Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Our Daily Bread Canning Jar - Strawberries

My friend Linda got me quite a few *okie isn't sure what to call 1,000* larger envelopes when she was doing an envelope order because the price was too good to resist. I told her I should do some larger cards and this is the first one I have done in quite a while and I find it difficult to fill up all the space!

It took me quite awhile to figure out how to decorate this card and I still wasn't happy with it when I finished but there just wasn't anything else I could think of to add to it. I tell ya a 5.5 x 8.5 card is just hard to do for me! I have quite a few friends who prefer the larger cards and I guess I better get in the swing of doing them so I can use up some of those envelopes. I did share a few hundred with some of my friends.

The papers are from a DCWV stack, I think called Farmer's Market. I cut out the "Berry Sweet" with my Pazzles, along with the scallop frame. The border is a Stampin Up punch.

I stamped the lid section on some gold mica paper and then cut it out and pop dotted it onto the jar. The little "lace" collar is something I designed in Make The Cut. Adding the buttons was an after thought just because the card needed something more.

Of course I used my ProMarkers to color the strawberries. To get the highlights I used the blender pen to take away some of the color.

The sentiment for the inside was printed with Hallmark Studio and I tried to find a font that went well with the font I used for the front. The papers at the bottom were scraps I had left from the front of the card.

I have some more images stamped and colored and I hope to get to making cards with them soon. After the album challenges I need a little break from those for a bit.


  1. I think your berries are super sweet. I am not a huge fan of making bigger cards myself, but you made it look easy!

  2. I think you did a wonderful "bigger" card. It looks great.
    You did a great job coloring your berries.
    I like the buttons on there, they just kinda fit in with the canning jar to me.
    I very seldom make 5.5 x 8 1/2 size. I don't know why I don't.
    I think it is because I started with making the bigger cards and now that is what everyone wants.

  3. This is a beautiful card. Love that jar full of strawberries!

  4. I Love your card !! You did a GREAT job !!
    Anna N.