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