Sunday, April 1, 2007


What a week! It was very crazy last week. The crop I host was Friday and Saturday, setting up on Thursday nite. I usually teach several classes, but I had a tough week and needed to just take a break.

I joined a secret sister swap on SCS and needed to get the final item made for the "reveal" (where I tell who I am with what I send). So at the crop I worked on this altered jar...

I bought the jar at Dollar General, then wrapped patterned paper around the jar and decorated the front with flowers that I cut with my Cricut die cut machine. I pierced holes in the dark plum and brushed the plum flowers with ink and sanded the green flower/center. It still needed something, so I added a plum button tied with moss floss (hey that rhymes Ü). Anyway, I tried adding leaves cut with the Cricut and it just didn't work, so I layed the rickrack behind the flowers and liked it. I got the rick rack at Maranatha's crop and have no idea who the company is, but definitely need to get more when I go again in the fall. Here is the top...
I traced the lid and cut the cardstock to fit. The scalloped circle is cut from my Cricut also. The "full o' stuff" is cut from the Sizzlet font 'Girls are Weird'. I brused the letters with ink to make them pop and added rick rack to the edge of the lid.
Here is a fun treat that is in the jar along with lots of fun items in plum and green (brad, flowers, stickles, beads, etc) as well as a bag of pom poms and die cut bunnies for her to make. I got this idea off of SCS. I can't remember who posted it first, but she had made hers with a stamped bunny head. I didn't have a stamp that would work, so I used the Cricut cartridge Doodle Charms to cut the bunny head. I then doodled around the edges and drew the face. I sponged the ears, nose and cheeks with pink chalk. Using glue dots I adhered the face to one end of a Hershey Nugget candy bar and at the other end a white pom pom for the tail. I think I will make these for my Awana girls Wed. nite.

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