Yesterday was another busy day for me as I attended my final craft fair of the season. This one was at the Fundy Geological Museum in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia and as usual very well organised. It was good to see so many people taking the opportunity to buy from local crafts people. While I love attending these events and meeting customers old and new, it can be quite a tiring day overall. So my Sunday will be spent relaxing and planning for the rest of the month. But first I needed to create today’s simple Sunday project using the retiring Peaceful Cabin Stamp Set.
Lots of people were buying baked goods and it reminded me how many give cookies and cakes as gifts. In fact one of the other vendors is a friend who gave me the cookies that started off my project.
I began by taking a stack of three cookies and placing them face down on some waxed paper. Then I folded the bottom of the paper up, folded the top down, and finally folded in the sides to create a neat package. By putting the cookies in upside down when I turned the package over the folded paper was underneath.
Wax paper can’t be stuck or glued so now I needed to create a belly band to hold the package together. For this I started with a 2″ x 8-1/2″ strip of Just Jade Card. I wrapped it tightly around the cookies and after overlapping the ends of the card on the back I fixed them together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Over the top of the card band I then wrapped a 1-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ strip of paper from the Painted Christmas 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. This pale holly design was perfect as a background; interesting but not distracting. Once I’d glued the paper in place around the cookies I was ready to add the decorative finish.
So going back to the Painted Christmas DSP I cut off one of the small pine cone sprays. Then I used liquid glue to mount it onto a scrap of Thick Basic White Card. Once the glue was dry I cut around the image using Paper Snips.
For my sentiment I wanted something pretty but not too large. I found the perfect “wishing you the best” in the retiring Peaceful Cabin Stamp Set.
So, using Early Espresso ink I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of Thick Basic White Card. Then I cut around the sentiment with my Paper Snips.
To finish I added the pine cone image onto the front of my cookie package with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then with a few more Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals I fixed the sentiment on top. With that my project was complete.
I love how simple this project is to make but how special it makes a simple stack of three cookies look. What do you think?
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Peaceful Cabin Stamp Set and coordinating Cabin Dies using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the same two items separately. I’ve included both options below in case you want to explore this further.
Sadly the Peaceful Cabin Stamp Set, along with the coordinating Cabin Dies, and Peaceful Place DSP (not used today) are all on the Retiring List. So if they’re on your wish list and you don’t want to be disappointed, please order them now before they sell out.