It’s still very much winter here in Nova Scotia with a couple of fresh inches of snow on the ground. It looks so pretty now that the sun is out with very few clouds in the blue sky. It is chilly though. But today I’m feeling positive, thinking ahead to when things start growing in the garden again. So as I sat down to make today’s simple Sunday project an idea popped into my head. I’d start preparing for berry season with a simple jam jar wrap.
TASTY BERRY PAPER
This all started with the Berry Delightful 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP). This pack is a lovely combination of different berry images, plus coordinating complimentary background designs. I also got it for free, but more about that later.
First I found a jam jar and measured around the middle. This is a 1/2lb (250ml) mason jar that I’ll use later in the season to fill with my home-made jam.
From the Berry Delightful DSP I chose the small gingham design, and that led me to choose Poppy Parade Card for my first wrap layer.
I cut a 2-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ strip of Poppy Parade Card and put Tear & Tape Adhesive on one short end. Then I wrapped the card around the jar using the tape to fix the card to itself. This way I would be able to remove the completed sleeve when it finally became time to add the jam.
With the first layer done I then cut a 2″ x 9″ strip of the red gingham paper. I wrapped this around the jar and attached it to the card layer.
Finally I chose the blueberry pattern from the DSP pack. After cutting a 1-1/2″ x 9″ strip I wrapped and glued it onto the gingham layer. So that was the jar wrap done.
All I needed to do now was go back to the gingham paper with the metal insert from the mason jar lid. I placed it onto the paper and drew around the edge with a pencil. Then using Paper Snips I cut out the circle. After I’ve made and processed my jam I’ll remove the screw on part and wipe over the sealed lid. Then I’ll simply lay the DSP circle on top and replace the screw-on lid to hold it in place. I can then add a label to identify the jam inside and it’s ready to store or gift. Quick, easy and oh so pretty.
For more projects using the Berry Delightful DSP see these earlier blog posts:
- Strawberry is my favourite fruit
- Counting my blessings this weekend
- Yellow umbrella and strawberry rain
SALE-A-BRATION ENDS SOON
The Berry Delightful DSP used today is part of a free Sale-A-Bration bundle that you can only get until February 28th. The DSP is paired with an exclusive coordinating 13 piece photopolymer stamp set called Berry Blessings (not used today). To get this bundle simply place a $120CAD order (before shipping and taxes) and then choose this for free when prompted.
There are lots of other exclusive free products in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure so do check it out before the promotion ends.
If your wish list is more than $120 you might prefer to join my Crafty Canadians team and get bigger benefits. Choose $165 of Stampin’ Up! products from the catalogues and pay just $135 with no shipping costs. In many provinces you may also get this tax free too. Plus Stampin’ Up! will add a past Paper Pumpkin kit ($30 value) and business pack at no extra cost. What’s more, if you join before the end of February you’ll also receive completely free, a 200 sheet pack of 6″ x 6″ DSP ($78.75 value) in all new designs. Once you’ve joined you’ll enjoy at least 20% discount off future Stampin’ Up! purchases. There’s lots more perks, and I’m sure you have questions so do check out my Join Stampin’ Up! page.
In the meantime, here’s the very short list of products I used for today’s simple Sunday jar wrap project.