Another day of new Clear and Simple Stamps releases: get ready for some pretty mason jars! They work oh-so-well with the perfect harvest line that was released yesterday. I raided my friend's pantry to be able to show you how to pretty up your canning for gifting... and, in exchange for her loan, I've created a set of cards as a thank you.
The cards feature the "well preserved jars: large" stamp set, as well as the "fruit of the spirit" background set, fruit from "perfect harvest," and fruit labels from "perfect harvest sentiments."
I stamped the two sizes of large jars onto a white cardstock mat, and then created masks for each jar before stamping the "fruit of the spirit" background over-top. I also used my distress tool to blend ink over the entire mat, before removing the jar masks. I then stamped both the fruit outlines and the fillers (perfect for when you don't feel like coloring!) and also the fruit names. I then die-cut and stamped the label that reads "from my heart to yours" and added some beautifully-homey gingham ribbon.
With a bit of fabric, and a simple jar tag, these preserves would make sweet gifts for neighbors and friends. The tags were die-cut from kraft cardstock, and stamped with the coordinating jar images. I stamped the fruit names to indicate the jars' contents, and gave the coordinating images a coat of glossy accents to finish off... (in passing, there is a "pie filling" sentiment, but I goofed and used the wrong font for "apple." I should have used the script-y "apple" and then finished off with the all-caps "pie filling," but in any case, I'm never one to shy away from making my projects look more homemade, so I think it all worked out...)
After that confession, I feel the need to distract you with another image:
Now click over and see what the other designers have "cooked up" to show you: