perfectly preserved scentsational season card

Perfectly Preserved Scentsational Gingerbread Man

perfectly preserved scentsational season card

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I could not resist combining these Christmas stamps from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog into one Merry Christmas card.  This little gingerbread man from the Scentsational Season stamp set fits perfectly in the Perfectly Preserved mason jar.

perfectly preserved scentsational season card close up

I stamped the gingerbread man in Early Espresso on Whisper White cardstock and cut it out with the mason jar Cannery Set Framelit Die.  His cute little bow tie is from the Joyous Celebrations stamp set with a little detail added with a black Stampin’ Write marker.  Then I stamped the jar with Black StazOn ink on a window sheet and layered that over the ‘gingerbread man’ jar.

The Old Olive lid was die cut out of the Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper with a baker’s twine tie.   The Top Note Die background is in Real Red cardstock with a layer of Real Red pattern paper from the same dsp paper pack.  Merry Christmas banner is from Owl Occasions stamp set.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with lots of food, family and friends.  We enjoyed our weekend very much, catching up with family, playing games, going to a couple of shows and watching some football.

Enjoy!  Julie

perfectly preserved scentsational season card detail

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Scentsational Season w-#121026 c-#121190, Perfectly Preserved Bundle (includes Cannery Set Framelits Dies) w-#129943 c-#129944, Owl Occasions w-#128000 c-#128003, Joyous Celebrations w-#128066 c-#128069
Ink: Real Red #126949, Early Espresso #126974
Paper: Whisper White #100730, Real Red #102482, Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper #126902
Extras: Top Note Die #113463, Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Bakers Twine #123125, Mini Brads #122941

Christmas in the Heart Box

christmas in the heart box
This Stampin’ Up! Christmas in the Heart gift box is an “in a snap” project found here.

Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving with family and friends.  We took a last minute trip to Nashville to be with family.  We had planned to stay at home because of work schedules but then schedules opened up and so we jumped in the car to be with aunts and uncles and cousins!  We played games, watched movies and ate LOTS of pie.

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Enjoy, Julie

Perfectly Preserved just for you card

Perfectly Preserved Flower Card

Perfectly Preserved just for you card

I really love this mason jar stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Preserved stamp set.  I especially love it stamped in StazOn ink on a Window Sheet.  And to make it even better, using the Cannery framelits to trim it out in a snap with the Big Shot Die-cutting Machine!

I stamped the stem in the jar on Whisper White and layered it under the die-cut window sheet.  Then I stamped another stem and trimmed it out, adding the leaves and the flower.  The flower was created with the Boho Blossoms punch.   I punched out several layers pierced the center with the Paper Piercing Tool and secured it with a mini Silver Brad.  I secured the flower to the card front with mini glue dots.

Perfectly Preserved just for you card flower

The International Bazaar Designer Series Paper creates a vibrant background paper.  Using the little flower from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, I created three little blossoms with mini Silver Brad centers.  Daffodil Delight ribbon adds another splash of color and texture.

Perfectly Preserved just for you card detail

I found that using the multipurpose liquid glue was the best choice for adhering the window sheet and whisper white cardstock jar layers.  I quickly cut out the banner greeting  with the a Bitty Banners framelit.  I used a dimensional to pop the banner up.

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Enjoy, Julie

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Perfectly Preserved w-#126690 c-#126692
Ink: Black StazOn #101406, Wild Wasabi #126959
Paper:  International Bazaar Designer Series Paper #126920, Pacific Point cardstock #111350, Tangerine Tango cardstock #111349, Whisper White  cardstock #100730, Window Sheets #114323
Extras: Daffodil Delight ribbon #126872, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309, Boho Blossom Punch #119858, Mini Brads #122941, Cannery Framelits #127822, Bitty Banners Framelits #129267, Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439

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Big Shot Die-cutting Machine

To view all the projects that I have created with my Big Shot, click here.  I love all the fun cuts you can get with the Big Shot and the great texture using embossing folders.

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smooch spritz bundle

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cupcake punch

Snow Much Fun Stamp Set wood-mount #122560 or clear-mount #122562, 50% off.  The clear-mount set is less than $10!  Other great holiday sets on sale 50% also.

snow much fun stamp set

Button Buddies Stamp Set wood-mount #122735 or clear-mount #122737, 50% off.   Such a versatile set and the Brights Designer Buttons (#119747) are on sale too.  A perfect combination.

Button Buddies stamp set

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Enjoy!  Julie

Gratitude Jar

Sunday Inspiration: Gratitude Jar

Gratitude Jar

This year share what you’re grateful for in a gratitude jar.  This jar is from the archives.  I stamped on designer series paper and wrapped it around a jar then tied ribbon around the lid.

Gratitude Jar tag

During the week have your family write the things they are grateful for and fill the jar.  Small children will enjoy drawing pictures of what they are thankful for and adding them to the jar.  Then on Thanksgiving Day draw out the slips of paper and read them.  Enjoy a discussion with your family of all the things there are to be grateful for. 

Gratitude Jar detail

What are the things you’re thankful for?  How do you share your gratitude in your family?  Do you have a gratitude jar or a similar tradition in your family?

Happy Thanksgiving!

Julie