Wednesday 20 December 2017

Have A Very Jelly Christmas

     Now that these gifts have been delivered I can share the pictures. Handmade gifts in handcrafted packaging for three very keen cooks.
      It all started with the Redcurrant jelly, after a bumper crop over the last few years the poor old bush decided to die this year, it will be sadly missed.
     Several of my close friends are very keen cooks so I thought it would be a good idea to give them all a jar of Redcurrant Jelly with a recipe tag for a port sauce.
     Then the quince tree decided to provide so much fruit that I made jelly, jam, lots of crumbles and gave some away too. The fruit is very hard, it has to be cooked to be eaten but is well worth the effort.
     The labels have been made using a digital stamp from MHK Designs, inked and die cut with a double sided sticky backing from Stix2.
     So now I had two jars with pretty die cut paper tops over the traditional cellophane one, both with recipe tags on, to wrap.
     A Kraft gift bag was the perfect solution, but a plain brown bag doesn't look very festive does it. A good reason to break out the Christmas dies and set to.
     All the dies used for the bag front are Sizzix but the tag dies are from other suppliers. Each tag has been edged with brown ink, as well as the cut out stags head and the little splash of red finished them off.
     I just hope the recipients get as much pleasure from the contents as I did  when making them.

I would like to enter my handcrafted gifts and packaging in the following challenges:
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes   (M)
Paper Minutes - Gifts   (W)
Merry Monday - Tic, Tac, Toe (Die cut, Twine, a little Green)   (W)
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes   (M)
The Holly and The Ivy - Anything Christmas Goes   (M)
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas    (W)


  1. Lovely idea, am sure they will go down well.

  2. Lovely gifts and card. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

  3. Darling tags, cards & gift packaging, Rocky! So glad you could join us at Merry Monday!!

  4. Oh I love these, that stag is amazing. X

  5. Such smashing project. Really, really lovely. Thanks for joining us over at TMCC.
    Love n hugs


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