Beetles & Bugs in a Jar of Love

Sale-A-Bration is here! My sons love to look at the Beetles & Bugs stamp set. I felt I needed to make a card for them from this stamp set, but was stumped as how to go about making it. There is no room for words in the stamp set, as it’s full of bugs. Creepy crawlers to be sure. My oldest chose one bug for me to use and I decided to just stick the bug in a jar. Literally!



The card base for a shaker needs to be very sturdy, so I started off with Thick Whisper White card stock. Once it is scored and folded, it measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (standard US card base). I used a layer of Sahara Sand card stock that is 1/4″ smaller than card base and finished up with a top layer of Regular White card stock. For a nice balance visually, I dry embossed the white paper with the Brick Wall embossing folder. The perfect setting for a bug to go wild!




To capture the bug, I made a shaker portion from Everyday Jars Thinlits dies and Jar of Love stamps. I stamped the jar on white paper with Soft Sky ink, then used the framelit to cut out the jar and cut away the middle section. I used the same framelit to also cut one piece of vellum and one piece of window sheet (or acetate). The window sheet die cut is attached to the back of the white paper to allow the contents of the shaker to be seen clearly from the front. I used adhesive foam strips to hold in the shaker bits and placed the vellum on the back to close it up. Inside the shaker area is the bug and some of the pieces from Sprinkles Embellishments, both from the 2017 Occasions Catalog. The vellum carries the see through glass look to the back of the jar, and lets the brick wall show through. The bug stamps are a great addition to the Jar of Love stamp set in the Annual Catalog.



Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items as well. Thank you so much for your support with your purchase 🙂

Beetles & Bugs stamp set  item# 142980

Sprinkles Embellishments   item# 142741

This is a really fun stamp set! There are several ways I can see to use the images in different projects. I count 12 different bugs but I’m thinking there will also be some “outside of the box” ways to use them as well. Keep an eye out for this one 🙂   Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you come back soon.

-Jenny Hall
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