Paper Sweeties December Inspiration Challenge #62

Thursday, November 30, 2017

December will be upon us before most of you ever read this; and that means a fabulous, new, inspiration challenge is up over at Paper Sweeties.  This month's challenge inspired me to create stocking tags to dress up jars of my homemade apple butter.  My hubby will actually be delivering thirteen of these to his coworkers and employees for Christmas; however, for the sake of time, I've selected three to share, with you all, today.  The remainder are some combination of the following anyhow.
I started these tags by die-cutting the stockings from patterned prints and their scallop trim, which I also glittered, from white cardstock with my Cameo.
 
I then white-embossed the "homemade for the holidays" sentiments, from Handmade for You, on vellum, Sweet Borders banner die-cuts.  Both the banners and stockings were punched in their top left corners to allow lengths of Baker's Twine, which were first wrapped around the jar, to be laced through and tied in bows.
 
 
Their top edges were then embellished with felt, Meet Me Under the Mistletoe holly die cuts, dressed up with pink and red buttons, which I hand-stitched in place, as well as Cotton Candy, Green Apple, and Frosting seam binding ribbon bows, all studded with lone, white pearls, respectively.
 
 
Here's this month's Inspiration Challenge #62 graphic to get you off and creating in the right direction.
 
Be sure to stop by the challenge link above to get all your challenge details as well as the designer's blogs to see how they've been inspired.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a blessed, holiday season, friends!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jinny Newlin  * December Guest Designer *

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Handmade for You (Paper Sweeties) Paper: white & vellum (Paper Sweeties); polka dot & stripe (MME); star (October Afternoon) Ink: watermark (VersaMark) Other: white embossing powder (Zing!); Christmas Stocking cut file (Images by Heather M.); Cameo (Silhouette); Dazzling Diamonds, embossing gun, & 3/16" Handheld Circle punch (SU!); buttons (Buttons Galore & More); white string (Coats & Clark); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); pearls & felt (Paper Studio); Big Shot (Sizzix); Meet Me Under the Mistletoe & Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts dies & Cotton Candy, Frosting, & Green Apple seam binding ribbons (Paper Sweeties)

6 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I know for a fact that your apple butter is the BEST!!!!! LOVING those tags you made for them!!! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maria said...

Your homemade apple butter jars are decorated so lovely with the beautiful tags, Jinny!! What a treat for all the recipients!!

Debbie said...

Oh my lordy be, these are too pretty to eat! Such beautiful packaging and then a bonus of yummy homemade apple butter! I think I 'need' to make some of these to give this holiday too :)

Tracey McNeely said...

What a yummy and thoughtful gift! So cute Jinny!

Lisa Elton said...

I love the way you've dressed up the gifts of apple butter! BJ is going to be very popular on delivery day! These are so sweet!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Such a great gift ! Thanks for sharing ! margessw@icloud.com