Tuesday, November 19, 2013

SSCB #24 Tags!

A new challenge begins today at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog.  And you guessed it - we're talking tags!  I'm always looking for a quick easy way to dress things up and and a tag does just the trick!    I haven't hidden my obsession for dies and can I just say Serendipity makes some of the most beautiful intricate cuts out there? Want to go shopping?   The special for this week is 40% Off the highest priced item in your cart.   Use coupon code “40fromhigh1113”.   Good through 11/27.   So no stamping from me this time folks - I'm cranking out dies for these pretty tags! 

I started with the gold foil ornament die cuts and backed them with colorful red and aqua.  As if that wasn't elegant enough I added a sheer organza bow topped with a sparkly star.  A bitty tag threaded with twine makes this easy to attach to just about anything from a package to a bag of home baked cookies.   
You didn't think I would jump straight to Christmas and neglect Thanksgiving did you?   I used the tag making challenge as an excuse to make some pumpkin bread.  I had to have some props right?  Now the house smells like cinnamon and cloves.  Who wouldn't want to come home to that? 
I started with the Pumpkin die and added a backing so lighter orange color peeks through.  I embossed and die cut a leaf, topped it with a threaded button and attached it to my tag with some adhesive foam tape.  Last  I tucked a sentiment under the button.  A simple punched hole for the twine and I'm ready to go!.    
I picked up a big spool of this plaid ribbon at the warehouse store (you know the kind that makes you stock up to save money?)   for around $9.  At about 18 cents a yard it's a simple inexpensive way to dress up a mini loaf of bread.  I really like using this die cut pumpkin for bake sales and gift giving my pumpkin bread - it makes it easy to identify that there's pumpkin bread inside!  Here's my favorite recipe if you want to give it a try.  It's YUMMY!

 Pumpkin Bread

2 1/2 Cups Sugar
1 8 oz Pkg. Cream Cheese
1/2 Cup Butter
4 Eggs
1 15 oz Can Pumpkin
3 1/2 Cups Flour
2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 Cup Chopped Nuts
1 Cup Pecan Halves

Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar in mixer until light and fluffy.  Add one egg at a time mixing well after each addition    Blend in pumpkin.  Add combined dry ingredients, mixing just until moistened.  Fold in nuts.  Pour into greased mini loaf pans.  Top with pecan halves.    Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Want to save more time?  Use disposable aluminum mini loaf pans!

Want to see more tags?  Check out what the design team came up with for this challenge!!  Just click on their names to hop to their blogs.

Feel like making a few tags of your own?  I hope you will join us! All you have to do is make a tag featuring a Serendipity Stamp or die and link it up here for your chance to win $20 off your next order.  Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!

Pumpkin DieOrnament DieEnjoy!For You Small
Supplies Used:  
Dies:  Serendipity Pumpkin, Ornament, Spellbinders Assorted Leaves, Tags Trio
Stamps:  Serendipity For You, Enjoy!
Twisted Burlap Natural, Button Twine Natural, 7/8  Sheer White Stitched Edge Organza May Arts, Marachino, Carribean Twinery Twine
Card Stock:  PTI Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores, Canyon Clay, Simply Chartreuse, Orange Zest, Vintage Cream, AC Specialty Paper Gold Foil
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Button, Gems
Glitter Star Paper Studio
1" Wired Plaid Ribbon Costco


Pauline said...

Simply gorgeous tags Jeanne, and your recipe sounds delicious! I have a pumpkin left over from Halloween, so I may give this a go!

Karen Amidon said...

Beautiful ornament tags. That is such a great die. Love the packaging on my most favorite bread...pumpkin! Will have to try your reciepe, sounds yummy! Jeanne your tag and bow is wonderful, what a awesome gift! Happy Thanksgiving!

Vickie Z said...

Well...you are on a tag making frenzy!! These are gorgeous! Loe the gold with the ornament and the pumpkin/pumpkin bread/leaf/gorgeous ribbon is fabulous!!

Jill Norwood said...

Jeanne I wish I had these beautiful dies so I could CASE your stunning tags! Love them! And that pumpkin bread looks so good! I might have to bake some too!

Miriam said...

Love the gold mixed with the colors! We love our ornament die! LOL. The pumpkin tag is too cute!

Joyce said...

Those detailed dies are just fabulous, and I love the tags you made with them.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Your gift tags are all gorgeous, Jeanne! So festive and beautiful. And your recipe looks delish!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh BEAUTIFUL! I am all over that pumpkin!

Nancy Guse said...

Beautiful tags, love the detail in that dies. Now I am hungry, that recipe looks good!