Monday, March 12, 2012

Exploring Cricut Challenge #11 ~ Food Frenzy

Welcome to another fun challenge at Exploring Cricut. Thanks for stopping by to check out my project!

Diane's challenge this week..

Food Frenzy... Create a card, layout, or papercraft using any cricut cut of food. (This could include recipes, table decor or anything with food.) Let your imagination go wild!

My grandkids have been busy making mixes to give to family and friends. Somehow they layer stuff like flour, oats and nuts in a jar and when mixed with other ingredients and baked you have a wonderful treat. They gave me an assignment. They are making some sort of bread mix that requires apple butter and they wanted me to make a cute tag they could wrap around the jar. So I pulled out my Cricut and went to work. The base is a piece of 3 x 12 inch kraft card stock with a 2.5 x 12 inch strip of white layered on. I added an additional 3 x 3 kraft tab in the back for this jar so it would fasten. The key to this. You MUST use Scor Tape. It is the only thing I found that will really hold the wrap on! The cuts are all from Preserves.

Apple - (2 inches) - Preserves - pg 30 - dark green; red; Layer - brown; Layer - white; Layer - light green
Butter - (1 inch) - Preserves - pg 30 - Word - red

Card Stock - Bazzill, Colorbok - white, red, dark green, light green, brown
Cricut Cart - Preserves
Scor Tape

And here's the Apple Butter Bar Mix Directions...

1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups quick oats

1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup pecans (walnuts chopped)

1. Mix flour, baking soda, and salt together.
2. Cooking Instructions: Layer ingredients in a jar, in order given.
3. Press each layer down before adding next.

Instructions for Apple-Butter Bars Mix:

Spoon out nuts; set aside.
Empty bar mix into a large bowl.
Add 1 cup melted butter or margarine; mix well.
Press half of batter into a 13 x 9 x 2-inch greased pan.
Mix 1 1/2 cups apple butter with nuts.
Spread over batter in pan.
Add remaining mixture.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50-60 minutes or until browned.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings...


Diana said...

This is an adorable project. I have always wanted to try and put soe of these mixes together. :)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the homemade apple butter mix creation. Would like to know the recipe for the homemade apple butter.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
Guest Designer at Exploring Cricut

Tam said...


Annette said...

Perfect gift idea. TFS for sharing recipe:)


Rosemary said...

so cute, lori!! may have to try that apple butter bars recipe... looks yummy!

Sharon said...

Fabulous project!! Love the tag! :)

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