Sunday, January 3, 2010

Carrie's Christmas Cookies

Okay kind. I now submit (for your enjoyment I hope :) my very first Design Team project. I had a blast making this, but I also learned a few things along the way.

1 - I need to figure out a better way to take pics.
2 - Scrapping is much easier once the 2 year old is in bed.
3 - Said 2 year old's new kitten thinks that my desk is a wonderland of fun things to chase off into the floor.

Definitely a learning experience! This layout was created using the new Eskimo Kisses paper from Cutters Creek. As soon as I saw this paper pack, I knew that I had to have it.
the colors are AMAZING! What is so perfect is that you have this delicate blend of colors that can be punched up with a bold cardstock as I did here, or blended with lighter elements for softer look. Beautiful blues, icy pinks, shades of greens and even purple all flow together to form a very versatile palette! Plus, the pack comes with 2 full 12x12 sheets of card stock stickers that you can use to accent your work. I love that the stickers are printed with the same patterns as the card stock to give you that perfect match.

I also got the chance to use one of my favorite techniques on this project. Look closely at the two snowflakes on the left hand page. To create those I took two sticker from the sheet that came with the kit and then, instead of sticking them to the page, I coated the backs with a corse white glitter. Then to give it a "pop" of color, I added Twinkle Jewels that coordinated with the rest of the layout. This is a great technique that you can use with any sticker. Especially if you have one that you like the shape of, but not necessarily the color or the print. You can dip them in glitter, flock, microbeads, or any other loose textured element!

To create the title, I called on my trusty Cricut! (LOVE my Cricut!) I cut "Christmas" using the new Winter Wonderland Cartridge while "Cookies" is off of From My Kitchen. I like the look of the two completely different fonts and feel that they add interest to the layout as a whole. Plus....doing it this way lets me play with more carts!

For me, the best way to attach the elements that I create with my Cricut is the one and only Wacky Tac! Trust me, if you try this product once, you will never let yourself run out. It gives you flawless, edge to edge coverage not matter how crazy or intricate the shape may be. Love it!

The finishing touch comes from the ribbon lacing on the right hand pic series. I set the eyelets and then threaded them with ribbon to draw the eye and tie the pics together.

I hope that you enjoy this project and would love to hear what you think! If you have any questions or comments, please drop us a line!

Carrie's Christmas Cookies was created using the following products:


  1. Awwww Carrie!

    Your layout is sweet and adorable! It will be one you will always have to cherish and remember the day you and your darling little daughter made Christmas cookies.

    I think your layout is wonderful and I really LOVE the Eskimo Kisses paper. I bought some myself and found it wonderful for cards too! Like you, I also highly recommend it for anyone who is working on their Holiday pages or winter cards.

    I love your technique of taking the stickers and adding "glitter" and I think your snowflakes look perfect...lots of sparkle...and a great idea! This is something I definitely will want to try out!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Great layout, Carrie! Thanks for the tip about adding glitter to cut-outs! I think I'm going to have to try that one soon!


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