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Lindsay's Stamp Stuff - Sweet Treats

This week Lindsay challenged her DT to come up with some ways to package holiday treats. Since I am finally kicking my cold, I actually felt like I was able to create something. Believe it or not but it turned out how I pictured it in my head. That almost never happens for me.

I have to admit it was pretty easy to make this. Don't you love when a plan comes together. I could easily see making several of these for teachers, the mail man, etc. I did not tie the ribbon (which makes it vastly quicker and easier for me). I stuck it to the doily and the jar (recycled) using score tape. I then stuck it together on the left side where it comes together and looped/tied the bakers twine around it to hold it. Although you can't see it here, I used my circle nesties to cut a piece of coordinating cardstock and slipped it ontop of the metal lid but held in place with the ring.

You may be asking what the heck is in that jar? They are Cinnamon Sugar Almonds and they are AWESOME. I had to beat my husband off them with a spatula so that I would have enough to fill my jar. They are just like the ones you get at the fair in the summer. They have the added bonus of making your house smell WONDERFUL. And, best yet, they are EASY! A few minutes to prep, dump in them in the slow cooker (or I make 4 bags at a time in my Nesco) and then you leave them except to stir them for 2 hours. If you would like to try yourself, here is the recipe for the Sugared Cinnamon Almonds. I also like that the recipient doesn't have to eat them right away like a lot of the home made goodies you get. You can enjoy these in January with a cup of hot cocoa when all the cookies are nothing but a memory (and another dimple on my thighs.)

I love this Santa image. Doesn't he look like he is saying "Better not pout"? He is super easy to color because all the shading is already done for you.

Make sure you stop by the Lindsay's Stamps Stuff shop on Lindsay has been adding fabulous sets (digital stamps, digital paper, clip art, SVG files) like crazy. Remember that the clip art sets are wonderful for quick cards. Mygrafico is having a one-day only sale today. Everything is 40% off!

I'll leave you now so you can check out the sale and visit the other DT members to see what kind of sweet treats they cooked up for you. Remember to stop by Lindsay's blog to grab her weekly freebie.

Lindsay Weirich (Owner & Stamp Designer)
Cindi Hooks
Diane Bove
Jennifer Bliss
Karin Martin
Laurel Seabrook
Leanne Garner
Margie Visnick
Micki Harper
Rhonda Walker
Shannon Neparko
Tamara Bennett
Tracey Allen


  • Images: Nature's Christmas & Vintage Christmas Labels from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff (available on Christmas Potpourri Bingo from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff (available on
  • Papers & CS: Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather DP, Neenah Crest solar white CS, PaperTrey dark chocolate CS
  • Inks: Distress Inks Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Old Paper
  • Tools: Big Shot, Clear Dollar Stamps Designer Labels dies, Copic Markers, Score Tape, circle punch
  • Embellishments: Jenni Bowlin vintage button, PaperTrey bakers twine, misc. ribbon, doily, Tattered Angels Snow Queen glimmer mist, canning jar & treats



What a nice gift idea. The decoration you made for the jar makes it extra special.
1CardCreator said…
This looks delicious, I can almost smell those almonds too! ~Diane
Shar said…
Completely cute gift! Thanks for playing along with our Great Gifts inspiration at Gingersnap Creations!
This is so pretty love how you used the doily as an accent. That button is so sweet and then that image, Santa looks like somebody maybe surprised him. Love it. Will have to try that recipe, looks yummy TFS.
Cindi said…
That's great!! what a wonderful gift.
sarahw said…
Your tag looks just great! I love how put together it looks. :) Thanks for the recipe I will have to try it out.
Cassie said…
I do love it when a plan comes together!! I also love it when people leave gifts for the mailman!! I live with the mailman!!! He brings home some pretty great stuff. This is a fantastic project.
Thank you so much for sharing it with Paper Issues!!
Laurel said…
Wow I do love this!
Fabulous gift!!! I love that Santa image!!! And YUM - those nuts sound awesome!!
Glad you are feeling better!
Anonymous said…
This jar turned out fabulous! Just the right touches. You defintely have a great eye.
Pat (mspfd) said…
Cheryl, your packing is over-the-top fabulous and the almonds sounds super yummy! I just love the Santa bingo card and your details are fabulous. Adorable Santa!

Thanks again so much for the heads up about Sentimental Sunday Challenge!
Riet said…
So gorgeous Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.x
Mrs. Fence said…
I know what you mean about what you see in your mind as opposed to what actually happens...this turned out fabulously! I just love all the elements in your decoration, right down to the tasty almonds. :)
Rachel Hope said…
WOW! Gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

~Rachel Hope
Padster said…
Fabulous vintage project - especially yummy! - thanks for joining us at IDIC this week
Debbie x
Diana Queen said…
Wow! Cheryl...this is a beautiful Chrismas project! I love the vintage look of this. And GF you sure know how to find the challenges! LOL ;D
Margie said…
What a perfect, yummy gift! Great idea, bookmarking it to maybe use!
xiumaiyuki said… had me at Sugar Almonds....yum!!! This is such a perfect gift!!! Classy with a touch of vintage....just simply gorgeous!
Debbie said…
Wow gorgeous - fabulous detail..Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week. :)
Don't forget to be eligible for the prize draw you need to display our 100th badge on your blog, leave a comment to guess the amount. Only one entry per person ;)
Pop over to the other DT blogs and join in with their mini challenges too. :)
Debbie The Crafty Pad
Katie said…
A fabulous project!
Love the image too!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)
Nannieflash said…
Thats a really fabulous label, love the design and the colouring. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge and bloghop. With hugs Shirleyxxxxx
Marlene said…
Fantastic label - and the goodies sound awesome! Laughing at having to beat your hubby off so you'd have enough to fill the jar!
Stempeltiger said…
This gift is AMAZING Cheryl!
Lovely details.
Thanks for joining us at Fun with Shapes and more.
Hugs, Swantje x
Anita said…
Wow Cheryl, you've certainly turned an old jar into a beautiful container. Love the image and the holly leaves are so pretty. Recipe sounds pretty yummy too -- I might have to give that one a try.
Georgia Ehrmann said…
You certainly know how to re-purpose things! I love your jar and I thank you for the recipe! Super cute project! Thanks for playing at AiF this week!
* Shaz * said…
A wonderful gift.Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge.
Anne Marie said…
I have to laugh, Cheryl, because as I was reading your post, I got through the paragraph under the jar and I literally said to myself "What IS in the jar"? Then you answered me in the next 2 sentences. Haha! They sound SO yummy!

This is such a beautiful project, perfect for gift-giving. As always you added great details, including that little santa image wagging his finger as if to say "No more treats for you"! Lol!
Mina said…
fabulous project Cheryl and such a great idea for a gift...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx
Cheryl said…
OH WOW this is beautiful,I love that vintage Santa!!! Thanks for the link to the sugared almonds,I will have to make them!!
Courtney said…
I love this Cheryl! I actually have a couple of this I need to make...Thanks for the inspiration!! Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's. Good Luck & Merry Christmas!

Pink Sunshine said…
What a great idea, and lovely gift. Thanks for joining us at CXharisma this weeks.
Happy Christmas.

Sally. x
Kristina said…
What a great jar and the almonds sound yummy! Thank you for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!
Zoe said…
What a great gift and I love the decoration. I must check out that recipe, Thank you. Thanks for sharing with us at Sundays with Crissy this month. hugs xxoo
Karin said…
This looks beautiful and great choice of elements to give the project a vintage look...WOW!
Anonymous said…
YUMMY! The outside looks as good as I'm sure the inside tastes! thanks for playing in this week's challenge at AIF
Anonymous said…
Beautiful! Love the Santa and the vintage feel. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.
Karen B. said…
Super fun story about the cookies and what they do! Love your project, so much detail!
Emily Leiphart said…
Cheryl, you have me drooling over the contents of that jar! The gift wrapping is fantastic.
Georgia Ehrmann said…
I'm back again to say thanks for playing at IDIC this week too! Wonderful creation!
Lindsay Weirich said…
beautiful Cheryl! what a lovely container!
Julie Mutch said…
This is a wonderful gift idea - I think I might make these for teachers gifts this year! Thanks for the idea and for joining us this week at The Stampsmith Challenge! :)

Chrissie said…
Wow! What a beautiful project!
Thanks so much for joining in our Anything Goes Challenge at the Creative Card Crew this time!
Melanie M said…
Great Idea. Thank you for entering our "Anything but a card" challenge at Digistamps 4 Joy
Vee said…
This is really lovely, and a great Christmas pressie idea. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday this week. Good Luck
xx Vee
Willy said…
Beautiful piece, Cheryl! Thanks for joining us at SDC # 21.
MrsK said…
Wow! What a Beautiful Creation! Thanks for Joining The Crafty Pad 100th Challenge this week! Hugz Sal xx
Manuela said…
What a "sweet" idea ;-) I didn't know Santa played bingo too *hihi*. I'm sure the receiver will love this sweet gift.
Thank you so much for joining us at Penny's and good luck.
Tammy said…
Awesome Jar Cheryl! Cinnamon Sugar Almonds that sounds yummy! Thanks for joining us at CIUWK and Bugaboo!!
Hugs, Tammy
Emora Designs said…
What a wondeful project! I am loving the santa bingo card tag on the front... so cute! Thank you for joining us at Papercraft Star!
Absolutely fabulous gift idea! Awesome job! I'm going to have to try this recipe - sounds delicious!!! Thank you for joining us for The Stampsmith Challenge! Be sure to check back on the 15th when we reveal our holiday surprise - and the winner of this week's draw!
Val :)
Jill said…
What a great gift! Thanks for playing along at Elephantastic and hope to see you again. Jill
kelly said…
Brilliant idea.Thanks for joining us at DDCC.
Ren-Yi said…
the almond recipe looks delicious. i love your lil gift packaging - quite perfect for the teachers, mailman etc...
LeAnne said…
Sweet as can be! Love that image!
Anonymous said…
Wonderful project and filled with yummy treats too.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory and Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x
Ann said…
Love this sweet treat jar! Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories!
Tracy said…
This looks totally yummy! Great job with our recycle challenge. :) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!
Caroljenks said…
This is gorgeous!

Thanks for joining in with our ribbon challenge this week over at Top Tip Tuesday :)

Carol x
Lorraine said…
That's a lovely gift and thanks for the recipe too. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.
Paul said…
Thank you so much for taking the time to enter our Anything Goes challenge at Bugaboo. Hope to see you for our new ‘Winter Wonderland’ challenge which has just begun.
Julie said…
What a great gift idea Cheryl! Thanks so much for sharing the link to the recipe for the almonds too!
Moniqui said…
What a great gift idea! Hope your husband is ok lol! I love sugar almonds too;)
Thanks for joining Stampotiques challenge!
wow, what a fantastic creations, and a so lovely image.
Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.
A nice greeting Andrea from germany
Hi sorry I'm a little late!
Great card & thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic x x
apologies I typed card & meant gift jar...doh!! Can you tell I'm poorly lol!!!
stampingminnie said…
This is way too cute. What a great idea. Thank you for participating with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments (HSS). I look forward to seeing more of your artwork. Happy Holidays!
Stephanie said…
Great gift idea! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.
Tammy Miller said…
Awwwww this is sooooo cute Thanks for joining us this week at IDIC Challenge blog for our Vintage Christmas challenge! !! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy
Julia Moss said…
Fabulous project...I always love the vintage look and love the bingo card. Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week
Karen McAlpine said…
This is a great gift idea. I love those almonds too! Thank you for sharing your project idea with us at the Stampsmith Challenge!
This a perfect teacher's gift,how great! Thanks for playing with us at Stampotique Deisgner's Challenge this week.
Jen Cuthbertson said…
What a wonderfully decorated jar! Thanks for sharing your recipe and for playing with us at Papercraft Star!
Carolina said…
Very pretty.
Thank you for cooking it up with Katie this week
Peggy said…
I love the Santa on this project. Great job. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.
Silke Ledlow said…
Yummy...totally awesome gift idea!!! I soooooo want to snack on this Almonds :) !!! Thank you for playing the FTTC with us!!! Happy holidays ~S~
Anette said…
It looks great! thanks for joining us at DDCC.
Well done! What a nice gift! Thanks so much for playing at my challenge, Sundays With Crissy!
Helen said…
A gorgeous gift!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge & Pile It On!
Helen x
Suzanne said…
Cute! thanks for playing along with other lovelies thoughtful thursdays challenge!
Kym Weber said…
Wow! That sure is a wonderful gift! Spectacular label! Fabulous job! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cards For Men. Hope you’ll be joining us for the next challenge.


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