My motto for the holiday season this year is: Keep it stylish, keep it simple. You'll hear me repeat that lots because I want to keep reminding myself. Today I have a gift ensemble that I can start assembling early on. It's a card with matching jelly jar. I worked hard this summer canning lots of jellies..they'll make the perfect little gift for neighbors, teachers and for guests that just drop by.Here's my cute card. I used my Tent Topper design (click on the label at the end of the post to see more) to create a card that can be made assembly line style. You can work on this type of card in steps, a little at a time. The new Papertrey set I'm using will debut this month and it's called Tree Trimming Trio.
There are different trees that you can stamp for the main image. Then there are lots of cute little circle stamps with various designs that fill in blank circles on the trees. It's a very fun, interactive type stamp set with dozens of designs you can create. I used Kraft for my card base, added some material that matches my jelly jars, Aqua Mist ink and cardstock for the tree, Dark Chocolate for the circles, tree base and sentiment, Vintage Buttons tied with Rustic Cream Twine, and Green Tea Leaves patterned paper. The main tree images was matted with Spellbinders Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities die templates. I finished up with some machine stitching to give my card a homespun feel.
My half pint jelly jar is covered with striped green material cut with pinking shears and tied with Dark Chocolate Swiss Dot ribbon.
The topper to my jelly jar is created with punches, a PTI Christmas sentiment and a little punched circle that matches my card.
I think while I have my supplies out, I'll go create more cards and jelly jar gifts. I can't tell you how good it feels come December when I see a big stash of gifts already wrapped and ready to go. Stylish and Simple...that's my motto!
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