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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Birthday Card and Stars and Stripes Jar Cover

 I can't get over that It's already July. The year seems to be just
flying by. Before we know It, It will be Christmas.

Today is my Sister Tammy's Birthday. They are having her a Surprise Birthday Party later today.  

So I thought I would share with you the Card and gift that I made her.

First I will start with her Card. I must tell you that this is not the Card I had planned on making her. I had all my stuff out to make her card and my 8 year Grand Daughter Scarlett looked at it and said No Mamaw, I think you should make her a Card with an Old Phone on It. 
She said that because my Sister still uses an old phone and she knew that I had an old Phone Stamp. 
So as soon as I brought out the Stamp and some paper with old phones on It, She yelled YES!!!
So that Is how this Card was made and my little Crafty Side Kick helped me make It. 

 This was my second time using my New Spellbinders Die Beaded Circle and I just Love It. 
For the phone I stamped It first in Vera Mark and used Black Embossing powder. 
(You should have seen Scarlett's eyes when I heated It up and the Embossing Powder turned Shiny.) She thought that was so Cool.

Last Month I made one of my other Sisters a Crocheted Mason Jar Cover. So I thought I would make something similar. 

 So here Is what I made for her.

 I got the Blue Jar at Michaels and the yarn is Peaches and Cream Cotton called Stars and Stripes. I got It from Mary Maxim.  I Love how the White has specks of Red and Blue In It. 

I did have a little Issue at first. I was making the bottom to big. So I changed a few rows to Half Double Crochet and it worked. Because you need it to be snug so it It won't fall off of the Jar.

But I do love how it turned out and I think my Sister is going to Love It. She Loves to decorate for the 4th of July. 

Here is the link to Mary Maxim if you would like to check it out. The Peaches and Cream was on sale. Not sure if it still is or not. They even sent me a catalog with my order. 


Thanks so much for stopping by and hope all of my fellow Americans have a safe and fun 4th of July. 

Stay Crafty my Friends, Mamaw Cindy

Entering my card in the following Challenge-

whimsy Stamps - Use Ribbon, Lace or Twine

Simply Create Too  - Old,Vintage or Shabby Chic

diana m larson- DLART- June Linky Party

Entering my Crochet Jar Cozy at- Crafty Creations Challenges - Red, White and/or Blue


  1. What an adorable card!! I love the phone stamp and the perfect papers that match!! And I love the story about how this card came together, thanks to your crafty helper :) The jar cover is amazing!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. It is beautiful! I like the design you made using the half double. Great idea! TFS

  3. Thanks for stopping by & commenting on my blog. Like the vintage phone. Especially like that it is heat embossed. I like when the embossing powder heats up and becomes shiny. Was wondering what stamp the phone is? I have a Hero Arts vintage phone stamp that has the phone cord but did not see the cord in this one. I have some of that vintage phone paper from Hobby Lobby. I had a phone like that and when my Father died my older sister who was the person named as in charge of the will would not give me one to have and instead she kept one for her, one for her daughter and tossed out the others. So unfortunate. Luckily my brother was able to get my Chatty Cathy doll to give back to me. I like to crochet and will have to ck out the pattern.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"


  5. Lovely vintage card, the phone theme is great! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simply Create Too and sorry for being late with the commenting!

    Hugs, Marja
    Simply Create Too DT