Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Beautiful Packaging for Gifts from the Kitchen!!!

I'm trying so hard to start Christmas preparations early this year!  I'd like to break my cycle of waiting too late and frantically finishing up gifts at 2am Christmas morning!!  I'm especially glad to show you this project as nearly all of the supplies come from Flamingo Scraps!!!

Here's what you will need --

In stock at Flamingo Scraps --
Special Orders from Flamingo Scraps --
  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint
  • Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder
  • Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink
From Your Stash --
  • Large Eyelet
  • Safety Pin
  • Charm
  • Small Paper Doilies
  • Baker's Twine
  • Cropadile
  • Heat Gun

First, trim the handles off of each chipboard jar.  Paint both sides of your jars with Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Weathered Wood -- these will dry pretty quickly.  Ink the edges with the brush end of a Tim Holtz Distress Marker in Stormy Sky.

The Basic Grey Give Credit Stamp Set is a must have -- there is a stamp for every instance from "Crafted By" to "Photo By," and they are really well made.  I used the "from the Kitchen Of" and got a really clear image every time.  I stamped each jar using Distress Embossing Ink and added the Liquid Platinum embossing powder.  A blast with my heat gun finished the label.  I then folded a paper doily  over the top of the jar, gently gathering the border.  I found it easiest to put a rubber band around the top to hold the doily in place while I tied on the seam binding.  And here's a little secret about seam binding -- the crinkly ribbon everyone loves so much -- it is seam binding that has been wadded up, slightly moistened with water, and shaken out when dry!  I like to set an eyelet at the top of the jar for the baker's twine to guard against tears and fraying.

Finish off your tag with a charm and your name!

I couldn't resist combining the mason jar tags with the Show Toppers from Cosmo Cricket for a gift that lasts after the goodies have been eaten!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  The FAB Flamingo Scraps Design Team will be posting projects everyday to inspire you to create!  And don't forget the December Daily from the Tonya LIVE!! Ustream class -- craft along with Tonya and make good on that resolution to finish your December Daily this year!!!!

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