Welcome back for the 4th and final day of Newton's Nook Designs' September Release. Hasn't this release been TERRIFIC?!! Jennifer saved a cute foodie set for the last day of reveals that mademy mouth water the first time I saw it called 'Apple Delights':
At first you might think it is just a set for fall, but it is really quite versatile and can be used to make cards and projects for Valentines Day, anniversaries, Thanksgiving, back to school, teacher appreciation gifts, little love notes - so many fun possibilities!
Since I LOVE spiced hot apple cider so much I decided to make a packet holder. I have seen some cute tea bag holders around, but the apple cider packets are larger than the tea bags, so I played around with the design until I found one I liked. Here is what it looks like closed:
Here is a close up of the front of the packet with the cute mug of apple cider:
And here are some shots of the inside, so you can see how the packets are tucked inside:
And a close up of the sentiment (made my own homemade patterned paper using the solid apple silhouette stamp in the set):
I thought this would be so cute to tuck into my neighbors' mailboxes for a little fall pick-me-up when the weather is just beginning to get that ever so slight chill in the air. What do you think?
I made a short video showing off this project in a video HERE.
This set also inspired me to make caramel apples for the very first time:
(I admit I am a bit of an 'apple snob' - Cortlands are my favorite but I can't find any around here (they are AWESOME for eating AND for pies! Do YOU have a favorite kind of apple? If so, what is it?), but the commissary had these BIG BEAUTIFUL Granny smiths apples and the Macintosh are starting to harvest as well so I grabbed some of those too). Here is a close up of the tag I colored with Copic markers and adorned with Glossy Accents on the caramel, a homemade enamel dot, some Pretty Post sequins and some star 'Celebrate It' sequins from Michaels:
Making caramel apples was a lot easier than I expected, and FUN too, and the apples taste GREAT!! I just followed the directions on the packet (note - allow a little time to unwrap all those caramels and if you are going to add toppings have them right there, because that caramel hardens surprisingly fast! I was able to dunk a few into chopped walnuts pretty quickly, but when I went to sprinkle some fall sprinkles on the tops of a few after merely setting them down they bounced right off! Oh, and the package only covers five apples, so if you want more than that, buy more apples! LOL!!) I want to go and make some more now! LOL! Thanks for the cool inspiration Jen! I wonder how difficult candy apples are to make... Hmmm...
Would you like to win 'Apple Delights'?
This set will be given away to TWO lucky winners!!
Here's how to win:
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs' release posts. Make sure you check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, September 18th at 9 pm Central Daylight Time to comment -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 19th.
Check out all these awesome Design Team & Guest Blogs below to enter:
Newton's Nook Designs
Kimberly Rendino (Guest Designer)
Kimberly Rendino (Guest Designer)
Thanks so much for stopping by! Shellye is next on our hop, I am sure she has created something spectacular for you to see! Enjoy!
Apple Cider Packet - Challenges Entered:
- Die Cut Divas Challenge - Something New plus a die cut (Apple Delights is a brand new set and I used Nestabilities Ovals & Scalloped Oval dies),
- Cuttlebug Mania Challenge: Anything die cut (I used Nestabilities Ovals & Scalloped Oval dies in my Cuttlebug), and
- Allsorts Challenge Week 276: Sugar & Spice (the cider is both spiced & sweet).
Caramel Apple & Tag - Challenges Entered:
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Tag It,
- Mod Squad Challenge: Sweet Tooth (speaking of teeth, be careful eating these, LOL!),
- Die Cut Divas Challenge - Something New plus a die cut (Apple Delights is a brand new set and my Mama Elephant Embellished Tag die was also a recent purchase), and
- Cuttlebug Mania Challenge: Anything die cut (I used my new Embellished Tag die by Mama Elephant in my Cuttlebug).
~ Crafty Math Chick