Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Gourmet Cookies for Santa!

Hi Blog Friends!

Are you ready for Christmas????
I have been working away here & finally finished this set I am about to show you,
Gourmet Cookies for Santa.

Santa has his "party" when he delivers all those presents,
 & then eating all those cookies & milk we leave, right?
Not to mention, Christmas is a Birthday Party for Jesus!
  I will be entering this in the
SSS Monday Challenge Blog:
"Party" is the theme,
found here:
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10938#comments

This is a little bit of a long post,
 in that I have much to show you, but I will keep it as short as I can.
There are several projects within this post!
 So, I hope you enjoy.
I started first by making some mini-ornaments for a small tree I have. 
Take a look:
All made with felt & hand stitched.
I used PTI- Sweet Holiday Wishes Dies & made 24 little cookies.
Here you're seeing the inside of the box I created using
 Spellbinders- Venice Lace Mini Card/Booklet Gift Box.
I have found it is so nice to have this box die around!
I don't have to worry about finding one for special gifts/creations like this.
And all 24 cookies fit perfectly into this little box!
I also used Paper Studio- Old World Winter Paper Stack to create & line my box.
Just like I did with the other Felt Cookies I made on this post,
https://tladydesigns.blogspot.com/2017/12/gourmet-birthday.html#comment-form
I made an insignia label for the inside of my box.

Here are just a few of the cookies up close:


I used PTI- Star Gazer Dies for the star on the top of the tree ornament,
along with sewing on glass seed beads.



 I added decoupage to the areas I wanted to add Glitter- MS- Crystal Fine.

For the backs, I  cut small squares of felt, & hot glue gunned it over the little pieces of elastic cording, (SU) for hanging the ornaments.
I wanted both sides to look nice.

Here are my Cookies for Santa Ornaments on my little tree.
This is my kitchen tree decorated with vintage kitchen/household ornaments.
I thought the little felt cookies would add so much to this little tree & I was right!

Next up, is the top of the little box I showed you.
I remember back when our kids were in grade school---
I bought some snowman ornaments that came in a box
& the box was equally as cute as the ornaments,
 & could be used as a Christmas decoration too.
That is what I wanted for the little box that would in the end,
house these little cookies during storage,
 & could be used to hold them if I didn't want to hang them on my tree.

Take a look at my box:
 I don't have any poinsettia dies, yet.  (I think Santa is bringing me some. ;) )
So, I thought I'd do Christmas Roses!
I used Spellbinders- Cinch & Go Flowers.
(Again I used the same technique that I used on my previous post that I linked to above.)
I also made small pine cones to go with this!
Did you notice them?
I thought they were the perfect addition to give my topper that Christmas feel.
They were so much fun to make.
I am smitten with them!
You can find the tutorial I used here:
http://frommycraftroom.blogspot.com/2014/10/tiny-paper-pinecone-tutorial.html
Thank You, Norma!
Something I did differently from Norma,
I also used the SB- Classic Scalloped Circle Die that was one size larger than the size Norma recommended.
So, I got some larger cones as well.

 You can see I also added the
Spellbinders-Wedding Collection- Decorative Swallowtail Tags Dies to the top.

Of course, I had to add MS- Crystal Fine Glitter all over the topper to depict frost/ice for that winter feeling. I just used a paint brush to brush on my adhesive/glue...

I also added some pine- I.O.-Pine Branch
 & a Spellbinders- Vintage Elegance- Graceful Tiny Tags.

Here are some side views of the topper from different angles.




 I hope Santa enjoys his cookies & milk this year!


MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!! 
TLady








3 comments:

  1. What a great treasure box you made for all your gorgeous felt "cookie" ornaments!! Good for you coming up with a healthy treat for Santa! :) Your ornaments are beautiful and do remind me of decorated sugar cookies! I'm so happy you joined our end of the year PARTY at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, and hope to see you again in the new year! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and joyous New Year! Maura

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  2. How wonderfully creative and beautiful! The ornaments and box are equally beautiful. Love love this! Hugs, Autumn

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  3. They are very pretty! The box is also beautiful!
    Wishing you a happy New Year!
    Hope you are feeling much better now :)
    Joanna

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