Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Classy Free Labels................

'Tis the season for making jams, jellies and preserves....yahoo!

Homemade jams and jellies are not that difficult to make, some fruit, some sugar for freezer jam, no cooking.  Cooked jams and jellies take a little more time and effort, but still pretty easy.   I use boxed pectin, not everyone does, but they have developed simple and clear directions for making these tasty treats and you have the insurance of the fruit setting, if you follow those directions.

Nothing taste better in the middle of winter, than warm toast spread with homemade jam, with or without peanut butter.

Home made jams and jellies are, also, a thoughtful and generous gift for a friend, or a hostess gift, or a wonderful "thank you" for a favor.  So, here is an idea to dress up the jars that contain the taste of summer's bounty.

Last week in the Portland newspaper, the Oregonian, they ran an article on printing you own labels, on your computer, to add a special touch to your homemade goodies. 

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old fashioned looking labels, like these.  Great for gift giving!

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What a fabulous finishing touch and so easy, just click on the site below, choose a label or tag, download and print label on sticker paper or tags on card stock.

 

 

I am going to cut a circle of fabric, to cover the lid, and tie it on with ribbon or raffia.  Voila'.....gift wrapped cuteness!

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jams 012Lookin' good just sitting on a pantry shelf!

For more information and list of sites where you can download these, and other labels, click on  http://mobile.oregonlive.com., click on Food Day, type canning labels into search box or look for headline. 

A little fresh fruit, a little sugar, a little time all wrapped up in love with the added touch of a well designed label.....doesn't get better than that.....now, does it?

I'm linking this post to the following blog parties:

Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Day Dreamer

Rednesday at Sue Loves Cherries

Tuesday Garden Party at An Oregon Cottage

Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum

It's a Blog Party

Please come with me to visit the many fine blogs and a special thank you to each of the wonderful blog host.

31 comments:

Marsha Neal Studio said...

Very Cool! Thanks for the link… It's always nice to make things that much more special...

zentmrs said...

Yum!! I love this time of year! I'm in the midst of plum jelly right now... I'll have to check out those labels. Thanks for sharing!

Melinda said...

We give a lot of jam as gifts and I'm so excited to see these labels! thanks for sharing the link!

Lexa said...

This is so very cool. What a great link. Thanks for posting!

Ott, A. said...

these look great. I want to invite you to my "Canning Week blog party" the week of Aug. 23-27. We will be having a linky party along with recipes, tips and giveaways!!! Hope you can stop by and join the fun.
a Latte with Ott, A

Ann said...

Thanks for the tip! Your jam an jellies look great.: )
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

LV said...

I have had all the canning and making of jelly I want. That was a way of life years ago. There is nothing to compare to good old home made jelly or jam.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh! Your jam looks so yummy! I've always wanted to learn how to can. I'm a scaredy cat, I'm afraid I'll kill us all teehee! Thanks so much for the link, your labels look great and I love printables.

Happy Rednesday,
Sally

Cherry Chick said...

Very cute! HP had my favorites..the Vintage Labels. Thanks for sharing with us.
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♥•.*.Thank you.*.•♥
♥•.*.from Vicki.*.•♥
¸.•*´(¸.•*´♥´*•.¸)´*•.¸

Cherry Chick said...

Too cute...HP has my favorites...the Vintage labels.
Thanks for sharing with us.
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♥•.*.Thank you.*.•♥
♥•.*.from Vicki.*.•♥
¸.•*´(¸.•*´♥´*•.¸)´*•.¸

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

These are very cute labels!!! Thanks for the link...

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Thanks for this information about free canning labels! I have friends that will also love having them.

nancycreative said...

Those jars are so cute with the pretty labels! :)

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Sooo cute! Love the vintage ones!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I want to make jams just so I can use the cute labels. Thanks for the heads up!

AshTreeCottage said...

Your jars look very cute on the shelf! Thanks for the tip!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Light and Voices said...

The reward is eating what has been canned.
Joyce M

Ormolulu said...

Hi Jan . . . love those labels combined with the fabric & ribboin. How festive! Always enjoy hearing from you, my Oregon friend!

Shelley Germann said...

Thanks so much for the link! I will be bookmarking it shortly! Your jars look great...cute seeing them on your pantry shelves!

Jami said...

Great link-up to share at the Tuesday Garden Party. Thanks!

diXymiss said...

These are great ~ thanX for sharing!

CACHANILLA73 said...

Mmm!! love homemade jellies and jams!!

daylily777 said...

Thanks so much for sharing !
Blessings & Hugs,
~Myrna

Linda said...

Very cute...thanks for the link!!

Melody said...

Those labels you used are just 'peachy'..sorry..
I do freezer jams made peach last year. Yours looks yummy

Rachel said...

Wow- great graphics on the labels... very vintage! Love them!
Thanks for sharing!
Rachel

Michael Lee West said...

Welcome to your first Foodie Friday! The labels are perfect.This is the perfect time of year to think about those chilly mornings in October.

Andrea said...

I live in Oregon, too! I'm definitely making some of those labels!!! Thanks!
http://www.inspired2cook.com

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Thanks for sharing...I posted your link to my FB page :)

Blessings!
Gail

Jen said...

Great Post! I'm hosting Canning Week on my blog and I'd love to have you join us! We have a linky party contest and giveaways!

jen @ messhalltobistro.blogspot.com

Knicky Knacks said...

For the life of me I can't work out how to find the labels. I've jumped on the link followed your instructions but the search doesn't show them. Your jars look fantastic and I love the labels. Such a wonderful gift idea.