It’s time for another Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop – what fun! The Be Inspired Design Team is a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the world who are excited to share our themed projects with you. I’m so honored to be a part of this group of talented stampers!
For today’s Be Inspired Hop, we are creating anything but a card. That’s pretty out-of-the-norm for me because I think in 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ spaces. I’m happy, still, to occasionally turn my creative energies to home decor or gift ideas. If you aren’t starting the hop here, then you probably just popped over from the amazing project shared by my talented Canadian friend Carolynn Sander.
Who doesn’t love a warm treat on a cold day? I’ve used my paper crafting supplies to decorate two Mason jars that are filled with the ingredients for baked oatmeal or hot cocoa. Here’s a look at my decorated gifts:
The tall jar is filled with layered with flour, sugar, oats, raisins and walnuts. With the addition of two eggs and some milk, the recipient has ingredients for a delicious baked oatmeal (one of my favorites on a cold, winter morning):
- Wraps and Tags. I used a beautiful plaid from Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper and some sweet tags from the Christmas Traditions Punch Box and Flourish Filigree (both are new items in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Holiday Catalog) to add an additional homemade touch to these homemade sweet treats. Here’s a look at the beautiful colors and patterns in the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper: And here’s a look at the fun stamps and punch in the Christmas Traditions Punch Box (you can click on the picture below for a closer look or to see some other samples with this punch box): AND the metal tin makes a great gift, too – I guess I could have just taken a picture of the tin for my non-a-card project today, huh?
- Wrapped with Paper. My grandma often packaged homemade jellies and homemade pickles in Mason Jars with a square of cloth between the seal on top of the jar and the screw-on lid. What a perfectly wonderful gift! Isn’t that everyone’s memory of Mason Jars? Instead of finding a cloth square, I cut a piece of plaid paper, embossed it with the Subtle Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder (to distress the paper a bit and give it a cloth-like look). I wet it a bit with my Stampin’ Mist and molded the panel over the jar – I let it dry before screwing on the lid. I played around with the edges to add wrinkles and folds for the cloth-like look I wanted. Here’s a closer look at the paper wrap after it’s dried:
- Two Tags. While the paper wrap on the top of the jars is super-fun part of these project (in my view), the tags I’ve created to accompany the gifts are also quite fun. Here’s a closer look at the tags: This tag features a wood-patterned panel of Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper on a Real Red base. I stamped the sentiment with the Christmas Traditions stamp set and punched with the coordinating punch (both from the Christmas Traditions Punch Box). Below the sentiment are two branches of mistletoe, punched with the Sprig Punch and adorned with small Pearl Basic Jewels (I pulled this idea from another project in the Holiday Catalog – fun huh?). The tag is punched with the ribbon slot side of the Detailed Trio Punch and tied with Real Red 3/8″ Cotton Ribbon and Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon. This tag stamped with the Flourish Filigree stamp set and punched with the Pretty Label Punch. The sentiment is popped up on two bands of cardstock (Real Red and Old Olive). I punched the end of the tag with the 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch and added a bow with Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon.
Stamp Sets: Flourish Filigree, Christmas Traditions Punch Box Papers: Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, Real Red, Old Olive, Thick Whisper White Inks: Real Red Accessories: Christmas Traditions Punch Box, Sprig Punch, Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Pretty Label Punch, 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch, Real Red 3/8″ Cotton Ribbon, Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon, Detailed Trio Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Mist, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I’m so glad you stopped by and hope you like my project. I also hope you’ll continue the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop to see more projects that I’m sure you’ll love. The next stop is my dear friend from down under, Louise Sharp. Click on the banner below to continue through the hop:
In case you get off-track at any point during the hop, here’s a listing of all the participants in this hop:
- Louise Sharp
- Janneke de Jong
- Jenny Hall
- Tanja Kolar
- Monica Gale
- Maike Beimler
- Carolynn Sander
- Brian King
Here are links to the products I used to create this card: