Sep 16, 2016

Firefly Birthday with Jars of Love

This is a fun summer birthday card from those of us that live in the midwest!  Nothing says warm wishes like the thoughts of warm summer nights with lightening bugs aglow all around.

Here is a short 'How To" video on making the card.
Some helpful hints:

When stamping the jar - you have the option for the lid on or off!  For example - if you are adding flowers to use the jar as the vase - lid off.  But so our fireflies don't escape, we need the lid on.  Simply stamp the jar and then the lid directly on top - exactly where a mason jar lid would go!

Then - so your flies are not on top of your vase - cut the spaces for them with the big shot die - then once you have cut the flies out themselves, simply pop them back in - just like  a puzzle.

If you have been in my kitchen, you know my love of old green glass, thus my choice of pool party for my jar.  The only added 'color' is the gold Wink of Stella pen to the bodies of the flies.  Glowing wings and light in the jar are added with clear Stella.

You can see in the video when I run the words thru after the first initial 2 rolls, I flip it upside down and roll it again.  Especially when using the thicker glitter paper, this helps gets a nice perfect cut all the way through.

Stampin Up! items used
Jar of Love bundle
A Little Foxy designer series paper

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