September 15, 2021

Paper Crafting Blog Hop - Birthday Jar of Flowers

Welcome! It's time for another great blog hop! Our September Paper Crafting Blog Hop theme is "Happy Birthday". This hop features a group of talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the globe. We have a wide array of fun projects and design styles to share with you featuring our theme this month, so be sure to stop at each of our blogs. You may have arrived from Krissi's blog. She had a fun project!

Who wouldn't love a bunch of flowers for their birthday?

When I think of the end of summer, I always think of sunflowers. So, when the September blog hop theme was birthday, I just knew I had to bring out my JAR OF FLOWERS stamp set, JAR punch and MASON JAR shaker domes. And best of all, I have a friend who is having a birthday party this week. And a hand-delivered card makes a perfect time to use the shaker domes!

Since I wanted the beautiful bunch of flowers to be my focal point, I chose to use a light color of ink (Sahara Sand) to stamp my flower and stem images. Then I just had to use the STAMPIN’ BLENDS alcohol markers because they blend so nicely and make shading so easy---even for beginners!

The LINEN THREAD and green and gold/silver sequins from the SEQUINS FOR EVERY SEASON pack, as well as the coloring of the inside of the shaker dome with a STAMPIN’ BLENDS marker (Pool Party), add great additional touches to make a super special card. 


When I was making this card, I knew I wanted to make it look like the jar of flowers was sitting on a table. The IN GOOD TASTE Designer Series Paper has such great textures and is perfect to mimic a table in front of a wall. Take a look at my tip in this grapic and at the close up picture above for the full effect.  


As lovely as the JAR OF FLOWERS stamp set is, it doesn’t include sentiments. I used the wonderful IN YOUR WORDS stamp set. This set is an Aug-Sep 2021 Sale-A-Bration limited edition host only set which has many fun greetings including a great “Happy Birthday” stamp! (Hurry to get yours as it is only available until September 30, 2021).

I hope this fun "sunny" card has inspired you. I truly enjoyed making it! 

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Thanks for hopping with us this month! Now click on the "Next Blog" image to zoom to Shirley's blog to see another fabulous project.

Joy 🌷

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Here's the list of hoppers just in case you get off the trail... 🐇

Shirley Merker

Tracy Held

Annette McMillan

Julia Quinn

Sue Boerner

Terri Stewart

Maureen Rauchfuss

Krissi Hannahs

Joy Nelson    YOU ARE HERE

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    1. What a fun shaker - love it - and great tip on the woodgrain piece!

    2. A neighbour has just dropped off some sunflower seeds for me. I hope I can grow them to match your card!

    3. Love love love the shaker in the jar with the stems - so fun and so amazingly pretty - the colours are just glorious! Great card.

    4. This is a super special card! Love the tip for the DSP. Thanks for sharing!

    5. I agree, a hand delivered card is a great time to use the shaker domes!


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