Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Perfectly Preserved!

Good morning! I am so glad to have you stop by my first post. Many more to come....

Today's card features the fabulous and fun set, Perfectly Preserved using Cannery Framelits for the Big Shot. So many possibilities for this set.  This is a Sneak Peek of what is coming your way in the Holiday Mini Catalog, available August 1st.

Helpful Hints:
  • Stamp the jar on the vanilla layer; place the jar framelit on the image & run it through the Big Shot.
  • Wrap a little linen thread around the lid of the cutout jar ~ tie in a bow. Set aside.
  • Adhere the vanilla layer with the cutout to the Gumball Green base.
  • Place the jar framelit into the vanilla cutout. You will know when it's properly placed - the framelit will feel snug. Run the open card through the Big Shot again to make the jar "window."
  • Tie a little ribbon on the card front, complete the inside with designer paper, adhere the jar through the "window", produce pears with the accompanying framelit, adhere; and voila! you're done!
Here is the inside of the card:

Stamp Set:  Perfectly Preserved (Holiday Mini Catalog, available 8/1)
Card Stock/Paper:  Gumball Green, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie; Designer Paper: Be of Good Cheer
Ink:  Early Espresso, Gumball Green
Markers:  Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie
Fun Stuff: Gumball Green 3/8" stitched satin ribbon, linen thread,
Adhesives:  snail, dimensionals (pop-up the jar)
Tools of the Trade:  Simply Scored, Big Shot, Cannery Set Framelits (available 8/1)

Thanks for visiting today. I hope you'll come back soon for a look at two other versions of this fun-to-make card.



  1. this is such a cute card!! i have this bundle coming soon and will have to make this card - thank you for the inspiration!!

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Mary Jo. I think you will love this set - so many possibilities! Have fun "preserving."

  2. bravo, cathy, for such a classy card!

  3. What a great card! I love the clean and simple look! I might have to purchase this set after all. Congratulation on your first blog post!

  4. This is so pretty. I love how you used the framelit! Thanks for a great idea!! Congrats on your new blog too. Your header is great.

  5. What an adorable card. So clever to use the framelit the way you did. It was so nice to meet you at Convention!

  6. wow if this is what your first post is like cant wait to see all the rest. Great card.
    As a demo from NZ I will be showing off this idea it is brillant.