Time to revamp my game plan!
Since I was out this morning- I treated myself to one of those Frapacchinos' in a bottle. mmmm good- and it was sitting right in front of me- the best place for inspiration. I had bought peanuts to make into candied peanuts and ta dah! there is my sweet little gift!
I wrapped the bottle with Bobunny cardstock embossed with my Spots and Dots folder, then some Amer. Crafts paper. I added a strip of white cardstock, which I stamped with some The Paper Company candle stamps I colored with sharpie markers. Then I cut out another Amer. Crafts paper for the stars. I added a bit of thin ribbon and some Bobunny buttons to the stars. The greeting is another Paper Company stamp from a birthday set.
I cut this card out using a template I made by cutting out a star using my Cricut and my Plantin cartridge, cut to 6 inches and put on roly poly. Then I folded some green cardstock and made the card by tracing the star and cutting out. I added more of the Paper Company stamps ( the candles and greeting), plus more AC papers on the card.
The recipe I used for the candied peanuts-
2 cups peanuts
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 tblsp. of heavy cream.
Mix together in bowl, place in single layer on sheet pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 20 minutes, stir then bake another 10 minutes. Remove from oven, all to cool and break into pieces, store in airtight container.
Thanks for looking!