Monday, October 28, 2013

Christmas Mason Jar Mini album + Win some Tombow

Hi crafty friends! 
Welcome to the Tombow blog hop. As most of you know, I LOVE Tombow products, so am thrilled to be joining their talented DT today. I am happy to tell you that not only do you have a chance to WIN some fabulous adhesive goodies on this hop but you will get to see some super cute projects on each persons blog. 

I have a Mini book tutorial to share with you using some of the brand NEW 'Merry Little Christmas from Fancy Pants Designs' & some of Tombow's super range of adhesives. 

These are the supplies you'll need to grab:
  • 6x6 Patterned paper pad
  • Stickers sheet
  • Alpha stickers sheet
  • Tickets
  • Small decorative tags
  • Ephemera
  • Buttons
  • Wooden sentiment
  • Cork adhesive label
  • Mini Christmas Trees
  • Mason Jar
  • Piece of Tinsel
  • A mini snowman
  • Colored twine

Cover the surface of the cork label with Mono Adhesive Power Bond & firmly press your 'tinsel snow' onto it, making sure the surface is covered. Using Mono Aqua Liquid Glue, adhere all other decorative goodies to create a little snow scene. Aren't the Fancy Pants Designs mini trees cute!!  

Remove the cork label adhesive backing & slip into the bottom of the mason jar, pressing firmly to adhere to the glass. 
Cut to the size of your jar, a variety of pages for the mini book. Decorate the cover page with 3D elements adhering them with Mono Multi Liquid Glue & Foam Tabs. Stitch the pages together for strength & crafty interest. 
Cut paper gussets, 2"x the width of your mini book, decorative circles for the top of the jar lid & inside lid, and x2 slightly wider gussets to adhere the mini book to the lid. 

Using Mono Multi Liquid Glue, stick the pages together with your paper gussets & the x2 wider ones on the front & back pages. Rounding the corners will make it easier to fit inside the circle lid. 
Power tabs are the perfect way to make sure the booklet is completely secure under the lid of the jar, & will easily withstand repeated use :) Cover the inside of the lid with a patterned paper circle split in half. This not only adds strength but finishes off the lid nicely. Layer a combination of wooden sentiment, tags & die cuts into a hanging embellishment for the outside of the jar. Colored twine adds a great finishing touch! 

Christmas Mason Jar Mini Book by Kim Watson
Once slipped inside, the little book becomes the backdrop for the snowman scene, all cute & Christmas-y. The perfect accompaniment to any Christmas mantel decor you might have planned.  

Here is this week’s blog hop line-up:
Tombow Blog
               Kim Watson >> this is ME!
Tombow Blog

(NB: In order to win you have to leave a comment on every blog included in the blog hop!)


  1. Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

  2. WOWZERS!!!! That is amazing! Thank you so much for being a guest designer and hopping with us this week.

  3. Thanks for the chance to win adhesive. I love tombow adhesive!

  4. What a unique project! I love the idea and have several canning jars lying around that I didn't know what to do with.

  5. Omg!!! it's a great project!!!

  6. This is so cute and clever!

  7. Wow, this is super cute!
    Would be a wonderful
    gift to receive.
    Carla from Utah

  8. I love the snow scene. I'm always placing little decorations around the house for Christmas and this one would work well. thanks for the instructions on making the album in a jar. A clever idea and one that would impress whoever receives it.

  9. WOW! That is very creative. Love it <3

  10. You always come up with the most awesome ideas, Kim!! This is totally adorable and I love the new Christmas line from Fancy Pants!

  11. Wow you have given me ideas!!! Great project, thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  12. Well, I have heard of cookies in a jar.......why not mini-album in a jar??? SO unique and adorable. Phenomenal project!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  13. This project is very beautiful! Great inspiration!

  14. Wow - what an amazing project. Love this to bits!!

  15. Oh my!
    THIS IS MY FAVE on the hop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Wonderful job!

  16. Gorgeous Project!! Super cute mini!! Love the Fancy Pants Products you used!!
    It was amazing to have you this week as a guest designer!
    TFS!! Take Care!!


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