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Friday, June 14, 2013

Cardz TV's Challenge #31 "Love in a Jar"

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Hello my bloggy friends!
Welcome to another Friday, to the start of a new weekend and to
 another challenge with Mary and Cardz TV!

Cardz TV Ch# 31 "Love in a Jar" Challenge
Make a card, layout or craft project using things that you would put in a jar.
Starts: Fri, June 14th
Ends: Thurs, June 27th @ Noon EST
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps 
Here is my project for this challenge:

 For my project, I decided to make a card and a mini journal to give as a gift set to a special someone. My card is sized at 3" by 6". I stamped the large jar from Cardz TV's "Love in a Jar" stamp set onto some Bazzill white CS using my momento tuxedo black ink. I used the small and large hearts from the set and inked them up using Close to my Heart's Vanilla Cream, Holiday Red and Watermelon inks. I fussy cut the jar out and then used my B00 copic marker around the lid to make it look like the jar was open and I added some glossy accents to the entire jar below the lid to make it shine like the look of glass.
I used a patterned paper by Adorn It for my card and journal. The pretty blue paper is from Gina K and I embossed it using my swirls and flourishes embossing folder. I took a piece of Papertrey Ink's vintage cream CS and ran it through my Martha Stewart's Trellis Chain deep edge punch and added it under the blue embossed paper to give it a more elegant look. I took the jar and turned it upside down and adhered it on some foam tape. I stamped some extra hearts and fussy cut them out and made it look as if the hearts were falling out of the jar and into a pile. I then finished off the card by adding the sentiment, "Just for you", also from the stamp set and adding some pretty pink rhinestones from Recollections.

I was inspired to make this cute mini journal when I saw Nicole from Unify Handmade's post just last week. I thought these cute journals were adorable! I tweeked mine a bit differently but just love how this turned out. I used the same paper from Adorn It and cut it at 7 3/8" by 4 1/4" and scored it at
2 1/8" and 6". That will create the base for the journal. I took my whole punch and created holes in the top of my closing flap and in the middle of the front of my journal. I punched out two hearts from my old creative memories heart punch at 1" and stamped them with the small and large hearts from the "Love in a Jar" stamp set using the same Close to my heart inks as on my card. I added the hearts to my journal using some cute pink brads that I had in my stash. The lower heart is layered on top of a cute frame that I fussy cut from the opposite side of the paper. I took a piece of the blue CS and stamped it with the small heart in vanilla cream ink. This piece of paper is sized at 2" and scored in half. I used this to wrap around as a spine cover for the journal.
I then took some computer paper, ten sheets and cut them in half at 4 1/4". I took one half of the sheets and folded them in half and then cut them down to 3". This size fits perfectly inside my journal. I stapled the computer sheets of paper to the inside of my journal on the fold. To keep my journal closed, I took some ivory twine and wrapped it around the hearts a few times. I added two more hearts to the end of the twine for a cute closure. To finish off my journal, I added some pretty pink rhinestones to the brads and to the front and back of the heart closure. Here is a picture of the opened mini journal.

Well that's it from me for today my friends. I hope that I have inspired you to make one of these mini journals for yourselves or to give as a gift. These are a great size to put in a purse to use to jot down phone numbers, grocery store items, directions and to-do lists. To purchase your " Love in a Jar" stamp set, click here and please don't forget to stop by the Cardz TV Blog to see all the beautiful projects my design team sisters have created using this stamp set. Such gorgeous creations sure to inspire you! Well until next time my friends, enjoy life's blessings    =)


  1. Love how all the hearts flow out of the jar!!Very PRETTY!SWEET color combo and such Gorgeous details. This gift is AMAZING!! The recipient will love this!! I do!
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  2. What gorgeous projects!! The jar of hearts card is so beautiful!! The mini journal looks amazing!! Absolutely fabulous gift set!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Wow, Jo you've been busy. These are wonderful. I love the jar of hearts. full of love. Love your journal. Great details, just a smashing project.

  4. WOW Jo!!! These are most fabulous!!! Love your jar and that awesome journal!!! And the papers you used are great! :)

  5. What a cute little matching set for a special someone.

  6. what a sweet gift jo. i love this project you did an awesome job on that jar :) i love this stamp set :) oh and i got the card holder thingy from joanns in the floral department. they run about 6 bucks but theres always a 40% off coupon to use :) michales or hobby lobby may have them butive never checked.

    1. Thanks Shelly! I will have to try and get my hands on one of these. I'll check Michael's. =)


  7. That is a fantastic stamp set! Awesome project and card!

  8. This is so cute and I love the card! Love the new look of your blog too.

  9. Such a darling stamp set! I love how you used it with the hearts spilling out--Such a cute idea! :)

  10. Your card and mini journal are so cute! I love how you tied the mini journal shut!! XOXO, Julie. :0)

  11. GREAT card! I love how you have the hearts spilling out!

    Cardztv Design Team Sister

  12. Another great project Jo!!!! Love it


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