By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
Who doesn’t love a good homemade cookie? Even Santa loves receiving a plate of cookies during the holidays. This quick and easy to make card is a fun way to share some cookies with those you know.
Begin this card, by creating a 5” x 7” card base from cardstock. For this card, white cardstock was chosen for the base. Use a paper trimmer to easily cut the card stock and a scoring board to get a crisp fold on it.
Now trim a piece of patterned paper (Night Before Christmas by Graphic 45 shown) to measure 2 ¼” x 7”.
Tear off approximately ¼” to give it a torn look and to expose the white edge. It doesn’t have to be perfect so don’t worry if it’s not exactly ¼” that is torn off.
Cut a piece of green cardstock to measure 2 ½” and layer it over the top of the patterned paper and attach them to the base using a tape runner. Note: The jar die that you have may be wider so be sure to measure it and cut the green cardstock so that the jar will fit onto it.
Cut a 10” piece of Baker’s Twine and lay it behind the jar die cut.
Add a line of glue (Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue shown) across the front of the jar lid to help hold the twine in place. Tie the two pieces making sure that they are in the line of glue. Allow it to dry.
Once the glue has dried, finish tying the bow.
Turn the jar over and cut the center of the twine off leaving a small amount of twine on each end. Add a dot of glue and stick the twine ends into the glue until they hold. This will help the back of the jar not to be so bulky when placing it onto the card.
It’s time for the cookies! Punch 7 circles from brown cardstock using a 1” or smaller circle punch. For more fun, use a different shaped punch such as a small snowflake or star. Lay them aside for a moment.
Attach the sentiment and the cookies using the tape runner.
Are you a part of a cookie exchange this year? This card makes the perfect thing to include with a plate of cookies. Surprise your child and make one for him or her. No matter how you share it, the gift of something made with love is what matters the most this holiday season.