Saturday, July 14, 2012

Altered Cookie Jar

Having gone to a store recently, I was shocked to see fall decor and what shocked me more was when I went further in the store and they had aisles and aisles of Christmas out already! Well that got my gears turning for today's project.

 At the holidays, lots of baked goods get exchanged, so I prepared my first homemade gift idea for the holidays. A jar was decorated with some pretty patterned paper adding a wide Christmas ribbon. 

I decorated the top of the jar using patterned paper and stamping a doily on a die-cut flower which has been layered on top of a snowflake. 

All that is left is to bake your goods and include the recipe if you desire.  I decorated my recipe card and stamped a Doily in the upper right corner.  I stamped it once on scrap paper then I stamped it next directly to the recipe card so that the image was subtle and you are able to read the recipe clearly. 

I am adding this to Cards Crafter's Circle - Christmas in July

Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Thanks for popping over!
~Tammy~ 

28 comments:

Doreen said...

A fabulous project Tammy.xxx

valou250809 said...

Superbe! bravo!

Karen B. said...

So very festive and fun Tammy!

NickelNook said...

That's really lovely, Tammy! It's wonderful to be thinking of Christmas when it's so hot out! Thank you!...Nancy :o)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Looks yummy, Tammy!

Sasha said...

What a great gift idea. Looks super, Tammy x

Bernie said...

What a lovely project,love the matching recipe card.
Hugs
Bernie

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What an AWESOME gift idea!!! I just loveeeeeeeeeeee it!!!!

Kara Lynne said...

Absolutely looks gourmet! I really love the way you put that canister together with the label and the top flower.

Audrey Pettit said...

I love this gift idea! There's nothing better than homemade treats at the holidays. I mean, who doesn't like cookies, right? Beautiful container and recipe card, Tammy! Love the label and love the doily stamping!

onecraftymama said...

I love the idea of including the recipe with the cookie gift! That's fabulous. I love the flower stamped with doilies too - awesome :)
And guess what? I challenged myself to use my birdhouse die cut that you used the other day, and made the tissue flowers from your tutorial too! I should be posting it tomorrow :)

Elaine said...

Great project Tammy so nice as gifts well done Hugs Elaine

Martha H. said...

Brilliant idea!
My craft stores in LA are gearing up for Halloween! You can't find anything for summer anymore - that stuff was on clearance last month! I always ask, what is the rush? :)

VanessaB said...

yummy! what a great gift. love this idea :)

Lisa said...

What a fabulous project, Tammy!! I love the idea of the cookie gift plus the recipe!! The flower on top is absolutely gorgeous!! I may have to scraplift this idea for holiday gifts :) I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Theresa said...

Fabulous creation! I can't believe that I've seen Christmas decor already too...So not ready for the next 6 months to fly by!!

Sherrie K. said...

Super cute idea! I love the matching recipe card..fun idea for the holidays!! Can't believe Christmas stuff in the stores already...that's crazy!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Deb Hickman said...

What a gorgeous gift !!!!! I love how you've made the recipe card too. Deb xxx

Susan Flynn said...

Brilliant idea Tammy and one I think I may borrow at a later date! xx

sandi said...

Wow! Too cute! Love the label and the flower on the top is the perfect touch!

jen said...

Wow! Wat a great gift!! Love the matching recipe card too!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE this project Tammy, and how you stamped the delicate doily on the lid flower! LOVE the recipe with the matching colors and stamped doily, too! FAB project!

Jenée said...

Wonderful project. I can see this as teacher's gifts or for Sunday School members -- lots of possibilities. Wonderfully executed! Thank you for sharing this idea with us in the weekly challenge at Card Crafter's Circle.

Anita Rex said...

Good for you for getting started already! Love this jar it's so Christmassy! :> BTW Did my package arrive yet? It was sent 2 weeks ago...

Shelby said...

Fantastic gift idea! Love how you've done the flowers and the label looks so cool

Shelby

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome project dearie!!

Jennifer said...

Such a fantastic gift idea! I love the flower on top! THanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle!

Mary J said...

This is so fab Tammy! Love the flower!