September 15, 2008

Family Tradition..Baking Sugar Cookies

The merriment continues at Papertrey Ink! The entire PTI Design Team has blog posts about their favorite holiday tradition. Be sure to visit Nichole's blog for all of the links. One of my family's favorite holiday traditions is making and decorating sugar cookies. I usually make a homemade sugar cookie recipe and frosting, but sometimes the need arises for something quick and easy. Plus the girls thought it would be fun this year to invite some friends over for a cookie exchange.

I thought these Snowman Sugar Cookie Kits would be fun! Each guest would receive a decorated PTI Egg Box that holds a jar of frosting and two separate jars of sprinkles....a snowman cookie cutter......and some Sugar Cookie Mixes.
For the front of the box, I used Nichole's Made of Snow stamp set. I stamped the snowman using the stocking cap and then paper pieced a polka dot scarf. To simulate our real sugar cookies we made for samples, I used some baby blue Stickles for frosting and some blue seed beads for sprinkles. I popped the *cookie* up on a metallic silver Spellbinder's cut rectangle. I thought this resembled a metal cookie sheet.
Here's the closeup of our *cookie* snowman, the new silver card stock and the beautiful Silver Sheer Ribbon released this month.
For the lining of the box, I used my craft knife to join four of the circles into one big square. I then stamped the chipboard lining with Pine's new Rustic Snowflakes. Two jars of sprinkles and one jar of frosting fit perfectly inside. The lid does not fit on top so I just tuck it under the box. After the frosting and sprinkles have all been used, the box can be used for a Christmas decoration, a gift box or maybe to hold some small ornaments.
And here's Miss Jordan, sampling the snowman cookies we made. Poor Josey was at volleyball practice this particular afternoon so she got one cookie I think! Eric came in shortly after this photo was taken and the cookies vanished!! But never fear, the cookie dough and fixings will come around again come December. There's nothing better than being snuggled in our home, listening to Christmas music (Jordan singing Feliz NaviGOD..LOL) and baking cookies with my family. These are the days that memories are made of.
All of these supplies can be purchased at Papertrey Ink:

Made of Snow stamp set, Rustic Snowflakes stamp set, Egg Box, Silver Metallic Card Stock, Silver Ribbon, Everyday Blessings Patterned Paper, Spellbinder's Rectangle Die Template.

12 comments:

Polka Dot Moon said...

Super cute idea!! Snowmen are my favorites :)

Barb W said...

This is such a cute post! I love the idea of the cookie boxes and the way you decorated them to match the cookies you made was just adorable. The part I liked most was your daughter singing Feliz NaviGOD! LOL! THAT is priceless! LOL! What a wonderful family you've got there! TFS.

Rene' Sharp said...

Another brilliant idea Mish, do you manage to sleep at night, or do you just lie there and think up all these gorgeous projects??

Janine said...

Well Mish I think you are simply amazing. I check your blog absolutely every day! I just love this recipe for cookies and all that goes along with it..
You are so creative!
Have a great day!

Gigi said...

Your projects are incredible; where do you find time to do all of it, being a mom, etc?

DeeDee said...

Oh how FUN Mish....I love this idea...but ya know what....I love all your ideas...LOL!!! Who wouldn't love to get this as a gift though....EXCELLENT! Oh and I really *need* that snowman stamp set now!!! HUGS!!!

Amber said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmmm what a great idea!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh this is soooooooooo cute!!!! I LOVE snowmen!!! And what a super fun idea!!!

cards4u said...

Very cute!!

Debbie Olson said...

Mish, this is a FAB project--so sweet and perfect!

Holly said...

Great project, and I had to laugh at your comment about Jordan singing Feliz Navigod. When my daughter was about 3 or 4 years old she was singing "please never die!" LOL!

Charmaine said...

Cute idea....love the "sprinkles" on your snowman.

Charmaine

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