Welcome to the next stop on the Jolly Holly Blog Hop. If you are just joining in, you may wish to hop back to the beginning with Kristen’s blog so you can see the whole lineup.
And here is the entire line-up:
Kristen at http://fantabulouslypink.blogspot.com/
Angie at http://angiespaperpassion.blogspot.com/
Betsy at http://www.betsymcreates.blogspot.com/
Sherry at http://www.macybella.blogspot.com/
Maria at http://stampcutcreate.blogspot.com/
Ken’s at www.kreativeken.blogspot.com
Darcy at http://dlmbscrapping-time2create.blogspot.com/
Paulette at http://scrapalette.blogspot.com/
Cindy at http://www.inlovewithpaper.blogspot.com/
Michelle at www.michelegreen.com
Christine at http://scrappin-nanapuddin.blogspot.com
Yolanda at http://craftyscentiments.blogspot.com/
CricutAddicted at http://scrappingformorefun.blogspot.com/
*Me* at https://papercraftscissors.com/
Terri at http://scrappinwiththebug.blogspot.com/
Lisa at http://addictedtothecricut.blogspot.com
Tracie at www.thecraftytouch.blogspot.com
Brenda at http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/
Sandy at http://1craftysansan.blogspot.com
Carolyn at http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com/
Nadia at http://www.withglitteringeyes.com/
On to the project – a cookie cookbook using Cricut and Silhouette. I love combining these two die cutters together in projects as both are unique and offer different capabilities.
Silhouette contributed the album backbone and engineering. This is a Lori Whitlock file. I used Papertrey Ink cardstock for the album cover and lined it with Bazzill embossed paper to give it extra strength. The cover patterned papers are from My Mind’s Eye “Be Merry Collection.”
Mrs. Claus is from Cricut’s “A Quilted Christmas”. Does anyone else find she bears a startling resemblance to Paula Deen? Mrs. Claus was cut at 4.5″ tall. Her stove is from “Country Life” and is cut at 3.5″ tall. Using the Cricut Craft Room, I extended the stove-pipe by welding a rectangle to the end of the stove-pipe. I hand trimmed off the coffee pot as I thought it didn’t suit the occasion as much. I added some Copic shadows to her apron and a little red crystal for a holly berry to her head band. Her kitchen sign is from a Just Rite Stamp set. I simply trimmed the paper and added a dark frame. I made the faux bois floor by drawing in the dark plank first and angling the lines out from the center point. I then added tans and brown with Copics and some wood grain with a Micron pen.
I will be adding a total of five pockets with cookie recipe pull out pages. Here is a picture of the first page for Cowgirl Cookies:
I used “Summer Celebration” for the Cowgirl and cut her at 4″ tall. I hand cut the Christmas tree accents for her boots from the “Be Merry” collection. Her patterned paper dress is also from “Be Merry”. I added some hand-cut holly leaves and a Crop-A-Dile berry to her scarf to make her a little more Christmas-like.
Hope this project gave you some ideas for your Christmas projects, and before you hop off to Terri’s blog, make sure you leave a comment to be entered in a drawing for this:
Tim Holtz Christmas Card and Tag Kit! I will be drawing on winner on Monday 12 November at 9:00 AM EST- so don’t forget to leave a comment. I will ship to North America, Australia, or Europe.