Tuesday Trigger: Pastel Pretties


A very quick post to share a card for the Tuesday Trigger challenge:

Here is my card:

Candy Jar

It’s a candy jar and here is how I made it:

  • I found a free jar image, sized it and printed two copies on acetate
  • Trimmed the jars and placed a thin line of Pinflair glue gel (Thanks Taheerah!) along the edges of one of them, keeping the top open.
  • Carefully placed the other jar on top and left it to dry for about an hour
  • When it was dry, filled the jar with sugar coated candies (recipe: 5 punched circles glued together)
  • Wrapped white embroidery floss around the neck of the jar and tied it in a bow.
  • Finally squeezed in some satin fabric through the thread to make a covering for the cap.

I didn’t have a stamp saying “welcome baby” so I just wrote it out with a silver pen.

You may be wondering why I made a baby card with a jar of candies…well, the pastel colors reminded me of baby themed colors, so there it is.

One last thing, I am happy to let you know that the candies move around when you tilt the jar or shake it. However, I am very sad to let you know that my daughter destroyed the card right after I took a picture of it. My fault, in my hurry I left the card in the  photo tent, which I keep on the floor…and she had been eyeing those candies while I was making the card. Ah well, at least the candies are intact and next time I make the jar, I will try to do a neater job.

Well, I guess it wasn’t a quick post after all! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

16 responses

  1. Ahh, you used some “Taheerah glue” … fantastic! Your jar of candies turned out so well! I love that you got the idea and then set out to make the jar itself! Even though this story doesn’t have a happy ending, it’s a great post. Your handwriting could easily pass for a stamp!

    • They should totally rename it to ‘Taheerah Glue’. That would be awesome. Although it makes me sound like some kind of drug… *looks shifty*

  2. Yay for Pinflair and cute design, boo for destruction and devastation! Yay that you got an entry in on time – this is definitely one of my favourites!!

  3. BTW – I *adore* the way you secured the silk ribbon, and it was a totally great way to use that glue – it just looks like the depth you would get from the light playing off the angles in a glass jar!

  4. Hey Tasnim! Thanks for linking this up to this week’s Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I’m so glad you joined in on all the fun! 🙂

  5. Another great creation! Sorry to hear that it was ruined 😦 But I bet it put a smile on your daughter’s face (at least for a bit!), and that’s what card making is all about!

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