Last year I saw versions of blessing mix floating around the internet and thought it was such a cute idea, so this year I am giving it to my girls' teachers and a few other special people. Blessing mix is basically a snack mix in which each of the ingredients have a special meaning. Below you will see the recipe I used. Most mixes I found on the internet used Hershey kisses instead of chocolate chips, but the kisses just seemed a little big for the mix, so I changed them to chocolate chips.
I had a lot of fun making the little 3x3 card to include with the jar. Inside the card you will find the poem describing the mix. For the card, I started out by punching three ovals, one X-large and two large. I them ran them through the Big Shot with two different embossing folders. First, the Elegant Bouguet and then the Stripes. I didn't plan on using two folders, but I wasn't happy with the look of the elegant bouguet, so I ran them through the stripes and loved the combo. Next I sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip ink. The stem is just cut out by hand and the small chocolate chip vine is a thin piece of card stock. I added a button and the greeting from the Teenty Tiny Wishes. The DSP is Spice Cake. I attached the card to the ribbon(retired) with one of the new Mini Clothspins.
Now, I just need to buy the ingredients a couple days before Thanksgiving, mix it up and fill the jars. Later, I will post another picture of the jars filled with the mix. For now, I am just happy to be a little ahead of the game!!