Thursday, September 18, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs September Release: Final Day


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:


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:

Caramel Apple & Tag - Challenges Entered:


~ Crafty Math Chick

31 comments:

Amy C. said...

I love seeing how little treats can be jazzed up! Your projects are so sweet!

snazzyjj said...

So many really great gift ideas and we are cider addicts so your cards a fabulous idea.

marylouh said...

Love the apple cider holder.
All of the projects are great.
this apple set is wonderful.
thanks for sharing.

CraftyScrappyness said...

Just love the things you create. These are adorable.

TangledBlueRose said...

Love all your cute projects! So fun and brings lots of smiles! Thanks for such an awesome Hop, has been so fun!~kim

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Completely WONDERFFUL projects!!! That card is great, and I love the upside down red apples! And that tag is beyond precious!

Cat Craig said...

Awesome projects, but now I want a caramel apple!

KT Fit Kitty said...

My favourite apple is the Honeycrisp. Your apple projects are yummy! That packet holder is genius! You did a fabulous job with this new set!

Tessa Wise said...

MMmmm! Apples! I could go for that caramel apple right now! :) Honeycrisp are my favorite- I picked up a bunch at the store this week!

Your cards this week are all awesome!! These are my favorite though- your details are amazing!! Love the tag with it's sequins and dots and the glossy accented apple! SOOO cute!

Lucinde said...

I love the apple cider packets inside the cards :)

Sue D said...

Great apple projects. I like Cortlands too because they don't brown when you dehydrate them.

Yukari Y. said...

I absolutely love your tea bag holder and gift tag! So sweet! :)

Krissy said...

I like to make gifts for my boys' teachers occasionally and I was trying to figure out what to make them in the next couple of weeks. You have inspired me to make the cider gifts for them. How fun! (I like that cider, too! It's yummy!)

Kimberly Ishkarah said...

Simply adorable ways to gift! The wrapped candy apple made me wish I were the recipient!

Muffins and Lace said...

Super Super Cute. Thank you for the tutorial.

Samantha Mann said...

You just amaze me, every day! Love your projects!! That Carmel apple and tag...duuuuuuude! Absolutely brilliant! And the packet holder is so cool!! What a great idea!! You rocked this set!

cghundley said...

Your packet holder
came out so cute!
And your tag is
pretty!
Carla from Utah

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Wonderful gifts. TFS

Indy said...

Love the little cider packets. What a fun little gift to give someone, and then the tag! What too fun!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

You are so clever! Love your card and especially your color combo! Works great with this fabulous stamp set!!

Jscrapin43 said...

Crafty you have done it again!

Denise Bryant said...

Fun treat presentations! Love the tag!

Lee said...

Ohhhh caaaauuuteness my friend!!! Love the adorable images and your fabulous sweet treats designs!! That tag is awesome with the caramel!!!

Milka Gubo said...

Wonderful projects :-D

Jo Nevill said...

Love your delicious projects !

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x

Arlene said...

I swear the caramel on your tag apple was edible. WELL DONE!

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Arlene said...

I see your apple cider card on Split Coast Stampers and not sure how to comment on it, so came back to your blog here.

Love how you tucked the cider packets inside the card. What a fantastic delight for the recipient. I so love hot apple cider during a cold damp day.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Jannie said...

OM Gosh, totally love this project! Although I have never tasted this cider, I almost can!!


Thank you so much for joining us at the "Anything Die-cut" challenge at Cuttlebug Mania!

Cuttlebugs & Hugs
Jannie

Wendy said...

That apple looks real GF!

Kimbo said...

What a great idea - makes a simple thing beautiful

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

Cathie Borowski said...

What a fantastic idea, I am definitely bookmarking this for future reference-I post a lot of gifts so this would be a great way of doing it.
Thank you for joining the Diecut Divas New Things Challenge
Cathie DT