Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hey Friend! Candy Jar

You can always tell a true friend by how often they bring/send you chocolate!  And, if said chocolate is your most favorite kind, then you know you are loved!  Ü

Hey Friend

I do love how Jennifer Toussaint’s candy jar decor matches the deep purple of dark chocolate Hershey’s Kisses!  (And did I mention that dark chocolate is my favorite?!!)  Thanks Jenn, I feel loved!!

Does Jennifer’s sweet treat inspire you to do something fun and spontaneously chocolate for a close friend of your own?  Well hurry and gather up the goods!  This won’t take long at all!


Clear and purple opaque micro beads from Pennywise Arts

O’So Sticky Tape™ Sheet Pennywise Arts

1/8” O’So Sticky Tape™  Pennywise Arts

Eggplant cardstock (Stampin’ up)

Mouse Stamp - Cute Critters (Stampin’ up)

Me and My Big Ideas scrapbooking paper

Markers from Stampin’ up in Lovely Lilac,  Going Grey, Sage Shadow, Blush Blossom

Round 1-¼ in. circle punch

White cardstock

Flower eyelet

Flower chipboard from Colorbox

White paper flower

Jar from Dollar Tree store

Crinkle scissors

Lavender ribbon

Purple metallic embossing powder

Versa Mark pad

Adhesive tape

Hey Friend stamp or other sentiment stamp of your choice


Using Lovely Lilac marker color the “Hey Friend” rubber stamp and stamp two images onto white cardstock. Cut out just around the edges of the sentiment. Use these pieces as templates to cut out pieces of O’So Sticky Tape™ from a sheet. Cut out the O’So Sticky Tape™ and apply over the image. Apply clear micro beads to both sentiments. Use eggplant paper to back each sentiment piece by ½ inch. Use crinkle scissors all around each edge. Use adhesive tape to assemble as shown. The jar I used was square and so I took advantage of the embossed squares on each side and used these squares as templates for my scrapping paper. I applied a piece to each of the four sides. Stamp mouse image on two pieces of white cardstock. Color in using markers or colored pencils. Cut out and border with purple cardstock. Assemble pieces with adhesive. Apply sentiment pieces and mouse pieces on opposite sides of the square jar.

Here’s what the jar looks like from the top:

Hey Friend Jar Lid

Wrap a piece of O’So Sticky Tape™ around the outside edge of the lid and peel back. Apply ribbon firmly to the sticky tape. Then use another piece of sticky tape and wrap around the middle of the ribbon and peel back. Apply purple opaque micro beads to create the beaded line around the lid. Use a Versa Mark pad and place the chipboard flower piece face down in it. Dip in metallic purple embossing powder and emboss. Cool. Use middle circle of flower and cut a circle out of scrapping paper using circle punch. Adhere to circle chipboard piece. Use eyelet tool to add eyelet flower to middle of the circle. Assemble the jar top pieces as shown. Fill jar with your (or your friend’s) favorite candy!


  1. Two of my favorites....chocolate and purple! Isn't is something what we can do with recycled pieces? This is darling, Jennifer!

  2. Can't go wrong with chocolate. Such a cute container. The dollar store is a wonderful resource for neat little jars etc. TFS your idea.

  3. Excellent!!! I will be trying a variation for my relates....
    Very inspiring...
    TY for sharing ur talent with me...Valeriej

  4. Great idea! I bet there are alot of jars that can be recycled around my house!

  5. Oh I love this jar. I hope I can find something similar here to make one.

  6. very cute, I would love a jar like that!


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