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Happy July, Crafty Friends!  It's the beginning of a NEW month---and Stampin' Up! has brought back their BONUS DAYS!  (Cue Cheers & Applause!)

Last year, Bonus Days were so wildly successful, that they decided to bring them back this year and I am so excited to share that with you!  Here's how it works:  Every $50 you spend July 1-31, you earn a $5 Bonus Coupon to be redeemed on anything during the month of August!  Wow!

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Oh!  And here's the best part: there is no limit to the number of Bonus Coupons you can earn and you still qualify for Stampin' Rewards, if applicable!  Double Wow!

Excitedly enough, one of my favorite stamp sets and matching Framelit dies (when purchased together) is $60!  That's enough to earn you a $5 Bonus Coupon for August!  What set is this, you may ask?  Why, it's the Jar of Love Stamp Set and the matching Everyday Jars Framelits Dies.

This stamp set is simply gorgeous!  And it's so versatile!  (Stampin' Up! does this with almost all of their sets on purpose *wink*)  Also, this set is one of Stampin' Up!'s 2-Step Stamping Sets (which means you get to layer stamps to create a beautifully detailed stamped image) and so therefore, it's one of our entirely transparent, photopolymer stamp sets (it makes this 2-Step Stamping a breeze!)

The other thing I love about this set is that the Framelits Dies make Shaker Cards!  Shaker Cards have been wildly popular and I just adore making them!  I make them maybe too much!  (Is there such a thing?!)

To show you just how perfect this stamp set and matching die set is, I made you this:


I adore the soft colors, the fun shaker element, and the sentiment "Throw kindness around like confetti"... Heart. Melted.

Shall we get started on how to make this card?  All right, let's do it!

Supply List:

Paper Dimensions:
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock (8-1/2"x5-1/2"; scored at 4-1/4")
  • Coffee Break DSP in Soft Sky Chevron (4"x5-1/4")
  • Whisper White Cardstock (3"x4")
  • Pool Party Cardstock (3/4"x3-3/4")
Directions:
  • Let's get the easiest parts out of the way, first.  Adhere your Coffee Break DSP piece to the front of your card base (Crumb Cake Cardstock).  
  • Stamp the "Throw kindness around like confetti" sentiment onto your Pool Party Cardstock and use the Banner Triple Punch to notch the end.  Set both of these pieces aside for now.
  • Now onto the more complicated parts (I'll try to make this as easy to follow as possible!)
  • The first part of this section is to stamp the largest jar from the Jar of Love Stamp Set onto a piece of scrap Whisper White Cardstock and use the coordinating Framelit from the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies to die cut the image out using your Big Shot.  You may also want to line up the inside of the jar to die cut that out at the same time.
    • Tip: This is where that Magnetic Platform can really come in handy!  The dies will have perfect placement around and inside your stamped image with this tool.  I seriously use it all the time.
    • Tip #2:  Save the middle of the jar!  We can use it later!
  • Now that you've die cut out the jar, you can use a Blender Pen and color the inside of it with the Classic Stampin' Pad in Pool Party.  This step really is optional, though, but I love the little wash of color!  It helps with the realism!
  • Next, take the small round circle stamp from the Jar of Love Stamp Set and start stamping circles on your 3"x4" piece of Whisper White Cardstock about where you want to place your jar image.  Don't forget to have those "confetti circles" spilling out of your jar, too!
    • Tip: I stamped and die cut an extra jar (with the middle cut out) on a piece of scrap paper and used that as a guide for my placement.  It helped a lot!
  • Now we need a piece of Window Sheet adhered to our jar!  Attach to the jar using your favorite adhesive, but for this particular project, I strongly recommend the Fast Fuse.
    • Tip: You can use your Framelits and your Big Shot to die cut the large jar piece from your Window Sheet!  This makes the assembly part so much easier!  No fussy-cutting needed!
  • Remember the middle of the jar we die cut out?  Use that as a guide for your Foam Adhesive Strips.  Be sure there are no gaps between the strip, as you don't want any of your sequins falling out!  Once you have a nice little "bucket" for the inside of your jar, you can discard the middle.
  • Place a generous amount of sequins inside your vessel and then carefully remove the sticky backing of the Foam Adhesive Strip.  Place your jar on top of the adhesive strip and---voila!  You have a shaker!
  • Now you can adhere the shaker to the DSP and then adhere your banner sentiment below.  Finish this card off with a little Enamel Shape in a coordinating color and you're complete!
Now, because I love Bonus Days and because I love Gifts (my love language = gifts!) I have a gift for you!

If you order both the Jar of Love Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Everyday Jars Framelits I'll send you the Sequin Assortment (Iridescent) as my special Thank You!  Plus, you'll get your $5 Bonus Day Coupon!  (Cue the confetti now!!!)  Just be sure to use Promo Code: YNDRE6TF when you order!

**NOTE: If your order is more than $150 (which earns you at least $15 in Bonus Day Coupons!) do not use the Promo Code!  I want you to get your Stampin' Rewards --- I'll still get you your FREE gift!

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Enjoy your day and be safe this Holiday Season!

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