Tuesday, July 15, 2008

And now...a Crafty Post!

My friend's daughter graduated from high school this year. She's a sweet girl and I wanted to do something for her. I knew I could give her money...but I really wanted to make something and I decided on a journal jar. If you don't already know, a journal jar is a jar full of strips of paper. Each strip has a question and the recipient is to tape or copy the question into the journal and then respond to it. The end result is a nice, reflective journal.

I started my project with a color scheme. I knew what colors I wanted to use and I made my jar first. After that, I had to figure everything else out! Here is what the jar looks like:

My next step was to make a book/journal. I had no patterned paper in the colors I wanted so I had to make some. I used the Beautiful Blooms set from PTI. I started with the leaves, then the large flowers, then the small ones, then the individual leaves.

Once I had that finished, I made my book. I used Berry Sorbet paper for the background and some Prima Flowers and stitched ribbon for accents.

I used a bit of patterned paper to decorate the pen:

The end result is a journal jar ensemble perfect for someone headed off to college.

SUPPLIES: (All supplies PTI except where noted)
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist
Stamps: Beautiful Blooms; Boxes, Bags & Tags
Cardstock: Berry Sorbet, Stampers' Select White, Aqua Mist
Ribbon: Berry Sorbet stitched
Flowers: Prima


  1. What a clever idea....I guess I didn't really understand until I saw it. I know she will love it!

  2. What a great idea for a high school graduate. I know she'll cherish it, remembering that it came packaged with loving care!

  3. *Note...someone else has a senior this year...better help her make this by May. :-)


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