Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Jars of jam

Hi, Janja here!

Nothing can be compared to homemade jams. In the month of May, when the first strawberries are mature, I begin to prepare our jams.
I like how my home smells when I cook fruit. I like the taste and beautiful colors.

I used cute stitched jars on today's first card and filled them with strawberry jam.

- Cottagecutz dies: Stitched Jars, Kitchen Chef (Chef hat), Stitched Sewing Notions (hand made label), Springtime Strawberries, Nested Stitched Scallop Oval Set, Oval Set, Stitched Wide Oval Frame Set
- white card base: 5.3 x 5.3" (13,5 x 13,5 cm, folded
- patterned paper: 5 x 5" (12,7 x 12,7 cm)
- white cardstock
- Memento inks: Lady Bug, Rhubarb Stalk, Dandelion, Peart Tart, Bamboo Leaves
- white pen
- glue, double-sided adhesive tape, self-adhesive pads

Cut out all pieces, and color them with ink pads. I used the stamp for sentiment. For oval cutouts use the largest dies from the three basic oval sets.
When we have everything ready, we begin with gluing.

A card with a glass of homemade jam can also be a nice gift. 

Nothing is better than one afternoon in a company of good friends and a cup of coffee. 

- white card base: 4.25 x 53.5" (10,7 x 13,9 cm, folded
- kraft cardstock: 3.74 x 5" (9,5 x 12,6 cm)
- watercolor paper 
- Distress refill Brushed Courduroy
- Distress inks: Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
- watercolor brush

Cut out a rectangle from watercolor paper, and add drops with a brush on it. It does not matter if a few drops are spilled. This is the purpose of this background. 
In the middle we add some nice phrase about coffee and friends. 
Cut out the tray and cups and color them.

Completed card.

I would like to remind you that the new "Llamas & Botanical" release is available for 25% less. 

Thank you for coming over. Have a nice day. 







Pam MacKay said...

Two fantastic cards! Love both of the colors and papers on each sweet design!!

Mary Marsh said...

love both your cards Janja- the strawberry jam card is beautiful - love how you added extra strawberries and the chef hat is a great added touch- and your coffee card and sentiment are a perfect match- 2 creative works of art for sure

Lois said...

Two very nice cards -- love them both. Those strawberries look good enough to eat!

Sukie said...

Super cute cards! I love them both! The strawberry and jam looks amazing with the added dimension! I'm always a huge fan of anything coffee and I love the background you created!

Jeanne said...

Cute cards! I especially love the strawberry jam card - the swag of strawberries at the top is quite nice.

Sherry said...

Totally adorable cards. I love them both. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with all of us. ~ Hugs, Sherry

Anja Ž. said...

Beautiful cards, Janja!