Tuesday, April 29, 2014


This is another project that was created for my niece's wedding.  My sister, Renee, wanted a fun way to give cash and gift cards to the newlyweds.  The idea was that my niece and her husband could open one envelope each month for the first year of their marriage, and the envelope would either have a gift card or cash that they could put to good use.  After tossing around several ideas, Renee and I decided to decorate a canning jar and then use Stampin' Up!'s Envelope Punch Board to create twelve envelopes to fit inside.  
The decoration of the jar was kept simple with a polka dot monogram against a punched scallop circle from Basic Black card stock, which was adhered to a pretty Tea Lace paper doily.  Simple adornments included a coordinating paper flower and pearl jewels, and the doily itself was adhered to the burlap band around the jar.
It would have been wrong to not have anything decorating the back of the jar, so we thread twine through two button holes, and glued the buttons to the burlap.  BTW, Stampin' Up!'s Chalk Marker was used to label the Fun Bank, and the label was placed on the lid.  Don't the pretty envelopes look nice inside the jar?  How fun would it be to receive a jar full of envelopes that were stuffed with gift cards and cash?!?! 

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