January 27, 2011

A Little Treat for Four Feet!


Hi ya everyone this is Melissa from MelissaMade and once again I'm back and ever so excited to share a project with all of the wonderful followers at She's A Sassy Lady.  Thanks Sheila for letting me share again today!  My hubby and I have friends that lost their old doggy and recently got a puppy!  He is ADORABLE - a black golden doodle - now have you ever heard of a BLACK golden doodle! LOL he is just the cutest so we decided to make Dexter a little gift.
 I started with a left over jam jar.  I removed the label and ran the jar through the dishwasher.  I measured the height of the jar and the diameter of the lid.  My jar is about a 4 inch high jar and the lid is about 2 inches across. I also took a sheet of paper and measured around the outside of the jar and it was close to 8 inches.  On my Gypsy I used the new Lite cartridge Four Legged Friends and placed paw prints randomly around the page.
 Next, again with my Gypsy, I made a circle and it's shadow using George and Basic Shapes for the 2 inch lid.  I also added the sentiment from Four Legged Friends that says "Wet nose Warm heart".
 I cut a sheet of brown vinyl on my Imagine for the paw prints.
 After the prints were cut, I rubbed them down with a flat wood stick and took a sharp tool and peeled away the layer of vinyl I wasn't going to use.
 I just poke through the top layer and peel back at a sharp angle making sure that no prints came away with the excess.
 I used transfer tape and again using my wooden stick rubbed the paw prints so they would adhere to the transfer tape.
Next, I peeled back the tape at a sharp angle making sure the paw prints came with it.
 My hubby helped here by holding the jar as I wound the tape around the jar.
I rubbed all the prints to the jar and slowly peeled back the transfer tape.
  I also added one little paw print to the inside of the jar lid.
 Next, I cut the circles and sentiment with the Imagine and adhered the circles together using my Xyron.
 I then glued the words to the sentiment.  I used my ATG gun and taped the round tag to the top of the lid.
 I used some beautiful crinkle ribbon and tied a little bow around the top of the jar.  Finally, I added some milk bones!

I hope that Dexter enjoys his treats and his little treat jar.
Thanks Sheila for having me back and don't forget to ask questions if you have them and stop by MelissaMade for more fun projects!
Hugs
Melissa

16 comments:

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

wow.... this is a fabulous idea! My grand-dog will love one of these! Thanks for sharing

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is such a WONDERFUL GIFT IDEA! I just love it as it is perfect for a new pet owner. It amazes me that you think of things like this. What a great and considerate friend you must be! And THANK YOU for sharing this wonderful project with us today!

Lori Apgar said...

How dog-gone sweet!! I love the vinyl paw prints!!

CraftyGirl said...

Look at how clever you are Melissa! I would have taken each paw, one by one, and tried to line them up on the jar! The transfere tape really is much easier and faster!! lol!! Love the jar, it is darling! I might just have to make on for my parent's dog!!
Barb :)

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

This is woofingly awesome!!
Dogs will take pleasure in the treats inside the jar while you can take pleasure on seeing the beauriful outside of the jar!!

Southernbelle said...

This is just adorable!!!!

Melissa said...

Soooooo cute! My Max would love that!

Lisa said...

That is adorable, great idea. I'm sure your friends and Dexter will love it.

Audrey Frelx said...

OMG, Melissa!!! How darn cute is this!!!

Granny said...

How cute is this little gift? ADORABLE TFS

Flamenco92627 said...

That is adorable Melissa! Great idea. Now I have to find someone with a dog so I can make this for them. ;)

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Soooo cute! Love the vinyl paw prints!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

soooooooooo totally adorable!
now just fill one with cookies for me and we're all good! LMBO!
this isn't only cute, its extremely thoughtful as well!
love it!!!

Cher~ said...

This is a great gift. I love the hidden paw print under the lid. Those little details really show that a lot of thought went into a gift. And a big THANK YOU for the husband with the helping hands!!

GabyCreates.com said...

This is so cute and such a cool idea!! I don't want to gift it! I want to keep it... I have just added a thir fury baby to my family! TFS

Sandi Cl~ said...

What a great idea!