AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! I can't really express how much I completely adore the Friendship Jar and Fillers Stamps along with all the dies. I'm so excited for all you PTI fans tonight when you see everything. It's got to be a little like Christmas, because that's how I felt when I first saw it all. The way the dies coordinate with the stamps blows the whole thing into another dimension. And then there's the fabulous concept by Michelle. So hard to resist with all the possibilities it offers. How could anybody resist?
My goal this month was to come up with a clever Mason Jar gift using only the supplies I had on hand. No shopping for me. It was a good challenge, not to mention a surprising one when I found I could pretty much whip up something fantastic out of what seemed like nothing. Anybody can make homemade bubble brew for all the little and big kids in your life with items hanging around the house. Or, who's to know if you decide to go with premade bubble solution to fill that Mason jar? Add a few drops of food coloring to make it seem special.
Card-wise, I filled my jar stamp with a paper pieced bubble wand out of Hibiscus Burst cardstock. I made the rings with Spellbinders dies and then just joined them with a strip of cardstock. If you had circle punches in various sizes, you could probably do something similar. Notice that I adhered the bubble wand to the blank jar die before stamping it so it would look like the wand was in the jar. Bubbles are made with circle stamps from Shapes By Design that are just lightly inked in Aqua Mist.
Container-wise, I picked up a paper mache vase for a buck at Joann's awhile ago. I generally make it a point to pick up random containers from dollar spots all over town. You just never know when you are going to need something late at night. I left the finish natural and just wrapped Papertrey Ink ribbon around. Bubble wand was something I recycled. Got a million of those around here. The jar I kept super simple, bubble solution is messy and I didn't feel there was any need for decoration if it was going to get heavily handled.
I'm staying up late tonight to see what all the girl's are doing with this set. Always so impressed with the talent of this group. And very, very, very pleased to be a part of it.
Enjoy and I dare you to resist.:)
Stamps: Friendship Jar, Shapes by Designs, Polka Dot Basics II, Just for You, Dot Spot, Big and Bold Wishes
Perfect Match Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores, Hibicus Burst
Stamper's Select Cardstock
Perfect Match Ink: Hibicus Burst, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, True Black
Ribbon: Hibicus Burst Grosgrain, Hawaiian Shores Satin Dot
Dies: Friendship Jar
Other: Spellbinders Die
Other: Crystals, Versamark Pad