The new challenge at Justrite Stamps is to create a holiday recipe swap.
I found this square box which needed some love. I first covered the box with red cardstock. Along the edges of the box top, I used a Martha Stewart punch to create the vine. I used pattern papers on the box top.
I stamped the image from the Baking Stamp Ensemble on white cardstock in black, then stamped the sentiment on a seperate piece of white cardstock since I wanted the image to stand out. I then cut the scalloped circle in red cardstock and mounted the 3 pieces together.
Before adhering the circles, I embossed some red cardstock with a Christmas Cuttlebug embossing folder, adding it across the center of the box. Using Justrite's Demi Phrase stamps , I stamped the half circle, die cut it into a full circle and inked the edges red. I then die cut a smaller circle for the middle, then added this under the embossed cardstock, allowing just the top half circle to show. A few brads finished the look I was seeking. The ribbon around the box gave it a nice finished look.
Now for my recipe:
1 – 12oz bag of Ghiradelli chocolate chips
1 can of Betty Crocker chocolate frosting
½ cup nuts (optional)
Empty the bag of chocolate chips into a bowl
Microwave on high until chips have melted
Stir until you have a smooth paste
Add can of frosting and mix thoroughly
Add nuts if desired
Spoon into a glass dish
Allow to harden
Cut into squares
I typed out my recipe, then die cut it using Spellbinders Labels Eight. The recipe was then mounted on a corresponding piece of red cardstock. I stamped another image from the Baking Stamp Ensemble and added that to the bottom right corner. A few punched holly leaves and I am done.
I'm thinking this will be a great gift for a good friend.
Pattern paper: EKSuccess
Die cuts: Spellbinders, Nestabilities
Embossing: Cuttlebug embossing folder
Stamps: Justrite Stamps
Brads: Creative Imagination
Punch: EKSuccess, Martha Stewart