Jar of Flowers Sunflower Shaker Card PP549

by Joanne James11. July 2021 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! Ann is hosting this week's challenge with a trio of colours chosen by the lovely Jaydee:


Now before you think I'm completely mad sharing a Mother's Day card in July, there is a reason I'm sharing this card today! I made this card back in February and when I went to make my card for today, Rebecca reminded me that we had made this card that featured Jaydee's colours and I hadn't blogged it, so although the papers are now retired, she wanted me to share it - so here it is:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

This super-simple shaker card was a Mother's Day project that I made with a group of local Brownie Guides that I work with. For ease, we used the (retired) in-colour Memories & More card bases, onto which we heat embossed a Mother's Day sentiment (from the retired 'Strong and Beautiful' stamp set). We used the jar punch to punch a jar shape out of a piece of (retired) Flowers of the Season designer series paper that we had cut out using a scalloped stitched die, then inserted a mason jar shaker dome into the aperture and filled it with sunflower seeds, before attaching it to the card base. We stamped and coloured some co-ordinating sunflowers from the 'Jar of Flowers' stamp set and added these with a dimensional to the top of our jar, before finishing our shaker jar with a Bumblebee ribbon bow. 


The intention was that once Mother's Day had passed, the Brownies would then be able to remove their sunflower seeds from an opening in the back of the card, plant them and enjoy them in their gardens all summer long. The Mother's Day card that keeps on giving, you might say! I hope that their Mums are still enjoying their cards, several months on.

These mason jar domes are a great way to make an easy shaker card - have you used them in your crafting? What did you put in yours? Share with me in the comments below - I would love to hear your ideas!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

   I'm also linking up today's card with the girls over at The Flower Challenge where they are asking us to add spots or stripes to our card - my DSP has spots and my floral panel has a dotty border :-). 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; I spent much of my day yesterday in the garden jet washing patios and paths, before catching the end of a thrilling Wimbledon ladies final. Today I will be getting my jobs out of the way in the morning before settling in for an afternoon and evening of sport: the men's finals at Wimbledon before I have to give way to the men of the house for football and the finals of the European Championship, England v Italy - wish me luck! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (11) -

NancyUnited States
7/11/2021 11:46:15 AM #

OMG! Such a creative shaker card Joanne.  It sure put a smile on my face this morning! Have a great day!

Donna Wakefield
Donna WakefieldUnited States
7/11/2021 12:58:04 PM #

What a fun shaker card. I'm sure the Moms enjoyed them. Clever idea to sunflower seeds in the jar. It is so kind of you to volunteer with the Brownies.

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
7/11/2021 9:35:10 PM #

Retired or not, this is lovely! The idea of adding the sunflower seeds makes it special. I like that the scallop edged dies fit in the notecard frame, which I hadn't noticed before (and I have a set in my stash waiting to be made up!).

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
7/13/2021 1:18:59 AM #

Joanne, cards do not come any cuter than this one!  How creative to use sunflower seeds! What mom could ever resist this card! Have a wonderful week!

VickyUnited Kingdom
7/13/2021 1:51:21 PM #

What a pretty card Joanne! I love that you put sunflower seeds in the dome - I do love a bit of form AND function! I don't tend to watch Wimbledon but I love a major football tournament and we have been watching the England matches in the Euros. It was so sad for the team that they missed out on penalties. I thought they performed brilliantly  throughout the competition and am so grateful to them for bringing people together all over the country (all bar a small minority) and for cheering us up. Vicky x

Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
7/13/2021 1:57:05 PM #

This shaker is so fun!  I love the sunflower theme and what a great Mother's day card idea!  Flowers to enjoy long after the event are always welcome!  Great use of the colors!  Have a fun week!

Debbie Crowley
Debbie CrowleyUnited States
7/14/2021 6:35:06 PM #

Joanne, this is the cutest shaker card!!!  Not only is this current card full of beautiful sunflowers, but the future sunflowers you're sharing will bloom beautifully, I'm sure.  Love this!  Hope you're enjoying your week.

Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
7/16/2021 8:01:56 PM #

Wow I just love this. So creative to use seeds for the shaker and the sunflowers are gorgeous!

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
7/17/2021 6:01:07 AM #

Awesome shaker card, Joanne! The sunflower seeds are such a fun detail. I just love it!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
7/20/2021 11:54:15 PM #

I am so sorry to be late commenting on the beauty!   I love all the gorgeous sunflowers, but wow!  A shaker with seeds is amazing!  YOU are so creative and I am in awe of this idea!  I know all the Brownie leaders cherish this lovely card.  I wouldn't want to plant them because I would keep this card forever!  

VivUnited Kingdom
7/26/2021 1:29:40 PM #

Such a beautiful card Joanne, thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx

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