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Thursday, December 8, 2011

DON'T JUST GIVE THE COOKIES...

Hello, everyone!!!  I'm back with another DTproject I'm sharing over at Sheila's today, and I hope you enjoy it!  You can visit Sheila's place by clicking on her name to be directly linked to her wonderful blog.  As always, thanks to Sheila for having me and letting me be part of her wonderful team!!!  I look forward to all that's ahead in 2012!!!

One favorite Christmas/holiday pastime for so many has always been baking and giving cookies as a gift,  and how much fun we can have embellishing the packaging!!!  For my project today, I have a simple adornment/ornament for a cookie box or bag but which can also dress up a gift package bow as a tag and writing a message on the back; and/or can be saved to use as a tree ornament the following year after the cookies are gone -- it's an angel frame adornment/ornament.   This came to mind because my aunt loves cookies and she loves angels, so I'm going to combine her love for both in a simple gift this year.  When I purchased the  angel cookie cutter, I purchased 2; one for cookies and the other for the adornment.  Here's a picture of my idea for her cookie gift packaging:


This project is made with oven bake polymer clay, and you'll need a separate cookie cutter for the clay, a small cutter or object which can cut a frame into your clay, a picture of your choice to pop behind the frame, some paint, glitter, or whatever else desired to embellish the adornment.  Let me show you how I made mine.  I began by cutting out one clay angel to use as the backing of my adornment/ornament:


For the top layer (the frame), prior to cutting it out I first pressed a large stamp into the clay to give it some definition and character, then used a smaller cutter to cut out a frame (save the clay cut out from the frame and all the clay scraps for another project) :



After baking the two (2) angel cuts according to the manufacturer's directions and once cool, I placed my picture behind the frame of the top angel and glued the top angel to the back one.  Now it was time for me to dress it up!  Using Luster Rub-Ons in the russet color, with my finger I litely applied it to the top angel to highlight the raised stamp areas.  Next, again using my finger, I rubbed and entirely covered the piece with Crystal Ice color Stickles to mimic a sugar glaze:


Lastly I added a bow to the angel to match the cookie gift package!!!  Easy-peezy and all done!  And so many other possibilities; for example, add a stand to the back and replace the picture with names to use as table place markers, use as a card or scrapbook embellishment, etc.

Again, I'm sure you can use your imaginations and come up with all sorts of ideas -- give it a try but don''t forget to let me see!!!  LOL!!! 

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25 comments:

Besthobbyeva said...

Oh Audrey, this is just gorgeous! I love how you used a stamp before you cut her out, such a lovely touch! Awesome, awesome job!!

Laurie
serenityscrappers

Luvy said...

What a great idea Audrey! Love it! Never thought to double up on the cookie cutters ... TFS!

shari said...

Audrey, What a beautiful angel. This is a great idea thanks so much for sharing. I know what you mean about being so busy. It's good to have you back. Shari (cricutrookie)

Treva said...

Audrey,

Thanks for sharing another awesome project. Sending up prayers and praises for you and your family.

Snowmanlover said...

Wow Audrey, those are just gorgeous!! Bridget and I were just talking about how much we like you!
hugs! b

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh how heavenly! Love the use of angels-we all need more in our life.
How fun that you made these.
Thanks for sharing

Jean said...

This is so pretty!! I love that Angel cookie cutter and I know your aunt is going to love this.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey this is so awesome. I just lopve the texture on each of these angels. You are so creative! I think these are just beautiful. Thanks for the great tutorial and sharing with us today on She's A Sassy Lady.

girlia said...

Great job. Love your project

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

I love this idea and I think it would be a great project to do with kids. Thanks for the idea. I love what you came up with, she is going to love it!

Glad to see you posting again!

lovemypaper said...

WOW Audrey this is so super cute tfs!

Audrey said...

Hi Audrey

I just love this idea, have a great Christmas.

Lori Apgar said...

Wow Audrey!!!! This is gorgeous!!! I love how your projects are all so different and beautiful!!! You are very inspiring my friend!

GabyCreates.com said...

This is just GORGEOUS!!
Left you a comment over at SASL!
Love you and your creativity!!

Love That Bug said...

Audrey,
Hey sweetie, I hope you are doing good! I haven't been around in awhile. Such a cute little project, I love it
Hugs, Stacy

Mary said...

Beautiful Audrey. This reminds me of the bread dough ornaments. I love how you cut the frame. Have fun baking!!!TFS my friend, Mary

Jeannie said...

Great idea! I think I have to dig out my cookie cutters!

Brenda said...

wow I loveee this!!! you did an awesome job!
hugs
Brenda

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is wonderful! love this angel! Nice work!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

I love this!! Every time I see one of your polymer clay projects, it makes me want to run to my craft room and play with my clay!! This is so beautiful and creative and I just LOVE it!! :)

Lisa
indymermaid.blogspot.com

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Audrey .. This is just so precious... U are in my prayers...

Angi said...

I love baking cookies. This is a fabulous gift for Christmas. :)

Sandy Ang said...

Brillant Angel. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas !

paperANDi - Stephanie said...

This is very neat, Audrey! I need to give this a try!! One day.. lol.. don't know when.. but I will!!

Curt in Carmel said...

I not only love to see the amazing, creative projects you come up with, but I also love to see how you put them together. You always do such a great job on your tutorials. Love this idea! Hugs, Curt