I had an idea.
I know, you're thinking, "so what?", right? But really, I had an idea and I decided to run with it. Take a look:
A jar of fireflies in a field. And I love it!
When I was a kid on the east coast, we sometimes would be allowed to stay outside WAY after dark, while the adults were enjoying a barbeque (and probably a bottle of beer). And sometimes, we would be given a jar and told to "go catch some fireflies". And we did! (and just for the record, we ALWAYS let them go before going in the house - yep - no fireflies were injured in the making of this blog post!)
So when I saw Jar of Love in the new Stampin' UP! catalog, I knew I wanted to try "catching" some fireflies in a jar.
But then I had an idea...
Just what if I was able to drop that jar in the grass...
I cut the paper with the medium-sized jar with the Everyday Jars framelits (I LOVE these!). And I saved the cut-out jar.
Then I stamped the jar on Whisper White card stock, using Smoky Slate ink. And cut it out. But I needed to get the inside cut out...what to do, what to do...
Well, happily there is a die for that...except it's for the larger jar...rats!
But what if I used the die and cut just the top half of the inside, stopping my Big Shot before getting to the end? And then suppose I pushed the die THROUGH the cut out part and centered the bottom on the bottom of the jar and cut out the rest...do you think that would work?
After stamping and cutting out my fireflies (with the matching die, of course!) I colored the "light" on their bottoms and added some Wink of Stella for a subtle shimmer. I dropped all of the flies in my jar and carefully adhered it to my card base.
Then I just finished it off with a few extra flies, a jar lid with a tag and a ribbon.
And I smiled...
This card is going to my very special daughter-in-law for her birthday. I hope she likes it.
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