to metal lid and attach it to the vellum
jar. Sponge the tag with all three ink colors, then stamp the sentiment on with Vintage Photo ink. Use the same sponge and inks to rub over the tag string to add color. Tie the tag around the jar, pushing it up under the lid. Attach the finished piece to the cream card stock with Kool Tak Ultra Clear Adhesive.

4. Attach the cream card stock to the printed paper and then both to the folded card base.

That's it. Very simple, but a large impact. Try looking through your scrap stash to find printed papers that have the look of preserved foods. For an extra touch, die cut a piece of thin acetate to cover the printed paper for a realistic jar look. You’ll have a lot of cards in no time, and less room in that stash paper pile!

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