Friday, November 6, 2015

Sangria Supplemental Art - Gratitude Jar (Directions Included)

Make a beautiful gratitude jar for reflecting on all that you're grateful for, or to share with family at Thanksgiving. This project uses leftovers from the Sangria card workshop plus a My Creations Kraft Container.

If you didn't get the workshop, then all you need is Sangria paper, Poppy Twine and Pink Enamel Gems.

Here are the directions - you can be exact with my measurements or keep it loose with the general guidelines I provide in parentheses.

Champagne Cardstock - 2" x 12" (large strip)

Eggplant Cardstock - 0.75" x 12" (small strip). Optional - Create scalloped edge with scallop border punch.

Swirls and leaves pattern - 1" x 12" and 0.5" x 12" (medium and small strips) and 2 3/4" circle (don't have a punch or die cutting system? Then use the lid to trace the circle and cut. The circle will be slightly larger than the inside of the lid, but you can tuck it into the lid).

Orange leaves pattern - 2 3/4" circle (or use the lid to trace and cut).

Stamping - Stamp "So Thankful" sentiment from Harvest Wreath stamp set in Eggplant ink on 3 1/2" x 3/4" Colonial White cardstock and dovetail both ends. (or use any stamp set you'd like with a dark purple or brown ink on off-white cardstock. Trim to fit.)

Put it Together - Using wet glue, adhere each layer around the jar, starting with the swirls and leaves pattern at the top. The jar has a seam, which you can use to line up the paper seams. Pop dot the orange leaves circle and sentiment. 

Embellishments - Wrap Poppy Twine around the lid multiple times and tie with a bow. Add Pink Enamel Gems as desired.

Write down what you are thankful for and add it to the jar throughout the month (or as a family at Thanksgiving).

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