Welcome to this week's Merry Monday Christmas Challenge! I am hosting this week and I'm so excited! I hope you will join us! My challenge this week evokes many special memories from Christmases growing up!
I fell in love with this adorable felt garland and knew that it could spark some creativity and some awesome Christmas designs!
One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making frosted sugar cookies with my daughter. My younger sons are deciding they want in on the action as well, so next year will most likely be a full-on circus! LOL! I knew that Sweet Holiday Wishes would be the perfect set for this challenge! I quickly got to work making a whole army of cookies!
I stamped and die cut the images using the Sweet Holiday Wishes die cuts! Growing up we would make red, green and white icing...that being said...the McCormick food colors would make them pink and light green! That is Christmas tradition for me, so even though I have a whole collection of gel food coloring, I go for pink and light green! It holds so many memories of magical Christmases spent with my family! My aunt would always bring trays of fabulous cookies adorned with silver balls, cinnamon imperials, and sugar sprinkles! Now that is how I decorate mine with my daughter and so that is how I decorated my "paper cookies" today!
I thought that the Shape Shifters Oval Die looked like a cookie platter so I die cut a piece of Pure Poppy cardstock. I also used the Round Off Edger Dies on the white piece..I love the pinked, rounded edge, just like a cookie cutter! The sentiment is stamped onto a 4 by 5 1/4 inch piece of Kraft Cardstock and then heat embossed using white powder. That entire panel is attached to an A2 Kraft cardbase.
The candycane cookies have a coating of Crystal Glaze over the top for a realistic candy look. The star cookies have some chunky glitter "sprinkles", and the Christmas trees have red Nuvo drop "cinnamon imperials". I added a silver nuvo drop to the center of the snowflake cookies to represent the silver decorating sprinkles/balls we use! I had so much fun creating all of these cookies! I hope you'll join us this week! Thanks for fluttering by!