Thursday, May 22, 2014

Bright Star Baby Jar Tutorial

Hello and welcome! I realised I hadn't posted this CHA sample project made with one of Eileen Hull's Sizzix 3-D Food Jar & Spoon die. It is a mini tutorial.
This little jar die is so cute and the spoon is also part of the same die. Since it is a steel-rule die, you can cut it from thick materials, I used mat board. This would be a great gift for a new baby, and you can also place something inside the jar. Change the colours to fit with the recipient. 
Die cut the pieces from mat board. Ink the spoon and the top of the jar with Ranger's Emboss It Dabber and emboss with Aged Silver Embossing Enamel, which gives a great vintage silver look. Emboss the spoon on both sides. Ink with Stormy Sky Distress Ink, making the jar darker at the corners and the bottom, which makes it look more dimensional.
Stamp the jars and the centre piece with Hero Arts Tiny Stars stamp, using Archival Cornflower ink. I love this stamp.
Carefully sand the edges of the jars to reveal the white mat board. White emboss a sentiment on each side of the jar. If you want the sentiment to stand out more, you can stamp it on a label, or stamp it before stamping the stars and mask.
Apply strong adhesive to the flaps on the box piece and assemble the die. Since the Scoreboards dies both cuts and scores the surface, assembly is easy.
Dye a piece of crinkle ribbon with Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky Distress Ink and tie the spoon to the jar. Add a few Mirrored Stars.
The back of the jar, with a slightly crooked sentiment. 

The jar works great together with the shoe that I made with Eileen's 3-D Shoe die. You can find a tutorial for the shoe here.
Thank you for looking!
Happy Crafting!

Surfaces: Sizzix Little Sizzles White Mat Board
Dies: Sizzix: 3-D Food Jar & Spoon
Stamps: Hero Arts: Tiny Star Background CG616; Stampers Anonymous Wendy Vecchi: Art Comforts
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink: Cornflower Blue; Distress Ink: Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass; Ranger Emboss-It Dabber
Embossing powder: Ranger Seafoam White; Stampendous Aged Silver Embossing Enamel
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Mirrored Stars, Crinkle Ribbon


  1. This is so lovely Anna-Karin! I love the colours you used and the starry background stamp. I posted the Candy Drawer project this morning;) I think it's new favorite of mine now!

  2. These are so cute! I love the little bottle idea. I can see it being cute for 'Bottle of good wishes' for a graduate or birthday. Bottle of sweet memories for an anniversary. Bottle of love for a sweetheart. So much fun and cute way to give a little gift.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. This is just adorable Anna-Karin! love the stars/dots stamp and the super silver embossing! what a great way to give a baby gift- the shoe is so cute too!! So many dies - so little time!!!

  4. Oh my goodness, I love this a lot. The embossing just takes it to another level.

  5. Love both of these Anna-Karin , the background stamp looks fabulous and I love the colours on both. Gorgeous . Tracy x

  6. super tutorial - love this - great shape xx

  7. Wow...I loved thid cute jar with spoon..all the coloring n embossing makes it fab !

  8. Oh such clever ideas here Anna-Karin! The colour scheme is perfect and I love the embossing ideas. Jenny x

  9. This is fantastic and you should enter in Simon Says June Challenge: Magic! You would win, hands down!!


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