This was a huge checkmark on the Cinnamon Bun to-do list, and the next big project after the invites went out. Our jam favours were one of the first things I blogged about, and then I got the Silhouette machine and blogged about the labels.
This last week, I put the Silhoutte to work cutting out lots of little 2-part book-shaped labels:
I changed one of the fonts out since my last post about the labels – the combination is now American Typewriter (like before) and Jellyka Saint Andrew’s Queen (the same as the addresses on our envelopes).
Cut out 70+ labels in the book page shape, then cut out 70+ book covers from the giant theatre text that I’ve barely put a dent in with all my projects.
The glue of choice for this project was my Martha Stewart ballpoint glue pen:
I love this pen because I can get good thin, accurate lines of glue. Plus although it dries clear, it goes on a little blue, so you can see it:
I got very good at drawing that glue pattern, because I ended up with 70+ of these:
Oh yes, and thank you for all your help with the puns in my label post! This is what I ended up going with, for 6 flavours of jam, about 12 of each:
- 24 Thank you berry much!
- 12 Thanks for a peachy evening!
- 12 Thanks for being so sweet!
- 12 Thanks for jammin’ with us!
- 12 Thanks for a jam-tastic evening!
Once they were all dry, I used a 1/4″ hole punch to punch a hole in the top left corner of each label, and strung some black-and-white bakers’ twine through the hole. I asked Cinnamon Buns to cut the twine, and he came back 1 minute later with more than 70 bits just the right length. He did it so fast by finding a book the right size, wrapping the twine around it, and then cutting through all the wraps at once. He’s a smartypants. I was going to cut them one by one!
Those got tied to the ring part of the jar lid with a nice little bow.
I cut a 5.75″ circle out of cardboard and traced it on to my folded fabric 6 times – as it was folded double, cutting 6 circles out with my pinking shears gave me 12 circles. I just used my trusty orange Sharpie on the wrong side of the fabric, and made sure to cut right on the orange line. I had to use a black pen for the peach fabric though!
And here are each of the flavours of favours!
Hm, I seem to have forgotten to photograph the blackberry, but I swear they’re done! The strawberry only exist right now as the fabric circles and extra labels you saw above – that jam will arrive in June when my parents drive out for the wedding. We wanted to use in-season fruit, and as we made this decision in July, it was in time for everything but the strawberries.
Each jam has a selection of different labels, except for the peach. I obviously couldn’t use any berry puns for the peach jam, and I just liked ‘Thanks for a peachy evening’ so much. I did double the amount of ‘Thank you berry much!’ because it was one of the most obvious ones, and a good groaner.
The favours have nothing to do with our wedding colours, but I’m so excited to see a colourful, pretty pile of them all at the reception! They’re going to be on a table or something with a sign something along the lines of: Thanks for spreading the love, take some jam to preserve the memories!
Now the next decision is: do I have them in piles by flavour, or one big multicolour pile?