Monday, July 26, 2010

Tiny Banner on my Jar of Whimsy

I love banners.  You love banners.  We all love banners.
I also love Jars of Whimsy.
Do you know what those are?  You take a jar and then shove it full of really cool things.  I put ribbon, microbeads, trims, paint, chipboard pieces, tons of fun stuff that the recipient would like.
I wanted to make my jar of whimsy extra Halloween-tastic for my friend who loves all things Halloween.  I knew I wanted to glue a giant crow with a banner in its mouth, like it was stealing it, ya know?  I actually bought this diamond die for this purpose.
I am going to try to fit that bottle of True Blood into every post. Lol!
I found my paper...I know that the Pink Paislee Queen Bee line wasn't exactly made for Halloween, but I like the colors and the way the gray looks kinda spooky!
I sent my paper through with the die.
Now we have diamonds...I inked them up then folded them in half.
I let the back hang over a little because it made it look like a layered banner.  I added jute to the middle, folded over the paper, glued it down and BAM! Ya got a tiny banner.


I had to poke a hole through the crow's beak to shove the banner in...but I LOVE it!  I hope she does too!  I also added some tags to the outside of the jar.  Love that new Tim Holtz Sizzix Die...I knew I wanted to cut out some gears in corrugated cardboard...next...Metal!

26 comments:

  1. Love it!!!! Thank you for sharing this!!!! Now I know I can make banners out of diamond shapes..... Happy Monday!

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  2. HOW could KIMBO not LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! It is AMAZING Cassie!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that banner...and the bird is soooooooooooooooooooooo cool! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  3. OHHHHHHHHHHH this is Awesome...I love it!!!! That banner is to die for!!!! You go girl!!!!'

    Have a great week sweet friend!!!

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  4. OK THAT'S IT!! You're killing me with the TRUE BLOOD!! LOL I love this jar of whimsy! How fun and what a cool idea!!

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  5. I love Halloween goodies! You must have a lot of patience to work with tiny scraps of paper like that. Looks neat!

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  6. Holy freak! Your jar is awesome, I so want a do over!

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  7. WOW!! speechless just love it!

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  8. OMG! CUTE! This makes want to start decorating for Halloween

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  9. the lavender vodka was good and so simple to make. But too much cleaning over the weekend. Now I want one where I can rest! LOL!

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  10. Such a fun and creative idea! Love your banner!

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  11. i love tiny banners, in fact i'm featuring one on our blog as well ....' i have a dream' it says...

    anyhow, i like how you did yours, so I'm extending you an invite:

    come link your tutorial up with us so our readers can find you:
    http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-tutorial-linky-party-7/
    (for your future creativity: new party = every wednesday, findable from the home page)

    we love to feature you,

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  12. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

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  13. This is so cool! I bought one of these ravens a few years ago & never did anything with it. Maybe now I will so thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  14. this is so flippin cool, girl!!!!

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  15. So so adorable! You are freakin' creative, that's what you are. I am going to try this and soon, perfect for Halloween. What about a snowman on top with twig arms holding a Christmas banner? Scarecrow with a fall motif? Now you've got me going...

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  16. How cool is this!!!!!! Awesome project!!!!!! I love Halloween projects!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. Oh cute, Cassie! What an adorable little jar of bottled whimsy! :) Love what you did - and thanks for the tut for the banner!

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  18. I love this - I can't believe we are talking about Halloween...my favorite holiday! I have a large crow too who needs something to do!

    You might be interested in my Girls Goth Night Out Party.

    http://entertainexchange.blogspot.com/2009/10/girls-gothic-night-out-gothtail-party.html

    Susan

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  19. Wow - you have amazing skills! Who wouldn't love to receive that? I think it is awesome!

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  20. Woah, creepy! What a very cool idea! Love the idea of a bunting made with diamond shapes. Brilliant!

    Thanks for linking up at Craftastical!

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  21. You have ao many wonderful projects... I am so in love with them that I just have to be a follower...

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  22. Wow, this is pretty amazing !

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  23. This is adorable! I saw it on the Flickr Halloween pool. You make neat stuff! :)

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  24. Just found your blog through Paper Issues' Halloween Party. I have never heard of Whimsy Jars, but definitely think I have to try this out now!! Thanks for sharing!

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