Thursday, December 15, 2011

Special Delivery

Hello, everyone! I am back today with another project. I thought it would be fun to send a special delivery full of goodies so I put together this fun mailbox  to hold my treats.

These cashew caramel bars easily fit into the mailbox when cut into squares like these (see recipe at the bottom of the post).

I also put together a candle to match the mailbox.

I wrapped the candle with the diamond patterned paper from the DCWV Doodlin' Around paper stack. Over that I layer a scalloped die (Papertrey Ink), a 1-1/2 circle die (Papertrey Ink) and a snowflake punch (Martha Stewart).

I used the Valentine Mailboxes SVG kit from to make the mailbox. I used papers from the DCWV Doodlin' Around paper stack to cover the front and sides. I layered the same die cuts and punches as I did for the candle on the front of the mailbox.

I also stamped a sentiment on the sides from the Hero Arts Holiday Sayings stamp set, Versamark Ink, and Ranger clear embossing powder.

A close up of the front with the snowflake.

Treats in their package getting ready to be delivered.

Caramel Cashew Bars:

3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1-1/2 cups flour
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 package caramels
1/3 cup half and half
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 cup chopped cashews

1. Cream butter and brown sugar.
2. Beat in egg.
3. Mix in flour and oats.
4. Press into 9x13 greased baking pan and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
5. While the crust is baking, combine caramels and half and half in a saucepan.
6. Cook caramels over low heat until melted.
7. Pour over crust.
8. Sprinkle with cashews and chocolate chips.
9. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

I hope you enjoyed todays project. Thanks for stopping by!

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Izzyb said...

Mmmmmmm, wish that special delivery was on its way to my house. Love your blog. It has such a crisp clean look. Beautiful. Welcome to the PT team!

Izzyb said...

I mean the PI team!