very good instructions on her blog, The Dani Daily. She also provided a link on how to can using the boiling water method, which I also did for the first time this weekend. It was not hard and her recipe was delicious! I will definitely do this again, I may never buy apple butter again. Okay, maybe, but it gives me a new appreciation for apple butter. And I'm now inspired to explore other possibilities, using different fruits! These would be great gifts for friends and neighbors.
I haven't posted many cards lately, but here are three that I did recently, 2 for bridal showers and one for a friend to give to her mother for her birthday.
The first card: I used the Stampin' Up Medallion stamp with silver embossing, along with a clear stamp for the sentiment. The cardstock and decorative paper are grey and from Stampin' Up.
Same stamps for the purple card, however I stamped in purple ink and used Crystal Effects for a raised appearance. I used a textured purple cardstock from Stampin' Up and a designer paper from Martha Stewart's collection. I also used my marker airbrush type tool that sprays ink for effect, and added a rhinestone brad in the center of the medallion.
On the birthday card, I used their new butterfly punch with textured cardstock and 3 adhesive backed crystals in the middle. Two of the cards I used a punch to round the edges, just for a softened look.
Have a great week!