Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Cookie Greetings - Video Tutorial

For today's post the talented Hani of Haniela's Food & Photography invited me to be a part of a virtual cookie party. We were instructed to find inspiration from a holiday card.

Welcome to my portion of the festivities which was inspired by a beautiful hand-crafted card.

The best part is that the artist Elena lives only two minutes away, we actually got to meet and brainstorm together. You can visit her blog to see all her adorable paper crafts & handmade party decorations : http://justmeprints.blogspot.ca/2012/10/papertrey-ink-october-blog-hop.html

I not only wanted to design a cookie but also a hostess gift to bring when you go "home for the holidays". Below are some photos of the unpackaged cookies, I was trying to replicate a quiet street during the holidays. Be sure to watch the end on the video where I share how to keep the cookies in place when filling the jar. After watching my video don't forget to scroll all the way down where you will find the links to the virtual cookie party.

Here is the complete video tutorial: 

Photos by Elena Roussakis

Supplies for this project:

Medium glass jar, I got mine at the local Dollar Store;
Clear acetate sheet available at art supply stores;
Luster dust available here: http://www.flourconfections.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=luster+dust&search_in_description=1&inc_subcat=1&x=12&y=10

White sanding sugar: http://www.flourconfections.com/sanding-sugar-white-p-3444.html
Assorted paint brushes.
If you are in need of some holiday inspiration, check out all these wonderful cookies.
Scroll to the bottom for links to the virtual cookie party (everyone's projects).

 1.Stephanie, Ellie' s Bites Decorated Cookies
2. Anne, Flour Box Bakery
3. Georganne, LilaLoa
4. Lorraine, Lorraine's Cookies
5. Kim, The Partiologist
6. Pam, Cookie Crazie
7.Cathy, Cathy's Cookies
8. Mariëlle, De Koekenbakkers
9.  Nadia, My Little Bakery
10. Liz, Arty Mc Goo
11. Callye, Sweet Sugarbelle
12. Marlyn, Montreal Confections
13. Lisa, The Bearfoot Baker
14. Meaghan, The Decorated Cookie
15. Paula, Vanilla Bean Baker
16. Miriam & Estíbaliz, Message in a Cookie
17. Ali, Ali Bee's Bakeshop
18. Myriam, Chapix Cookies
19. Jennifer, Not Your Momma's Cookie
21. Maryann, Cookie Artisan
22. Hani, Haniela's