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Inspiration Jar

Day #4 of May Arts / Graphic 45 Blog Week!

Inspiration Jar


If you are a regular reader here on the May Arts blog you know I love vintage..and ribbon 😉  So when you combine Graphic 45 and May Arts, well you know there is a good time to be had!

I had fun creating these little envelope tags. I broke out several punches and bits of ribbon (SM14, RG76, 372-15-32) to decorate them.



I think these would look cute as the tag to a gift, or even a gift certificate holder. But then I got to thinking…what if I tucked in a little bit of inspiration in each one.



I liked that even better! But how to contain my cute bits of inspiration envelopes? And then I remembered this old empty jar.



I filled it with the Graphic 45 envelopes, old white and cream buttons.



and then finished the front of the jar with May Arts ribbon in RG10 and SM09.



So now I have bits of inspiration to pull out when I need a little shot of encouragement in my day, not to mention an interesting vintage styled décor piece!

Thanks for joining me today and if you have any questions I would be happy to ask!


Blog Posted By:  Lexi Bridges


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  1. Lynda

    Wow…this is an awesome idea!!!

  2. sue w.

  3. Rosemary D

    wow! what a lovely project!

  4. Monika/buzsy

    Love, love, love the papers and the button elements! :o)

  5. Karen B.

    So shabby chic and so vintage. Cute idea too.

  6. Su C.

    What a terrific idea! I love the little envelope tags and the jar is lovely!

  7. Rebecca Ednie

    I hadn’t realized how small the envies were until I saw the jar! Adorable!

  8. AMy S.

    Love the jar! Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea!

  9. Wendy Orme

    What a cute jar! I love your projects!

  10. jen shears

    Love this to bits, Lexi!! All the sweet details are fab- you really showed how great May Arts & Graphic 45 are together!!

  11. Janet Zeppa

    Well how adorable!!

  12. Peggy Lee

    A jar after mine own heart!!! love, love this idea!!!

  13. Anne Thompson

    Oh my goodness! I love the little envelope tags and the jar with the extra goodies! What a great gift idea! Anne, yourmainestamper

  14. LorraineN

    Very creative project! Love the envelope tags!

  15. Noreen

    I love the tags.. and especially the embellishments! Very creative and vintage.

  16. Kelly massman

    Those are just darling!

  17. Janet Sisk

    WOW, love your inspiration tags! What a fab jar, too. Thanks for sharing it with us today. 😀

  18. DeniseB

    Love your tags and the jar… lots of fun buttons in there too. Great idea for some of my special buttons.

  19. Elaine Allen

    Lexi –

    What a wonderful idea and project. This is just so adorable. I love what you’ve created. Well done! I love that gorgeous ribbon on the jar.

    Elaine Allen

  20. Doris Widder

    Great idea! Love the quotes inside and how cute are the buttons for filler in the jar?!! TFS!

  21. Pam Loris

    Love the envelope tags!! And also the jar to keep them in! Old buttons are my fav!!!

  22. Lillian Child

    These tags are gifts in and of themselves. Love the idea of an inspiration jar and what a lovely gift to ME that would make. I rarely keep my artwork, which is silly since it’s something I enjoy creating so much.

  23. conniemelancon

    what a great idea!

  24. Moe

    I was SO excited….. just LOOK at those typo’s !…. But nevertheless…… I still meant every word of it!
    As ever, Moe

  25. Moe

    Ah the sweet elegance of stripes !!! And how
    can a person ever go wrong with the white/black combo !! The jat willed with g45
    goodness….. ah sweet hapiness….
    Thanks so much for sharing with us, ALL WEEK !
    As ever , Moe

  26. jengd

    LOVE your tags and the whole inspiration jar is a great idea. I like the thought of being able to read inspiring quotes AND enjoying tags that you’ve made rather than always giving them away. 🙂

  27. Nadia

    How cute are those tags!?I I would definitely love to receive one of them and with a gc for my craft store….eeeeeek!
    I am truly inspired by your jar of inspiration. TFS!

  28. Char-D

    What a cute idea. Love it.

  29. Agnieszka

    Wow, these jar is adorable!!! I love that idea!

  30. Debby

    I love boxes and jars of inspration. This one is wonderful.

  31. B. Poteraj

    I love the vintage look of these, and how you were so creative with using so many different components. Great job.

  32. Sharon Gullikson

    So cute!! I need to try that. You are very creative and talented…

  33. Natasha G.P.

    I love the idea of adding little inspirational notes!

  34. Lindy

    I love the tag/envies…they are the best and so super cute!!!! T4S

  35. Suzanne Morse

    Love this just great

  36. Ronda A.

    Love Lexi’s button jar idea!! The tag/envies are the cleverest!!

  37. Becky D

    Oh this is so fabulous! I love tags and these little envelopes are even better! And i don’t know a better combination than Graphic 45 and May Arts ribbon. What a great idea – an inspiration jar! I love it! Wouldn’t it be a great gift? Yes!!! Thanks so much for sharing this amazing project!

  38. Charlene

    Great idea for a gift for a crafting friend as well, Lexi! Thanks for the idea!

  39. Heather

    What a lovely idea!


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