Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Christmas Cookies

Hey everyone!  I have a fun card for you today which uses the Nothing Better Than set with some creative masking and stamping with my Stamparatus!  It's for two challenges:  The Spot's sketch and the Christmas Kickstart Festive Sweet Treats challenge!


I grabbed some Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler cardstocks, some Plaid Tidings DSP, my stamp sets and ink and went to work:

The Cherry Cobbler panel was first embossed with a Wrapped In Texture EF, then I diecut a Nested Label panel and began inking up my stamps.  To only use a portion of the sentiment, I lined the stamp up on the Stamparatus, put a wee little piece of Scotch tape on the word that I didn't want to show, inked my stamp, then pulled off the tape carefully so as not to get any stray ink anywhere...then stamped!  I used a portion of a sentiment from Banner Year for the "Christmas" and a portion of the Nothing Better Than for the "make everything better".  After that, it was easy peasy to stamp and diecut the cookies, add a banner from some Mossy Meadow DSP and as an afterthought (although it really doesn't match) I added a little green glimmer paper banner from some retired glimmer paper. 

And here's the inside, using a sentiment from Wrapped in Christmas, diecut with the scallop die from Little Treat Box:

Personally, chocolate chip cookies (no nuts, please) are my absolute favorite Christmas cookie....and they're acceptable at other times of the year as well!  

A few more pix from around the yard:

Some sedum, and then some mushrooms...not my favorite but they must serve a purpose for something!

And a busy little bee that thinks my salvia is the best thing ever!  Speaking of bees, we needed another visit from the bee man as the pesky yellowjackets didn't evacuate 100%!!!


Thanks for popping in today--enjoy your day and be blessed!


Claire (Mrs H) said...

Adore the card.ove the traditional colours
Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

I Card Everyone said...

This darling Christmas card is sweet enough to eat, LeAnne! OH do I love that plaid... btw my husband would totally agree with your sentiment! ha!
I've never seen such beautiful flowers on Sedum before!

Bonnie said...

Yum! I'm with you, LeAnne. Chocolate chip cooks are fine any time of the year! Love that embossed cherry cobbler and of course the cookies! Pretty flowers too. We've had lots of mushrooms this year. Lots of rain is bringing them out, I think. Or maybe they do serve a good purpose.

JoAnn said...

Love your sweet card with those yummy looking cookies. Such a cute sentiment.

Dotty Jo said...

Love your card, LeAnn! The cookies look delicious and I love the plaid. Thanks for joining Chrissie and me at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

Kampin' Karen said...

Your card is delicious! Now I want to bake some chocolate chip cookies. They are my favorite but I have to eat them right out of the freezer! OR right out of the oven!!

Lisa Elton said...

This is absolutely charming! Love the colors and that little touch of sparkle. That embossing folder is so CUTE!

Linda Callahan said...

Oh I wish I had bought this set! Love it with. the plaid!

Chrissie said...

Those cookies look yummy LeAnne, love the embossed back panel too!
Thanks so much for sharing at Christmas Kickstart!
Chrissie (Guest Elf)

Arlene said...

The card looks like a wonderfully wrapped present just waiting to be opened with a picture on the front of what is in the box. I love it.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your Christmas cookies and all the layers here, LeAnne, especially the embossed texture!!

I Card Everyone said...

Hello! You were a Top Pick, too, ya know! I love it when I share the stage with such wonderful card-makers, and friends! xx