Hey there, it's Michelle Wooderson here today with a challenge and joining in is the very talented Marcy Penner. It's no secret that I have a love for mason jars. I use them for actually canning my homegrown veggies and jellies but I also love to use them for all kinds of home decor and storage solutions too. My challenge for Marcy was to use a mason jar image from the Farm Girl collection on any kind of project. For my project, I chose to work with the Farm Girl 12 x 12 Mason Jar patterned paper & the 8 x8 Paper Pad that I just love and some tags.
Next I cut out the mason jars that have tomatoes on them from the 8 x 8 Paper Pad and the 12 x 12 patterned paper. I used a small "b" side grid paper from the 8 x 8 Paper Pad and typed "fresh salsa". I cut out the words and adhered them to my small white tags with pop dots. I also attached the jars to the larger tags with pop dots.
Now I have a nice head start on some handmade tags that I'll add to fresh jars of salsa that I make this summer. We always have the "salsa" section of the garden that has tomatoes, green peppers, jalapeno peppers and onions so there is always a batch of fresh salsa being made. I love to bake up my own tortilla chips & give a jar of the salsa and a bag of the chips to neighbors and family.
Here's a sampling of some simple packaging that I like to do. I use a waxed paper bag and twine to create a simple jar topper, then add my tag before tying a knot. I think I need a whole sheet of that 12 x 12 paper with just the tomatoes, don't you think? Note: you can visit my blog to find out more about how I create the jar toppers.
Here's what Marcy had to say about her tag:"I cut the center of the mason jar and punched out some confetti. I sandwiched it in between two pieces of vellum and sewed the mason jar over top of it. I used a combination of Cakewalk, Farm Girl, and Witch Hazel on this project. They all work so well together!"
Such a sweet little tag Marcy created, don't you think? I love that we both used manila tags, did some fancy cutting on the jars and typed out little sentiments. I think this tag would be adorable on a mason jar full of candies or gum balls...or how about jelly beans for Easter?
Thanks for playing along with me today Marcy! I hope you all give the mason jars a try. Thanks for stopping by.