Have a Jolly Christmas!

Heyyie all! Great day to all! I am back sharing with you a Christmas card I did! Just slightly more than a month to Christmas and it's never too early to prepare for Christmas!:D 

Here's what I did! Try creating with circular cards!:D I find the end product cuter! And the red twine just compliment it so well!:D
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Any creative inspiration with Timeless Twine? Share your project with us on FacebookPinterest and Twitter! We would love to see them!! Or wanting to stock up on your supplies? Head over to our Bella Creationz! Thanks for dropping by and have a twine-fastic day! Take care and God bless!

XOXO,
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Clique Kits Homecoming Pep Rally!



Warm welcome to the Clique Kits Homecoming Pep Rally!! You should have arrived from Danielle's blog! Fret not if you haven't! You can always start from Clique Kits blog! 

I am so excited to share with you my take on the November Mood Board playing with the Homecoming kit!! Have you bought/subscribe to kit? It's lovely and stocked with so many goodies! What's the best part? Participating and commenting in our blog share will win you a chance to get the awesome kit FREE!
Here's the mood board:
And my take on it:
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Just a tip to share on how to document your layouts if you think your handwriting ain't nice enough! My handwriting is too messy so I usually type on Microsoft and have them printed instead! To make sure that it fits exactly in the space you want it to fill, simple measure the space with your ruler then use Microsoft to limit the space as shown:
Then have it printed and stick your cardstock over it and run it through the printer again and ta-da, it should fit nicely!:D Hope this helps! 

Thanks so much for dropping by! Hop over to Alisha's blog for more inspiration! :D
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Chickaniddy Christmas Peek-a-boo tutorial + recipe!

Good day to all! It's Cassandra here back with some fun! Have you seen/bought Chickaniddy's Christmas collection - Jolly Good?! The collection is so sweet and cute and perfect to share a peek-a-boo gift box tutorial and a baking recipe for Christmas! It's never too early to start preparing for thanksgiving and Christmas ya!:D


Interested to know how to create this? It's really easy and you don't even need a cutting machine for it!

Here are the supplies needed for the peek-a-boo gift box:
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Supplies: Jolly Good – Caroling(jg14os03), Happy New Year (jg14os12), Holly Jolly (jg14os05), Making Spirits Bright (jg14os07), Die Cut Tags (jg14eb04), Illustration Stickers (jg14eb01)
  1. This is the measurement for a 5x5" gift box. I made it to be 5x5" so that it's easier to change the scale according to your needs. These are the actual cuts needed since the largest paper size is only 12". Illustrations are drawn using a black pen for clearer view but use a pencil instead so that it's easy to remove those lines.
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2. Cut it out and fold along the lines. If you are interested to create the see through effect, use a pen knife to cut the square out and stick a transparency over it.

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3.Glue the areas marked in green and hole punch the small square tab.
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4.Decorate the box and string a ribbon through the small square tabs, glue them to the sides and it's done!:D You have just created a gift box in 10 minutes! It's now time to bake the cookies!

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies Recipe:

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Makes 24 cookies

Dry ingredients:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour  
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
Wet ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnut
Steps:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 degree celsius)
  2. In a big bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together with a whisk.
  3. In your electric mixer, add the softened butter and sugar and mix it on medium speed for about 1 minute or until it is well mixed together.
  4. Then reduce to low speed and add the egg and vanilla extract. Mix it for about one minute till it's light and fluffy!
  5. Thereafter, add in the dry ingredients (except the chips and walnut) and mix it for about one minute until it is well mixed.
  6. Then add in the chips and walnuts (I like to bake/toast the walnut first to bring out the flavor)
  7. Transfer them to a well greased tray with a spoon and add them into the pre-heated oven for about 8-10 minutes! 
EASY PEASY! And let it cool on a rack and have your whole house smelling of chocolate walnut!! 

Either eat them fresh with warm milk or place them in air tight containers and add them in the nice gift boxes that you have created  for your loved ones nearing Christmas! What a sweet gift to receive!:D

I like to wrap them in plastic bags before placing them in the gift box as it might be quite oily overtime. And tell your friends not to throw away your gift box after eating the cookies!:P Cut the top part off and add a tea candle and it instantly transform into a candle holder!:D Another Christmas piece for the table! 




Thanks so much for dropping by and hope you try this gift box tutorial and chocolate walnut recipe! I would love to see your creations! Hashtag chickaniddycrafts on Instagram k! I will be on the lookout!:D It's never too early to prepare Christmas gifts! Till my next update, take care and God Bless!:D 

Pay it forward!

Heyyie all! Hope your week has been great!:D So for the month of November/Autumn, I am participating in the pay-it-forward campaign and here's a little gift and postcard I made for a friend! Do you love receiving nicely wrapped parcels? Timeless Twine's shop really has lots of items to choose from for your packaging needs!


I folded the kraft stickers into half and popped it up to give it more dimension against my kraft background! And easy peasy, easily done within 10 minutes! Hope you like this project as much as I enjoyed making it! 

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Hope you like this project as much as I enjoyed making it!

Any creative inspiration with Timeless Twine? Share your project with us on FacebookPinterest and Twitter! We would love to see them!! Or wanting to stock up on your supplies? Head over to our Bella Creationz! Thanks for dropping by and have a twine-fastic day! Take care and God bless!
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Chickaniddy October Sketch!

Hello friends! Thanks for dropping by! Cassandra here sharing with you my take on the Chickaniddy October Sketch and the supplies used! 


Supplies: Scrumptious – Alpha Stickers (sc14eb02), Corn On The Cob (sc14os12), Die Cut Tags (sc14eb04), Home Sweet Home (sc14os02),  Illustration Stickers (sc14eb01), Journal Tags (sc14eb03), Mini Alpha Clear Stamps (sc14st01), Mini Sticker Tags (sc14eb06), New Harvest (sc14os10)
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1. Instead of following the sketch and using the rectangular boxes for photos, I made them into cute tabs so that the focus will still be on my photo. 
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2.Then I used my black pen to draw stitched marks around the patterned paper to add better contrast against the white background.

3. To make it more dimensional, I added pop-up foam dots and layered the embellishments. 

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4. Lastly, I added journaling using the American Typewriter font and cut and pasted onto my tag.

Thanks so much for dropping by and hope you play along with this sketch too!:D Till my next update, take care and God Bless!


Halloween themed expresso shots!

Good day to everyone! I am back sharing with you my Halloween themed project for Timeless Twine - decorating expresso cups and scaring the family in the morning! HAHA! The Halloween mini embellishment kit is really fun and easy to work with as it comes with card stock in smaller sizes so it's easy to create projects with them! 

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The final outcome after decorating them with the embellishments!:D Try it! Fun and easy way to perk up your morning for you and your loved ones! Definitely something they least expect!:D

Supplies used:


Hope you like this card as much as I enjoyed making it!

Any creative inspiration with Timeless Twine? Share your project with us on FacebookPinterest and Twitter! We would love to see them!! Or wanting to stock up on your supplies? Head over to our Bella Creationz! Thanks for dropping by and have a twine-fastic day! Take care and God bless!

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