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December 2010

Criss Cross Christmas Recipe Holder

Christmas Criss Cross Card

 Paper Hoarders Beware.  Here's a project worthy of your coveted Designer Paper.  Criss Cross Recipe Holders are the perfect solution for handing down heirloom recipes. This is a project that's worthy of your beautiful Deck the Halls Designer Paper.

With just one sheet of Deck the Halls Designer Paper I was able to fashion a Criss Cross Holder, 2 Recipe cards and labels.  There is even some left over.  What a great 3-D Projects highlighting both sides of your beautiful paper!

Recipe Card

Beware this is a recipe that was passed down from my Great Grandmother.  Recipes aren't quite so vague these days.  The recipe should read 1 or 2 packages of dates, instead of 1 or 2 cups.

Recipe Card How To's:

First Stamp your recipe card using your From the Kitchen of stamp and Always Artichoke ink onto Deck the Halls Designer Paper. For a better image with such a large stamp, lay stamp on its "back" and ink.  

Next, lay designer paper on inked stamp, then rub with fingers, bone folder or brayer for even coverage.  Trim and add recipe using Cherry Cobbler Marker.

Recipe Card

This part of the recipe really makes me chuckle.  Add enough flour to make soft dough.

The labels were punched with the 1" Circle Punch and the 1-1/4" Circle Punch.  The back side of the recipe cards are a beautiful Cherry Cobbler pattern.

Date Nut Cookie

 Date Nut Cookie

Criss Cross Card

Criss Cross Card Directions:

  • Cut 2 small half pennants using your Big Shot, Pennant Die and XL Cutting Pads.
  • Cut a backing piece 5-1/2" x 4-1/4".
  • Adhere Criss Crosses with Sticky Strip for more holding power.
  • Ink sugared thing stamp from the Sweet Seasons stamp set using your Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke Markers.  Huff to moisten and stamp unto designer paper.  Punch with Decorative Label Punch.  

Holiday Mini Catalog expires on January 3. Product available Online Here 

Have a Merry Christmas,


Christmas Tree Scrapbook Layout

Christmas Tree Scrapbook
Christmas Tree Scrapbook Layout

Have your scrapbook layouts ready to insert your Christmas pictures this year.  Today's layout was part of December's A to Z Scrapbook Class.  

Connor's Christmas Tree Adventure pictures tucked into the layout nicely.  He can to visit his Nana & Grandpa for a few days.  What a delightful time we had choosing our tree and visiting the Baby Farm Animals.  He even unearthed an old Christmas Costume that he just had to try on for size.

Christmas Tree Scrapbook layout

The Candy Cane Christmas designer paper is sold out, but the Holiday Mini is still active until January 3.  The Northern Flurry embossing folder highlights your journaling block. The Real Red Title was die cut with the Serif Essentials Alphabet dies and the 2010 date was die cut with the Timeless Type Alphabet dies.  Get your scrapbooking supplies Here.

Stop back tomorrow for Creativity Blooms Sketch 4.

Wishing you the very best this holiday season,


Fairytale Anniversary Card

Full of Life  Make your own Fairytale wintertime Anniversary Card equipped with "diamonds", lace, snowflakes and hearts.

Robin's Crafting Tips:

  • Elegant Lines and Perfect Polka Dots embossing folders add texture and definition.
  • Basic Rhinestones Stand in as "diamonds".  Tuck them neatly in the crevices of the Elegant Lines.
  • Raven lace trim was meant as a Halloween Trim, but it is perfect for a romantic accent.  10 flirty yards of black lace goes a long way.  Raven Lace Trim available only in the Holiday Mini Catalog ending January 3.
  • Dot your Northern Frost Snowflake with small hearts from the small heart punch.
  • Accentuate the words FAIRYTALE and Love by coloring them with your Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker.

Ben & Em



In a fairytale wedding our son, Benjamin, married  "Pink Pluttems" on a snowy winter day shortly before Christmas.  

Happy Anniversay Ben & Em! Anniversary Card  
















FAIRYTALE Anniversary Recipe:

  • Stamps: Full of Life, I Heart Hearts (Envelope)
  • Card Stock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Medium Whisper White Envelope
  • Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Melon Mambo
  • Tools & Supplies:  Northern Frost Decorative Strip, Small Heart Punch, Raven Lace Trim, Elegant Lines embossing folder, Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones


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Filled With Love Promotion Starts December 17.  Promotion includes Real Red and Pretty in Pink Patterns Designer Paper, Filled with Love stamp set & Free Bitty Buttons 

Have a fairytale kind of day,