Sunday, 24 September 2017

Christmas Cookie Recipe Christmas Cards

I went into my craft room (aka the spare bedroom) earlier today to quickly make a 'new home' card for my brother-in-law and his family, and got rather side-tracked and ended up making a dozen Christmas cards - and not actually making the new home card at all!
I came across some free printables I'd downloaded and printed out a long time (I think literally a couple of years) ago. Each sheet had three tall thin rectangles containing a recipe for Christmas cookies - I really like baking so I thought this would be a great thing to put on Christmas cards. They would work on the front, back or even inside cards!
I had some tall thin card blanks that were just the right size so I decided to put these on the front of the cards for a slightly more unusual - and hopefully useful - Christmas card.


The recipes were the right width but shorter than the height of the card so I had a gap at the top and bottom. As the recipes had red borders, I cut out strips from a small piece of Christmas wrapping paper I'd put in my card making stash and stuck that along the top and the bottom. Finally I used small die cut greetings on either the top or the bottom of each card.

I will have to think carefully about who to send these cards to and pick people who I think might actually bake the cookies!
 
I'm sharing this with DK Kard Kreations for a 'never been used before' theme as I've had a few of these sheets in my Christmas card box for ages and never used them.
I'm also sending it to Christmas Card Challenges and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge where the theme is 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas'.

4 comments:

  1. What a fun idea for a Christmas card, Caroline! Festive and useful!

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  2. What a unique and genius idea for a Christmas card design, Caroline! I don't see how you can love Christmas and NOT enjoy making Christmas cookies, lol! Thank you so much for playing in NBUS Challenge #12! It's a pleasure to meet you and follow you! Please follow me, too, if you haven't already. I look forward to seeing you again! Hugs, Darnell

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  3. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 352 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for September - I'd love to see it there too x

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  4. That is a great idea to add the recipe to your card front. I am sure many will love to try the cookies out too.

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