Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Cruise-Themed Savings Bank

Hello! I am back with another project that was completed some time ago and the photos have been stored on my SD card waiting to be shared.

This is a Christmas gift I gave in 2016 to someone who enjoys taking cruises. It is a savings bank in the shape and size of a larger canning jar - about the size you would use to can spaghetti sauce or tomatoes. I found it at Bed, Bath and Beyond. The jar came with this chalkboard label and a piece of chalk to personalize the jar. I did not try, but I believe if you wanted to remove the chalkboard tag that you would be able to, but you may need to use some adhesive remover to clean up the jar.

I searched Cricut® Design Space for some cruise-themed images and found 41 to start just using "cruise". That search gave me ideas for additional searches, for example "anchor", and I found more than enough ideas to decorate the jar.

I simplified this ship's wheel buy removing layers, slicing and welding. The image started out as Helm - #M344C0 - from Life is a Beach.

I added text to the Bon Voyage image, Cruise Ship Phrase - #M33E0C - Life is a Beach, and attached it so everything would be cut where I wanted it

Seeing the anchors from my search for "cruise" gave me the idea to search for "anchor" where I found this image that I used just as it is. The image is Anchor - #M37456 - Going Places.

I liked the Cruise Ship Border - #M330F6 - Life is a Beach I found when searching for "cruise", but it would have been too tall if I just made it long enough, so I welded two of the border together and size it.

The vinyl I used is from a variety of sources. I "seeded" the bank with a little money to get the recipient started toward saving for their next cruise. I received positive feedback when I gave the gift. I hope you like it too. Thank you for visiting today.


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