I was watching Kelsey's Essentials on Cooking Channel this morning and she was crafting Holiday food gifts. One of the items she made was a salted caramel sauce and I decided to give it a try this morning before Adam woke up.
You can find her recipe for the caramel right here. It says the caramel only stays good for 2 weeks in the fridge so I decided to package it in these small 4oz jars (or maybe they're 3 oz) so people wouldn't have to figure out what to do with all that caramel. But I had to pretty them up first!
I started by die-cutting canvas with the largest scalloped Nestabilities die and stamping a snowflake on each with Palette Hybrid ink.
Then added a little Homemade stamp on top of it.
I added the date the Caramel would be good until in the date box as opposed to the date I made it. With the lid already on the jar, I placed the canvas over the top and centered it.
Then I screwed the band on
I used the Papertrey Ink coordinating dies to die cut a bunch of snowflakes in 2 different sizes.
I decided to die-cut the whole sheet since I thought it might make a cool background for another project (look for that at the end of this post).
Then I stamped the coordinating snowflakes on the dies and punched a hole in each one.
Tied some jute around the jar bands.
And then tied the snowflakes with a button onto the ends of the jute.
I also needed a nice card to use to hold a monetary gift and I wanted to see what I could do with the leftover die-cut paper. I started with an entire sheet of 8.5 x 11 cardstock and scored it at the 4" and 8" marks.
Then I cut about an inch off the 3" flap and rounded the corner. This will hold the money.
I added a contrasting piece of paper on the middle section of the inside and then adhered the left hand side only.
And then I used the leftover piece of die-cut paper that I mentioned above as the base of the card.