Monday, November 9, 2009

Pretty Packaging - Famous Fudge

Day Two of New Release Sneak Peeks!  And today's set illustrated by Lauren Pope is a great one for home-made gifts.  So many elements in this set to make your packaging special.   

Each year my husband makes a big batch of fudge that we give away to friends, teachers, our volunteers that work with us, etc.  It's a secret recipe that his mom made for all of them growing up (she makes homemade caramels too).  But everyone around here calls it Terry's Famous Fudge.  It's really rich and decadant! 

So my sweetie and our daughter cooked up a batch just for this project! 



Doesn't it just look yummy?!  I cut those two pieces of fudge just to tempt you! 

I began by decorating this great Gift Bag from Flourishes.  I added a strip of Kraft and Burgundy along the bottom, and then just stamped the bag as well.  I decided to go with Craft Ink and Stazon Ink to get really deep coverage.   The gift bags come in packs of 10 and are great for something just like this. 

My favourite part of this project is the twill ribbon.  Look at the detail I was able to get with this stamp - even on the twill!



I held it together with a corduroy brad, which is a nice simple homey touch.   Inside is a YUMMY one-pound tin of Famous Fudge. 

Then I added a little 3 x 3 gift card that can be tucked into the ribbon.  Sweet and simple. 



Today you'll want to visit the Friends of Flourishes Blog Team for all their fabulous samples with this set as well as some of the Senior Design Team.

Betty Wright, Dee Jackson, Kimberly Crawford, Makiko Jones, Silke Ledlow, Julie Koerber, Stacy Morgan and Latisha Yoast. 

Recipe:  Flourishes - Fancy Labels;  Ink:  Close to Cocoa Craft, Bravo Burgundy Craft, White Stazon;  Paper:  Bravo Burgundy, Kraft, Confetti Cream;  Accessories:  Twil Ribbon, Corduroy Brad, Scallop Edge Punch, Big Shot, Labels 2 Nestabilities, Burgundy Grossgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

17 comments:

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey Christine! This is just gorgeous. I love the rich elegant feel to it. Just like those yummy chocolates! Hugs to you!

Willy's creations said...

Lovely box..like to the chocolates...hmmmm.

Hugs,Willy

Clair said...

Hi Christine, Thanks for your lovely comment over on my blog :o)

That fudge looks absolutely amazing - care to share the recipe????

Clair xxx

Jerri Kay said...

Love your box, it's perfect for the fudge! And boy have you ever tempted me! I bet the caramels are just as yummy as the fudge! Course, if I made it, I'd have to up the caloric count by including some yummy walnuts . . . LOL!

Betty Wright said...

Beautifully stamped and designed gift bag with note card, Christine!!! I am sure the fudge is fabulous, too!!! Wonderfully done!!!

NancyK said...

Thank you for sharing this great idea! I love the elegant look of the label. I have some twill ribbon that I never used and you've provided great inspiration!

Rose Ann said...

Gorgeous packaging, Christine...and it looks yummy too!! Mmmmm!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine this is beautiful! Oh I love how you stamped on that ribbon, beautiful card. I bet that fudge is YUMO!

Anonymous said...

just darling, I might have to case this for a cookie exchange that I do every year.

Cookie

leenda said...

Yummy in artwork & fudge!!

Little GTO said...

The only way this would look better is if it was in my grubby lil paws! LOL!
Sharon L

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Gorgeous, Christine!!....and now I'm hungry for fudge!

Dawn B. said...

Christine this is beautiful. I have never tried to stamp on twill. It is such a great way to coordinate the package and tie it all together.. Yummy fudge..mmmm

Latisha said...

Oh YUM!!
Your bag is so pretty!! What a wonderful gift set.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

My husband's name is also Terry, and he makes yummylicious fudge and still will not reveal his recipe to me! Love the gift bag you created to hold this delicious treat!

Leslie Miller said...

Gorgeous and elegant, and makes the fudge even more of a treat! What a beautiful way to present a delicious gift!

Makiko Jones said...

This gift set looks fabulous, Christine!! Love how you decorated the box and card! The twill ribbon is so pretty, too!