Saturday, April 5, 2014

Heartfelt Sentiments Team Paper Packet Focus

Thank you for joining me on our team Blog Hop where we are showcasing products using the Ivy Lane paper packet this month.  The hop is a circle so feel free to click on the link at the bottom of each post to keep moving through.  I have also provided a link to the participant's blogs below.  If you are coming from Marianne's Blog, you are on the right track.  Thank you for joining us!
  1. Melissa Robinson - you are here*
  2. Tonya Whitehurst -
  3. Joy McHargue -
  4. Judy Faye Garner -
  5. Marianne Hancock -
I am excited to share my creation using the "Ivy Lane" paper packet from Close To My Heart.  With the retreat I attended last weekend, we were invited to participate in a gift exchange for altered/papercraft-type items.  I pulled from some items I had in my papercrafting studio and this is what I came up with (thanks to the help of my Mom on the quilling).
 This is a mini cookie jar I had purchased for 1/2 off at a craft store before Christmas.  I decorated a few to include some homemade chocolate chip cookies.  While I didn't include cookies this time, I did fill it with some Hershey's kisses.  It was so simple to decorate as I just cut three circles out of the paper packet - one for each side and another for the top.
Then, I incorporated a technique taught to me by one of my downline, Mary Collins.  She taught us how to Quill at my retreat in February.  The flowers were cut with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge - cut at 5", 3" and 2".  I used Liquid Glass to glue the flower to its' base and then to adhere it to the jar top.  The leaves were created by cutting 1/8 strips of paper, curled around the Quilling Tool, and then pinched on both ends to give them their shape.

The jar was a big hit with a few people fighting over it to take it home.  Now, I think I need my own so I will be creating another one sometime soon.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please leave a comment, if you will, and continue hopping over to Tonya's blog to see what she has in store for you.

Happy Hoppin'!


  1. Adorable!!! I like how you used the quilling for the leaves on the roses! Great combination of techniques!

  2. I love it!!!! I am pinning this so I can create my own!!!!!!