Thursday, October 9, 2008

Harvest Time

Today we thought it would be fun to show you great ideas for how to turn your canning projects into fabulous gifts for the Holiday's. Our first project is from the kitchen of Angela Barkhouse. Angela found this great Mom's Fruit Stand wooden box at the Christmas Tree Shop. It was perfect gift packaging for Angela's Homemade Apple Sauce and Apple Jelly. Angela used the border from the JB 08130 Baking Stamp Ensemble "Family Secret Recipes from Our House to Yours" and 50 pt Curlz Fnt to label the top of her jars. Angela made a coordinating tag for the handle of her box using the border "from the kitchen of"

She also used the Curlz Font to label the front of her jars to easily identify which jars of Applesauce which were made using Splenda for the diabetic members on her Christmas list.

For the top of the jars she chose a smaller Spellbinders Nestabilities Die and placed it on her label so that she could use yellow chalk to highlight the designer border of her jars.

This gave her label the warm vintage look of her box. This project would also be a great as a house warming gift for a fall party. So next Kellie Fortin designed a card that Angela could place her applesauce recipe in to share with the recipient.
The stamp is a two piece set from River city Rubber Works. The apples (1746-L "Apples, Large")are stamped and cut out and then inserted into the bushel basket (1749-N Bushel Basket, Large") giving the basket a truly 3-D effect. The apples were colored with Copic Markers. To color the bushel basket Kellie first chalked the entire basket and then added more color with Copic Markers. To design the sentiment for the front of the card Kellie used the Small JB 08110 Harmony Rectangular stamper with 25 point Curlz Font. Then she die cut the verbiage using a Spellbinders Label die. To make the image coordinate with Angela's project she placed the die back on the label and chalked the inside image with yellow chalk.
The card is designed so that the recipe fits inside a narrow pocket inside the card. Angela used the "from the Kitchen of " to decorate the recipe and used the 25 point Curlz font to stamp on her small Harmony Rectangular Stamper to add the word "applesauce" to the top of her recipe card. She used prismacolored pencils to color in the apple image.

Here is another great canning project from Debbie Olson.

To read how Debbie created this fabulous project click here. Debbie has even included a PDF of her Dilly Bean Recipe. For additional project ideas visit the Sweet Treat section of our design gallery. We would love to hear how you are using your JustRite Stamper to create homemade gifts for the Holidays. If you have a project you would like to share leave a link on this blog? You could be the next featured designer on a future JustRite Post.

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Linda Beeson said...

Adorable creations!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Oh my word these are all FABULOUS!!!! I love the apple sauce gift idea...especially since I have about 30 qts of applesauce in the freezer! LOL