Monday, July 31, 2017

Pretty jam labels... win a crafting die!

What's better than a free giveaway?
A giveaway and an idea for easy make ahead Christmas gifts on a shoestring.

Today's your lucky day! Click right here to enter to win the die for the pretty paper above in the Spellbinders Paper Arts' Designer Favorites blog hop giveaway.




Every summer my garden and the Farmers Market tempt me to make Christmas gifts ahead of time.
The jams taste of sunshine, the sweetest of fruits and pure love.



Those gorgeous jams deserve a lovely label, don't they?
I used my design for a lacy little leafy heart from Spellbinders Paper Arts.


The how to couldn't be simpler.
You just cut the die from the paper of your choice


Write the name of the preserve on the heart shape center, then gently shape the paper into a slight curve so it conforms to the shape of your jar.

Glue to the front of the jar, add a little ribbon or paper cuff to the ring, and you're good to go.


Pour yourself a glass of iced tea and sip in the shade. Pat yourself on the back.

You, my friend, have Christmas gifts in the bag already.
Summer in a jar is going to be pretty wonderful in the middle of winter!


Sweet!


Want to see more summer fun using designer dies from Spellbinders?
Hop on over to Marisa Job's blog and see her pretty giveaway.
Click the link here to enter. Good luck!

105 comments:

Lorraine Gall said...

Love the use of jam labels, I make yummy apricot jam and want a great label, this would fit the bill!!

Nancy Dempsey said...

How pretty! These would make wonderful gifts!

auntiejenni said...

OMIGOSH!!! I LOVE THESE!! I am always making jam...it's a thing, I have boxes of jam! I always take a jar of jam as hostess gifts or to give away tucked in a berry box with scone mix and a package of herb tea or to thank someone very sweetly. You have given me extraordinary ideas! Who wouldn't want this sitting out on a window ledge in their kitchen? Thank you!!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous labels for this yummy looking jam! Awesome project!

Sarah Bell said...

Beautiful labels, a lovely touch :)

Welmoed said...

Beautiful, looks great!

sharalea ming said...

clever idea, and it looks beautiful

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Very sweet idea :) would love to make pretty labels like that for my chutneys, pickles and jams

A Pink said...

A delightful way to ladel up those yummy looking preserves .

Sara Barker said...

I have to agree; this is a pretty die! You've used it in a very 'sweet' idea!

Pa Willia said...

What a great idea.

Chris Handy said...

Great idea for this die, labels

Christina "Lix" Kowalewski said...

Yum! Those look like tasty jams and the very attractive packaging makes them even better! That's a great use of those dies!

christi said...

omg, making me feel really bad because I haven't made any this year. very cute labels.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Wow Sharon, these jam/jelly jar labels are such a fun way to make jam giving even more awesome. I know my friends would be thrilled to receive these gussied up versions of what I give them. Thanks for inspiring and thinking outside the box.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Such a gorgeous die. I love how you used it.

Jo Ryder said...

Jam-making is one of my favorite memories, days shared with my Mom and family. These labels ae just lovely and make any jam a sweet gift. I love them.

Stephanie Low said...

Sharon - you are so clever and so good at thinking outside of the box and I wish I had an ounce of that vision. You are so very talented and incredibly kind. Thanks for making pretty things for us all to look at and replicate!

McStamper said...

What a fabulous and creative gift idea.

Blah said...

Love the fancy label. It makes a very special gift

PatriciaD said...

So would not have thought to use a die cut like this but I love it...great idea.

Adrianne Fane-Hervey said...

wow a very different way to use the die cut. Love it

Annette Allen said...

very creative your jam jars look amazing. what a fun idea.. thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

What a lovely idea! The label really dresses up the bottles and I can think of other contents besides jams and jellies!!!

Me said...

Pretty

Jen R said...

Love that idea with the mason jars!!! I used to make jams and preserves so I know how much work (and sweat from the heat!) goes into each one of those jars!!! They look really nice!!! How special those recipients must feel!

June Fletcher said...

This is such a fantastic way to 'dress' your jars of jam, I love the die! I'm soon to be making blackberry jam and this filigree design label would be the icing on the cake.... if you know what I mean LOL

Fliss said...

Totally awesome labels Sharyn, just the ticket to make a gift look really special. Thanks for sharing your wonderful idea.
Fliss x

gaylemontayostudio said...

Such a cute die!!! Love it!

Alice T said...

Thank you. Love the die and your creativity.

Karenajo said...

Love the idea of creating gifts so far ahead. The die is so pretty and really makes the jars look elegant !

Sister Sun said...

Ah, these are lovely! Now, me, I'm domestic/crafty in another direction: I see these as fabulous labels for my aromatic bath salts AND since I'm doing a little makeover of the craft room to gold and ivory, I see them as the golden labels for bins and drawers and boxes, oh MY! Thanks for the inspiration!

Deborah Starling said...

Looking forward to using your beautiful die, after canning the summer's bounty.

FM said...

I like this way to decorate your jars. They will look wonderful on the pantry shelf!

MargeE said...

The die is beautiful. Love the jam labels. Thank you.

Tracy F. said...

I love how you used this die to decorate the jelly jars!

lorrayneingram said...

Interesting use of die to make a jam label. I make a ton of jam, always looking for ways to display jam and contents.

Jackie Waxler said...

Love the dies and different ways to use them.

Late Blooming said...

Well how cute and looks like it would be good to eat too.

Tracy Steinbach said...

That is a pretty neat idea I would never think to use that die as a label on a jar... Now my minds thinking about decorating ideas with it... And I think I'm going to make a peanut butter & jelly sandwich those strawberries look good. I have store strawberry jam not as good but you started something. LOL

Joan M. said...

How did you see Jam Jar Label from looking at that die? It never would have occurred to me to use it for that purpose... but it most definitely works. Congratulations for thinking outside the box and sharing your inspiration.

Brenda Lilley said...

Just beautiful! Spellbinders has the very best dies!

Helen Budz said...

What a lovely label design! Thanks for sharing this idea. Wouldn't have thought of using my dies this way.

Carol w said...

Beautiful die you used for your labels...great idea!

Beth Jones said...

Really pretty and sized just perfectly. I love the die and the idea!

Sue LD said...

Love this idea for gift giving.

Michelle Byerley said...

What a clever idea and it really spruces up the jars. Of course just looking at them made my mouth water and wanted a hot english muffin with all those jams. Thank you for sharing

windinstarsranch said...

THese are so lovely. Makes me want to start canning early so I can look at the lovely produce before I give it for Christmas.

Noelene Apap said...

What a clever idea. I love it. That jam look yummy too x

cindybearj said...

What a sweet idea! I love the labels, they are so pretty!

The Altered Paper said...

Perfect label to showcase your jars of goodness!

barbara macaskill said...

This is so cool! We make lots of jellies, jams, pickled veggies and mason jar mixes as gifts and I absolutely ❤️ the idea of using this beautiful tag! TFS! 🤞🤞🤞🤞

tampatha said...

The labels are so fabulous! I just made a batch of Nanking cherry jam! How perfect would this be for the jars! TFS!

Super Stick Chick said...

These labels are so fun! I am always making jam and this die would be prefect. Thanks for the great inspiration and idea.

cghundley said...

Fabulous way to use
the lovely die.
Carla from Utah

Christine Ray said...

What a great idea! The Leafy Heart die I'd beautiful! Thank you for sharing your ideas

Susan Gonyo said...

what a great idea. These would be great on my strawberry jam.

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a sweet and gorgeous gift idea, and who wouldn´t love to recieve such a gift? I know, I sure would. And this looks absolut amasing and sooo beautiful.

Jennifer Essad said...

your artwork is beyond beautiful. Every time you share a design with us I'm intrigued by the beauty of each. Seeing a design cut out in white and using a color for the background really makes them stand out. Thank you so much for sharing in the blog giveaway

yums said...

You've just given me a great idea how to decorate my jam jars with Spellbinder dies. It's mango, lychee, kumquat, pineapple and guava season and I'm busy whipping up jars of fruits for Christmas gifts. Now I get to use my dies in the kitchen. Thanks for the great idea.

Birgit said...

These labels are fabulous! What a lovely way to dress up a yummy gift!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Love so much your amazing project!!! These labels are really beautiful!!!

Sandi Nagel said...

What a beautiful die! Very versatile too!

Jackie P Neal said...

Sharyn,
What an absolutely fabulous idea!! I just adore your jam/jelly jars!!They look exquisite with this die!!
Jackie

Anonymous said...

Wonderful way to use the die - I never would have thought of that!

D.Ann C said...

Oh, WoW! These Lacy Little Leafy Heart labels make such fabulous jam jar labels!!! Love this SWEET idea and your gorgeous die!!

Nan Bourdeu said...

Such creativity! I have about 12 jars of fig perserves waiting on this lovely die! xx

harrahx2 said...

Well, I can't make jam but it sure looks good and I would LOVE to be on your Christmas list! What beautiful gifts.

kim said...

wonderful project

Mary Holshouser said...

The labels are beautiful.
But there are so many other uses
for the design. I'd love to
have this die. Love the lacy
look.
thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

How ingenious for a jam label. Truly elegant. Love ve it!
Carol b

Andrea Shell said...

What beautiful presentation of that yummy-looking jelly! Thanks for the great ideas!

Renuka Chavan Singhal said...

Wooow, awesome idea for jam jars.TFS.

Susan said...

This die is gorgeous. I wouldn't have thought of using it on jam jars and just love it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Roberta said...

I love your favorite die choice giving a gift from the heart with a heart on it is so fitting. Thank you for sharing how you would use your favorite die.

Shari said...

Such a great, and creative, idea for these dies. I love it! Now I want to start making jam again.. haha Thanks so much for the inspiration. 💗 💗 💗

twyla davis said...

great idea! I would not of thought of using it that way!

Toni Nyman said...

What a great way to use a die!

Shanie Cooper said...

What an easy way to dress up all that hard work. This would make all those gifts look as good as they taste.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Perfect labels! They add a nice touch to those yummy jars. :)

Nox said...

What a fantastic way to use a intricate die and really personalize a homemade gift! Your strawberries look so juicy and delectable - this is really inspiring me to make jams and jellies again - it's been awhile!

Karen Sue said...

What a cute way to create a label for a jar, never thought of using a fancy die for something like that, thanks for the inspiration,

Anita Braddock said...

How beautiful love the new lacy dies. Grwat job

A Tad Bit Off said...

Gorgeous die!

Joan Howard said...

This die is so sweet with the heart in the middle! I love it!

Cindy Feagle said...

This is such a beautiful die cut that would look lovely on my friends homemade freezer jam.j

Lauri Bacalzo said...

So many options for this wonderful die.
Your jam looks delicious!

Violet said...

Beautiful die. I don't make jam, but it would make some beautiful cards & holiday gift tags.

Cindy Pryor said...

What a clever way to use a pretty die. I would love to have fresh-made jam in the cold of winter! Thanks for the great ideas!

Nikki said...

What a beautiful die! I don't make jam but I have a friend who does. She will love this.

jo jo said...

What a fantastic project! Who'd of thunk to use the die this way. Thanks for the great idea!

Gail said...

I just made salsa this morning...would have loved to have put something so beautiful on those jars. Love it!

jcarpen000 said...

Great label! Love the die. I see so many potential uses.

HK said...

I almost smel your fruit, so beautiful it looks. Amazing idea for using the die for a label, thanks for that.

Girls In The Craft said...

Just love the intricate design of this die!

Linsey R said...

Love your beautiful jar labels! So lacey and dainty and classy, too!! Thanks for the marvelous inspiration for using this fabulous die!!!

S cone said...

What a great idea, this would work with Avery stickers using a smaller Spellbinders die. Thanks much

Nikki Roeder said...

You jars are fantastic. Such a great idea to use the die!!

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

Oh my gosh, what beautiful and creative products and projects! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

Shari said...

Perfect for my bath salts that I make :)

mtscrapgal said...

Your label die is perfect for handmade gifts any time of the year. The solid heart is a great place to say what's inside your gift.

Jean said...

This is just so prettY!

L aura's Reading said...

So pretty and wonderful for gifts even to myself!

Carol said...

Love this idea... and so many more come to mind while looking at yours... like a homemade jar candle with this as a lable/tag on the front with the Recipients Initial... :) thanks for turning on those creative juices.. LOVE LOVE LOVE it..

Kellie Overturf said...

Oh my goodness!! I make hot fudge every Christmas! This is a lovely addition to the jars!