A friend of mine posted this idea on Facebook and I knew this was something I could do and enjoy with my family. It’s quick & easy! I decided to spruce up my jar to make it part of my decor so I could set it out and be reminded to do it throughout the year.
I had a Longaberger mason jar in my pantry and decided to use that. I love and use Longaberger baskets throughout my home and craft space to keep things organized. My husband buys the tree trimming basket for me every year and I put those on a tree in our kitchen for the holidays. You can see in the photos that I chose the colors for my jar and paper holder to match the table runner and curtains in my kitchen.
I made a belly band for the mason jar using a 2 inch strip of soft suede cardstock. I used the Scalloped Tag Topper to punch each end and threaded mint macaron mini striped ribbon through the ends and tied a bow. I heat embossed the sentiment from Paisleys and Posies with clear embossing powder. To emboss any color all you have to do is ink your stamp in VersaMark first, then ink it in whatever color you want and stamp it on your cardstock. Add clear embossing powder and heat it. I used mint macaron ink for the sentiment. I used the Layering Circles Framelits to cut a piece of Mint Macaron cardstock for the lid. I stamped the flower from Flower Shop Stamp Set with soft suede ink and punched it out with the pansy punch. I also punched a mint macaron flower and attached both to the top of my jar with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I can’t wait to start adding wonderful memories to the jar!
I found a pad of paper in my desk drawer that was the perfect size to fit in a business card holder. You can click HERE for directions how to make the business card holder. You can easily cut copy paper to size (2 x 3 1/2) to fit in the holder or just use any little paper pack.
I used soft suede cardstock and ink for my paper holder along with the same mint macaron ribbon I used on my jar. I love how the flower from Flower Shop Stamp Set matches the flower in my material. I punched the flower out with the pansy punch and attached it with a dimensional. I used the date stamp on the rotary punch from the December Paper Pumpkin kit to stamp my paper.
I am going to send my daughter back to college with some of these papers in a stamped envelope for her to write on and then send home when she has them completed. I am hoping I can get my son and husband to add their good blessings to the jar too! What fun this will be to share a year from now.
Stamps Sets: Flower Shop, Paisleys & Posies, December 2016 Paper Pumpkin Rotary Stamp Inks: Mint Macaron, Soft Suede, VersaMark Papers: Soft Suede, Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla Tools & Accessories: Pansy Punch, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Mint Macaron Mini Striped Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I am not one to make new year resolutions. Mainly because I never seem to be able to keep them. This is something I know I can do and I love that it is a wonderful way to reflect upon and remember the many blessings. I hope this has inspired you to use what colors you have to create one for yourself or as a gift. If you would like to purchase any of the products I used you can Click HERE to shop my online store.
Last night we rang in the new year doing something we’d never done before. We usually travel over the holidays and visit family in Massachusetts. This year our plans changed and we stayed home. We decided to check out the local celebration that has become a New Year’s Eve tradition in our small town. New York City may have the ball dropping at midnight but, here in Hagerstown, Maryland we have a Donut Drop. A local family owned business, Krumpe’s, makes the most delicious donuts and they gave away 6,000 free donuts last night to everyone who assembled downtown to watch the annual Donut Drop countdown. I am all about trying new things and we had a fun time with my daughter and her friend.
Thanks for stopping by! I wish you and your family a happy, healthy New Year filled with many blessings!