Hey everyone! Before I share my project for today, I have a couple of quick announcements for ya:
- The SP DESIGN TEAM CALL is ending tomorrow at midnight EST. Please get those apps in ASAP to avoid the approaching deadline! I hope that you will all try out for my team!
- The first weekly giveaway is nearing the end as well. Remember you can leave a comment on ANY or ALL of the new posts that have gone up since the giveaway. There have been many chances to enter because I have been blogging daily. Just read back through the blog if you have missed reading about any of my projects. I have been absolutely THRILLED with the participation you guys have given me this past week so we will definitely be continuing these weekly giveaways! I love hearing from you!
So that’s it! Now let’s continue on with today’s project. Today, I am sharing another way to glam up those Ball Jars that I decorated yesterday. This is another of those pint size jars.
Take a look and then I will talk about what I did:
First, I filled it with some yummy candy –Reese’s Pieces, one of my faves!! It’s also perfect for fall because of the colors. I knew I wanted to put a name on it because if you were making gifts for the kiddos or for a group, this would be such a perfect little custom made gift. People LOVE having their name on things (especially children!). I actually used my dog’s name, but she isn’t getting any of the candy 😉
I cut out the letters from the white vinyl.
TO MAKE THE WORDS/LETTERS:
I just used my SCAL2 software for my electronic die cutter to type out the letters and then I used the “union” or “weld” tool to make the letters connect together. You can connect the letters in ANY of the design programs, including the Cricut software. The only thing is, if you are using the Cricut software, you are limited to the fonts from the cartridges you own. With other softwares, you can use any True Type Font to create your letters and words. Then, I measured the front of my jar & sized my word so that it would fit perfectly on the jar. Then CUT! It really is easy to do. If you have any trouble with this, let me know & I will try to do a tutorial to show you step by step directions for this.
I decorated the top of the jar with some yellow patterned paper from the For the Record 2 Documented Collection Kit from Echo Park. This paper collection was part of the August SP Monthly Kit.
I used the leaf stamp from the SP & Company Falling for Autumn stamp set that was designed by Chrissie as part of her Vintage October Line. I am so loving this stamp set. It is just perfect for making little gifts and cards (and I would imagine it would be great on mini books and scrap layouts also!).
I created a tag by just rounding the top two corners of a piece of Pumpkin Pie colored cardstock. I stamped it with a cute sentiment and the leaf stamp from the Falling for Autumn stamp set. Then just punched a small hole and tied it to the jar with some Cappuccino and Mandarin colored twine from The Twinery.
This whole project was super easy & the outcome is super cute.
I hope you enjoyed it! Don’t forget to leave me a comment & check out the newsletter sign up. I’m not sure if I am going to get a project ready for tomorrow or not, but either way, I will catch you back here Monday. Have a fabulous weekend!