Cookies for Santa by Barbara Picinich

Cookies for Santa by Barbara Picinich

Hello everyone, Barbara here to share a travelers notebook spread I made using the Cookie Club mini kit. I love a good holiday tradition and for our family making cookies for Santa is one very important one. Every since I was a kid my mom would make cookies with us and we would paint them using an egg wash paint. It was always so much fun painting the cookies and then waiting for them to bake to see how they turned out.

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Once I had my daughter I decided to carry that tradition on and we have been making Santa Cookies together since she was born. Once she turned three she was able to really get in there and help make them which was back in 2010. It was so much fun digging thru my holiday photos pulling out an image from each of the past eight years. Because I had so many photos to include on the spread I decided to turn the photos into photo strips. It’s defiantly a really good way to get a lot of photos on the page in a travelers notebook.

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Because the left side of the page was going to hold all the photos I wanted to fill the right side with as much interest as I could. I decided to layer some tags with stamping to help title the spread. The first thing I did was use the digital file of the milk and cookies card to enlarge it a bit to create a tag that was roughly 2.5” x 5”. I had a pink shipping tag in my stash that worked well with the papers from the Thankful Travelers Notebook kit that I was using as the base of the spread. I used the Louise alpha stamp set to stamp out the word Santa. I love how bold and hand drawn this alpha stamp set is. I used phrases from the Cookie Club kit stamp to add to my Santa tag and to also create a long skinny tag to layer on top. I love how the three tags look layered with the black and white twine I added to hold them all together.

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I also added in one little stamp from the Thankful Travelers Notebook kit because the little love half circle fit nicely into one of the scallops on the travelers notebook paper. It really helps draw your eye down and toward the journaling strips I added to the bottom.

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On the left side of the spread I fanned out my photo strips and stamped two of the little cookie stamps. It’s so much fun layering these stamps; you really can create so many different combinations by mixing up your ink choices. I added one last little sentiment from the Cookie Club stamp set and called the spread done.

It was so much fun reliving these moments in time and its making me all excited for another year of holiday baking with my daughter.

Products Used: Cookie Club Mini kit, Thankful Travelers Notebook kit, Louise alpha stamp set

 

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