Friday, September 28, 2012

Altered Treat Jar and Bon Voyage Card

Echo Park Paper has so many fun and happy lines and I love them all. I was especially excited to see the camping themed paper and icons in the So Happy Together line, released this summer.  It was just what I needed to make something for my folks, who have retired and bought an RV.

My parents are on an eight-week East coast to West coast trip with my aunt and uncle following along in their own RV. They are having a blast and especially enjoyed Yellowstone. They are hitting it all from the high brow (presidential libraries) to the low-brow (Branson, Mo., where "Branson puts the show in the Show-Me state").

Before they left, I made a little treat jar and card for my folks. 


I recycled a jar I had around the house and filled it with their favorite candy.  The jar was a great size, because a 12-inch paper strip fit around it perfectly.  


I used the RV patterned paper as the base and added a border punched strip above and below. I stitched those together then wrapped them around the jar.  To decorate the top, I traced the lid onto patterned paper then cut out the circle and glued it on. I also added a doily and sticker on top. 

Around the lid, I added a red ribbon, first sewing a zig zag stitch for a decorative touch, and some fun red twine from Trendy Twine. The label is a journaling card with alpha stickers and a little birdie. 


For the card, I echoed the red ribbon and used patterned paper and stickers for a quick coordinating look. 

The card is based on this sketch from The Sampler challenge.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

21 comments:

  1. What a cute idea! I'm sure your parents loved it and have enjoyed the candy.

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  2. I love how you carried elements from the jar over to the card. This is such a great set, Izzy! I love what's inside too. :)

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  3. What a great gift idea!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee them!!!! Awesome colors and loving the little camper!!!!

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  4. What a fabulous gift ensemble! Cute pattern and what a great font! I'm sure your parents loved it :)

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  5. Thank you SO much for playing along with us at The Sampler Izzy! I love the card you made with the sketch and that jar is amazing!

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  6. Oh, this is too cute! Sounds like your folks are having an amazing time. I've driven across the country a couple times but it was always to get somewhere. We never did enough exploring. Sounds like your folks are doing it right! :)

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  7. Sounds like quite the adventure your parents undertook! I'm sure they will enjoy your sweet treats along the way. Really cute card, Izzy!

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  8. Izzy, this is such a sweet gift. And the paper is perfect for their RV-ing. I bet they just loved this.

    Lesley
    Trendy Twine

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  9. These are great! So sweet of you too! :)

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  10. Too cute! I would LOVE to do a East to West (or in my case West to East Coast) trip! How FUN! Someday..... I bet they loved their gift from you too! CUTE CUTE CUTE!

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  11. This is just so cute. We RV too and love every minute of it! your folks are going to love this!

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  12. Love your altered jar and card, very cute :)

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  13. Love both your projects! How thoughtful!!

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  14. Adorable! And such a fun gift for your parents.

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  15. adorable.. I love em both.. thanks for sharing. hugs

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  16. such a sweet little set. love your take on the card sketch. thanks for playing with the sampler.

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  17. this is so cute!!

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  18. ooooh i love your take on the card sketch! you really have a lot of gorgeous work ;) thank you for sharing!

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  19. Thank you so much for playing along with The Sampler challenges! I love your take on my card sketch Izzy. It turned out amazing!

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