Farming Downturn Care Packages.

As you are probably aware, Im also a dairy farmer. World wide, there is a downturn in dairy because of stockpiling and Russian sanctions. There is quite a lot of depression surfacing amongst dairy farmers at the moment and some of the communities are rallying around each other.

I like to help wherever, so Ive been making care packages for some farmers around the area..which mainly includes Chocolate!

The first one I made, I used an extra large gift box (which is retired but now on the clearance rack). The paper I used was the gorgeous English Garden Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the stamp set I used was All Boxed Up (139340). Some White Jute ribbon (137904) and White bakers twine finished it off.


Inside, I used the Pretty Petals DSP stack (138442) and my Gift bag punch board (135862) to make a wee gift bag. I lined it with the sketched dots tag a bag gift bags (138316) and tied it with the Very Vanilla thick bakers twine (138411). The Stamp set is my new favourite (well I had to get that one didn’t I?) called Barnyard Babies (139328) of which I stamped onto water colour paper with stazon and coloured with my aquabrush. The ‘Admired, respected’ etc stamp is from The Wilderness Awaits stamp set (139365) IMG_8135Check out my second care package…

IMG_8126This time, I used a Take out box( 135827) as ran out of the large boxes. I used the same stamp sets and DSP stack for this one too.

I know they have been well received so I’m keen on making some more as I hear of someone needing a little pick me up in their lives… in the mud, full on with calving and despite the plunging payout to farmers losing 60% of their income (or more)…All cant be made better with Chocolate but it sure gives you that boost and the thought that others do care about you!



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  1. Kim Badelt

    This is such a lovely idea Delys! The packages are bright and happy and the tags and card just can’t help make you smile. Those animals are so cute and beautifully coloured! xxx


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