This year I added in my awesome Cocktail Crackers in these fun cone bags with a simple ribbon. I made them for all the male teachers and also added them in with the goodies mentioned above. They were a huge hit and everyone requested the recipe. I suppooooose that I could be persuaded to share the recipe if I get enough requests...hint hint.
Well I got out those jam jars again and am using them for neighbor gifts. I had to laugh at my husband last night because when the neighbors came over with their usual cracker and cheese assortment and a bottle of wine, Eric said *time for the annual cracker exchange*. LOL, he's right...seems we always do some kind of goodies and crackers!! So this year it was my Hot Peach Jam along with a sleeve of crackers and a block of cream cheese. Instant appetizers for those long winter afternoons or when unexpected company arrives.
And I just had to add this little sneak peek of some new Hot Peach Jam lid toppers that I'm working on. I was going to do this for Christmas but they are so so PEACHY KEEN cute that I have to save them for Spring gifts. I have a cute card idea to attach with it so that will be another post. But I wanted you to see one of Karen Lockhart's new images all colored up cute. These PEACHES are adorable!!! Karen captured the perfect essence of a juicy ripe peach and the darling lettuce bowl just finishes them off! I know I will be using this stamp a ton, especially for my Hot Peach Jam jars. The peaches were colored in with Copic markers. I love how by using just a few shades of markers, you can achieve such depth and three dimension. I also used a circle Spellbinder's Die Template to cut out the peach. While it was still in the template, I airbrushed the circle image with a peach colored marker. I love that crisp white edge the die template leaves. The image was then matted on a Groovy Guava scallop cut Spellbinder's Die Template. Groovy Guave ribbon from Stampin' Up! finishes off the jar.