Sunday, October 25, 2015

CASE-ing the Catty #53 - Happy Haunting!

Welcome to this week's CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop!  This week the Crew are working with the Happy Haunting section of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue (pages 46-49).

I took inspiration from the candy jars on page 46.  I liked the simple labels with banners & the lacy look of the black doilies.  I dyed some incolour lace trim with staz on re-inker to get some cool black ribbon for my first jar, filled with blood orange mini jelly beans:-

Then I made a Christmas jar with mint macaron (& filled it with mini mints):-

& then I made a bright birthday jar (filled with smarties, yum!):-

& here are all three goodie jars together (♥ the SU black, dazzling diamonds & red glimmer paper used on the banners):-

The lace trim dyes quite nicely.  Just pop a length in a snap lock bag, add several drops of Staz On re-inker & work it through the ribbon inside the bag.  Pull the trim out with tweezers & lay it on a couple of layers of paper towel to air dry.  Each incolor trim will result in a different shade.  I have used the taupe trim on my Halloween jar.  If you use the mint, you will get more of a slate grey colour & if you use the dijon you will get a dark bronze type of colour.  I haven't experimented with the watermelon or cucumber trims yet.  :)

Next on the Hop is Stasia, with her awesome project, simply click on the arrow below to hop to her post:-

If you miss any blogs along the way, you can find a list of all the participants on the CTC Blog (here) &, if you would like to join in the fun, simply leave a link to your project in the comments on the CTC post.

Thanks for stopping by!  :)

Project Components
All Stampin' Up! (some retired)
plus Dollar Store preserving jars


Alison Barclay said...

Beautiful! What gorgeous gifts these would make! :)

Rachel Palmieri said...

The black lace trim caught my eye straight away. The jars of treats are very cute, what lovely gifts they'd make.

Rebecca said...

The black trim looks stunning!! Love your jars, they would make a great teacher gift.

Tricia said...

Awesome treat jars Helen, Sometimes you just need something cute like this for a quick gift. How clever are you dying the lace, it's perfect for Halloween!

Monique said...

Beautiful jars - I never think to decorate jars, but these are awesome.

Julia said...

THank you so much for sharing your technique for dying the ribbon - it looks totally awesome!! And the colour coordination is fantastic!!