Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Hey Hot Stuff!

Every winter, I make my FAVORITE foodie gift for friends - my candied jalapenos!

That's actually not a GREAT description of this yummy treat, but I haven't thought of another good name yet, so I'm stuck with it. Basically, it's hot and sweet jalapenos that you serve over cream cheese on crackers. It's CRAZY delicious!

So I decided to make a slightly more girly presentation of these this month - since everyone is used to seeing pepper themed things in bright reds and greens, I thought I'd go with a more Valentine's look with pink and a fresh green. How adorable is the "hi hot stuff" theme for a Valentine's present anyway? Pretty cute, if I do say so myself.

I started with a little 3 x 3 notecard and a paper pieced pepper. Say THAT three times fast.
Designer: Lydia Fiedler
Stamps: Punny Fruits & Veggies Paper: Stampin' Up! Lucky Limeade and Sew Suite DSP (retired),
Accessories: Stampin' Up! Early Espresso Twine, SU Pearls Ink: Stampin' Up! Basic Black

I took the paper that I made the pepper out of and made a little 3/4" strip for the edge of the jar lid, and added some twine and a tag. 
Squeee - the top is so cute!! I added pearls for more girliness and made a matching paper pieced pepper. 
Thank you so much for looking at this project! I hope your week is hot stuff!! :)


Jennie said...

This is adorable! What a fab idea :)


Kim S said...

Paper pieced peppers...wow...that is hard to say!! Love that little green guy!