Monday, October 31, 2011
Denise O'Connor's Holiday Cookie Box
we start with today’s project, I want to wish you all a happy and safe
Halloween! I hope that all the kids have a wonderful time today!
that Halloween is here, believe it or not, it is time to start thinking
about another major crafting holiday that is coming! It is less than 2
months away…that’s right I am talking about Christmas! This month, the
eCraft Design Team is focusing on Christmas. We have another wonderful
sponsor too! Pink by Design Stamps! This week all of us are going to be using Pink by Design Stamps to make a Christmas project using an image from eCraftCentral.com
and fabric. I have decided that for this month, I am going to focus my
Design Team projects on one of my favorite parts of the Christmas
season…gift giving! Every year, I put together some food gifts to give
to some of the people in my life to show how much I appreciate them.
started this project with a recycled cookie tin. I love the shape of
this tin and the red color is just gorgeous. There is however a scratch
in the lid, so I knew that I wanted to cover that up.
A snowflake from eCraftCentral.com found HERE
cut in silver vinyl is just what is needed to cover that scratch! The
snowflake went over the top edge of the tin a little, but that is not a
problem, I just trimmed off the excess.
to add more on top of the snowflake! I added a doily that is from
Wilton and can be found in the cake decorating aisle of any major craft
store. I then added a strip of ribbon on top of that. Then I cut another
image from eCraftCentral.com
This shape is actually an outline of THIS
flower. I obviously did not draw any of the inset pieces. This shape
was cut out of an old t-shirt of my husband’s. I love how even with the
Heat n Bond on the back the edges still curl up a little to add a little
more dimension. I also spritzed this with some Perfect Pearls mist and
since the fabric I used is a t-shirt, it really soaked up the mist well.
zipper flower and the pearlized pins are the finishing touches. Next
step is the tag! Every good gift needs a tag and this is where my Pink by Design Stamp Set came into play. I love this little owl from the Beary Merry Christmas stamp set.
First off the tag is another cut from eCraftCentral.com found HERE
and I cut the tag out twice. Once in white cardstock and the next time
in a red polka dot patterned paper. I cut the patterned paper tag and
adhered the bottom portion onto my tag and stamped the owl in the top
half. I just had to color in this cutie with some Copics! To keep with
my color theme, I made the owl a light gray, and colored in the red hat
and some red accents on the wings and the belly. The sentiment is also
from the Pink by Design
Beary Merry Christmas stamp set. To attach the tag, I tied a bit of red
baker’s twine to the zipper flower and added a white pearly button.
what to put inside this box! I chose to fill it up with some Sugar
Cookies. These are the easiest sugar cookies to make and a recipe that I
grew up on.
Here is the recipe in case you would like to make them yourself!
AUNTIE BARB’S SUGAR COOKIES (No-Roll Sugar Cookies)
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
sugar and butter together. Add egg and vanilla. Blend in the remaining
ingredients that have been sifted together. Roll dough into small balls
and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with the bottom of a glass
that has been dipped in sugar (it helps if the glass is a little wet to
pick up the sugar). Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 10
minutes or until slightly browned around the edges.
Hope you enjoyed my project this week! I will be back on Friday with a video tutorial for all of you!