Memory jar

How sweet is this?!?!?!  And what an ‘adaptable’ idea for just about ANY occasion!  I could see a ‘Christmas version’ of this with tinsel and little ornaments and a picture of Christmas morning. 

One for a new baby containing the hospital bracelet and name card and a pair of booties tied to the top.

There are SO many great little charms and embellishments in the scrapbook supplies these days that the possibilities are endless!  Nearly anything that you might do a scrapbook ‘page’ of could also be make into a memory jar.

MORE tags!

Using up the rest of the papers from those other bundles.  For these I used stickers, and satin ribbon for the tie.

Many of the coordinated paper packs are packaged with a heavy piece of card-stock for stability.  You can also use that for backing your paper!


Little inspirations

I bought these little 2×3 unfinished frames at the craft store AGES ago.  One of those things that sat and sat until I could figure out how to make use of them.  So, finally I just decided to paint them black and distress them, thinking that an idea would come to me.  Nope.  They went back to sitting in a pile for a while longer!

Then one day I was exploring my paper craft supply pile (I forget what all I have in there!) and found these tiny little word embellishments with raised borders.  Decided to put those in the frames, backed with some tea stained (using my special recipe; not actual tea) paper. 

Small and simple, but very sweet!

Couldn’t get a clear enough picture for you to be able to read the words in the photo.  They were things like, wish, dream, believe, play, explore etc.  Had to leave the glass out to accommodate the raised borders of the words.  NOW I just have to figure out what I can do with a bunch of 2×3 pieces of glass!

Happy crafting!