Friday, September 9, 2011

Soup's On!

I love mason jars. And one of the best things to do with mason jars is to fill them with gifts. There are so many options, just google "Gift in a Jar" and you'll be dazzled with choices. This is black beans and rice, something I grew up eating. The rice is measured out and put into small plastic bag. The beans need to be rinsed, so they are ready to be poured into a colander.

Except for the "Soup's On", everything comes from my Cricut Imagine (it prints and cuts) using the Cosmo Cricket Kate's Kitchen cartridge. Thank you Everyday Cricut!!. I printed out two of the 12 x 12 patterned paper. The blue is cut about 1/8th of an inch smaller than the bag. The red is cut 1/2 of an inch smaller than the blue. The pots image is cut in layers, and the background was embossed using the Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder. The stove is adhered to a mat which is glued to the red mat on the side and bottom to make a pocket for the recipe. This goes on the back of the bag, but I photographed it before I adhered it so everything could be seen in one go. The "Soup's On" is cut from black cardstock using the font from the Nifty Fifties cartridge. I made the apostrophe using the semi-colon which I flipped, hid part of it and rotated it with my Gypsy. There was also welding involved.


The front of the bag.
The completed back of the bag with the recipe sticking out of the pocket.

The small pot has double dimensional dots on the right side and single on the left and handle. The larger pot is also attached with dimensional dots. Better view of the embossing.

10 comments:

Heather said...

Thank you for the link. This is just so cute! You make me want an Imagine. Stop it. Please. ;)

Noelle P said...

This is adorable!!! I grew up eating black beans and rice too - what a coincidence (wink)!!!

Love it, love it, love it - and thanks for the kind comments and link on your blog.

Your oldest younger sister

flowerdisco said...

hello dear.............loving your gift in a jar project.
hugs! :)

Carolyn/MamaC said...

What a fabulous project! Everything is perfect! Gret job!
Carolyn
cccscraproom@windstream.net
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Gotta LOVE this project. I've made these gifts in a jar before, but never had a Cricut to help me. BTW, I love black beans and rice, too.

Nadia said...

This is fantastic!!!! I love the images you picked and the colors! So much fun and a fabulous gift!!!

Court said...

SUPER cute project!!!

Jingle said...

This is an adorable collection!

Anonymous said...

So cute! And I also know its delicious!! :)

Java Jen's Creations said...

This project is absolutely fabulous!! I love Kate's Kitchen!! You did such a wonderful job in coordinating everything!!!