Thursday, November 11, 2010

November 2010 Release Week: Group Post

Good Morning all! It's day 4 of Release Week for all of those keeping count. If you've missed the previous posts, be sure to check them out. We have been having a blast showing you just some of the ways you can use the stamps released this month.

Are you ready for some "Homemade Holidays"? Today I asked the ladies to create (or buy) a treat and dress it up for holiday gift giving using the Homemade Holiday Bundle designed by the lovely and talented Hannah Craner.

OK, so I have warmed up much more to baking and cooking with age. There is actually a 9 or so year old joke running between my husband and I. One day early in our marriage he tells me about this "Cookie Party" that a co-worker of his is having and how she mentioned that I should come. You bake 2 dozen cookies and take them to this "party" and you all swap so you end up with 2 dozen mixed cookies. To which I responded, "Who do I look like, Betty Crocker?". Now I think this actually sounds like fun, but when I was 23 or so, it didn't sound like much of a "party" to me. LOL Now you may find the humor in my project below.

From The Kitchen Of: Betty Crocker. Ha! So every Thanksgiving it is my duty to bring my famous "Candied Pecans". (a recipe given to me years ago by my dear friend after I swore to never tell) I thought it would be a great idea to box up little individual portions and include a "knock-off" recipe card with them. This way they can have them anytime of the year they want...just not quite as good. But this recipe is very similar to what I create every year.

I used All Occassion Tags to dress up the Kraft box (Martha Stewart) and From The Kitchen Of to create the recipe card. One of the really great things about this recipe set is that because all of the pieces are separate, you can set up your recipe cards horizontally or vertically. Here I set mine up vertically and kept it one layer so the recipient can store it with the rest of their recipes. As usual, simple...but not short on style.

Check out what the rest of the team has been up to. Just click on the pics or names to visit their blogs and see their entire project.

Would you like to win the Homemade Holidays Bundle? Leave a comment telling me what your favorite edible holiday gift to give or receive is by Thursday Nov. 12th 11:59 pm EST.

I'll be back tomorrow with some bonus projects!

41 comments:

  1. LOVE each and every one of these! Let's see....almost every year I make chocolate covered pretzels (milk and white chocolate). I cover them in different things like peppermint, nuts, sprinkles.... they are always a hit, especially since I wrap them up pretty. :)

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  2. I love homemade peanut butter balls (my moms).... they are so delicious & very fattening!

    Thank you so much for sharing & the chance to win!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  3. Such a cute set and samples! I love to receive homemade breads or candies for Christmas! So yummy!

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  4. My favorite edible holiday gift to make and give is peppermint bark. I love to receive chocolates of any kind, but think any edible gift made by friends is sweet! Terrific group post!

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  5. WHAT!?! You haven't ALWAYS been as amazing as you are these days? {MY EARS! My EYES! Oh, the SHAME!!!!} hee hee

    Of course you were: and the wisdom of the years just accentuates the positive! Ya see! Speaking of positive!!! Positively AMAZING! That's what you are! HOW you balance ALL of this out - holy moly! Excellent gifty, yummy project, friend! I'm ready for some of those treats, immediately! Once again, your ULTRA CLASSY design sense gives you away, every time: you are so YOU! I love it ALL, baby! Your releases just get BETTER and BETTER! So honored to be a part of this - thanks for keeping it OUTSTANDING!

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  6. I am loving the all occasion Tags..they are so versatile!!

    As for the edible gift, I die for chocolate cookies :D Its the best in the world!!

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  7. Awesome projects! a little hungry now! ;)

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  8. I have never done an edible holiday gift. Last year I prepared some little repice books for cookies and gave it to some friends with a jar with all the ingredients to prepare one of those repices.

    Ciao,
    Nadia

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  9. My favorite edible holiday gift is "White Christmas".
    I put more cherries into my mix!

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  10. I just love receiving holiday cookies! They always hit the spot on a cold evening with a cup of tea or cocoa. Yum!

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  11. I really like the nice clean font on these recipe labels. Nice set. I love to get homemade fudge - oh, anything chocolate really!

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  12. I LOVE that little box creation! The tags are so beautiful!! LOVE it LOVE it LOVE it!!!! And Elise's entire set is a masterpiece.. what beautiful colors in the tags that girl uses!

    My favorite edible holiday gift??? Cranberry and white chocolate macadamia nut cookies... drive me crazy! LOVE them!!!

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  13. Ooh, I wanted to see how this set actually worked, thank you for showcasing it! I think I'm going to have to go back and place another order! I love to give out my Grandma's Homeade Fudge and I too, swore I'd never give out the recipe! I still haven't! Oh, and one Christmas-this is holiday joke in my family-I give out mouse fudge! I tried a recipe from my mother in law when I was newly married and it never set up. She told me to place it on the counter to harden overnight and when I woke up in the morning there was a real live not so nice unexpected surprise in there!

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  14. I love to give and receive anything chocolate, especially cookies! This stamp set would make the giving that much more personal and special.

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  15. Now that I'm drooling over all of the yummy food...my favorite treat to make and give at the holidays is fantasy fudge! I just love how that stuff melts in your mouth. It is a guilty pleasure. :)

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  16. I love to gift Pumpkin Bread and Sugar cookies to the grandparents that have been decorated by the the grandchildren. I have not made a such a beautiful presentation of the gift I am ashame to say but would to with awesome stamp sets like these ones. I love the font of the stamps too.

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  17. I like to make and give Nut Rolls, small rolled pastries filled with nuts and sugar, from my great-grandmother's recipe. It's labor-intensive, but so worth the effort.

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  18. why, yes i would like to win the holiday bundle! thanks for the chance. they are both beautiful sets. i found you thru hannah's blog.

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  19. This looks like a great set! And what fantastic projects by the DT! I too like to try what people make around the holidays!

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  20. Chocolate balls....a favorite recipe from my childhood, from my aunt, who recently passed. Every one wants to be receiving list for these yummies.....we use dark chocolate over rice krispie and peanut butter mix!

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  21. carrot cake!! love the smell of carrot cake baking in the oven :)

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  22. Cute projects!! Love them!

    I love to give my mom's famous peanut butter balls out, which she has graciously taught me how to make. They are always a big hit when giving food gifts...I am always asked how to make them. ♥♥♥

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  23. Fabulous projects! Love them all:) My favorite gift to give is either some homemade pumpkin cookies drizzled with chocolate or some homemade bread. Now I'm hungry *lol*

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  24. Oh man, I cannot believe I missed the other release days. I just love your stamp sets and cannot wait to get all the ones I have on my list.

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  25. gorgeous projects!!!! I was going to start a new tradition this year and make pumpkin bread:)

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  26. I love fudge but I am trying to stay away from it this year - too fattening. This year I think I am giving our Cinnamon Roasted Almonds because they can be kept in a jar (easily decorated!) and they will be able to be stored for a while if the person doesn't want to eat them right way with all the other Christmas goodies.

    I love this set. I can imagine using it a lot.

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  27. Beautiful projects--love it!! My favorite Christmas treat to give or receive is peppermint bark.

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  28. I love giving jars with all the ingredients for cheese soup. I like it because its a change of pace from all of the treats that everyone else is giving!

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  29. I love to receive homemade bread and cakes! Cute projects!

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  30. I have given home made antipasto, with crackers and the like.....
    Thanks for the chance.

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  31. I make dozens and dozens of cookies to give away each Christmas. Now there's a good list of people who expect them so I guess I'll keep baking away!

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  32. Cheesecake!! My all time favorite is cheesecake and this coming from a girl who used to hate cheese. LOL. Thanks for the chance. :)

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  33. What a great selection if gifts. I love to make toffee or give my jams with a bread recipe attached.

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  34. Yes I would like to win these, I love them! Our family always used to give out homemade bread + jam.

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  35. My grandma's fudge! YUM! The DT made wonderful projects.

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  36. What beautiful gift sets! There are so many possibilities with the Homemade Holiday Bundle and now I want to bake!

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  37. Beautiful gifts. For me it is Mince pies - Yum yum :o)

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  38. These are adorable. I love to make sweet petals, a big cinnamon roll that looks like a flower. We have them every Christmas morning and I give them to friends and family for their Christmas morning.
    love the giveaway, thanks,
    Jan Miller
    jmillerts@hotmail.com

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  39. I love homemade SWEET POTATOE PIE with HOMEMADE WHIPPED CREAM.....Vanilla Ice Cream could also substitute for the whipped cream (wink! - TeeHee)

    The DT did a GREAT job! Thanks for the inspiration!
    THANKS for the chance to win.

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  40. Oh how fun! I love getting/giving recipes. It's just not something I do often enough :o); however, this set could just kick it up enough for me to want to give something homemade and get my recipe box/book organized!

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  41. just found you through Maile's blog. love the homemade projects, and would love to win the set. I'm off to check out more of the blog. :)

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