Collection 5 Review: Well Preserved

Canning is an age old tradition with recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. As of recent, you may have started to see more and more canned goods come onto the scene – from cupcakes in a jar to organic pickled beets. No matter the contents, there is something absolutely endearing about a special treat packaged inside a cute mason jar! Our final Release in Review for Collection 5 pays tribute to the ever-growing love for canning, with a look back at the Well Preserved series.

This release has such an awesome inventory of exciting new products, that we are reviewing each release day with you. That’s right, each day during our release in review week we will take a closer look at each series of the collection to show you more inspiration and clever ways to use your new stamps and dies.

Let’s get started with {Well Preserved}


Collection 5: Well Preserved



  • This set has (34) sentiments and (1) background.
  • Create fun canning party invitations.
  • Create cute tags, custom labels and share your love of canning with others.


visit Kim’s blog for another peek at her sweet favor



visit Laura’s blog for a fab CAS style card




  • This set coordinates with Well Preserved Jars: Large and Well Preserved Jars: Medium.
  • Add a handle to your jars, a hang tag with a little message, a few flowers, a decorative band to the lid, a sweet bow, a bit of stardust and fireflies, even a ground shadow – lots of options to create more projects.


visit Jennifer’s blog







visit Amber’s blog – for a fun, FREE template





visit Laura’s blog




  • This set has both outline images and solid fills, a variety of sentiments, labels/lids, and accessories.
  • This set coordinates with Well Preserved Jars: Medium Dies.









visit Elena’s blog






visit Lori’s blog for a look back on her sweet card



Canned Comfort


What’s one thing you can remember that always brought you a little bit of comfort when you are feeling under the weather? How about some homemade chicken noodle soup, and a super soft pack of tissues…the softer, the better right?!

For today’s project we started by pulling out a a pack of travel sized tissues, a quarter of fabric and a sheet of our Simple Felt in Cream. If you are new to CSS Simple Felt, here are a few points to note:

  • 100% Wool Felt
  • 8″ x 12″ Sheet
  • Crisp, Smooth Edges When Cutting
  • Soft to Touch

This project truly is as simple as it looks. First we cut the Cream Felt 6″ x 7″. Then strips of fabric were cut 6″ x 1″. We ironed each strip flat and again to create a crease along the edges of the felt. Next the strips were stitched to the felt. We measured the length of the tissue pack, and stitched across the felt to create a pouch, making sure to back-stitch on each end to prevent unraveling.

So much cuter than the store bought pack, don’t you agree? We discarded the plastic packaging and added the tissues themselves inside the pouch.

Now in between sniffles and sneezes, a hearty homemade soup will cheer up anyone who is slightly under the weather. So that’s just what we made…and emphasis on MADE! We followed this simple recipe from Tyler Florence, and made a few minor adjustments to suit our tastes. It was definitely, mmm…mmm…good. Of course, you know we had to taste it!

We wanted our soup to bring a smile so we covered the lid in the same fabric, cut with pinking shears for a finished edge. We stamped a super cute Mason Jar with the “contents and date” filler, added the “soup” and date using numbers from the Alpha Classic stamp set to create a tag. The tag was added with a bit of Orange/White twine to complete our canned soup.

And there you have it –  a little canned comfort goodness!



STAMPS: Well Preserved, Well Preserved Jars: Medium, Alpha Classic / INK: Perfect Little Black Dress / CARDSTOCK: A Blanc Check / SIMPLE CUTS: Well Preserved Jars: Medium / TWINE: Orange/White Twine / SIMPLE FELT: Cream (015) / OTHER: Fabric Quarter, Mason Jar, Facial Tissues, Soup


Design Team Blog Hop


The CSS designers have been busy crafting fun Release in Review projects to share with you. Click on each of the links below to see what our design team members have been creating with Collection 5. Be sure to visit with each designer for more details:

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Thank you for visiting with us today.

We hope you have enjoyed the Collection 5 Release in Review.

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1 reply
  1. steph
    steph says:

    What a darling little sewing project! I love the decorative scissor cut edges. And I see straight sewing lines too! 😉 Lovely soup photos and jar project, as well.

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