Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Harvest Blessings!

Last Christmas, when I first laid my hands on the My Memories Suite software, I immediately realized that with all the great designs and the easy-to-use program, I would be able to find a million uses for this program!  Sure, I love digital scrapbooking, but I also LOVE with ALL the other fabulous thigns I can do with the program!  The possibilities are really endless.

Like Brooke said in the previous post, the holidays are just around the corner.  If you are like me and like to make your own Christmas gifts, or if you just like to add a little bit of flair to your purchased gifts, the My Memories Suite software can really help with that!  And, I'd like to show you an idea that I am going to use this Christmas!

I enjoy canning foods - you know, things like pickles, jams, pumpkin pie mix, cider, pie fillings, etc.  This year, I am going to be giving homemade canned treats to all the friends, teachers, neighbors, co-workers, well... you get the picture.  We've all seen the jars of different mixes at Christmas that have the pretty fabric and the bow on top.  While those are pretty, I was trying to think of a way that I can package my goodies and express my personality as well.  Then I thought, "What about making fun labels??!"

jarlabels1I've made some jar labels to show you, and I'd have to say that making them was particularly fun and incredibly fast! To make a jar label, simply create your own design, print on regular paper, cut out, and glue to jar.  I used a glue stick, and that worked really well.  (Hint: if you have an inkjet printer, consider spraying the paper with a light coating of clear spray paint to keep the ink from smearing the glue - use caution and cover the lid area when spraying)  In no time at all, the jars were transformed into cute gifts!  And there's no need to measure anything, because you can cut it down to size!  I printed my designs out as a 6x6 square, and they worked great for the quart size jars.

Here are some labels I made.  I used StoryRock's "Twilight Fanpire" to create the pickle label, and I used Corina Nielson's "Totally Eclectic" pack to create the marinade label!


label21I enjoyed my jar labels SO much, I realized that making labels for jars doesn't have to be limited to Christmas only!  I got to thinking that a cute jar full of pumpkin pie mix or cider mix would make a great hostess gift at Thanksgiving or a fall party.  I personally love the Harvest Blessing pack by StoryRock, so I made a cute pumpkin pie jar label with that pack.

label41So, there you have it... an easy and simple way to give your Christmas gifts some "oomph" and personality!  It doesn't have to end there either.  Think of all the other great things around your house that you can label with beautiful labels made with My Memories Suite!  You could label not only jars, but gift boxes, kids' toy containers, buckets, etc!

Happy labeling!

To help you get ready for the fall holiday season we are giving away HARVEST BLESSINGS by StoryRock FREE when you spend a minimum of $5.00 in the Design Shop!  Simply add the promo code: HARVESTBLESSING (no "s) when you check out!


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