Thank You Jar

I copied this card idea from the 2012 Holiday Catalog. I changed a few things but basically its SU! idea. I love this new set! Have I said that already? lol.
More Mustard, Early Espresso, Naturals Ivory CS
Orchard Harvest DS paper
misc brown twine
Retired ribbon- More Mustard 1/4 "grosgrain and kiwi 3/8" striped
ZIG journal pen
Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Raspberry Ripple, and More Mustard classic inks
Beautiful Wings Embosslits
misc brad
Fiskars zig zag scissors
pop dots, glue dots, snail adhesive

Here are a few other great projects I came across during a Google search:

for more ideas from Google you can look here



I love all the awesome things people are doing with Mason jars (phots ar efound on Google). Glasses, vases, baking, decorating, crafts, etc... the possibilities are endless.Above are some "Hillbilly wine glasses" I made using pint jars, candlesticks, and decorative glass beads. Easy Peasy...

Mason jars are HOT in the craft world right now. Many stamp companies have sets using mason jars, fabric lids, and misc items to coordinate and accessorize the jars. Stampin' Up! has my favorite set right now!
 Stampin' Up! has an adorable stamp bundle  (#129943 wood, #129944 clear) called Perfectly Preserved Bundle that is my absolute favorite right now. I love the size of the stamps. I love the coordinating items to stamp inside the jar. I love the possibilities! This bundle  has die cutting framelits that are metal dies that fit and frame around the stamped images and cut them out. The framlits are designed specifically to coordinate with stamps set and you can see where to cut the images simply by placing framelits around stamped images.  INGENIOUS...So fun!!!! Wahoo! I love SU! The stamps are also sold alone here. The framelits are sold alone here.  if that interests you.
Here's a quick how to: 1.) simply stamp your image onto one single sheet of cardstock. 2.)  Lay the coordinating framelit around your image (as I did above).

3.) Run the through your diecutting machine ( I used Cuttlebug A, B, C in the photo- I grabbed whatever was closest).

4.) Viola! Image is cut out. Just pop the image out and place on project. <<>>!!!!!

This framelits set includes the stem/ leaves for the fruit within the set.

Here is the finished product. A tag for a pint/ quart jar filled with yummy goodness.


Washi Tape Crazy

OK, when it comes to paper crafting I show serious signs of addiction. LOL. I used to consider myself a "paper freak", then I couldn't get enough brads, buttons, ribbons, stamps. My husband referred to me as a "stampoholic". Now, its that darn Washi tape. I LOVE IT!!!!!! Its so fun and easy to use. I love tapes of all kinds... fabric, paper, washi, decorative scotch, duct, and packing. Their are great patterns and style options available these days.

I found a bunch of self adhesive glitter craft tape discounted at a local craft/ fabric store for  less than $2.  
I found that MS is selling 'paper tape' now. For those of you that are a fan or that watch her shows or read her magazine would know that she has used Washi tape for years.  

When I placed my original order for washi tape 2 years ago through Happy Tape I bought a pricey tape holder made of wood with a saw tooth edge. Its a great holder but only holds 8-10 rolls of tape. :(

For a while I just stored a few rolls in a shoebox but now I have way too many to store in one box. I found these awesome ribbon boxes clearanced for $3 at the same local craft/ fabric store and "Ta- da" Washi organization. I wish I would have bought more not just the two. I still have a box full of tapes left. Shhhh! don't tell anyone.
Is anyone else addicted too? What are you addicted to?