Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Last Minute Gifts

Happy Wednesday everyone. Today is the JustRite Stampers "Last Minute Gift Ideas" Blog Hop. I can't wait to see what the design team members have come up with (because I am in need of some last minute gift ideas). I bet that there are going to be some cool ideas!!!

For my "Last Minute Gift Idea" I decided to make some Gifts In A Jar. These would be perfect to have on hand for that "unexpected" guest that happens to show up and you need a "quick" gift. These are very easy to make and chances are you already have everything right in your kitchen.

My jars contain mixes for Molasses cookies, Snickerdoodles, and Oatmeal Cookies. I typed the recipes on my computer, cut them 5 1/4" x 4", and then matted them onto corresponding colored cardstock.

Closeup of the Molasses Cookies gift jar.

For each top, I cut a piece of fabric and tied it to the neck of the jar using ribbon.

Closeup of the Molasses Cookie jar top.

I used the "Something Sweet Borders & Centers" set from JustRite Stampers and diecut them using the Spellbinders Classic Circle Nestabilities. The top of the jar deserves to be decorated too **LOL**

Closeup of Molasses Cookies recipe card

I stamped the label in the upper left corner using the "Recipe Borders & Centers" set from JustRite Stampers. These stamps are perfect for personalizing recipe cards. On this recipe card, I also stamped an oven mitt center image from the "What's Cookin' Borders and Centers" set.

Closeup of the Oatmeal Cookie gift jar.

Top view of Oatmeal Cookies gift jar

These gift jars are great for using up scraps of fabric. The fabric circle diameter is 8".

Closeup of the Oatmeal Cookie recipe card

Again, I used the Recipe Borders & Centers to decorate the upper left corner. On this recipe card, I chose the "Secret Family Recipe" center from the "What's Cookin' Borders & Centers" set to decorate the upper right corner.

Close up view of the Snickerdoodles gift jar.

I think Snickerdoodles are probably the FAVORITE of all of my family members. When I make these, I can't keep my 9 year old daughter away from the cookie dough!! If I let her, she would eat all of the dough and not have enough to actually bake.

Top view of the Snickerdoodles gift jar

Closeup of Snickerdoodles recipe

Be sure to check out the other design team members. I'm sure that you will be able to find something very nice and inexpensive to make for family and friends.

Angela Barkhouse (that's me)


Paper: Worldwin

Ink: Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy, Memento Bamboo Leaves, Memento Rich Cocoa, Memories Cherry Red

Accessories- Spellbinders Classic Circle Nestabilities, misc fabric, misc ribbon, pop dots, misc baking ingredients, quart Mason Jars


Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Wonderful gift items -- I LOVE when I get these as gifts -- FAB project for a quick Christmas gift!!!

Cardmaking said...

What great gift ideas - I think a young personwould love these- it would be something completely different for them.


Michele Kovack said...

These are such thoughtful gifts! Love the recipe cards and everything!

Heidi Blankenship said...

What a wonderful idea for quick gifts! I really like the matching recipe cards! These all sound so yummy too!

Donna M said...

I love these gifts. I have made the gifts in a jar, but your matching recipe cards and jar tops really make them special!

Kathy Jones said...

What a fabulous idea Angela!!! Love the recipe cards!!

Anonymous said...

These jars are beautiful!