Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Washi Tape Gift Cards and Chicken Stock Gifts!!

Two of my favorite things to do are crafting and cooking, so why not combine the two together?!?  I made some yummy chicken stock in my crockpot, then used the Eyelet Outlet Washi tape as labels.  I then used the same washi tape for the cute little card when I give some of the chicken stock away to friends and family.

Here is a video tutorial on how to made the labels for the containers, how to make the cards, and the chicken stock recipe!!

Both of these items, the container of homemade chicken broth and the card, could be given as a gift to someone for when they are sick, need a pick me up, or just to let them know you are thinking about them.  So if you are giving a gift you have to have a card to go with it!!
Spring Bubble Brads, Confetti Washi, Bunny Washi, Geometric Washi

Without further ado here is my chicken stock recipe:

Crockpot Chicken Stock

Makes about 16 cups (6 quart crockpot)
Step 1 - Cook your chicken
1 whole chicken
1 onion rough chopped or a handfull of green onions (I used green onions from my garden)
1 whole head of garlic smashed
2- 3 Fresh Rosemary stems
2-3 Fresh Thyme Stems
1 lime - cut in half (or lemon)
Salt and pepper chicken


  1. Combine all the ingredients in the slow cooker: Place onion, garlic, and lime in the bottom of the pot.  Add chicken breast up.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Add fresh herbs on top.
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Enjoy your yummy chicken for dinner!!!

Step 2 - Make the Stock
Bones from the chicken you just cooked
Veggies, Herbs, and lime from above
Other herbs (sage, parsley, etc)
Any other veggie you have


  1. Combine all the ingredients in the slow cooker: Place all the bones, skin, small bits of chicken, tendons, neck, etc all in the pot.   Roughly chop the vegetables and herbs and scatter them around the chicken.
  2. Cover with water: Add enough water to cover the chicken bones.
  3. Cook for at least 8 hours: Set the slow cooker to "low" and cook for at least 8 hours or just overnight.  When you wake in the morning just turn it off to cool.
  4. Strain the stock: Set a strainer over a large bow l and pour entire stock through the strainer into the bowl.
  5. Store the stock: Divide the stock between several containers and label with washi tape. Cool completely, then cover and refrigerate for up to a week, or freeze for up to 3 months.
Container Supplies
Plastic Storage Containers
Washi Tape - Eyelet Outlet
Marker - Copic

Card Supplies
Card Base - Canvas Corp Brands
Cardstock - Bazzill
Washi Tape - Eyelet Outlet
Brads - Eyelet Outlet
Ink - Prima & Clearsnap
Punch - Marvy
Adhesive -  Tombow
Paper Piercer
Foam mat (mouse pad)


  1. you are just SO TOTALLY CLEVER!!! ♥

  2. Awesome, Erin! I just bought an Instant Pot so that I can make bone broth FAST. I bet your recipes will work in that and be spectacular!