Happy Tuesday!

If you’re a card maker then you know that slimline cards are trending right now and everyone is making them.  I love the larger and narrow size format and I especially love that you can use a regular business envelope to mail them at no additional postage.  That is, if they don’t exceed 1 oz. in weight – so be mindful of that when making cards. Make sure you scroll past my Shopping List for today’s slimline card tutorial.

Oh, and I have a bit of history and reminiscing too!  So keep reading if you dare.

Vintage Sodas using Jar of Flowers stamp set

Jar of Flowers Bundle – Jars of Hippo Soda in Lime, Concord Grape, Strawberry and Lemon

Hippo Soda bottles

Hippo Size Soda Water: The San Antonio Register (San Antonio, TX), May 29. 1931

Back when I was a little girl (that’s a l–o–n–g time ago circa early 1960’s,) one of my favorite things to do during a hot Texas summer was to walk to the corner store and buy a Hippo Soda for a nickel and share it with my siblings. The bottles were HUGE, you can see a picture of one of the empty bottles  above.  But, in reality they were 16 ounces of beautiful, brightly colored and flavored soda-water or pop (depends where you were raised in the USA.)  During the 1960’s most major sodas were bottled in 6 ounces or 12 ounces bottles, except for Hippo sodas – 16 ounces! We’d get one or two bottles of Hippo soda home and then pour it into drinking glasses to share with the entire family or neighborhood kids.  We didn’t use Mason or Ball jars as drinking glasses back then, that was uncouth at the time.

Back to today’s card.  I love the Jar of Flowers stamp set and Jar Punch bundle because it has 4 beautiful stamps of floral images, a jar stamp, floral stem image, water or liquid stamp image, a jar lid and a drinking straw image.  The Jar and liquid stamps are reversible stamps too.  That means you can use the back side of the photopolymer stamp and use that to stamp as well.  I used a clear Window Sheet and used the Jar punch to punch out 4 jars and adhered one over each of the jars with mini glue dots.  I know you can’t see the shine in my photograph but it certainly makes them shiny and look more like glass jars.  Get the tutorial to get all the details.

Here are the items to make today’s card, just click on any of the pictures on my Shopping List or on my signature at the end of this post and you’ll be redirected to my 24/7 Online Store.

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Today’s tutorial – Slimline Card – VINTAGE SODA JAR OF FLOWERS.doc

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Thanks for staying with me as I took a stroll down memory lane and shared a bit of San Antonio history.  For the record, the Hippo Lemon soda was not yellow, it was clear in the bottle, but I took creative license and made it yellow on my card.  Now that I remember the pineapple flavored soda did have a slight yellow tint to it.  The citizens of San Antonio were sad when Hippo Sodas stopped production. 

Have a great week!

Inky hugs,


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