Friday, December 24, 2010

Family Holiday Cookie Exchange

OMG - it's Christmas eve.........................
Am busily getting ready for the massive gathering at my house on Christmas: about 60+ relatives (and that's not all of them) will be converging to one location. One of our traditions we started just a couple years ago, a cookie swap. This tradition was inspired by a good friend: Frances C. I loved the idea for people to bake and participate to share what they made. this is such a great activity for Mom and daughters, too.Last year Frances, had us make recipe boxes. This is the same one we all got from her cookie swap I wanted to share with my family. Each participant will receive a box to hold their recipes.

The top is decorated with a cookie stamp from Just Rite using More Mustard ink - it was perfect. Add some red stickles give just a little bling. The scallop circle is from the glitter paper left over from my Halloween Dracula house. The potholder and hot mitten pad is from another stamp set (???) embossed with white powder on Close to Cocoa.

Here's a closer view of the front: The "From my kitchen" Cartridge was used for the recipe word and the gingerbread man. Those measuring spoons are stamped and die cut (non SU) using more mustard card stock. Do you recognize these recipe boxes? They are $1 from your local craft store.

A decorated shopping bag with a bulb ornament is ready for everyone to carry all the cookies home.
This will be one of the fun events planned........................yeek, only one more day to prepare everything so gotta run.....................


Kadie in Arizona said... boxes (and bags too). BUT PLEASE tell me you didn't make 60 of those boxes for your family! You are one amazing lady. LOVE your blog and your work is PERFECTION done at it's best. Thanks for sharing.

Whimcees said...


All so beautiful!

Wishing you a lovely Christmas with your family! It soumds like so much fun!


Barbara Diane

Regina said...

hello, Patti

I wish you and your family a wonderful Chrismas!

hugs Regina

Susanne said...

Hallo Patty,
i wish you and your fammily a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
I am since along time a still reader of your blog! My English is not so very good - and so I don't write comments...
I am a great fan of your blog - and I love your work. Thank you very much for sharing!
Very snowy greetings from Germany