Big Shot Sundays – Jar of Love

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Karen Robinson – Big Shot Sundays – Jar of Love

Welcome back to another Big Shot Sunday (we’ll just pretend it’s not Monday, oops!). This week I’ve been playing with the Jar of Love stamp set and matching framelits and thought I’d share a couple of the projects I came up with.

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My first project is some quick and easy thank yous I needed to add to some orders. Originally this was a way to use up some of my less favourite paper from the Affectionately Yours DSP and have an initial play with this new set but the end result turned out so sweet I thought they deserved to be shared.

I found this paper to be a bit overwhelming in a 12 x 12″ piece but in this small serving I don’t mind it at all. The little dots make me think of bubbles and pink lemonade and now it seems like the perfect choice rather than a happy accident, I love it when that happens 🙂

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I die cut the medium jar, bow, ribbon and lid using the Magnetic Platform. The magnetic platform makes it so easy to cut out stamped images as the strong magnets keep the framelit firmly in place while you cut (tip: sometimes framelits won’t stay where you want them, I try moving my stamped image to another part of the plate and flipping my cutting plate regularly to keep it as flat as possible). The jar is attached to the flap of the bag with Fast Fuse and a glue dot holds it closed.

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After I made the above project I started thinking about how these jar images could make lovely favours and started experimenting with the glassine bags still on my table to make a freestanding version. I figured it out, but the glassine bags weren’t quite as sturdy as I would have liked so I made some bags using the Gift Bag punch board, 6 x 6″ paper from the Serene Scenery DSP and this great tutorial from Sam Bracegirdle.

These bags are the perfect width for the jar images!
(The largest jar image is 2-3/4″H so I trimmed the bag, before assembling, to 2-5/8″H from the score line for the bottom flaps).

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I stamped the largest jar image in Bermuda Bay onto thick Whisper White cardstock and added the burlap stamp and a greeting. The handle has been heat embossed using our *new* Copper Embossing powder, I cut four of these handles, two embossed, two plain and adhered them together for extra strength. To the DSP bags I added some of the flowers and a leaf from the same set and finished them off with a bow of baker’s twine..

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They might be small (1-1/2″W x 2-5/8″H x 1″D) but they can hold quite a bit. In each one I have two mini Mentos rolls, two mini Chupa Chups and a mini sherbert straw, it’s supposed to look like a drinking straw, gotta use my imagination 😉

There’s quite a lot of Big Shot work in these lovelies but so worth it! I really love the dimension the different layers give and how you can create a completely unique item for any occasion. It’s not only the die cutting that does all the work however, the layers of stamping complete the effect, for example those little flowers use two step stamping and add more depth just with their colour difference!

I’m so glad this set made it onto my first order, it has heaps of great images as well as loads of mix and match sentiments. I would highly recommend the bundle for this set (save 10% as a bundle), adding the framelits makes it even more versatile and so easy to achieve the layering I’ve shown here.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my first samples using the Jar of Love and framelits, I can see this set becoming a favourite.

Cheers,
Karen

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