August 1, 2015

Mason jar themed gifts...

It's a new month over at Gossamer Blue and the line up of kits is fantastic.  Using mostly the Bits & Pieces Kit, I created a set of six mason jar themed gifts.  I might have a little luncheon for some retired ladies or at the very least, I'll have some nice gifts ready in my stash.

I started out with some drawstring bags that I got at Michael's.  I layered up all of the adorable mason jar tags and filled them with sequins and punched paper flowers.  
 I stamped on some congratulations type stamps from the set in the Main Kit.  Definitely well suited for retirement gifts or just a fun little gift in general.  I tied on baker's twine from my stash and used a brown safety pin to attach the tags to the cloth bags.
 Next I used the strawberry stamp in red ink and stamped them into a mason jar stamp from Michael's.
 I used various patterned papers from the 6 x 6 paper pad plus added Washi tape and some enamel stickers to each card front.  More images from the Main Kit stamp set were added to the cards.
 Reaching into my stash again, I grabbed some cello bags that I can use to hold a few candies or perhaps a baked treat.  I punched a mason jar from a punch I got at Target, outlined the jar image, then stamped on the "YAY" sentiment.
 I attached the jars to the sacks with more of the pretty October Afternoon Washi tape.  The giant clothespins were from Michael's in that cheap section.
 From my coveted collection of jams that I've been canning this season, I chose six of my prized Strawberry Peach Jams.
Each jar was topped with a punch circle label with some Washi tape underneath. 
Here's a little look at what a recipient might receive.  The cards will be tucked into the cloth bag.  If I do a luncheon this ensemble will probably top the plates.  Otherwise, it all might be tucked into a Kraft handled sack with a strip of torn vintage sheet for wrapping.
 Until then I'll just tuck all my goodies into my wire basket and them upon a shelf.
I hope you're inspired to create some gifts of your own.  Handmade....and homemade....is always best in my opinion.  Have fun!

Be sure to check out the Gossamer Blue Design Team galleries over at the website.  The projects are just oozing with amazing-ness.

2 comments:

Danielle M said...

Love your projects!

sophie said...

Oh this is So amazingly pretty !! You are So créative ! I was wondering How you deal with being good at So many crafts : i sometimes feel the pressure to be good only at one craft but i love to So many différent things. Just wondering How you deal with that idea !

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