Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Stamp Review Crew: Hearts a Flutter Edition

It's one of my favorite times of the month...the first Monday of the month!  That means it is time for another edition of The Stamp Review Crew blog hop!!!  You can also check us out on the third Monday of each month for another round of blog hopping fun. But this time we are using Hearts a Flutter, a great set for one of my favorite upcoming holidays, Valentine's Day.  I am sure you will find lots of great ideas for this set! You should have just come from the blog of the amazing Heidi Baks. Didn't you just love her projects? I cannot get enough of her blog. She always has amazing work to share!  If you are just starting here or came from somewhere else, don't fret!  You can find the rest of the participants in the hop at the bottom of my post! Or, if you are like me and tend to get lost no matter WHERE you go, you can always find the blog roll at The Stamp Review Crew website. :)

For my project, I actually created a Happy New Year jar. I don't really know the official name, but you may have seen them pinned on Pinterest. Basically, it is a jar that you write fun and exciting things that happen in your life throughout the year and put them in a jar.  Then on New Year's Eve, you can read them and think back on all of the great things that the year brought you.  I wanted to make one for my family to do, and thought this would be a great way to make it look adorable and remind us to actually use it. :)

Janae (my 9 year old daughter) helped me to pick out the colors: Basic Black, Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay and Silver.  I think they look great together!  I don't remember where the little wooden sticks came from, but I remember when I saw them I thought "Ooohhh, I better save these in case I have a project that I NEED them for!" Now, it rarely happens that I actually use any of the things that I save for later use, but it wasn't too long ago that these little guys appeared so I actually lucked out this time!  You could easily use little wooden dowels instead, but it sure was nice to put some of my salvaged goodies to use. :) They were originally just wood, but I painted them black to coordinate with my project better.

My Circle Framelits were perfect to cover the lid.  Brett bought a bunch of canning jars to can venison but we decided to turn it all into burger this year since we still had a lot of canned meat left over from last year, so those guys made it into my "Save for later crafting purposes" pile as well. :) So much for cleaning out my scrapping area during the holidays. It is starting to fill up again already! lol I used the Adhesive Sheets to glue everything together on my belly band and to the jar.  You can't see it at all through the jar and it holds really well, especially to the Silver Glimmer Paper which is sometimes difficult to get to stick to other layers.  For the cards that we will write on, I used the Label Framelit to die cut the cards and then stamped a heart on each one and punched a hole in the corner so I could hang them on a key ring and loop around the stick so they don't get lost.

I hope you enjoyed my project. I had a ton of fun with it!  You can click on the following links to get you to either the next blog, the wonderfully talented Kerry Willard Bray or take you back to Heidi's blog.  Make sure you get around to visiting and commenting on everyone's blog. There are a lot of awesome projects to check out!

Stamp Set: Hearts a Flutter
Cardstock: Primrose Petals, Whisper White
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Primrose Petals, Silver Encore, Black StazOn
Tools: Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Circles Collection Framelits, Heats Collection Framelits, Bigz Alphabet Typeset, Bigz XL Tasteful Trim, Labels Collection Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder
Accessories: Brights and Neutrals DSP Stacks, Large Rhinestones, Silver Glimmer Paper, Brights Candy Dots, Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Adhesive Sheets, Key Ring, Wooden Sticks, Hole Punch


  1. Yapha Mason
  2. Debra Burgin
  3. Beth Beard
  4. Lisa Young
  5. Jill Coleman
  6. Deb Currier
  7. Heidi Baks
  8. Shana Gaff
  9. Kerry Willard Bray
  10. Holly Krautkremer
  11. Mary Rindal
  12. Rita Wright
  13. Ann Schach
  14. Cindy Beach
  15. Tanya Boser
  16. Dawn Tidd


  1. What a wonderful project! I love this idea!

  2. I need to make one of these! What a great idea! I love the colors and love even more that it's a family project. That is priceless.

  3. A great keepsake!

  4. Wonderful idea! I may have to do this too :) We sometimes get too caught up in the bad things, or focus too much on the BIG good things. Life is full of small blessings to celebrate :)
    I love that you and your daughter made this together. And I can completely relate the "craft pile" lol!

  5. This is such a fabulous idea! I think my family could use one of these! Love how you decorated the jar with the banners! So cute!!

  6. That is cute and an awesome idea!!! I love it!!!

  7. Very pretty! Love the idea as well.

  8. What fun! I really love the banner over the jar idea, and reading the slips of paper at the end of the year will be so fun!

  9. This is too cute! Love that your daughter helped you pick the colors :)
    What a great way to focus on blessings throughout the year. Thanks for sharing!

  10. This is a great project for anyone and a wonderful way to draw the whole family in. What fun it will be to review at years end. You both picked such pretty colors that blend and it is cute as can be.

  11. I love your idea and think you've carried it out with flair and glitz! The banner highlights the set beautifully. Tell your daughter I LOVE the colors!

  12. Shana I love your blessings jar! Would never have thought to mount a little banner over the top of the jar - very cute. Now, I want to make my own jar even more.

  13. What a great idea, Shana! I love the cards hanging from the ring...always available! Perfect color choices!

  14. Fantastic jar! I've been meaning to make one of those, and yours came out super cute! What a great idea!

  15. What a fun idea! That banner on the jar is awesome and so is the Jar Band! This is a great project that will keep on going all year!

  16. Cute project! What a fun jar for keeping track of the good things for the year. Love it!

  17. I think you have inspired a lot of people to create a Happy New Year Jar! I love the concept and the the jar that you created - that banner is lovely.

  18. What a fun and sweet idea and the canning jars are so popular what you did and the little 'tags' on the outside are perfectly placed. The little sticks and banner are truly wonderful!

  19. That is a great idea! Adorable banner.

  20. What a great idea!!! I love everything about your project. I've never heard of a "Happy New Year Jar", but now I have to make one. Thanks for the inspiration. When I CASE this, may I have your permission to share it on my blog?

    Peace, Love and Joy,