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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55 comments:

  1. Very cute! This set has so many uses.

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  2. Wow! This is such an adorable idea!

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  3. Love L O V E LOVE this for Valentine's!!! <3 TFS ;)

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  4. Love L O V E LOVE this for Valentine's!!! <3 TFS ;)

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  5. Such a cute set. And it screams summer to me. And that is pretty special right now.

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  6. This is really darling, Terri! Jonah is so lucky to have such a thoughtful mom!

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  7. Terri, this is such a cute idea. I love the little matching coaster that you made for your jar. I hope you have a blessed day today!

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  8. Hi Terri, I just love your jar. I have never seen this one by Unity. And what a great idea. I think I'll give this a try for my girls this V-Day. LOVE!!

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  9. I love it what an adorable creation where did you get the straws thy are perfect

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  10. Will be fun to use!Didn't know u can cut holes out of a lid with a cricut!!!Very awesome!

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  11. Mattia, the straws were on clearance at Hobby Lobby awhile back and are from Queen & Co.

    Shelley, I did a little welding for the circle punch by using one of my images that had a circle in the middle and welding it to my large circle. It was the perfect size for the straw.

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  12. Very cute! Love the color - so fresh.

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  13. Sweet - a grown-up sippy cup! : )

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  14. Cute idea and would
    be lots of fun to use!
    Congrats on being THE
    GIU gal this week.
    Carla from Utah

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  15. Wow! I really like your creativity. You are so talented.

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  16. Simply adorable! Now I have lots of ideas for other holidays! :)

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  17. Such a cute project & useful as well. Gotta love that! Looking forward to your inspiration as GIU gal this week, Terri.

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  18. This is so adorable - great job!!!

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  19. CUTE STAMP SET! I could use this for so many ideas!
    Paula d

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  20. Congrats on your GIU week! I am already a follower here, so I know I won't miss a post!
    Very sweet project! Fun for a Valentine's day treat!

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  21. Terri, you are so creative. Love this and I think your son will too!

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  22. What a sweet jar all dressed in hearts. Love it and the straws. :)

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  23. This jar rocks. It is a great valentine but also a great all year around jar!

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  24. I love, love, love the mason jar heart glass! I can see it also being made with a lemon and sunny yellow paper for summertime lemonade. Your idea is awesome and has unlimited possibilities. I love the way you allowed for a straw!

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  25. Very cute way to decorate mason jar.

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  26. Love it girl now I want a lemonade in that cute mason jar :)

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  27. What a fun project, Cool idea and everyone can have a different color to keep them straight!

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  28. Super cute! I can see this for a summer pool party :)

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  29. Very cute. Love the brights. Hugz

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  30. Such a fun idea, Terri! Pink lemonade will look perfect in this sweet jar. Looking forward to your GIU week!

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  31. thanks for the idea. I have some Starbucks bottles that I was thinking of decorating and adding candy. You've given me some ideas for embellishing them.

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  32. My daughter and I love mason jars! We use them for all sorts of decor and projects. She is also using them for decor at her wedding reception. This stamp set is adorable!! I could really put it to use.

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  33. Hey, I recognize that ink pad! :D Love your adorable mason jar m'dear.

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  34. Fun project! Kiddos will LOVE it ♥ Thank you for sharing!

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  35. I bet they will LOVE these. What a great Valentines Day surprise! These could not be any cuter.

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  36. This is tooooo darned cute. I need to make some for summer, or a birthday party.

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  37. Very cute! This will make such a special Valentine's Day drink!

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  38. What an awesome idea. It would just top off the day if you received this.

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  39. I've always wanted to decorate mason jars like that, SO cute! Thanks for giving me another stamp to add to my wish list :)

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  40. Very cute idea. The jar will be a hit I am sure.

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  41. That's so cute. I love the mason jar. Looks like something I saw on PYP. I didn't know you had an Explore. Awesome.

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  42. Cute! I am sure the kids will love it.

    Kim
    Craftisan Studios
    Design Team Showcase

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  43. I LOVE the jar. So fun for Valentine's Day.

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  44. Cute idea to make a fun Valentines Day special.

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  45. I want of these for all of my crafty friends !! Great start to your GIU Week... I knew you would think out of the box and start with something special !!

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  46. Such a cute and clever idea.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  47. I follow you with email.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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