Friday, August 29, 2008

Vacation Fund Jar

A friend of mine recently asked me to make a "vacation fund" jar for her boyfriend. Their dream destination is Ireland. This is what I came up with.


Since this jar was for a man, I really needed to keep it as masculine as possible. I found a map of Ireland on the Internet, and I printed it on cardstock. I ripped it and inked the edges before applying it to the jar front. To label it as an "Ireland Vacation Fund" jar, I printed on a 7 Gypsies journaling card, set a travel eyelet, and I tied it around the jar with black twill. I have some awesome Making Memories word fetti travel stickers, and I used them all over the jar.


Here is the top of the jar. I cut the circle with my Coluzzle. I stamped an arrow, used some alphabet stickers, and added more word fetti stickers.


I decorated all four sides, but I'll just show you the back. The tag and label are both Making Memories. This is a BIG jar. In its previous life, it held cocktail peanuts! My friend assured me that her boyfriend loved the jar. Yeah!

Well, I have running around to do for my husband's birthday tomorrow. Before I get down to celebrating his birthday with him and the girls tomorrow, I'll be going to a rubber stamp flea market! I'm meeting my girlfriend Kathy there, and I just can't wait! I'll be sure to show you my purchases!! Have a great day, a fantastic long weekend, and as always, thanks for stopping by!

10 comments :

Jennifer said...

LOVE IT!

Alexandra said...

This is awesome Carol!!! Have fun at your flea market, man, that sounds like F-U-N! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Glee said...

What a fabulous project this is, Carol! I love everything about it and I especially loved reading how you put it all together. WOW, you are so talented! Happy Birthday to dear Hubby! Also enjoy your stamp flea market trip -- that is so cool!

Lesli said...

Too cool!!! What a great idea - I hope they fill it up soon!

Chris said...

it's a great jar!! i love it... i'm totally jealous of your flea market...HB to your hubby!!!

Deborah said...

Love your jar! Hope it fill up soon! I lived in Ireland for a bit and it is beautiful and the people are wonderful and Irish! He he! Good luck pulling your DH's party together, it will rock! Stamp flea market, how cool! Hugs, Deb

Latisha said...

this is really I think I need to make one of these >"<

malieta said...

What a great idea...I love it!

scrappermimi said...

This is really cute and such a great idea! So nice of you to make it!

Fe-Fe said...

Fantastic jar. I love how you've decorated it. Very stylish and manly at the same time. Great job!