When I was at Convention 2012 in July, Sara Douglas, presented a stamping demonstration around jars, and this was one of her creations. When I saw it, I immediately thought of a gift for the reception.
Although she didn't demonstrate it, I managed to get a picture and from there recreate what I saw.
I had so much fun with this and while it took some trial and error as I had no instructions has to how big everything was cut, in the end I am very pleased with the whole gift.
Stamps: Forever With You (c – 126727, w – 122890 p. 132 2012-2013 AC)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Summer Starfruit, Basic Grey, Basic Black, First Edition DSP, Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP, Patio Party DSP
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Oval Accent Bigz Clear Die, Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L, Paper Doily Sizzlits L, Scallop Circle Big Z Die, Polka Dots Emboss Folder, Corner Punch, Small Heart Punch, 1-3/4” Scallop Circle Punch, Rhinestone Jewels, Silver Glimmer Paper, Chip Board, White Bakers Twine (Dyed with Basic Black Ink), Linen Thread, Crochet Trim, Other: Glass Jar, White Dowels, Strip of Plastic Bag, Candy
I cut 2 strips of the First Edition DSP, so that the circle, when finished would be large and full enough. The size of the paper is 12" by 5-1/2" and this seemed to work. And yes, the Silicone Mat came in real handy for this project.
I managed to obtain a picture of the happy couple and made a slide card. This the first one I had ever made so there was some trial and error going on with this, however persevering really pays off. On one side of the slider, I put the congrats message and then on the other side, I attached a gift card.
Finally, I attached a Doily on each side of the jar, circled the jar with a strip of First Edition DSP, and tied the whole think up with Linen Thread.
Then the newly weds got their own pot of gold. I put a piece of oasis in the jar so that I could insert the dowels and they wouldn't fall over. The wrapped candy hides all the oasis and makes a nice pot of gold.
I hope you enjoy this, because I sure did while I was creating it.
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