(patterned paper: dear lizzy, amy tangerine, glitz design, echo park; seniment sticker: amy tangerine; pearls and sparkly stars: queen and co; banner rub-on: hambly (how i MISS YOU!!!); twine: the twinery; butterfly punch: martha stewart; paper doily from... the grocery store? agggggges ago; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, scotch gluestick, sewing machine)
because while i'm sure there has to be somebody somewhere who's used a full sheet of adorable dear lizzy mason jars *without* cutting them out... i confess that i just have not happened to see it yet; and i most definitely haven't done it, myself. and yeah, this one was right at the edge of the sheet, but there's still plenty enough of it to use! i love the printed star elements inside the jar, so i added some sparkly dimensional stars to those; and then grabbed some amy tangerine goodness, a doily, some banners, and went from there. my starting point was the gorgeous color palette my lovely blogging friend linda robinson has chosen for this week's city crafter challenge (#129); which was rocked in a big, biiiiig way by ALL of the ladies at CCCB, naturally!
for layout, i grabbed kimber mcgray's blueprint for this week's two peas saturday card sketch challenge; though you can see that i flipped the design horizontally because i happened to use a "left-handed" jar.
i'm sneeeeeeeeeaking in on the very last day of moxie fab world's jars of joy challenge. i don't know if i've used mine in an "innovative" way... but it's pretty cute anyway, i guess.
you know that i am OBSESSED with texture, and this card happens to be a good example of a few really easy ways to add some o'that: first, the mason jar is popped up on a layer of foam tape. i don't mean pop dots, (which i find too thick) i mean the 1/16" thick 3m brand foam mounting tape they sell in rolls at staples, of which i use A LOT; and the reason is, that tiny gap between base and focal point-- and the teeny little shadow it casts-- really makes whatever you use it on literally stand out! then of course things like flat-backed sticky pearls, sparkly star embellies, baker's twine and machine stitching automatically add dimension and interest. but you can get even more texture from flat old paper... just by the way you attach it. if you look at the green bunting, the white scallop border, and the doily under the mason jar, you'll see what i mean: i haven't glued them all the way down, but left the edges just a liiiiiiittle bit loose. don't worry, everything is securely ON THERE; the doily and scallops have layers on top of them, and the bunting's machine stitching turns out to not be only for decoration. ;)
well, i think that's all for today, except to wish my american friends a very happy columbus day; my canadian friends a wonderful thanksgiving weekend; and to everyone else, ummmmmmmm... well... another monday is at least halfway over-- gotta love that, eh?! ciao, darlings!
Yep, it is super cute and I think it is innovative to save a partial mason jar that may have ended up in the trash bin with a lee creative crafter :)ReplyDelete
so lovely cardReplyDelete
Hey Lauren! Thanks for linking this up to the Jars of Joy Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)ReplyDelete
SUPER FANTASTIC!!! Love the colors, layers, texture, jar, sentiment, butterfly, banner......what have I missed......Love it all!ReplyDelete
Such a fun creation! Thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!ReplyDelete
FUN...HAPPY...FABULOUS! LOVE it!ReplyDelete
Your card is so CUTE! I love how cheery it is!!! and i love how you used the partial mason jar! it works PERFECTLY!!ReplyDelete
Have a GREAT day!
What a fun and happy card!!! Thank so much for sharing your wonderful card this week at CCCB :-)ReplyDelete
Miss Lauren you just blew me away with this one! STUNNING!!! ... you work those colours with ease ... Many thanks for playing at CCCBReplyDelete
This is so fun and bubbly! Love it!ReplyDelete
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loooooooooooooooooove the colors here. and yeah, i totally have end pieces of 12x12 papers, but not like this. nope. i have 1" strips from trimming the 12x12 into A2 size pieces. i should use those.ReplyDelete
So cute. I have issues with half left over cut outs in pp all the time. I had to go look up this pp and they have it on Overstock I think. It was hard to tell what the original pp looked like. So cute. I love the yellow dolly border at the bottomReplyDelete