Friday, December 6, 2013

25 Days of Christmas - Day 6


Yesterday Callie opened her Doc McStuffins book and thought it was fantastic.  It's fun that she's finally getting into the reading part and not just the opening.  I love that reading the stories is also a family affair so we get to snuggle and rotate who reads!  Callie and I also painted a snowman that I will post tomorrow - it still needs it's special SU! scarf!  Snoozle was hanging out on the snowman to remind us to craft.

Today we are a cookie making factory.  I'm in a fun cookie exchange that is finally happening tonight.  Since I forgot to buy freezer bags, I had to save my baking until today.  Good thing is that I have already done a trial batch and they were delicious!  I'm making Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies - you can find the recipe here!  Snoozle made some flour snow angels in the flour - it was messy and Callie said "What happens when Snoozle is naughty?"  I will need to find a better answer to that question then "I don't know" for the next time she asks.


Seems logical that today's project to post is my holiday cookie exchange packaging!  I designed the recipe and tags using MDS.  Here's how I did it.

  1. Created an individual page that is 8 1/2 x 11 for the recipe.
  2. Added the O Christmas Tree paper to the project and changed the opacity so that the writing would show up better on it.
  3. I added some embellishments from this digital kit and added a text box to each one to add the title, the ingredients, and the directions.
  4. I added an additional page and inserted a 1.25 circle punch.  Then I right-clicked on the punch and clicked Edit Properties to make it 1.75 circle.  That way I could punch it out with my 1 3/4 Circle Punch.
  5. I filled the punch with the same O Christmas Tree DSP and changed the opacity to match the recipe.
  6. I added the text box to the circle and typed the title for my cookie. 
  7. Once I finished one, I highlighted all the components for the tag and grouped together. Then I duplicated them and made a row of 4.  I grouped those and made 5 rows (since I needed 16 labels).
  8. I printed it using the Print option under design center on Very Vanilla Cardstock.
Once printed, I punched out my circles and attached them with a dimensional to the 3rd largest snowflake from Festive Flurries, which was stamped in Cherry Cobbler and punched out using the Big Shot and Festive Flurry Framelits.  I put my cookies in the gusseted bags and tied off with Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine and attached the title using a dimensional.

Cardstock/DSP: Very Vanilla, O Christmas Tree Digital DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Set: Festive Flurries, O Christmas Tree Digital Kit
Accessories: My Digital Studio (MDS), Big Shot & Cutting Mats, Magnetic Platform, Festive Flurries, Dimensionals, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Gusseted Cello Bags (retired), Paper Snips, 1 3/4 Circle Punch.

I hope that you find time this holiday to bake with your families and share a little joy with those you love and appreciate.

Have a craftastic day,

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