11/30/2006

Jamin' Baybee!

I spent this past summer picking berries and making jam. I try to do this every year as it is such an incredible joy to create something that is enjoyed year 'round.
My goal was to create mini jam containers, have on hand a variety of flavors (this year's selection: peach, strawberry & blueberry), and package two in a gusset bag for gifts this winter holiday.
Most of these are for my dear husband's co-workers, hence the file folder tag concept. He usually gives the standard bottle of wine every year. Anybody can do that. This took planning, time, and a lot of sugar (ha ha!), and to me is more meaningful and a true show of appreciation for all they do for him throughout the year.
Stamps, ribbon, paper, punches, ink: Stampin' Up. satin cording - May Arts; file folder die - Sizzix; metal rimmed tag: Staples.

5 comments:

Debbie said...

Cindy, this is a VERY thoughtful present--they'd better love it after all of that work! The file folders are perfect as well. And your Beate stamp is very beautiful! I just got my first two Cuttlebug embossing folders today. . . I can feel a need for more. ;-)

HB said...

Cindy these turned out ADORABLE! I would work for him just to get one of these treaures! Ü

ker said...

Oh now this is totally cool! I love that you thought ahead and did all the "jammin" early and now just had to make up the tags....gosh makes me wish I worked with your DH!!!! LOL

PJBstamper said...

I've been waiting to comment cause all I really wanted to say is "GIMME, GIMME!! I haven't thought of anything else so I decided to "confess" my greediness.

Beth said...

Oh Man Cindy - I can almost smell the berries and would be honored to receive this as a gift -- truely from the heart. Love the folder!