Jar of Love


My first two cards created with “Jar of Love” use fireflies.  Not only is a jar of fireflies a sign of summer, it’s a throwback to childhood for me.  We would collect those little wonders as long as they were out…just to let them go before bedtime.

I stamped the largest jar with White Craft Ink on Night of Navy cardstock.  I sponged three random spots in the jar with White Craft Ink, followed by Daffodil Delight.  Then I stamped the fireflies with Memento Tuxedo Black.  I colored in the firefly bodies with my White Gel Pen, and I let that dry.  I colored over the Gel Pen with a bright yellow Sharpie.  As a finishing touch, I added Clear Wink of Stella to the wings.

I used the Confetti Stars Border Punch along the top edge of the Night of Navy piece.  I also punched 1/8″ holes at the mouth of the jar so that I could wrap it with Linen Thread before attaching the mat to the Thick Whisper White card base.  Adding the length of 5/8″ burlap and greeting was my last step.


This card is almost an exact copy of a card by Melissa Bollinger.  My upline made Melissa’s card at an event she attended, and I just loved it!!  I CASEd it to make with my clubs this weekend.

There are so many accessories in the “Jar of Love” set – I have only used the firefly on these two cards.  The set includes 37 stamps!  There are different jar sizes and accessories, as well as fillers for the jar – like water, flowers, and fish.  There are also some really cute greetings and coordinating framelits for this set.  You can see the full stamp and framelit set below.

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