By now I hope y’all have your shopping and wrapping completed. If not, may the crowds be ever in your favor. Last minute projects are always good when they’re easy to do and come out amazing. GraphicStock has made it so easy to create last-minute gifts, prints, and tags. They have over 250,000 stock images, vectors, icons and more. With this being said everything is 100% royalty free which means you can use them for any project, personal or commercial.
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Today I want to show you one of the many projects you can create with GraphicStock. I’ve created a printable for labels that fit on the Kerr 8 oz. Wide Mouth Canning Jar. This is the perfect jar for homemade beauty products, butters and jams, or to store smaller amounts of spices.
Mason Jar Lid Labels Tutorial
Step 1: Find graphics to use with GraphicStock.
First things first. You need to find some art or graphics to use to create your design. I love using Vectors because no matter how big you make them, their quality stays the same. GraphicStock has so many options to choose from. I searched “Christmas Cute” and it brought up a ton of pages with cute Christmas graphics.
I found this one to use. You could make a card, labels (like I did), or wall art with this one. It’s super cute and so versatile.
Step 2: Open it with Adobe Illustrator.
You can use any program that can open EPS. Also, you other download options like PNG and JPG too but the quality of the image can be lost if you want it bigger.
Step 3: Create a new doc to create your design on.
Step 4: Draw a circle on your blank document.
What I love about Illustrator is that you can draw shapes with your mouse and it know what shape you’re trying to make and snaps your lines into position. It saves so much time.
Step 5: Add any font you want and remove circle background color.
Since I was make a peppermint sugar scrub, I added that text. You can use any font you have on your computer. I also didn’t want the grey color as my circle background, so I changed it to no fill.
Step 6: Change your font color.
I didn’t stick with the pink and ended up changing it towards the end.
Step 6: Select the graphic you want to use.
I decided to use the candy canes in this graphic for my peppermint scrub label. Using the lasso tool, select both candy canes. Once everything is highlighted then you can copy it.
Step 7: Paste your graphic on your design page.
Step 8: Select your entire design using the selector tool
Now, use the selector tool to select entire design and the copy it.
Step 9: Paste your design and rearrange it on your page.
Step 10: Print and glue to your lid.
Print, cut, and use a little Mod Podge to stick your label to the lid. If you don’t have wide mouth lid, you can also trace your lid size and cut it out.
That’s it! You’re all set! How easy was that? I’m still getting used to Illustrator and using vectors but it’s a lot easier than I thought it would be. If I can do it you can too!
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Don’t forget to share your creations with me in the comments below. I would love to check out what you come up with. 🙂
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