Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Gourmet Birthday!

Hi Blog Friends!

Today, I have a SPECIAL TREAT for you!
It is a little bit of a continuation of this post:

When our daughter came home from college one weekend, she was talking away.....
 I reached into the china cabinet  to show her what I'd been doing...
& pulled out my felt cookies still on the saucer to show her,
 offering her one like they were real cookies.
She ALMOST took one & realized they weren't real! LOL
She then asked, "Do you have more?"

Our daughter is a prankster! LOL
She has been through the whoopee cushion phase, on to monkey faces & Hobbit feet,
& now she has graduated to fake cookies!
She was wanting the cookies to play a trick on her friends! ;)
 So, I went about to make her a set of those yummy looking cookies just for her!

When you're away from home of course, you need a box, right?
You need a proper way to display or offer them...
I remembered the new die Becca Feeken has out---
Venice Lace- Mini Card/Booklet Gift Box.

 My intention was to make it look like a box of
"Gourmet Cookies!"
I cut the box out & stamped on the box using my Misti to line up the stripes-
Studio Katia- Brush Strokes.
I used Oxide Inks & a SU marker, & a White Signo Pen for additional stripes.
The only time I moved the stripes in my Misti was when I did the side pieces.
Everything lined up perfectly!
I lined the inside of the box with PTI- Pastels paper.
The inside of the box needed the cookie makers insignia, so I created one...
I hand drew it myself & added a little flourish with a Reflections Set- Flourish.
Here's how it looks with the cookies inside!
A closer look.
And here is how I decorated the top of the box!
I used Spellbinders- (Becca Feeken's)-
Cinch & Go Flowers Dies.
I didn't use home made paper like Joanna, but SU & Paper Studio Paper.
I also had a few minor differences in the making of these gorgeous flowers---
After die cutting, I added a dab of Oxide Ink to the centers of each piece
& spritzed them, doing this twice....
 I flipped them over & added more water to make them more pliable.
The ink gave the petals a variation in color, or a more natural look.
Then I followed Joanna's directions.
After following Joanna's directions,
I  pinched each petal around my thumb nail to give it that upward curve.
I really enjoyed making these gorgeous flowers & look to make more in the near future!
I also added Wilton's Stamen's to the centers,
 & MS glitter- Crystal Fine to the petals, for a sugary look.

I added a Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circle Die to the box top, then wrapped sheer ribbon around the lid & also added Reflections- Washi Tape to add some sparkle to either side of the ribbon.
 The ribbon was then threaded through the Spellbinders Die- Vintage Elegance- Filigree Bookmark-Tag, along with the small circular die from the Vintage Elegance- Filigree Pocket--all done in gold card stock.

The leaves were hand cut & run through a crimper & then I added oxide inks,
 & gave them a spritz & a dab with a Kleenex.

I needed a Birthday Card to go with this  & wanted to keep with the theme....
 Here is my card:
  I wanted a sweet shop/bakery theme....
I used:
Poppy Stamps- Grand Madison Window Die- #815, 
and created an awning with a SU- Hand held punch.

I also made this card a shaker card:
I drew out a bakery scene, shelves of baked goods from the window.
You can even see an old cash register.
The sequins are from-Studio Katia,
and the sign in the window is separate & raised up on Scotch Perm. Mounting Tape.

I added sheer ribbon & a little tag to the top, tied on with American Crafts Bakers Twine.
The tag is by PTI- Tremendous Tags.
I added a bit of Washi Tape to coordinate & the sentiment is from Stampendous- From the Kitchen.

 Here is a close up of the top of the awning with the flowers.
Made the same way as above.
All flowers were attached with a hot glue gun.

The inside of the card:
A little off-set stamping, just like I did on the tag.
The sentiment is from PTI- Pen & Ink.

Now for the set:

And one last look at the top of my Gourmet Cookie Box!

Hope you like!

If you're one of my daughter's friends, watch out for a mouth full of felt cookies! LOL
TLady ;)

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