Wednesday, November 24, 2010

JustRite 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop 12

Edited to add direct links.

Welcome to the final week of JustRite Stampers’  Wednesday feature, 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hops!  JustRite has been showcasing their entire Christmas Collection of stamps during the hops and ALL of those JustRite Original stamps are currently on sale at 25% off now through November 29, with free shipping within the U.S. on consumer orders over $50!  You can view all of those Holiday Sale stamp sets HERE.

If you would like to go back through all of the hops and see all of the gorgeous Christmas inspiration from the past 11 weeks, you can do so by clicking on the 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hops category on the JustRite Inspiration blog.  All of the designers’ projects are hyperlinked directly to their blog posts that have full details of how they created the project, so you won’t have to search for them!

Don’t forget that JustRite also has some Christmas stamps in their newly released CLING line of stamp sets, too -- you can find all of their cling stamp sets HERE.  This week, the designers joining the JustRite design team are the 2 Sketches 4 You designers!  JustRite is sponsoring this week’s 2S4Y #66 sketch challenge.  You can find the fabulous sketch inspiration AND details about the JustRite prize package, by visiting their blog post HERE.


Today my project isn't Christmas related, but it is gift giving related and the supplies could certainly be swapped out to make a Christmas gift. I made a few batches of Pumpkin Pie Bars to give to Sabrina's teachers and para aides at school for Thanksgiving. I wrapped them up and will put them in Kraft coffee bags, so I made some tags to attach to the outside. I didn't add any twine to the tags since I am going to wrap the twine around the bags, then add the label (you can see how I did one later in this post).

I used a border from JB-08695 What's Cookin' Borders & Centers. I stamped, colored and cut out the small pumpkin from CL-02000 Hangin' Around - Cling and popped it up with a foam dimensional. I added some stitching and a couple of topaz rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty. A detail shot:


Since I stitched on the tag, I added another Labels Fourteen to the back (to hide the stitching and tape) and stamped the To: From: center from JB-09775 From Our House 2" Square. Here's a look at the back (please ignore the ugly backside of the eyelet):


For my tags, I started with a Spellbinders Labels Fourteen base (the lined paper). I then cut out the orange gingham paper with part of a Labels Thirteen (see below), trimmed it and added it to the center of the tag with stitching.


I didn't get a chance to photograph the final gifts as I am typing up this post on Tuesday night and am baking a third batch of bars right now (and running back and forth to the kitchen when the timer goes off to check on them.. :)), so I haven't packaged them all up yet. I did package up one bag for Sabrina's speech therapist on Monday and took a quick photo before I gave it to her.. the tag is the same minus the rhinestones.


As a child, I would look forward to having pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. It wasn't that I loved it, but I would crave it about once a year.. and we usually would have it since my Dad likes it. Now that we have Thanksgiving with just our small family (Dan, Sabrina and me), I don't buy or make pumpkin pie since I would be the only person eating it. I have no desire to waste food.. nor do I intend to eat an entire pie myself.. LOL! I was happy to find these bars will satisfy my craving this year! I also forgot to take a photo of the actual pumpkin pie bars, so I am borrowing the one from the site where I got the recipe (Annie's Eats -- click on link for recipe). I followed the recipe as is, except I omited the pecans. Thanks for the great recipe, Annie!


Please visit these designers’ blogs to see what fabulous JustRite Christmas inspiration they have for you on the hop today!

JustRite Inspiration Blog 
2 Sketches 4 You
Debbie Olson
Kazan Clark
Laura Davis
Barb Schram
Angie Tieman
Heidi Blankenship
Courtney Baker
Michele Kovack
Julie Lacey
Sankari Wegman
Laurie Willison
Stephanie Kraft (you are here)
Mona Pendleton
Angela Barkhouse
Regina Mangum


Thanks for hopping by! For those of you in the U.S., I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Supplies ~
JustRite Stampers: JB-08695 What's Cookin' Borders & Centers, JB-09500 Clear Stamper 1 5/8", CL-02000 Hangin' Around - Cling, JB-09775 From Our House 2" Square, JB-09508 2" Square Clear Stamper
Dies & Punches: Spellbinders Labels Thirteen Nestabilities (die 5), Labels Fourteen Nestabilities (die 4), Circle punch (Marvy)
Paper: The Girl's Paperie Toil & Trouble, Neenah Classic Crest Classic Natural White
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers: 0, E33, YG03, YR01, YR12, YR15, YR18
Accessories: Topaz rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Jute twine, Eyelets, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine

20 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

Oh how fabulous! I LOVE it! :)

Sharon Harnist said...

What darling tags, Stephanie, and so pretty to dress up those yummy pumpkin bars!

Laura Davis said...

This is so stinkin CUTE!!
hugs
Laura

stephanie said...

Great tag!

Pati said...

Fun tag! Great gift/thank you idea! I will check out that recipe, they look yummy! Thanks for sharing this.

Stampin' Pam said...

Fabulous tags Stephanie -and what a great gift for Sabrina's teachers and aides. They are very lucky. Thanks for sharing how you made these - super cute and I like the splash of gingham (as opposed to the whole thing). Happy Thanksgiving.

Liz said...

this is a cute idea. Well today is my day for thankfulness of all the designers blogs I visit.. Just right has a fabulous team and gdt you girls put your heart and soul into your creations so it is with great gratitude I thank you for sharing
Happy thanksgiving and I am grateful for the love of the craft and those who make it possible

Sparkle said...

Such lovely tags and the bars sound so yummy!

Sankari W. said...

What an awesome idea! I love the way you did the bag - you make it look so easy! LOVE the pumpkin recipe and those bars look delish!
gorgeous!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Laurie said...

These are super cute! I love this idea! Might have to CASE this one! :) TFS!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh dear Stephanie! What sweet tags and those treats look scrumpitous! Have a Happy Thanksgiving ;)

Angie Tieman said...

Oh my cuteness, how adorable!! And you are so thoughtful to remember the teachers and aides, I know how much they appreciated and loved them!

Jenny said...

Super cute little tags! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Luv 2 Create said...

Stephanie - It is Thanksgiving morning and I am waiting for my pies to cook. So I decided to finish the blog hop that I just did not have time for yesterday. Then I came across you project, which is adorable by the way, but the pumpkin pie bars really caught my eye. I am so going to make these for my guests today. Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration through out these 12 weeks and Happy Thanksgiving.

Marcie

Julie Ranae said...

Hey Steph! Beautiful work and yummy photos all the way around! Nice to visit : )

Juls said...

these are gorgeous, love the shape and the gingham!!! Hugs Juls

Suzanne C said...

These are wonderful! I want to be one of the teachers! You are always making such wonderful gifts and cards for them. :)

Regina Mangum said...

Stephanie, your project is just SCRUMPTIOUS! XOXO

Chrissy D said...

Cute bag!!! Love how you created the Nestibilities layers!

kkraftyiam said...

what versatile uses - vunderful!