Saturday, November 27, 2010

Gift Giving From the Heart - D2D Blog Hop

First off, I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Designed 2 Delight is having a fun blog hop "Gift Giving From the Heart". There are sure some wonderful thrifty gift items! No order to follow on this blog hop, just go to the D2D Card Ideas Blog for pictures of all the gift ideas.  Click on the picture to go to the designers blog!

Thanks for visiting my blog to get the details on my crafty gift!

I have a ton of baby food jars, that I have always wanted to do something with other then always just recycling them to the dump. I've used so many of them to store brads and other little items that I didn't need them for that anymore and have always wanted to alter them.  So this blog hop really motivated me to finally do something with them!

I created 3 different jars as of now:
Aren't they fun?


I priced out doing the jar in front, which was the simplest one.
I priced it out as to making 10 gifts, as most of the time you make more then one!
 I used the "Christmas Tree" dollar delight digi to make this jar.
 Look at all the shimmer on the top of the jar!!  Not only do I LOVE using the D2D images, but I also LOVE adding CI Paints to them to add shimmer!!

Essentially in my case the project was even cheaper as I have a little one at home eating baby food yet, so in my opinion it didn't cost me anything for the jar, as she needs to eat! :)  But if you don't have a little one at home, perhaps you know someone you can get jars from?  Or you can get your hands on some other similar jars?  Or if you want to actually purchase the baby food jars and just dump out the food.

Creating this jar:
1. Remove label.
2. Using Photoshop I opened the D2D Candy Cane Circle and the D2D Christmas Tree digi. 
- I duplicated the Candy Cane Circle Layer
- Sized the Christmas Tree, to the size I wanted and the dragged the digi onto the Candy Cane Circle, creating another layer
- Place the Christmas Tree in between the two Candy Cane layers
- The top Candy Cane layer you'll need to use the magic wand to select the center and delete the white part, this will allow you to see the Christmas Tree under, yet cropping parts of the tree that are larger the the inside of the circle
- Type "Happy Holidays" to add in the circle
3. The top of the jar cover is 2".  So size the image to that size or you can just cut out a circle that size (as I did on the Stitched Snowman Jar).
4. Color your image.
5. Cut image and the glue to the top cover.
6. Add ribbon around the top.
7. Add candy! (or any other little trinket)

Pretty simple!

I hope I didn't confuse you on the Photoshop steps, feel free to contact me if you need me to explain better.  I tried my best!




 I just love this last D2D freebie we received, I wanted to use him again!  I just think this little penguin is so adorable!



 Isn't he cute?

I cut a snowflake from my "Graphically Speaking" Cricut cart to add to the top of this jar.
 I used CI Paints to cover the snowflake to add shimmer and then added some gems!

The candy cane border around each of the images is from a new set Faith is releasing soon! 

I love receiving comments, so please leave some love! :)  There will be some random drawings, so leave some comments here and on the other DT members blogs! 

All the blogs can be found on the new D2D DT "Card Ideas" blog along with prize details!

Thanks for visiting my crafty creation!  I hope I along with the DT members have inspired you to create some fun holiday gifts!

Hope you have a wonderful day!!

Kendra
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Challenges
Creative Card Crew:  Not another Card Challenge...Treat Boxes and Goodie Bags
Wags n' Whiskers: Wrap it Up
Alota Rubber Stamps: Let's Celebrate Christmas
Mami Doodles: Gift Items

68 comments:

Kathie said...

Wow Kendra, your treat jars are wonderful. Love how you put it all together and the added shimmer is perfect!

dstandard said...

This are awesome! Love your treat jars!

Emily Painter-Davis said...

I love the detail on your images.
Wow - great project~!

Pat said...

Great way to use what you have, Kendra! These are so cute.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

yes, they are super fun! I love them all!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

super cute idea and I love the steps you have shown for us to follow in photoshop too. I love the beautiful glitter paint you have used also!

Thea said...

Kendra, these ideas are the BEST! Love the inspiration. SO need these ideas this year. Thank you!

Sherrie Conner said...

Great job combining the images with the software! I love these little candy jars! CUTE!! :)

Anna R said...

Very cute recycling...and just enough chocolate to eat guilt-free!! Love the glitter too!

bridget said...

Perfect project. Anyone would love these for a Christmas gift. I love the penguin too :)

Ramona said...

I love it!! This is just to dang cute!!!

Carol Ann said...

Brilliant idea to put the candy in jars I love the way you have decorated them. x

Kathy said...

Way to go with recycling those jars. Such cute little gifts!

STAMPING SAM said...

What a lot of ideas for recycling jars and Faith's digies are perfect for this. Thanks for your creativity and inspirational ideas.

faithnme said...

So beautiful.. I know you have made a lot of moms very HAPPY.. great idea

Hugs
Sharette

ribenaruby said...

This is a fab way to use all those food jars, absolutely brilliant!

Shirley G said...

What a great way to use up those baby food jars. Now, who do I know that has some...hmm.
Thanks for a great idea.

Jaqi said...

A really great idea for using all those jars. Thank you!

Michelle said...

WONDERFUL idea Kendra!! Those jars are just too cute! I actually may have to "claim" some of my grannddaughter's jars and give it a try : )

Diana Crick said...

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terrie said...

Perfect little gift to say "Just thinking of you"..thanks for sharing
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Jennifer M. said...

I love this idea and am definitely gonna do it for Xmas! Perfect! My best friend has a baby and I just asked her to keep her empty baby food jars for me just so I could make these. HAHA...Thanks!

Kristin said...

Nice way to use your empty baby food jars. I love the snow flake one!!

Cleah said...

Love the shimmers! What a fun way to work on these baby food jars.I especially love the tree.; )

Christina said...

Kendra I love these. The peguin img is really cute.

Traci said...

These are so cute! Love all the sparkles.

Thistleblue said...

These look wonderful, I have loads of these wee jars too, what a perfect way to use them up!
Thanks for sharing.
hugs
Michelle
x

Stephanie said...

I absolutely love Mr. Penguin. He's so adorable on your project. TYFS!

Ronda S said...

They look adorable and such a good way to recycle!

Stacy Walker said...

Very nice. Great gift idea. Thank you for letting me play along.

Patti P. said...

These are so cute!! Love all the images and the way you manipulated them. Tfs and giving us your tutorial.

Georgei said...

like alot your ideal very pretty
thank for showing

Josie0602 said...

Love the penguin and snowmen jars...so cute!

Tina M said...

this is a really cute way to recycle! great little project and I like the toppers :)

THERESA said...

This is so sweet, have used them baby bottles myself on occasion and it works like a charm !! Stunning !!

Sheila D said...

I'm all about recycling, so, way to go with recycling those jars. Such cute little gifts!

deesdesigns said...

Simple but perfect for holiday giving - who would love to receive this as a gift? TFS!

Bev said...

Kendra.. each one as cute as the other... fab idea and cutest images

Lorie said...

These are such a great idea!

Patti J said...

What a great recycling idea! Thanks for sharing!

racinggrandma61 said...

What a super idea........each of them are just wonderful.


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Deb said...

Very creative Kendra - love all the shimmery effects!
Hugs,
Deb T.

craftin-dawn said...

Great treat jars! I too love the penguin he is sooo cute!!!

stampjourney said...

These little treat jars are so cute! I love the way you used Photoshop to create the little circles for Faith's great images!

Sharon said...

Nice project, I have baby food chairs from a long time ago and this would be a great way to use them. Thanks for tuturial on layering thats was nice and simple. Thank you for sharing this great project.

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Flutterby Trina said...

well i have now found a better use for the baby jars! Thanks so much!

cladygray said...

These are totally awesome. I was wondering what to do with the baby food jars my daughter keeps bringing to me. Now I know.

kathy s said...

wow-I'm going to pass this idea onto my daughter in law and daughter they both have heaps of baby food jars -TFS

Marilyn said...

Wonderful projects! Very creative & they look so pretty & festive all lined up!
Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

Mary said...

These are gorgeous!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fun project- great recycled project- love the CI paint accent!

Lori said...

They look great! I don't have Photoshop, but your directions made sense to me. Wish I still knew someone using bf jars, hummm...

rstuck2003 said...

These are too cute! I can make then next year since my granddaughter is only 11 weeks old and not eating baby food yet! LOL

Lori said...

Love the jars. The idea is veryyyy cute.

Linda said...

These are just so cute.....love the way you have done the coloring on these toppers!!

4kids2many said...

I really like how you blinged out and or decorated the tops, the designs are nifty too, but I like your decorations

DQ said...

Great project

Heather D. said...

Cute! Love using jars for projects :-)

Robbie said...

I love love love jars. Thanks for reminding me of the obvious and sharing your creations.

Teresa said...

Atta go, Kendra! These are great! I love the shimmer and I LOVE recycling 'trash' into treasure. Super job!

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh I love these......don't have any baby jars but I know I can pick something up at the $1 store......will make these.....thank you for sharing....and I love the images you used too....prefect....

Stephanie said...

Love this!

Ceal said...

cuteness!

Angie said...

Love these jars!! So cute!

Lola said...

These are great and I especially like the close-ups - shows all the pretty detail you put into them.

I meant to ask...on your scrapbook layouts, are they digital or "real" paper? They are just so pretty.

Debs said...

great idea :0)..thanks for sharing it with us at WNW..hugs Debs x

Mami Doodles said...

Love the jar tops, brilliant idea! Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Wendy Colledge said...

Oh my goodness, how fab are 'em jars!!
Love all the shimmering too ;o)
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