Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Gina K Preview Day #2- Have a Cookie

....or at least, make your own! This new set from Melanie for Gina K Designs is just so yummy. When I think of the impending holidays, one of the first things that pop into my head are these AMAZING cookies my dad makes every year. They are beautiful and they are so YUMMY!

So, for my preview of the set Have a Cookie, I created a cookie recipe book. This is intended to house special cookie recipes that you pass down from one generation to the next and pull out during the holidays to bake some fun assortments for family and friends.
The book is held together with a big claw binder ring, which allows the cover and pages to be flipped over for easy access to a recipe.

Removed for Publication

I covered the chipboard cover with decorative paper. Then I added the word "cookies" that I punched out. The focal point is the little equation- milk + cookies = happiness (love).
(Yes, I am spelling it out because my 12 yo kept saying "milk plus gingerbread equals heart with button? SNORT!)

I stamped each image, colored them and cut them out. I paper pieced the heart and added the button. I sewed around the mat and then added the pieces of the equation and the little red scalloped border (which is just a piece of a scalloped rectangular Nestability shape.)

The plus and equal sign are created simply by using the horizontal punch from SU! I used two punches to create each symbol!

After completing the front, I added a ribbon tie to the corner ring and also attached a cookie cutter to show you a fun gift idea.

The pages were cut to size and punched. I inked the edges with Caramel ink and a sponge. Then, I stamped some images from the set along each page before adding the recipes.


You could even laminate each page before you punch the holes to make them last forever! I think this is a great way to preserve those special recipes.

Materials used: Stamps-Have a Cookie (illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger for Gina K Designs); Memento tuxedo black ink; Creamy caramel classic stamp pad (SU!); button; Copic markers; hemp (SU!); Cardstock-very vanilla, riding hood red (SU!); Designer paper-St Nick (Making Memories); Creativeworks 26 piece letter punch set; sewing machine; Horizontal punch (SU!); Scalloped rectangle Nestability dies (Spellbinders); Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Cropadile (We R Memory Keepers); chipboard; ring; ribbon (May Arts); dimensionals (SU!); other- cookie cutter.

Head on over to the other dt members' blogs to see their awesome peeks for today:
Asela
Donna
Emily
Erika
Jessica
Kurtis
Melanie
Courtney (In the Spotlight Designer)
and, of course, Gina K!

Hope to see you all at the release party HERE on Thursday, November 13 from 7 -10 p.m. central time for some contests, challenges, giveaways and more sneak peeks!

Thanks for stopping by!

42 comments:

Elena said...

Very cute recipe book! New stamps look so adorable!!! I love the scene you created - milk+cookies=love! Thank you for sharing your very inspirational idea!!! Your hand writing is very neat!

Melanie said...

THUD!!!!!!!!!!

It's even more amazing than I imagined when you described it!!

I must CASE

Jessica said...

What a cool idea, the recipe book, and the new set looks great and perfectly sized in there.

Carolina said...

What a sweet, sweet idea! Love the festive colors!!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

This is so adorable with the cute little ginger-dude and the button - what a wonderful way to share recipes. I really like how this opens up too!!
hugs, Jami

Joan B said...

LOVE this. And your son sounds adorable too!!!

catdidit said...

OMG! How awesome is THIS!! LOVE this idea and the stamps...*dies* Cant wait!! Love the little gingerbread man there...must have him...lol!

Amy said...

this is fabulous Cammie, and the story about your 12 yo is priceless! That little ditty deserves a write up and a place in the recipe book you'll hand to her/him one day!

Hugs!
Amy

Kurtis said...

What an adorable project Cammie!!
Too cute about your son. :)

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Cute, cute, CUTE!

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

haha! Your 12 year old must be a boy, right? They just don't get it!

This is beautiful, Cammie! Just GORGEOUS!

asela said...

OMGosh! Seriously, this is the bomb. Love it

Jocelyn said...

What a beautiful project! Oh man! I gotta have this set. I want to make that recipe book! Love it, love it, love it! :D

Christina Fischer said...

This is fantastic!! I love every detail! It would be great for a cookie exchange!

Erin... said...

I love this!! What a sweet gingerbreadman and a super cute project!!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness...how stinkin' brilliant of you!!! So cute Carolyn! I really need to CASE this idea someday soon! Perfect holiday gift!

Maria Matter said...

How clever is this?! Love it! Now I must buy this set! Can't wait for the release party tomorrow!
Blessings, Maria

Bee said...

LOVE this project! It's adorable!♥ :-)

Vicki said...

This is so cute!! Love the gingerbread...and MAYBE I should take one peek at the newly released set?! :) lol!!

tyrymom29 said...

Love this Idea and this recipe book is the Cutest!!!!

Darlene L said...

You ds really make me laugh! How funny. Great project. I read the equation and got it right the first time.
Darlene

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Man, there goes that creative brain of yours again!! You'd think it would explode with all those ideas floating around fighting to get out. Good thing you release the tension often with all your fabulous projects!! This, my friend, is FABULOUSLY ADORABLE!!! LOVE it!!!

texasjodylynn said...

This is SO SO cute!

Kimberly said...

That is Fabulous!! I really love it!!


Great minds think alike---I have a project SO similiar for H&M stamps on Friday!! :) LOL

Jessica said...

this is so cute, Cammie!! Great idea!

Donna said...

how fun is this?! I love recipe books and what a fun Christmas gift idea with some homemade cookies, the possibilities I tell ya

Alexandra said...

SHUT UP!!!! Look at how totally stinkin' adorable that is - you AMAZE me, Cami, you are sooooo amazingly creative!! This is really really cute and I am soooo ordering this set, LOL! Have a great day, my friend! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhh what a fun and super duper CUTE gift idea!!!! I totally want this cookie set right now!!! LOL

Katie said...

OMG! That is just the cutest thing ever! Okay, so now my must haves include My Cuppa Joe and Have a Cookie! LOL! Love the idea...gonna borrow it! hehehe Katie

Queen Mary said...

Cammie, this is so cute! I must CASE too!

Christi said...

OMG how awesome!!!! I can already tell that this set is going to be a must-have!

Anita C said...

What a terrific idea, I love your recipe book idea! Don't kids just say the darndest things.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Absolutely awesome!!

Leslie Miller said...

So cute and such a great idea! I love it!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

You're amazing!! Love it!!

Linsey said...

WARNING!! C-U-T-E-N-E-S-S overload!!! OH my, Cammie--this is most adorable! What can I say, I'm in love! :)

Rose Ann said...

Your cookie recipe book is FANTASTIC...and those images are darling!! LOVE this, Cammie!!

stampmonkey said...

What a DARLING gift idea!!! I love your creativity! (Too cute about your son's interpretation of the cover's equation! lol)

stampmonkey said...

Oops...it's your daughter, not your son. lol

Kristine B. said...

CUTE CUTE!! :) Love this idea and your stamps are so adorable.

Deb Wood said...

This is too cute and a wonderful idea!!

Libby Hickson said...

This is so adorable!! I just love it - darn it - I was trying to avoid spending money for a little while but I'm finding it REALLY hard to resist this set now! Making these little books for my family, with family cookie recipes, would be such a cute gift!!