Monday, December 24, 2012

Nutcracker: Making Cookies

Wow: has it really been almost 3 weeks since I have posted anything on my blog?  I guess so, because I have been making many nutcrackers.  This is the first of many new ones.  This cooking/baking nutcracker was made for my annual Cookie Swap hostesses and a couple friends.  This is an SVG cut file (using SCAL computer program and my Silhouette to cut) from my favorite on line store: The cut file is called Clara's Christmas Eve SVG Kit which can be found hereMy very first nutcracker was posted here using Graphic 45 Nutcracker designer paper.  This one is whimsical with some candy canes in the hat and an added apron in front which holds cookie cutters, gingerbreadmen, rolling pin, wooden spoon along with other "surprises". 
Back view:
Side view:
Some details: candy canes cut from a garland I found in my stash of holiday crafting stuff. Tie is embroidery floss, attached using mini glue dot. Love the red adhesive rhinestones.

Top of the hat is a small plastic "cookie" found in your local craft store used for miniature trees. Stickles is added around the top of the hat for more "shine".
Beard is embossed using a dotted swirl Cuttlebug embossing folder:
 Apron details: Small wooden rolling pin sponged with SU Close to Cocoa, adhered using a hot glue gun.  The Gingerbreadmen and cookie cutter, along with heart are from the "Dress it Up" button packets (shanks need to be cut off). These items are adhered using a glue gun.
 The wooden spoon is made using Recollections Kraft paper, sponged using SU Close to Cocoa ink, add a embroidery floss bow. To make the spoon, cut file from used: Gingerbread Chalet Village found here.
How about a paper hot pad (from SVG cut file Gingerbread Chalet Village), embossed using a argyle embossing folder. Baked with Love is also part of the contents from the "Dress it Up" bag. These are dangling from the nutcrackers right arm.
The boots also have the same candy canes cut from the garland with embroidery floss bows:
 Nutcracker back:
 And, of course my autograph with the year had to be hidden out of sight (underneath the body in back).
Additional info: Paper is Bazzil White. Base and apron paper is from Recollections Christmas 6x6 pack. Adhesive Rhinestons area ll Recollections.
Stay tuned for more nutcrackers to be posted tom......................and thank you all for your patience while I catch up on my blog posting for the holidays.


Jan Castle said...

WOW Patti! What a great project you created!!! Bet you made an 'army' of them - LOL!
Merry Christmas my lovely friend...see you in a few days at CHA!
Paper Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Love these. Great job. Merry Christmas and the very best for 2013 Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

Cherbear said...

How adorable!

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Karli said...

I luuuuuuv all of your nutcrackers! Amazing! I didn't get to make mine this year, so it's at the top of my list for next Christmas. TFS- Hope you had a very merry christmas! Hugs~

Chris said...

Wow! Is right! All your nutcrackers are amazing! Fabulous job!