As if you didn't already know, the beautiful new Annual Catalog goes live on June 3! Yesss! I have my personal copy of the catalog in my hands, and it is definitely a beaut.
We lucky Stampin' Up! demos have the opportunity each year to do a preorder of a select list of items from the upcoming catalog so we can get started on creating to have things on hand for display when the catalog finally goes live.
Two of the offered preorder items caught my attention immediately, One is the set, A Jar of Flowers. Once you get your own hands on a catalog, you can find it on page 12.
This set features four assorted bouquets, as you will see in this Sneaky Peek, two types of flower holders, including a mason jar-type and a shorter container, stems, a jar lid and a length of stripes.
Wanting to make my bouquets look like the proverbial flowers in a jar, I proceeded to do my stamping in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then proceeded to color them in with Stampin' Blends. Underneath each photo, I will supply the list of Blends I used for that particular bouquet.
For this first bouquet, I used: Light Highland Heather, Light Rococo Rose, Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo, Light So Saffron, Light Soft Sea Foam, Light Old Olive and Light Pool Party (for the jar).
The second bouquet uses the following Stampin' Blends: Dark Petal Pink, Bronze, Dark Pink Pirouette (retired), Light Flirty Flamingo, Light Calypso Coral, Dark Mint Macaron, and Light Pool Party (for the jar).
This bouquet used: Dark Purple Posy, Light and Dark Lovely Lipstick (retiring -- quick! order yours!), Light Pineapple Punch (also retiring), Light and Dark Highland Heather, Light Night of Navy, Light Mango Melody and Light Pool Party for the jar.
Our final bouquet features: Dark Daffodil Delight, Light Soft Suede, Ivory, Dark Soft Sea Foam, Dark Mint Macaron, Dark Cajun Craze, Light Old Olive and the jar is done in Light Pool Party.
To make the cards look like a set of four (wouldn't that make a nice gift?), I used one of the Stitched Rectangles dies to cut out each bouquet, another larger one to make the mat from Old Olive cardstock, then finally adhering it to a card base of Mellow Moss.
I also used a narrow craft knife to cut slits in either side of the jar top. Through these slits, I threaded a length of hemp twine and tied it in a bow for each bouquet. If I were to do this again, I think I would simplify this process immensely by just adding tied bows of the hemp twine with Glue Dots.
Another thing I am definitely going to try is fussy cutting a few of the single flowers in each of the bouquets to pop up for more dimension. Sometime in the near future I am sure I will do this. If they are a success, I will share them with you.
To coordinate with this cute set are a couple other products. including a jar punch (in fact, the jar punch and the stamp set are available as a bundle for a 10% savings!), and Mason Jar Shaker Domes! The Suite also includes other coordinating products such as Designer Series Paper, ribbon, and more.
So, what do you think of your Sneaky Peek?