Sizzix Tutorial | Jar Cards by Anna Wight

Sizzix Tutorial | Jar Cards by Anna Wight

Hello, hello! Anna Wight here with a Sizzix Tutorial for you. I am smitten, like many of you probably are, with jars. I love jars! Especially old, beautiful blue jars! So, I was thrilled when I saw the new Sizzix Jar Fold-A-Long Card Thinlits set by Jen Long. Wheee!! Let me show you how easy it is to create these adorable cards using this fun set.

Sizzix Tutorial | Jar Cards by Anna Wight

Start by creating the larger of the two cards, using the Jar Fold-A-Long Card die. Fold-A-Long dies are fun and easy to use! Just sandwich a folded piece of card stock and the die between a pair of Sizzix Standard Cutting Pads and put it through your Sizzix Big Shot machine. One edge of the die will need to line up along the folded edge of your card stock, as I've done.

Sizzix Tutorial | Jar Cards by Anna Wight

Using the Sizzix Magnetic Platform will keep your die in place along the folded edge as you run it through your Sizzix Big Shot machine.

Sizzix Tutorial | Jar Cards by Anna Wight

Once cut, fold the card along the score lines that are created during the die cutting process. Die cut a jar lid and adhere it in place, cutting it in half with scissors where your card opens.

Sizzix Tutorial | Jar Cards by Anna Wight

Using the smaller jar shaped die in the set, die cut a smaller jar to use for the inside of your Fold-A-Long card. I also added a lid to this die cut jar, using the smaller lid shaped die in the set.

Sizzix Tutorial | Jar Cards by Anna Wight

Next, stamp images from the Sizzix Love You Framelits with Stamps set by Jen Long. I stamped the images in black Memento ink, on white card stock. Use the coordinating Framelits dies in the set to precisely die cut the stamped images.

Sizzix Tutorial | Jar Cards by Anna Wight

Framelits are fun and easy to use! Just sandwich your card stock and the die between a pair of Sizzix Standard Cutting Pads and put it through your Sizzix Big Shot machine. Using the Magnetic Platform will keep your die in place as you run it through your Sizzix Big Shot machine.

Sizzix Tutorial | Jar Cards by Anna Wight

Color your stamped images. I used ShinHan Touch Twin markers to color the flowers and add a bit of shading to the label area, where I would eventually write the name of my friend.

Sizzix Tutorial | Jar Cards by Anna Wight

To create the smaller jar card, use the smaller jar Thinlits die to cut a small jar from white card stock. Because you will be creating a folded card using this die, it is necessary that you allow the die to run off the top edge of the card stock. When you die cut the base of the jar car from blue card stock, fold your card stock and place the fold in a similar fashion so the folded edge of the card stock is not cut by the die. This will create a very cool top folding card.

Sizzix Tutorial | Jar Cards by Anna Wight

Add a lid to the top of the jar, and your folded edge is completely hidden! Neat!

Sizzix Tutorial | Jar Cards by Anna Wight

Decorate your card with your colored image, and add a pretty twine or seam binding bow.

Sizzix Tutorial | Jar Cards by Anna Wight

You can add a little ink to the edges of your jar for a bit of distressing, or leave your card stock ink-free. Both ways are equally pretty.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you are inspired!

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Other Supplies Used:

  • ShinHan Touch Twin Markers
  • Memento Black Ink
  • Brown Distress Ink
  • Twine; Seam Binding
  • Creatology Wooden Bee Embellishment
  • Tombow Mono-Multi Liquid Adhesive
  • Foam Adhesive
  • Cutter Bee Scissors

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7 thoughts on “Sizzix Tutorial | Jar Cards by Anna Wight”

  • Elayne Van Cleave
    Elayne Van Cleave Mar 18, 2015 at 06:12 am

    I love shaped cards and those jars are just so sweet and so beautifully done.

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  • jankatal

    Love your project but I have a question. I thought we had to use the black crease pad when cutting dies that have score lines. I have had the problem of score lines cracking when using 2 hard plates. Sizzix customer service told me to use the black crease pad. Did you experience any cracking?

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    • Anna Wight

      Hi Jankatal! I first tried the black crease pad with this die, but found that two cutting plates worked better for my machine. I would recommend you try first w/ the crease pad. If that works for you, great!! For me, I liked the die cut shape better when I used two cutting plates. Thanks for taking time to comment! :)

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  • Jill Norwood

    Anna this is gorgeous! I just got this die in the mail and am looking forward to trying it out! I need to try to find the sweet stamps by Jen too! Too cute! Tfs!!!

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  • F Bond

    I always love your projects! I just received this die set in the mail- so excited! I love that I can make a card from the smaller jar die cut. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  • carol dee

    LOVE the cards. I have a jar die. Wonder if it is the same. (sad to say I have so much stash I can't remember details.):(
    The bee in the large jar is cute. Hmm how many Carols do you know?

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  • Diane McVey

    Fantastic! Have you seen the 2015 purple Ball jars?!?

    Reply
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