December 24, 2012

cookie baking memories

Friday night, Brianna and I joined friends of all ages for some Christmas cookie baking. The mix of music and lighthearted conversation along with the actual cookie making brought back loving memories of my favorite Christmas tradition. I wanted to send a card to Brenda and her cookie baking elves and thought that the current Make It Monday #96, using patchwork die cuts, and the Two Peas Finally Friday challenge, making a shaker card, would work well together.

This card has some fun personalized details, which is the beauty of handmade. The background for the shaker is a calendar block with the 21st, the date of our get together, circled in red. It is filled with gingerbread men confetti, which is the shape of a couple of the cookie cutters used. Rolling pins and spatulas, two tools in great demand, are stamped along the bottom of the panel. And the star is multi-colored and layered, which is how a few of the cookies looked.

It was so much fun to be part of a large boisterous group of Christmas cookie bakers once again.



Marybeth said...

Beautiful shaker card,nancy . Love the way you personalized it.

em said...

super cute! i love shaker cards, though i think i've only made one ever!!

LINDA M said...

What a wonderful card. I love how you personalized it for your friend.
I am sure she will love this card!
You have wonderful cards on your site.