Trend Watch – Containers to Fill

I’ve always loved stamps and dies that offer the opportunity to fill them with any number of unique things. Today we’ll take a look at different shapes or containers that are just begging to be filled.

Sue used a jar stamp to create a place to put little valentine messages (look at the little envelopes!)

You + Me by Sue Mc Rae

You + Me by Sue Mc Rae, courtesy a blog named Hero

This card by JJ features a jar with the “Ball” label and some pretty butterflies flying out of it. I like how she overlapped the jar stamp on her sentiment.

Thanks by JJ Bolton

Thanks by JJ Bolton, courtesy handmade cards by jj bolton

Nichol’s card features the Lawn Fawn Bugs and Kisses set, which contains a cute jar (with holes in the lids, so the bugs can breathe of course!) and some fun varieties of bugs. These bugs are sending sweet “bugs” and kisses!

Bugs & Kisses by Nichol Magouirk

Bugs & Kisses by Nichol Magouirk, courtesy Lawn Fawn Blog

This card by Yukari is similar to Nichol’s, but features a different sentiment and the fireflies. I love the translucent material she used to create the effect of the fireflies appearing to be inside the jar.

You Light Up My World by Yukari Yoshioka

You Light Up My World by Yukari Yoshioka, courtesy Handmade by Yuki

This apothecary jar could contain any number of things. Miriam used little circles to look like little balls of candy that match the card.

You're Sweet by Miriam Prantner

You’re Sweet by Miriam Prantner, courtesy MFT Challenge & Inspiration

Laura used the Gumball Machine Die from Simon Says Stamp to create her adorable gumball card. The bright colored gumballs are such a great touch!

You're So Sweet by Laura Bassen

You’re So Sweet by Laura Bassen, courtesy Doublestick Heaven

Sarah’s card doesn’t have a container on it, but it caught my eye as a great way to create your own container to fill; whether that be with sequins as she did here, or with other shapes or stamps to fill areas.

Happy Birthday by Sarah Moerman

Happy Birthday by Sarah Moerman, courtesy My Impressions

If you’re looking for a jar to fill to get started on these types of projects, here’s one from Lifestyle Crafts at Simon Says Stamp.

Mason Jar Die by Lifestyle Crafts

Mason Jar Shape Die by Lifestyle Crafts

Wouldn’t some of these jars be adorable filled with some wildflowers on stems? You could even hand-draw the stems into the jar from your favorite flower stamps. Hopefully this has inspired you to see what kind of “containers” you have in your stash to put to use!

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