Jar of Love for FabFri91

Since Jar of Love first made its way onto my stamp shelf, I’ve been most excited to work with the adorable fish – how sweet is he?  I’m not sure I’d keep such a delicate creature in a jar, but this isn’t real life!  He looks adorable in there, and that’s that.  Here’s my card:

Jar of Love, Crazy About You, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FabFri91

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:


Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Jar of Love Bundle.  There are SO MANY images in the Jar of Love stamp set – and so many great dies in the coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits.  Let’s count them – 37 stamps and 17 dies.  Amazing!  You could put just about anything inside the jar – flowers, food, fireflies, hearts, candles…do I need to list everything you have a stamp for?  You can also decorate the jar (fun!) with ribbons and bows or a burlap band.  The coordinating sentiments complement the set perfectly.  Overall, this is a must-have set.

    Jar of Love Bundle, Stampin' Up!

    Jar of Love Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

  • Sentiment Pairing.  It’s always nice when an image (let’s say, a fish) pairs with a sentiment (let’s say, “best fishes) when you are making a card that fits that them (in this case, you’d be sending a supportive, best wishes card).  All images, though, are perfect with a “thank you” card, don’t you think?  There’s no connection between the fish in a jar and the sentiment of this card (unless you want to thank your very good friend for giving you a fish in a jar), but that’s OK.  The image is cute enough on it’s own.  Thank you cards can have flowers or trees or a fish in a jar.  As long as there’s a sentiment that says “thanks,” you are good!
  • Cool Color Combination.  The colors for this card started with the Tangerine Tango fish – the other colors would have likely changed if I had gone with Pumpkin Pie or Crushed Curry.  I am a longtime fan of Tangerine Tango, so this card is all about Tangerine Tango.  I love how the Basic Gray really pulls the rustiness out of Tangerine Tango, while the touch of Soft Sky brightens it a bit.  If you like this combination, too, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Basic Gray, Tangerine Tango, Soft Sky

Stamp Sets:  Jar of Love, Crazy About You  Papers:  Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (Tangerine Tango), Basic Gray, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Archival Basic Gray, Tangerine Tango, Soft Sky  Accessories:  White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Everyday Jars Framelits Dies, Stampin’ DimensionalsJar of Love, Crazy About You, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FabFri91

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  1. Too cute! Great colors

  2. Robbye Hamilton

    I love this card Brian, my students had an aquarium with goldfish. Takes me back.

  3. So fun. Love the color combination.

  4. I love love this Bundle ! That little sqatty jar and that adorable Goldfish are the cutest ! Plus as you said there are lots of other fun stamps and dies ! You put together an attention grabber with the orange stripes !
    Cute card !!

  5. What a cutie patootie in that jar, Brian! I love this set & may have to CASE you, sir!

  6. Your card really knows how to say “best fishes” and thank you!

  7. A super card from a super designer. I just love these jars, their uses are endless. I especially like the fact that this set can make great cards for either male or female. Not many sets are that versatile. This is one set I think EVERYBODY should own. Thanks Brian, you are amazing.

  8. Carla Schechner

    Love that color combo today!!!! Perfect for the fish :0)

  9. Ooooh my friend that’s a perfect card , love that little jar, colors
    Just perfect!!! ❤️
    Your friend

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