Let's Visit the Farmers Market...

Hello everyone!
Welcome!

As I sit here and schedule this post, I look at the calendar and cannot believe that August is passing as quickly as it is.  We have a trip scheduled to Washington DC this month for the annual SnapOn Convention/Buying Show and I'm excited to go as we've never been to Washington, however that means when we return that school is starting just around the corner and regular routine will once again be slowly setting in!

Speaking of trips...
I'd like to take you on a little trip...actually the new release being revealed today at Heartfelt Creations has inspired me to plan this little trip for you!

For those of you who haven't seen the new collection previews...its a gorgeous collection called "Farmers Market"...and this collection just makes me giddy!  I love all of Heartfelt's Collections, but this one speaks to my soul!

  Are you ready to head to the farmers market with me?  
Let's go!

Now, one of my favorite things to look at when browsing the market is the rows and rows of canning and preserves.  That is what has inspired today's project that I will be sharing with you!
Mason jars are all the rage right now and I thought I would incorporate this into my design as well.

Are you ready?


I cannot tell you how giddy I was to discover these SVG cutting files...I knew they would be perfect for this fantastic collection.  

All of the pieces with the exception of the crate have been created with designer paper within the new release paper collection.  I love love love the colors and patterns in this gorgeous paper!
The "Home Grown with Love" has been cut from one of the papers in the paper collection as well.
And who could resist that stamped image of the apples!  Gorgeous!
Of course I had to add some of the die cut vines included with this collection and a few small white "apple blossoms".  
The apple image has been colored with my Spectrum Noir blendable pencils...and I love how the colors blended together to give those apples a realistic look.  

Here's a closer peek at the crate...


...and how about these adorable preserves...


These lovely mason jars are actually gift boxes and would be perfect for holding small gifty items such as a lip balm, nail polish, chocolates, etc.  for that special someone...and they are perfect for presenting in the adorable crate.  Not only will your recipient be left with a few small surprises, but they will have a cute little display leftover with the altered art set!
(For full instructions on how to create this set, please see the end of this blog post.)

I hope you've enjoyed our trip to the Farmers Market today!
Should you still find yourself with some time and wanting to continue to stroll, please be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog for more wonderful Farmers Market inspiration!

Until next time...

Project Supplies & Instructions 
 HCDP1-257  Farmers Market Designer Paper Collection
HCPC 3690  Apple Harvest Cling Stamp
HCPC 3685  Jars and Vines Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3689  Berries and Peaches Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-767  Jars and Vine Dies
HCPC-3644  Birds and Blooms Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-757  Leafy Branch Die
HCD1-745  Luggage and Tags Die
HCST1-401  Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit
SMP001  Rubber Stamp Mat Pad
273900  Zip Dry Glue

Other Products Used:  Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine, Silhouette cutting mat,  Silhouette Design Store File Design ID #66549 - 3D Wooden Crate Box, Design ID #81153 - Mason Jar Box, BigShot Manual Die Cutting Machine, two doilies, scissors, paper trimmer, raffia ribbon, lace ribbon, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, VersaFine Black Ink, Spellbinders Labels 20, Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils 007, 084, 085, 086, 107, 024, 025, 026, 093, 094, 095, 097, 103, 031, 041, 042, 046, 047, 053, 058, 108. 120, Spectrum Noir blending stump and blending solution, white embossing powder, heat tool, white card stock, kraft card stock, dried moss

For full instructions on how to shape the blossoms from the  Birds and Blooms Collection used on this creation, please see video tutorial here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFrj2XialLs)

Crate Instructions:  Begin by cutting out the crate file with your electronic die cutting machine and kraft colored card stock.  Assemble pieces as per instructions.  Before assembling the crate itself, ink all edges of all the pieces with a brown colored ink.  Begin assembly piece by piece, allowing drying time between each new piece added. Locate the 12" x 12" designer paper within the collection that has the pictured sentiment.  Cut down the sentiment to apply to the bottom of the crate as shown.   From the same designer sheet, cut three more side panels the same length you have cut your sentiment and apply one to the remaining piece on the front, and the others to the back of the crate.  Adhere  a doily hanging over the side of the crate as shown on both the front and back sides.  Fill the crate with moss.  Stamp one inking of the apple image as well as several images of the vines from the collection using a black ink.  Color using blendable pencils and blending solution.  Fussy cut apple image, and die cut vines using the coordinating die.  Adhere die cut images to crate.  Stamp one inking of the flowers from the Birds and Blooms Cling Stamp Set and add white embossing powder while ink is still wet.  Set embossing powder with heat tool and proceed to die cut and shape flowers using the coordinating die and deluxe flower shaping tool kit.  Adhere blossoms to images as desired.

Mason Jar Instructions:  Begin by cutting out the mason jar files with your electronic die cutting machine and your choice of papers from the Farmers Market Designer Paper Collection.  You will cut the same file twice, only for the second jar you will decrease the size of your file slightly so it will be somewhat smaller.  Glue and assemble all pieces. Once dry,  ink all edges of the 3D jars with a brown colored ink.  Adhere a piece of white lace ribbon to the top of the largest mason jar, ensuring that the lid is still able to close snuggly over top or it.  Using you manual die cutting machine, cut a smaller die cut from the Spellbinders Labels set.   Stamp the small raspberry image onto the label die cut as well as the sentiment.  Color berry image and adhere to jar.  Choose a tag from within the paper collection and die cut using coordinating die.  Loop through raffia and tie onto smaller jar.  Add raffia ribbon to larger jar as well.  You now have a perfect gift box set ready to fill and bless that special someone who loves to garden, do home canning or sells at the local Farmers Market!
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