So here's Barb... GOING FOR A DIP
PUMPKIN DIP! That is! Last year I discovered this dip recipe on SCS (Sandy Galley), and it is fabulous! ( the recipe is waiting for you at the end of this post). Fall is definitely in the air and before long the Thanksgiving season will be upon us! If you are in need of a gift for hostesses, a special neighbor, or even teachers, this could be it! I wanted quick packaging and found canning jars work quite well. There are many sizes of “Ball” brand canning jars. I chose a wide mouth, half pint, contemporary styled jar with platinum band/lid and found them at my local hardware store.
Of course, the jar lid was just too plain leave as is, so I was off to embellish! I stamped the pumpkin image from JustRite’s Autumn Blessings Set with Memento tuxedo black ink. Using my 2 ¼” x 3 1/16” oval wooden stamper, I stamped the pumpkin center image only. This allowed die cutting my image into a circle. I used a Spellbinders Classic circle die to accomplish this!Copic Markers used: YR09, YR65, YR68, E09, E31, E33, YG03, G07, G21, G24, and 0(colorless blender). I love the pumpkin image and leaves, suggestive of what is waiting inside the jar!
Utilizing JustRite’s 50pt. and 25pt. Curlz font, I created a tag for my pumpkin dip jar. You can see the letter setup in above photo. Placing the letters on my 1 5/8” round wooden stamper worked well, stamping with same ink as previously mentioned.The Spellbinders Tags 5 die had the right size tag among the five to choose from. I stamped “Pumpkin Dip” first, and then positioned my tag die for a perfect fit. I thought JustRite’s Curlz Font was just right; it carried the whimsical theme of the curls surrounding the pumpkins and leaves, don’t you think? Tag is tied around bow center with bakers string.
THANK YOU, JustRite! I am thrilled to be guest blogging a few days this week and next! Especially when we have the Font Blog Hop to look forward to! This Thursday & Friday! Take good care!
Now for the recipe!
PUMPKIN DIP RECIPE (Sandy Galley)
1- 8oz. softened cream cheese (any brand, regular type; not reduced fat, etc)
2-7oz. jars Kraft Marshmallow Crème
1-15oz. canned Libby’s Pumpkin
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Grated Orange Rind (I used in the jar spice kind, but you can use fresh if you want!)
Mix cream cheese and marshmallow cream until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and stir well. Serve as a dip accompanied with vanilla wafers, thin chocolate wafer cookies, graham crackers, bagels, sweet breads, muffins, apple slices! Endless possibilities! Makes 4 Cups. Store leftover dip in refrigerator.
Thanks Barb, for a terrific project complete with a recipe!! Be sure to stop back in tomorrow to see Barb's next creation...you are gonna love it.