Saturday, September 12, 2009

Jump Start on Christmas

The past couple weeks on the Verve blog have been a project parade. Each day one of the divas shared a hostess gift. The challenge is to create a gift of your own (which ends tonight at 8). I decided with Christmas fast approaching that I better get started on gifts and this challenge provided the perfect op!Inside my hostess "basket" are 2 jars of homemade jam. These are the small jars that are about 2" high to give you an idea of the dimensions. Inside, to keep the jars from moving around is a sheet of paper turned into a platform with holes in it. This "basket" project was shown on UStamp with Dawn and Friends over the summer (with 3 smaller holes for tart candles). I went looking for a link to share on the creator's blog but could not find one - sorry!
Perhaps this will inspire you to get started thinking about the holidays too! Yikes!!
Details: SU Wild Wasabi paper and ribbon, Joanns' brads, K& Co. DSP, old old old Christmas Tree Stamp, SU Slit punch, fabric, Ball canning supplies, plus strawberries and blueberries :>)


  1. this is so pretty and yummy!! love how you decorated the jars and added that rich, luscious ribbon :) i need to go make toast now!! LOL

  2. This is wonderful, Julie!!! Love the design and the ribbon handle detailing!!! Great gift set!!!

  3. This is pretty adorable! The paper is great and the insert to keep them from sliding is a great idea. Nice project.

  4. Love the basket...great gift idea!! :)

  5. What a fun and creative project. Love it and that color combo is very ncie

  6. What fabulous packaging. Love it! Thanks for playing!