Monday, January 26, 2015

Growing in Unity - Day 1


Welcome to day 1 of my stint as the GIU (Growing in Unity) girl.  I'm showing you my creations all week long and if you comment every day on my blog post, you'll be entered into a random drawing for 25 random stamps from the Unity Stamp Company.  Wowza, 25 stamps!  
Who wouldn't love that?!  2 winners will be selected.

When I saw this brand new set, Mason Jar Love from Unity Stamps, I knew I had to have it. 
It was love at first sight.  My idea is to serve a fun drink to my young 'un on Valentines Day, pink lemonade, perhaps?  Although, I'm kind of partial to Italian cream sodas as well.  Notice, I made a matching coaster, too.  This fun jar can be used year round. 




I used mason jar lids that have open slots for straws, then cut the lid and vinyl heart with my Cricut Explore.  I set the dimensions for the lid at 2.75", the same as the heart stamp dimensions.  The hole in the center was also cut with the Explore, but you could use a hole punch such as a Crop-A-Dile to extend out to punch the center.  I used just a couple swipes of a non-permanent adhesive runner to hold the cardstock topper in place and wrapped the pretty tag with twine around the straw.   I've got so many great ideas for using this set!

 Come back tomorrow for more Unity inspiration! Don't forget to leave a comment here so you can qualify for the random drawing.  And for a shameless plug, I'd love if you would come and like me on FB: http://www.facebook.com/wavingmywand because when I get to 500 likes, I'm having a big giveaway!



Additional supplies: 
DCWV chevron white cardstock from the Quince Blossoms 12"x12" paper pack, Oracal coral vinyl, transfer paper, 
The Twinery Mandarin twine 
heart gemstone

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