Christmas Baking

Dec 6, 2011

One of the things Ansley always looks forward to every holiday season is baking Christmas cookies… wait, let me rephrase this… me baking Christmas cookies. Each year, it is not Christmas to her unless I bake her all her favorites… Chocolate Chewies, Lemon Cookies, Pecan Sandies and Red Velvet cookies with a Hershey Kiss in the middle. The girl keeps me busy during the holidays for sure. But I love it and it makes me happy that she loves them so much.

So Ansley and her cookies were the inspiration behind this card. I thought the Maya Road Heart Tart Tin Bottlecap was perfect to start with, then using Jet Black Archival Ink, I stamped the Antiquated Collection Misses’ Aprons onto grungepaper three times so I could cut out the apron from one and the bow from another leaving one stamped image complete. I really like how the layers add dimension.

I traced the Heart Tart Tin Bottlecap onto patterned paper from Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas. They cut the traced heart using scallop scissors. Next, I accented the scallop edges on the patterned paper and Heart Tart Tin Bottlecap using Platinum Stickles. Once dry, I attached the paper heart inside the bottlecap using foam squares. I covered pieces from the Maya Road What’s Cookin chipboard set using patterned paper from Simple Stores 25 Days of Christmas then sanded and inked the edges using creamy brown ink. I cut the Lt. Green Tree Pins by Maya Road using wire cutters to the length needed.  The apron is inked using Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Festive Berries, Evergreen Bough and Iced Spruce. I used pearlescent watercolors and painted the arms, neck and skirt of the Misses’ Aprons stamped image. Once everything was dry I began attaching the cut out grungepaper pieces on top of the matching stamped images, giving the apron three layers.

Using a strong liquid adhesive I arranged and attached all the chipboard embellishments, tree pins and apron inside the Heart Tart Tin Bottlecap. To give a little extra sparkle I accented the designs on the patterned paper of the chipboard pieces and apron using Diamond Stickles.

What’s your favorite thing to bake during the holidays?

And don’t forget about visiting and liking the Antiquated Collection by Lisa M. Pace Facebook Page. We hit 200 Page Likes and had our first giveaway. I have stamp giveaways and RAKS’s planned and right now have a RAK for one lucky winner who is picked from those who share photos of their projects created using my new stamp line. All you have to do is post a photo of your project on the FB Page… super simple.

Maya Road products: Lt Green Tree Pins, Heart Tart Tin, What’s Cookin’ Chipboards, Brown Satin Pleat Ribbon, Beige Gingham Ribbon. Simple Stories products: 25 Days of Christmas Collection Pack – Glad Tidings paper, Naughty or Nice paper, Flash Cards, Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers, Expressions Cardstock Stickers.



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