Ginger Snap Crafts: vacation savings jar with PSA Essentials {tutorial}

vacation savings jar with PSA Essentials {tutorial}

vacation savings jar from Ginger Snap Crafts

I love this time of year!  Everyone is organizing, planning & getting ready for BIG things this year! Well, our family has big plans for this year & next year! ;) We are planning a big family trip next summer to Yellowstone, Idaho & Utah. I’ve always wanted to take the kiddos to Yellowstone, and I want to show my older kids around BYU-Idaho!  I’m hoping a few of them want to follow in their dad & mom’s footsteps! :)

Anyways….our big plans don’t come cheap.  Airfare for 7 people = expensive! So this year one of our goals is to save up some money for our trip! So I made this cute vacation savings jar using my PSA Essential stamps!

vacation savings jar for PSA Essentials

For this project you’ll need:

  • large mason jar to hold all that money ~ ha!
  • ribbon
  • glue dots
  • white card stock
  • PSA Essentials stamp body & alignment tool
  • PSA Essential grapefruit pink ink
  • PSA Essentials Peel & Stick stamp pack ~ Mom’s Calendar


Before we get started on how I made our jar I thought I’d show you how to switch the ink out on your PSA Essential stamp body.  It’s super fast & easy to do! PSA Essentials has tons of different ink colors & combos…you can check them all out {HERE}.

First, you’ll just slide out the ink cartridge that is already in your stamp body.

psa essentials ink

Then you’ll take your lid off your new ink pad.

psa essentials changing ink

Then carefully slide your new ink pad into your stamp body {ink side down}.

psa ink

Slide your ink pad in until you hear a “click”.  Now you are ready to start stamping!

psa stamping

For this project I stamped the vacation stamp in the grapefruit pink ink onto some white card stock.  Then I punched it out with my circle punch. 

psa essentials vacation stamp

Then I put some adhesive glue dots onto a matching ribbon.


Then I put the ribbon around the middle of my jar.

psa essentials savings jar

Then I stuck my vacation stamp right onto the front of my jar. Now we are ready to save some money! ;)

vacation savings jar for PSA Essentialssavings jar

So have you ever taken a family trip to Yellowstone??
Any tricks, tips or advice?  I’d love to hear them!

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Disclosure: I am a member of the PSA Essentials Design Team. I received the stamp set & the stamping supplies I used for this project & post from PSA Essentials. For more great ideas on how to use these amazing stamps visit PSA Stamp Camp blog. I would also encourage you to become a facebook fan of PSA Essentials for great deals on PSA personalized and Peel & Stick stamps, & they have frequent giveaways. Yay!


  1. I love it Ginger! We want to take a trip to the east coast the summer. A vacations saving jar is a great idea.

  2. we're currently in Idaho. My husband is attending BYU. We haven't been able to explore much of Yellowstone but we really enjoyed West Yellowstone, particularly the bear and wolf discovery center. It was neat to see!

  3. What a fun family vacation! Love the money jar, and that stamp is adorable!

    Love Always,

  4. Very cute project... Yellowstone is on our list of places to visit... We have airfare to contend with as well... You should have a really great time!
    Hugs, antonella :-)

  5. What a great idea! This would be fun to do with the kids for a Summer vacation. :)


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