Flowers in a Canning Jar – VLVJun2012 – Week 4

How many times did my mother or I grab a canning jar to fill with beautiful blooms from our yard?  No one ever noticed the utilitarian jar under the weight of the gorgeous blossoms, the fruit of our labors in the garden.  This card is reminiscent of those days.

One of the interesting things about this card is the paper I used.  Other than my Core-dinations pastels, the patterned paper is by Paula Deen! (I wonder if it’s fattening??) They had these mini-packs of several different designs in the dollar bins at Michael’s.  Both my sister and I had to get one of each…

There was no ink used in the making of this card but I did use Stickles and Glossy Accents from Ranger and a little corner embellishment from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The string and the silver ribbon are from my stash and I made the flowers… sort of.  I purchased some silk hydrangea from the floral department and pulled the tiny mini-blossoms off.  As I watched TV one night, I painted the edges with glue and dipped them in Diamond Dust.  Then, I added some Joann’s dollar bin pearls to the centers.

Wow! Is it late!  I’d better get this entered right away.  Let me hear from you…  you know I love it!

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About Charlotte Zweigoron

Married, retired. One of my most prized possessions is my very own craft room! Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. I have been living in Georgia for over thirty years after a four year stint in Chicago. Crafting, reading and playing Mah Jongg are my favorite activities right after spending time with my four grandchildren. One grandson & his wife have recently made me a great-grandmother; The other grandson joined the Navy in December, 2011 at the ripe old age of 23! He is now a chef out on the seas!
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10 Responses to Flowers in a Canning Jar – VLVJun2012 – Week 4

  1. Love those Paula Dean papers! This, like all your cards is so beautiful. Your really getting good at this Sis. I think you should be on a design team. 🙂

  2. Ann says:

    I love, love, love it. So sentimental. How do you keep coming up with these winners?

  3. Susan Pippin says:

    Love it!

  4. Gorgeous card, Charlotte!!! Love the littel jar hanging and the colors…so soft and beautifu! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  5. Monika/buzsy says:

    What a lovely card. The hydrangeas look so pretty with the glossy finish. Such pretty papers!

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