Today’s post is going to be full of photos and homemade gift ideas. I wanted to make sure I provided lots of photos and details so if you want to replicate the concepts, you would have all the information you need. The design team is highlighting Canned, a new stamp set with a collection of coordinating dies that allow you to create beautiful gifts using the ever-so-popular mason jars. We are also featuring Cross Stitched, a cool stamp cross stitch inspired stamp set. And there’s a new favor box, called Vintage Favor Box that you will be able to use for countless occasions.
All of the new products will be available at Papertrey Ink on October 15th at 10 pm EST.
Using Canned + Jar Bonnet dies + Tasting tag die, I created a Strawberry Shortcake homemade mason jar treat to gift. I wanted to make something that you would give to someone and they could enjoy immediately. Something easy to whip up, yet tasty to eat. Since you can see through a mason jar, I like layered ingredients.
I was inspired by the colors in the fabric I chose to use for the jar bonnet. However, you could alter the color combination to make it fit any occasion, including the upcoming holidays.
This is the new Tasting Tag. It has holes you can easily tie a mini wood spoon for presentation and purpose – to allow immediate consumption. I stamped all the text/graphics and added a felt strawberry.
On the top, I used Limitless Layers: 2.5″ Circles and added more felt strawberries.
SuppliesStamps: Canned Ink: pure poppy, orange zest Cardstock: white Dies: Strawberry Patch, Limitless Layers: 2.5″ Circles, Tasting Tag, Jar Bonnet Other: Windham Fabrics (Le Poulet by Whistler Studios), white felt, pure poppy felt, simply chartreuse felt, white floss, red floss, mini wood spoon, ball mason jar
Here, you can see the layered strawberry shortcake. Here’s what you need to make it:
Ingredientsstrawberries dessert shells cool whip
Instructions1. Slice strawberries 2. Add whipped topping into a sandwich bag by placing it in a glass. You will need to cut a small corner from the sandwich bag to allow you to pipe it into the jars. This makes the presentation look great and not messy! 3. Layer contents, starting with strawberries, then the whipped topping, then a dessert shell and repeat until the glass is full.
You can alter this recipe to make it more homemade by making your own pound cake or angel food cake. You could also make your own whipped cream (heavy whipping cream and confectioner’s sugar) or even make a pudding (using cool whip and white chocolate pudding mix), but that would require using a mixer. That option would make your gift take a little longer, but once those steps are complete, the project will not take too long.
I wanted to give an option for a no-fuss, quick and easy gift that any one could do. So, if your baking skills and time are great, go for the full homemade choice!
My next project is a homemade brownie packaged in the new Vintage Favor Box and stamped using Just a Little Something stamps and dies. This little box is so cute and the PERFECT size for brownies, candy, or any other small gift.
I stamped different text on each treat box, so you can see them below.
I die cut a circle from the box and added clear cardstock to allow you to see the brownie from the outside. This is a great way to display your gift contents, if they are a homemade treat.
The banner die is so cute and was easy to stamp. The Limitless Layers: 1.75″ Circles coordinate perfect with the circle die in Just a Little Something to create a decorative frame. I stamped a polka dotted pattern on it.
Each box is wrapped with some baker’s twine.
I used a decorative frame stamp in Just a Little Something to add detail to the box front. I left this box empty so you could see how the zipper die may be seen if using a clear cardstock opening. Usually your contents would cover it, but just in case they shift around, this is how it would look.
Here is how the recipient retrieves the box contents. Simply pull the zipper!
SuppliesStamps: Just a Little Something, Polka Dot Basics Ink: pure poppy, aqua mist Cardstock: pure poppy, white Dies: Just a Little Something, Vintage Treat Box, Limitless Layers: 1.75″ Circle Other: baker’s twine
My last homemade gift is a monogrammed napkin and place card. During the holidays, you may have guests over and this is an easy way to create a beautiful table setting and provide a little gift as well.
Using the new Cross Stitch Alphabet die, I cross stitched the letter A onto a felt circle die cut. I layered it on a pennant banner and adhered it to a napkin.
The place card shape is from the new Jar Bonnet dies. I added the JOY holiday double die cuts, and used Snow Globe Sentiments and Simple Alphabet to add the name. The “diamond” pattern is from Cross Stitched and is a new cool way to use the stamp to create a background.
To build the shaped place card, I die cut the shape twice and scored a line at the top of one of the die cuts. Next, I adhered it to the other die cut and it creates a shaped place card.
SuppliesStamps: Cross Stitched, Snow Globe Sentiments Ink: pure poppy, true black Cardstock: rustic white, pure poppy Dies: Jar Bonnet, Cross Stitch Alphabet, Limitless Layers: 2.5″ Circles, Shaker Shapes: Snow Globe, Holiday Double Cuts, Get a Handle On It Other: white felt, pinefeather felt, poppy felt, napkin, mini clothespin, red floss
Thanks so much for visiting today. I hope you enjoyed this post! Here are links to the rest of the design team, so make sure you see what they created using these same products too.Nichole Heady Betsy Veldman Danielle Flanders Dawn McVey Erin Lincoln Laura Bassen Laurie Willison Maile Belles