Whooo's Expecting? Memory Jar Project

Some friends of ours are expecting a baby boy, and they have the most adorable nursery started with hand painted Trees and Owls etc... so for their Owl Themed baby shower I made a Memory Jar to gift along withsome of their registry items.
Here is the card that coordinated: This is again stash clearance, so this is the Retired Tall Tales Designer Series Paper, and I created the Punch Art Owl with instructions from Julia Bettencourts old blog.

A Memory Jar is a jar of some kind, that you decorate to hold notes - in this case its for memories of Baby. It has a cute little poem that I printed and inserted inside with some DSP. And for the top I printed the red circle with a quote that I felt fit their Tree theme and the occasion of their sons birth. This is the lid -
The outermost scallop circle was cut on the Big Shot, then the next circle was printed and then cut with the Circle Scissors Plus to fit the layer, then I used the Large Scallop Circle Punch, and finally I printed a monogram and stamped decorations then punched with the standard Scallop Circle Punch. Whew! The hearts are from the Heart to Heart, and the small Heart punch.

The idea is that you jot down quick notes to remind you of babys adventures, then you can go back and enter them "properly" into the baby's yearbook. I think these post-its that I stamped came out so well that they might be fit to just Scrapbook on their own... These are the zig-zag post-its that I stamped alternately in coordinated colors throughout. Its not that crazy - the pads are only 100 sheets each, so every other or every-every-other would be cute!

I made a little box to hold the notes, and decorated it with another version of the Punch Art Owl, which may or may not pass as a hedgehog. I'm going to have to get the Stampin Up Owl punch though, that would have made quicker work of this guy!! I then included a pen. The notes and pen fit inside the jar, so gifting was simple. I hope they like it!!


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