Sizzix Inspiration | Canning Jar Refrigerator Magnet by Anna Wight

Hello, crafty friends! I'm Anna Wight, and I am SUPER excited to be a new contributor here on the Sizzix blog sharing Sizzix inspiration and tutorials with you! I wanted my first project shared here on the Sizzix blog to represent me not only as a crafter, but for it to share a bit about me on a personal level as well.

Sizzix Inspiration | Canning Jar Refrigerator Magnet by Anna Wight

I live on a farm, and much of my inspiration comes from rural living. Canning jars are a big part of my life on the farm, so the Canning Jar 3-D die provided me with the perfect project idea to share with you today - a handy refrigerator magnet, embellished with a mini wooden clothespin for keeping lists, notes or reminders close at hand.

I started by adhering some beautiful printed papers to chipboard. I die cut the jar twice so that I could adhere two chipboard layers together for a stronger surface, making sure to have patterned paper that would face forwards as well as backwards on the chipboard pieces when adhered together. I die cut the lid once, for use on the front of the project. Once the layers were die cut, I inked all of the edges with brown Distress ink. I used a tracing wheel to add some dotted character lines on the lid.

Sizzix Inspiration | Canning Jar Refrigerator Magnet by Anna Wight
I gathered up some of my favorite embellishments. I wrapped the top of the jar with a pretty cotton lace that I hand dyed, giving it an older appearance. I stamped "Believe in Miracles" on a banner I die cut using the Sizzix Banners #2 framelit. I inked the edges of the banner, adding a bit of warmth and age to the paper. Using some of my hand dyed seam binding, I fashioned a bow to embellish the linen heart clothespin. I dressed up an antique mother of pearl button with hemp twine, and adhered it to the center of the bow.

Using hot glue, I adhered the embellished clothespin to the top of the jar, and the stamped tag in place. Finally, I added a smudging of Antique Linen Distress Stickles to the edges of the jar, cotton lace, and linen heart.

Sizzix Inspiration | Canning Jar Refrigerator Magnet by Anna Wight
The backside of the jar is clean and simple with three magnets glued in place, for a sturdy hold. This would be an ideal spot to add a personal note, if giving this item as a gift.

Sizzix Inspiration | Canning Jar Refrigerator Magnet by Anna Wight
Projects like this are fun and easy to make, and are a good way to use up some of your embellishment odds-and-ends. They make wonderful gifts, and are so easy to personalize! But I'm going to enjoy this pretty jar magnet on my own refrigerator, for not only as a place to keep special notes, but also as a reminder of  the time I get to spend with you here on the Sizzix blog!

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Sizzix Die Cutting Supplies



Paper: Prima "Romance Novel"; Neenah "Desert Storm"; BoBunny "Licorice Dot"; Chipboard |Ink: Ranger Distress Brushed Corduroy; StazOn Black | Stamps: Whipper Snapper Designs "All Things With Love" cling mount set |Adhesive: Tombow Mono-Multi; Ad Tech Hot Glue | Misc: Linen Heart Paperclip; Hand Dyed Hug Snug Seam Binding; Antique Mother of Pearl button; hemp twine; Cotton Lace; Ranger Distress Stickles in "Antique Linen"; Magnets, Tracing Wheel

19 thoughts on “Sizzix Inspiration | Canning Jar Refrigerator Magnet by Anna Wight”

  • Dee in NH

    That's beautiful and what an awesome gift too! Love how you "antiqued" it up!

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  • Carol Dee

    I love it! Just your style. :) Have fun designing for Sizzix. :)

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  • Theresa G.

    Congratulations Anna! I have been a fan of your stuff for awhile. I am confident you will make some amazing things with Sizzix!

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  • Jessica Canham
    Jessica Canham Feb 09, 2014 at 04:05 pm

    Gorgeous! I'm a huge fan of Anna's work and I'm excited to see her as a designer for Sizzix.

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  • Sharli

    Hi Anna! What a great project - I thought "on the refrigerator it would be a miracle, indeed" but no, honestly, this is just perfect! Very pretty, very clever and you've made me want that die cut for sure! I never tire of your ideas!
    Hugs!!

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  • S. Carter

    I am so happy to see Anna as a Sizzix designer! She has a very unique style. I am sure that those of you new to her work will soon become as enchanted as I have been!

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  • Kittie Caracciolo

    Congratulations, Anna! Sizzix is lucky to have you. This is so precious.

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  • diane mcvey

    WOOHOO!!! Congrats, Anna! Sizzix could not have chosen anyone more talented than you to represent them! I'm excited for you, and can't wait to see what all you create with their dies and stuff! It will be awesome. By the way, I LOVE your magnet you made! It's GREAT!!! :D

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  • renee m

    Thanks for sharing! I really like that your project is not only pretty, but also useful :)

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  • Ida P. Krause

    Congratulations Anna, Your project is really cute and fun.

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  • jayne c

    Hey Anna
    Congratulations, this is gorgeous, I know everybody will love your designs as much as we have for the past few years!!

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  • Lorrie Koenig
    Lorrie Koenig Feb 10, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Congrats, Anna. I subscribe to your blog and I am so happy others will get to see your talent!

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  • nkmac

    Congratulations Anna, could not happen to a nicer person...you helped me find a Sizzix Christmas tree die several years ago. 'member?..so generous with your time and talent!!! You go get em girl!!!

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  • Lori K.

    This is so cute! I love all the details and how you added character to the die cut lid- great idea. Congratulations and I look forward to seeing more of your projects and ideas!

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  • Linda Knox

    Great project...looking forward to more inspiration.

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  • VickiR in OH

    I LOVE your creative canning jar magnet project! tfs :)

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  • Gail Weitzel

    I am so delighted that you're on this team, Anna...now we have many, many wonderful projects to look forward to! This canning jar magnet is old-fashioned and sweet, and guess what...the Sizzix die for it has moved to the top of my 'must have' list.

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  • Sherri D

    Congratulations Anna! So happy for your new venture on the Sizzix team! Very beautiful project!

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