Thursday, December 4, 2014

Poppy & Memory Box Treats & Tags Hop!

Hi and thanks for stopping by!  It's day 3 of hops from Memory Box and Poppystamps.  We're sharing treats and tags!  If you are hopping along you should have reached me from Marybeth Lopez's blog.  If you'd like to start from the beginning you can get the complete list of designers and details here at the Poppy Blog or at Memory Box Outside the Box Blog. You can also get information on the previous days hops and prizes. 
I really love die cuts so the hardest part about making a tag today was deciding which dies I would use.   I started out die cutting a tag.  Next I embossed it with the Silent Snowfall die from Memory Box.   It has a beautiful snowfall pattern that mixes embossed and die cut dots.  Where it cut holes I added pearls. 
The Fuzzy Bunnies, "Merry" from Fancy Merry Christmas, and Snow Flocked tree are from Poppy.  I did a little experimenting with the flocking on the tree.  First I tried Glossy Accents with a sprinkle of glitter, but felt it was too "transparent" letting too much of the tree color show through, so I tried it again with my Perlen Pen (Ice White).  It added a thick shiny layer of frosty snow - just what I was looking for.  While the gel was still wet I pressed a little red bird into it. 
We were asked to share a treat recipe with you - and mine is for these yummy cashew bars. They have a graham cracker crust, salty cashews,  and a gooey layer of sweetened condensed milk.
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F

For Crust - Mix together and press into a 9 x 11 parchment paper lined baking pan

1 1/2 Cup Crushed Graham Crackers
1/4 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Melted Butter

Pour half of a 1/4 ounce can sweetened condensed milk over pressed crust.  
Top with  1 cup white chocolate chips, 1 cup butterscotch chips
In a separate bowl mix remaining 1/2 can of sweetened condensed milk with 4 cups of salted cashews.    Pour into the pan and spread evenly.

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.  Let set completely before cutting into bars.


We thought this would be a great opportunity to introduce you to Birch Press Design.  This is the latest venture from Memory Box and Poppy creator Dave Brethauer.  Birch Press features letterpress, laser and pressed cards as well as beautiful, quality crafted items for the home. 



For a second chance to win – like Birch Press Design on Facebook , and share the post about the hop.  One person who does both will win a prize from Birch Press Design.    
The next stop on your hop is Pam Sparks!  But before you go - make sure you leave a comment. Two winners will be randomly selected from all the stops on today's hop to win an apron from Birch Press Design.   You have until 12-10 to leave a comment.  Winners will be announced on 12-15.

Here's the complete hop list for easy reference. 

Jeanne Jachna   That's Me!









44 comments:

loulou said...

Gorgeous tag. Lovely colours and great design. Thank you for this recipe it sounds absolutely delicious.

Antonella said...

What a great tag, love the fuzzy bunnies! Love the colors you picked, thanks for the insight into how you got the snowy look on the tree. The recipe sounds yummy!
Hugs,
Antonella :-)

papierscrapetc said...

Comme ils sont beaux ces petits lapins dans la FORÊT! !!!!
J'ADORE

Loster said...

Jeanne, this tag is gorgeous,it's amazing how many layers and how much texture you can include without overdoing it. Thanks, too, for sharing your recipe - I love cashew anything!

Pat K said...

Wow, fabulous inspiration and yummy recipe too...so happy I'm hoppin.

Lisa said...

Love the sweet scene you created on your tag, just adorable!!

Marybeth said...

Your tag is darling , love the colors and glittery shimmer. The recipe sounds delicious and the plate the cashew bar is on is GORGEOUS!

jnolte said...

Glitter adds excited to any project. On yours it adds life and dimension. Good job.

KayM said...

Oh gosh! I'm trying to decide which is more beautiful, your tag or those cashew bars! haha! It's a toss up! Seriously, your tag is so pretty! Love the colors and the neat flocking you did!

Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty Jeanne! Love the sweet bunnies and birds! The shimmery detail on the tree looks fantastic!

pam said...

Beautiful tag Jeanne, gorgeous scene you have created, love the colours.

Pam

artful-notions said...

Jeanne, the snow on the tree is perfection! Actually the whole tag is, but can't wait to try the snowy effect you got. Love the compliment of pearly snow to the snow die. And I can almost taste that cashew confection!
GORGEOUS plate, btw!

Tracey McNeely said...

Adorable, I love the felt deer!

purplemel said...

Very cute I got some little fellas who would love this TFS

crimsonowlcreations said...

I LOVE these bright colors! How adorable! Everything about this tag says fun!

Gail said...

A lovely tag - I love all of the dies used and the dimension - great recipe for lovers of white chocolate - Thank you for Day 3 of the Hop and Merry Christmas!

SCRAPGIRL : PATTY TANUZ said...

Amigaaaaaa, love your colors and your project, so sweet!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Kisses :)

Lisa M said...

Oh holy night those dessert bars sound fabulous!!! I'm stealing that recipe and just wanted you to know that the bunnies...I LOVE THEM! Convinced my husband that our last house was the place to live because when we pulled up, bunnies were playing in the yard and they continued to for 5 years...so much fun!
What a great post and thanks for the extra weight on my hips and butt! :)
hugs,
Lisa x

Alanna said...

Your tag is so darling. Just love it. And the recipe you shared sounds fabulous.

Christine Kiehl said...

What a delightful way to use those bunnies! I never would have thought to use an item most connect with spring and Easter! Well done! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Pam Sparks said...

Darling winter bunny scene Jeanne! Love the shimmery, snowy goodness! TFS!

Bonnie said...

What a cute tag! Love these frolicking bunnies and the sparkling snow on the tree!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love Your tag and thanks for recipe.

Joyce said...

This is so cute--great idea to put those bunnies in the snow. And, your recipe looks sinful (in a good way)

Lynn Gauthier said...

Awwww...my heart is melting over those little brown bunny's. What a fun and colorful tag. So very nicely done!
Thanks for sharing with us!

Debbie said...

How original to use the bunnies in a gift tag for Christmas! Your recipe sounds wonderful too.

HelenM said...

those bunnies are just way too cute!! Thanks

Sabrina said...

Oh so cute!!!

Amante del Papel said...

super cute tag in beautiful colors!

Craftybee said...

Great design and scene you created!!! Nice job!

Yoonsun Hur said...

Darling!! Your tag is so bright and shine!!! Love it.

Ann w said...

Love the bunnies look like chocolate.

Lori Lien said...

thank you for reminding me that my bunnies aren't just for Easter

rosemarie calpin said...

You had with the bunnies then the recipe. ..oh my!! That recipe will be made for gifts this year tfs

Maryann Laursen said...

Wonderful tag, soo beautiful. And thanks sooo much for the great reccipee too.

Kelly S. said...

I love these tags, so sweet! Now I have a new reason to use my bunny die. Maybe I'll make him pink like the Christmas Story...;) Those cashew bars look AMAZING!!!

~amy~ said...

your tag is AMAZING...love all the details.
I believe I just gained 5 lbs looking at that delish cashew bar!

Ruthie Lopez said...

Gorgeous tag!! love it! Thanks for the recipe!!

Cheryl Cain said...

I love the cute critters! The colors are pretty together, it would make a darling card.

Sue McRae said...

What a great colour combo on this tag Jeanne and your cashew bars look scrumptious!

Mary-Anne V said...

Sweet tag. Thanks for the recipe.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fabulous tag...thanks for the recipe!

Lindsey said...

LOVE this tag, and I'm super excited about the recipe you shared. I know I'm going to love those bars. Saving this to make for sure.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Your tag is so SWEET, Jeanne, and the recipe sounds delish. Going to give it a try!