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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