Monday, June 7, 2010

Jam Packed Thank You

Wow - I can't believe all the amazing samples from Lauren and the DT for My Time Made Easy. This month's sets have been a huge hit and it's easy to see why. For my last sample this month I'm bringing you a fabulous new template called Jam Packed and I'm combining it with the versatile new stamp set called Well Preserved.

My daughter's bridal shower was this past weekend and I wanted to make a couple of thank you gifts for the hostesses who so generously put on the shower for her.  Here's what I came up with:



Since I started with some homemade Blueberry Preserves (NO - not homemade by me but homemade by a local group who supports adults with developmental disabilities) I worked up the set with blue papers.  Preserve It (I'm using the one for blueberries and grapes) is a new digital paper from Sara and it's fabulous. I used the picnic plaid for the box and the preserve it blueberry for the top of the box. Here's a better look at the top (complete with some tiny silver balls as embellies).


The adorable stamps in the Well Preserved set allow for SO much versatility!! Pick the fruit, berry, butter, syrup, preserve, pickle of your choice and make something cute!!

Meanwhile, the Jam Packed template is designed with a hole cut out in it - so the jar of jelly or jam just pops right in - I made my circle opening larger before I cut it to accommodate this jar. I also put some bubble wrap in the bottom of the box to lift the jar up just a bit and to protect it just a little.  Here's a peek at the box opened and empty. You'll see that I also added some of the picnic plaid paper to the inside edges. I love this cut out hole feature of this template but you can cut off this piece if you don't want the circle.


Here it is with the jam in the box:


I used some of the stamps from Well Preserved to decorate the lid of the jar, and to make the cute little jar on the front of the box.  The little tag on the front of the box says "For Someone Sweet".

The one on top says Thank you Berry Much and has some blueberries stamped on it.


I made a card to match the set but I kept it simple in design. I just used several layers and some dry embossing and a couple of rectangle nesties. Isn't that little jar adorable with the coordinating plaid cover?!

The berries were colored with Copics as were the jar accents.

Here's a peek at the side of the box and the card:

I thought the navy and white polka dot ribbon added the perfect accent to this fun little set! Hope you check out this Jam Packed template AND the Well Preserved Stamp Set. Even if you don't make your own jam (like me) you can use this wonderful box and stamps to create lovely gifts. I hope to get another idea done with this set soon.  (tease!)

Thanks as always for stopping by and for your wonderfully encouraging and sweet comments. You really make my day! Just when the world seems a bit overwhelming, in comes a lovely, kind comment that just makes me smile!!

Hugs and Smiles,



17 comments:

MarieL said...

Pam, this is an absolutely lovely set and I am sure that the ladies will enjoy your thoughtfulness.

Joan Fricker said...

Pam, this is adorable and I am sure the hostess will absolutely love it. I love the color combination and everyting about it. Your bow is perfect too.

Diane Jaquay said...

Gorgeous gift set Pam, love the blue papers!!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness, Pam! All of that blue is fantastic! Love the papers you used....those digi papers are FUN! I'm sure these will be a hit with the girls for sure!!

Selma said...

Aw shucks Pam. I thought for a minute you made the jam.. . snicker. Well even if you didn't this is a gorgeous thank you gift. I love the blue plaid and the pretty bow. I just purchased this template to package some of my jams.

Katie Cotton said...

I dont know who liked this project more, me or baby gabe! He instantely started chanting BOOBOO BEWWY!!!! It truly is a beautiful set!

erinallport said...

This is so beautiful! I can't wait to make my own set for my daughter's teacher! :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Noreen said...

Love the checks and polka dots! And the blues are so pretty.

Sara said...

Pam this is fabulous!! I love it!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Beautiful thank you gift Pam, I love the colors and that ribbon is fabulous!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh my stars Pam ... you really shouldn't have!! LOL!!
This is such a gorgeous gift set! I am in AWE of you my friend! This would take me a WEEK to complete ... what an inspiration! Just gorgeous!!

joy said...

This is a dynamite project! Of course I adore the colors and that wide ribbon! Beautifully awesome!!

Sally said...

Fabulous creation. Now if I could just find some homemade preserves. LOL

Lauren (mytime) said...

OH YUMMY!! THis looks heavenly, as did all your creations :D Thanks Pam!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a scrumptious gift set Pam! I like how the Blueberry jam inspired your ensemble :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Fabulous Set Pam!!! I love your blueberry version!!! Totally d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s!!! Hugs ~S~

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just love all the blueberry goodness here, Pam! You've created such a beautiful and yummy gift set!!

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