Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Happy Birthday Bestie - Jar of Love

Tomorrow just happens to be yet another birthday and this time it's one of my besties, Amy. As much as Ames and I love to catch up, both of us are pretty busy and just can never get a time together. So this year she had an awesome idea that instead of buying a present of something that we probably didn't really want, we will take the birthday girl out for lunch or dinner, our treat.

So my birthday was in March and she took me to Macca's for lunch. Now I know it doesn't sound like the best place to go, but when you have a four year old with you at all times, it mean he could play and have fun while we got some adult conversation time. Win/Win!!

Now even though we don't buy presents we do have to make a card for each other, because after all we are card makers!! I decided that I would make a little shaker card using the new Jar of Love set:

I missed out on the Jar stamps and framelits the first time that Stampin' Up! did them and always regretted it, so I knew this time around it would be on the list.

This set is super versatile and I've really only used it in an obvious way. I expect Pinterest will be heaving with ideas over the next few weeks.

In the framelit set, there is a die that cuts out about 6 or 7 single hearts in one go which is how I filled up my little jar. I decided to pair my Sweet Sugarplum hearts with the matching ribbon, which I pleated by using lots of glue dots. I love the over all effect of the pleated ribbon and it was so easy too. I think I'll be using this technique a lot more now.

So, all I have to do is write on the inside and pop it in her mail box. Fingers crossed I don't make a spelling mistake, which I almost always do. Tell me, is that just me?!?!

Happy Crafting,

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