A Sweet Taste of Montana

Today I want to share a little gift set I made for one of my friends who has sent me more "surprise" packages than I can count.  Jeanne of A Kept Life has sent me so many beautiful roses, diecuts, ribbon and more that I wanted to thank her with a little something I bought while on vacation.  Huckleberry Jam is one of the treats I always look forward to when we vacation in Montana.  Since we were driving this year, I stocked up and now have lots of jam to give as gifts.  Someday I will tell you the story of trying to pack jam in our checked luggage (think Homeland Security and bomb test screening).  Long story.
I used WPlus9 Fresh Picked to make my own label, tag and card to send with this jam.  Huckleberries look just like small blueberries, so all I had to do was change the color of ink to make the perfect huckleberry.
The jam is tucked into a ceramic berry basket from Sur La Table, just the perfect size for some jam and a little shredded paper filler.  
The label included with the WPlus9 Fresh Picked stamp set is the perfect size to put on a jar of jam...the works Montana, Huckleberry, and Jam are custom stamps I bought from  Imagine Stamps.  They are the perfect size to fit onto my jam label.
Other stamps I used on this card and jam label are On the Farm (PTI) and a Distressed Corduroy Cover-a-Card stamp by Impression Obsession.
Hope you enjoy it Jeanne!


Joyce said...

Wow--this is absolutely just gorgeous. Love the denim bow, and now I see why you are almost out--did you use an entire yard? Super cute card and matching tag and jam jar. Just the best. so many wonderful elements, and I adore that color scheme. It was so wonderful to spend the day with you yesterday. You are probably on the road right now, and I wish you safe travels. Can't wait to do it again.

This is just stunning! Love the way you made the huckleberries from the blueberry stamp! And such sweet details!!! What a lovely gift! And now I am craving huckleberry jam! I have only been to Montana once - but I remember bringing home the jam! You have inspired me to look for some on-line to order...it was delicious!!! :)

Cathy this is just gorgeous. What an absolutely fabulous gift for your friend. The colours are so pretty. It was great to meet you yesterday and congrats on have your card used in the Stamper's First Aid by Danielle Flanders.

Kara said...

stunningly beautiful gift!! really just perfect!!

Suzanne D. said...

Cathy, what a beautiful gift! I love that you used burgundy instead of red - it really adds to the country feel...and I just got to see the On the Farm stamps at Renee's...I am so in love with that checkered BG. LOVE it in the blue with the denim ribbon!

Renee said...

Oh Cathy this is incredible!!
The colors...
I love the blue checks with the burgundy...
so perfect with those huckleberries!!
What an incredible surprise for Jeanne...
she's going to love those huckleberries! :)
And NOW I know what you were talking about when you said you had a stamp made...
it's fabulous!!

Jeanne is going to be THRILLED! This is such an awesome gift! I love the way you packaged it :) And how awesome that you made the blueberries into huckleberries....that story about the TSA sounds quite interesting ;)

Sharron said...

Wow, Cathy, this is such a spectacular gift set! Love the checkered pattern, the distressed corduroy and the denim--all create a wonderful homespun look. And the blueberries turned huckleberries look fantastic! I'm sure Jeanne will love everything!

Sandy Ang said...

what a wonderful way to present a gift

This is amazing! What a gift set - the jam makes me drool and your crafting is amazing. Ah, the denim twill!!

There was something you said on your blog or the forum about your family poking fun at you for your cardmaking and I shared with my husband because it was sooo funny. Now anytime I show him something I'm really proud of, he says, "Yes, good job. That's some pretty, pretty paper there." :)

This is uber fabulous Cathy. I just adore the set and your card presentation is just as adorable as your wrapping on your jam jar. It even has an adorable tag that ties it all together. I'm totally digging that ceramic berry basket. I need a few of those.

Annemieke said...

Love it! The color combination is gorgeous!!

Marybeth said...

Hi Cathy! Wow! Such a beautiful gift, love the colors you chose. The jam it self is a delicious gift… but all the wonderful crafting you added to Jeanne’s gift, I know will be cherished. Love the tag and label you made for the jam… and your card its just adorable. Love that beautiful denim bow! Perfect …. and such a thoughtful gift.

Jeanne J said...

You are the sweetest every Cathy! Love love love everything you sent - All your photos are gorgeous but everything was even nicer in person! Wrapped up so sweet I am waiting as long as I can to take off the pretty trims! Your card is on my crafty room shelf! Really the sweetest thing anyone has done for me in a very long time. Tbe best gifts are unexpected. Thanks so much for being my inspiration, motivation, and absolute bestie!!! Great big hugs!!

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