Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Spread Happiness


Thank you all for your enthusiasm for the new Cloud9 Blog. I'm looking forward to having you join us for the hop.

Today, I wanted to share a little something with some of the new Waltzingmouse sets that will be available mid-July (they are available for pre-order now, and even count towards your free shipping!!).

I used the new Jar Fillers - Jam Packed set for my card. This adorable little set coordinates with the jar from Candy Jar Christmas Fillers, so if you have this set already you are in business. BUT Claire, the sweetheart that she is, has also made the jar available in a single stamp if you don't have it in your arsenal already.

I started by stamping the outline of the ruffled jar lid. Then I stamped it again onto a post it note and cut it out to create a mask. I adhered the mask to my original stamped image and then stamped the jar and followed up with the jar filler. When I removed the mask, and had a perfectly filled little jam jar. Then I stamped the solid ruffled jar lid to fill that in. I love all these outline and coordinating solid images - nothing makes my stampy heart happier than adding colors and fills to solid images.

The label and sentiment were stamped separately, cut out and adhered to my jar. I believe that electronic cut files will be available for these images as well. So tell me, what do you think of these cut files? Do you like having them, are they easy to use - are you having any troubles? Your feedback matters, and please make sure to let us know your thoughts!

I cut my little cutie jar out and layered it onto a Labels 18 die cut that was stamped with the medium sized gingham from Gingham & Co.  A perfectly delicious combination, if you ask me!

I layered this onto a piece of cardstock that I trimmed with pinking shears and then stitched. Then that was layered onto a piece of red gingham stamped cardstock. Lots of layers for me, but I love the homespun, comfy feeling I get!

I finished it off with a button tied with a little twine. LOVE it!

I hope there are more filler sets for these jars, because I think they are the cutest. The sentiments are a little punny and I think it just makes this set all the more versatile!

Glad to see you, I hope you're having a great day!


STAMPS: Jar Fillers - Jam Packed set, Candy Jar Christmas Fillers, Gingham & Co. - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Kraft, Oatmeal - Wplus9 Design Studio
INK: Ruby Red, So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink, Coffee Archival Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Labels 18 - Spellbinders Paper Arts; Linen Twine - Stampin' Up!; Sewing Machine - Janome; Pinking Shears - Fiskars; Green Button; Lace


  1. Adorable!!
    I love the comfy-down-home feel to this...
    the colors and gingham are perfect!!
    And can't wait to get these berry sets in my greedy little hands...
    and like you...
    hoping Claire designs many more jar sets! ;)
    LOVE the cut files!!
    I'm going to love dies too...
    and I know Claire mentioned having both and I absolutely adore that idea!!
    I like dies when I'm only cutting a few...
    but when dealing with cuts for a classroom of kids...
    times 2...3...
    I love being able to set my machine and let it do the work!
    The versatility of having both will be amazing!!:)

  2. Ooooh! That little heart is absolutely precious and I love love love the sentiment. The bit of lace peeking out is perfect. A beautiful card, Anya!

  3. Hi Anya! What a beauty! I love the distressed gingham and that itty bitty tag with the tiny strawberry stamped on it! I always fuss when I don't get an "exact" clean impression with a stamp - but the distressed looking background here has a very warm "just like home" feeling to it! Can't wait to get my hands on these!!


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