Saturday, September 6, 2008

Mystery project - Halloween Treat!

If you came to read this blog some time between midnight and 1:a.m CDT tonight, you found a little note telling you that a project would be loaded soon. Well, I didn't lie. Here is what I came up with in the wee hours of the night. A fun little container for your Halloween treats. Isn't it cute? I know I'm biased, but I think so!

I was inspired to make this by a gift I received from a demo friend at Convention. She gave a a cute little jar decorated with the Seeing Spots set (see last photo in this post). I really liked this idea and thought the jar would look awesome filled with ribbon scraps, but I haven't had a chance to fill it up yet.

In the meantime, Bill and I went to IKEA today and, among other things, I found these adorable little jars. SO when I was looking for something to stamp tonight, the jar just sort of jumped out at me and begged to be decorated.
Decorating the jar was really straightforward, except for the pumpkin pie circle covering the lid. I used my coluzzle to cut out the basic black circle, but I had no way to cut the pumpkin pie circle to size. I actually ended up tracing the lid onto card stock and cutting the circle by hand, trimming off some of the edges after I attached the circle to the lid. Other than that minor inconvenience, I just used my punches to punch out the scalloped circles out of the new Ghostly Greetings designer series paper for the lid and the sides. For the lid I used the 1 3/8" circle punch to get the smaller basic black circle. I then stamped the image from the Batty for You set on whisper white and pumpkin pie card stock in stazon black ink. I punched the white card stock with my 1 1/4" circle punch and the bat with my 1" circle punch. I layered everything together and attached the layered image to the lid with a dimensional. To finish off the lid I covered the side first with pumpkin pie striped grosgrain ribbon and then with 1/4" basic black grosgrain ribbon, ties into a bow on top.
For the side of the jar I punched some more Ghostly Greetings designer series paper with the 1 3/8" circle punch, stamped the bat image twice more on pumpkin pie card stock in black stazon ink and punched it out with the 1" circle punch. The designer series paper is adhered to the scalloped circle using snail,. and the bat is popped up on a dimensional.
And this is the project that started it all for me. Isn't it cool? I just love it! Thanks, Jan, both for the gift and the inspiration!


Holly said...

How fun, and so cute!

Jane said...

Adorable! I know there was a kitchen "outlet" store that used to be in the mall that had different jars. I wonder if they are still there? If so I may have to CASE your idea!