Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Country Goodness In A Jar

I just LOVE mason jars!  I love decorating with them, I think they're adorable as wedding reception accents, I keep my buttons in mason jars (assorted by color), they're a cute country accent, and I just think they're SO sweet.  When I saw this week's challenge at Papertrey Ink, I knew right away that I wanted to do a project using a jar using Melissa Phillips' tutorial from Challenge #182.  This is front view of my jar:
This isn't actually a mason jar.  It's a small fruit jar that I picked up for a quarter at a garage sale this summer.  I painted the outside of the jar and the top of the lid in Robin's Egg Blue.  Then, I used a stamp to add some accents to the jar.  Next I took several of my lovely ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon including their Lipstick Red Seam Binding, Natural Burlap Wire-Edged Ribbon With Red and White Trim, Light Blue Plaid Ribbon, and some Juliet Natural Crochet Lace around the lip of the jar lid.  Below is a photo of the top of the jar:
I placed a Prima wooden button in the center of my bow, and then attached a Papertrey Ink stamped sentiment on the button using jute and a miniature safety pin.  The jar is stamped with a polka dot small star stamp from Papertrey Ink's Tiny Tags II Stamp Set. I also used Papertey Ink's Love Lives Here Holiday Stamp Set (old version) for the stamped (friend) sentiment.  The jar is sitting on a doily that was cut from red gingham patterned paper and cut using a Cheery Lynn Designs die-cut.  Here is a side view picture of the jar:
I am sharing my jar in the following challenges:
 
Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge - Challenge #195 - 2014 A la Carte - I used Melissa Phillips Stamped Jar Tutorial from Challenge #182.  The PTI products I used (listed above) are the Love Lives Here Holiday Stamp Set and the Tiny Tags 2 Stamp Set.
 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says:  Anything Goes
 
Inspired By Stamping - Joanna Munster's Blog - IBSIC #89 - Color Challenge - I just ADORE this sweet color combination as well as the gingham print!

Classy Cards-N-Such Blog - Challenge #65 - Happy New Year (Use Something New and Bling) - My something new would be the ribbons and wooden button.  The bling, well, I don't have any - other than the fact that it's all in a shiny glass jar!  My CCNS products used include   Natural Trim - Cream Crochet Lace (around edge of jar lid), seam binding and Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry Doily Die-Cut.

Cheery Lynn Designs Blog - Challenge #165 - Thank You - This project was made for a very special friend who has been SUCH a blessing to me since I lost my sister in October.  I'm giving her this jar filled with her favorite little candies to say THANK YOU for being such a great friend!  The Cheery Lynn Designs die I used is the Small French Pastry Doily Die-Cut that is at the base of my jar, and the jar is setting on.  It's one of my most favorite dies ever!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I really appreciate your visit, and look forward to visiting your blogs this week as well.
 
Blessings to all,
Karen

21 comments:

  1. Absolutely love this; over the top sweet! The colour combo is my favourite winter palette.

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  2. Cute, cute, cute. What a great gift idea. I am loving burlap right now and this burlap ribbon is fab.

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  3. I love decorating boxes and jars, and this one just screams country charm! Happy New Year!

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  4. Wow Karen this is amazing - love all your accents and the fabulous colours you have used.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  5. What a sweet country jar! love the layered puffy ribbons and the blue/kraft/red colors!

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  6. Very cute, Karen! Love the great layering of ribbon on top and the sweet tag! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! Mynn xx

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  7. Hi Karen,
    many thanks for your nice comments!
    Greetings from Germany,
    Andrea

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  8. Cute thank you gift, Karen. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

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  9. What a sweet little gifty jar! I too am loving the color combo! Your bows are always so fabulous.

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  10. What a great gift idea, I love all the ribbons! Thanks for joining us at the Classy Cards n' Such challenge this week. Your work is amazing!

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  11. Another one of your gorgeous creations and altered jars, love those beautiful ribbons you have used!! Thank you for all your support at our challenges last year and my you have a happy and blessed New Year!!! Thank you joining in with us at "Classy Cards 'n Such" for our "It's a New Year" challenge, too!
    Diane CCNS Dt

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  12. Pretty project! Thanks for joining us in the Classy Cards 'n Such challenge.

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  13. Great job with your jar. Love your ribbon topping.

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  14. Fun! I love the color combo, it really stands out. Thanks for joining us at Classy Cards 'n Such Challenge this week. Hope to continue to see more of your lovely work.

    -Jenny, CCNS DT

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  15. So beautiful, I love the colors. Thank you, for joining us in the Classy Cards N Such challenge.

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  16. Karen, you outdid yourself with this sweet project! I could see so many different jars being used for other events also! Thank you so much for being with us at this week's challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such!

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  17. This is so adorable Karen!! Perfect for Christmas, Fourth of July or anytime of year! Love it!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  18. Nice idea and thank you gift. Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge. Best of luck to you,

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  19. Your projects are always inspiring Karen! Love this jar! What a great way of upcicling a jar! I'm so glad you joined us this week at Classy Cards 'n Such!

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