Easy Mason Jar Valentine Treat

Hey all, Adrianne here with you today to share an easy gift idea: Valentine treats in mason jars.  I just love giving gifts in jars.  It’s a great size, it’s on-trend, and it’s always well-received. The best part about it is that you can decorate the tops of mason jars in just the same way you might embellish any card or tag!  I am going to show you a simple embellishment today, but truly: the sky is the limit when you start looking at that round lid as your space to send your special message.

Valentine Treat Mason Jar 7

Easy mason jar Valentine treat supplies:

Valentine Treat Mason Jar 1

Step 1.  Emboss your vintage collection paper with the heart-themed pattern.  It’s difficult to see on the patterned Vintage Collection red/pink paper, but when you sand it in the next step, it’s perfect!  Choose a portion of the embossed design to use for your lid.  Trace the jar’s lid, or use a circle die to die-cut that area.

Valentine Treat Mason Jar 2

Step 2.  Using coordinating papers, die-cut a small ornate tag and heart shape.  Cut some extra tiny hearts to use for embellishements.  I used the Gemstones paper because I love the pearlescent finish, but you could easily use scraps from the Vintage Collection paper you started with.  This project takes very little paper – you could even raid your scraps!

Step 3.  Sand your embossed lid cover using the Sand-it Gadget.

Valentine Treat Mason Jar 3

Step 4.  Assemble your tag with some glue dots, and punch holes in the ends.  Fill your jar with candy, treats, or even a small gift.

Valentine Treat Mason Jar 4

Step 5.  Add a couple glue dots around the edges of your round lid cover to help adhere it to the ring of the jar.  You’ll be placing the jar’s lid on top of the jar as normal, and the paper is just an addition to the ring.  This will help keep the contents of your jar fresh if you’re adding anything edible or scented.

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Step 6.  Add your embellishments!  A die-cut heart or two on top, adhered with a foam sticker, is a simple but pretty addition.  Add a few self-adhesive pearls for a minimalist look.  Tie on your gift tag with baker’s twine.

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Your gift recipient will love the presentation of a treat within a paper valentine, and the jar is easily re-used.  They’ll think of you every time they use it!

Other ideas to fill the jar with are a few home-baked cookies, a batch of bath bombs or bath sea salts, or a small gift like jewelry or even a gift card.  But I have found you can never go wrong with chocolate!

~ Adrianne

Need a Baby Gift?

February 24, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Pink Paislee

Not sure about you but I always feel as if I need a baby gift these days!

And what better way to whip one up than with a brown bag and some Pink Paislee Core Impressions?  Design Team Member Char Dobson created this super cute bag with some Pink Paislee Nantucket papers and Core Impressions and her Cricut. If you don’t have the Wrap  it Up cartridge, no worries! You can use any die cutting machine or even hand cut these details with a pattern.

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Tuesday Tutorial

February 21, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Today we have a great tutorial from Design Team Member Kim Jeffress using one of our favorites….Chocolate Box!!! Kim needed a quick and easy gift for a friend and this is what she created….

Step 1 Take a sheet of chocolate box cardstock and punch a circle about 2 inches from the edge.

Step 2 Cut the cardstock into a rectangle shape approx 3 inches  wide and 8 inches in  length(leave one side on the side of the circle longer than the other)

step 3 Score the cardstock near the punched out circle on the longer side to create a fold.
step 4 Using a sanding tool or sandpaper, sand all the edges of the choocolate box cardstock to reveal the coloured core!
step 5 Cut another rectangle from the chocolate box cardstock two and a half inches wide and 4.75 inches in length. Using a die cut machine emboss the BACK side of the cardstock. Adhere this piece to the bottom section of the tag.
step 6 Take a piece of matching cardstock approx 2 inches wide and create a banner piece by folding back and forth as shown, repeat for the other side and then cut inverse triangles on each end.
step 7 Add foam tape to the back of the banner piece and adhere to the centre of the tag as shown. Add a matching sticker to embellish.
step 8 Type out your sentiment to the back of the cardstock ,cut out ,add a brad and attach with foam dots, Fold your card on the scored line and hang from a bottle!
And here is the final project!
And a close up for some of that fabulous detail…

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