Sunday, November 22, 2009

Waiting for Cookies...

Every year, my two sister's and I exchange a small gift. We all live so far from each other, so it has to be something that will mail easily. After making my first Mini File Folder several months back, I decided that it would make a super gift, each pocket filled with some kind of goodie, such as Godiva Chocolate, Exotic Tea, Starbuck's On the Go Coffee tubes, etc. etc. Anything I can find to stuff them full.

For this one I decided to ink up some images I hadn't had the chance to ink yet! No kidding! So I used my Tin Boxes image and Waiting Tilda. Since the Tins are not joined it was easy to use them separately for the front and back. I masked Tilda onto the Chocolate tin and offset her just a little so I would have room to hang the Cookie Jar charm (Karen Foster) from some ribbon.



On the back, I stamped the jar twice and cut the center out of the second one. I then set a piece of acetate to that jar and mounted it to the bottom jar with pop dots. I made the hearts to be chocolate chip cookies. I couldn't get a good picture of the acetate, but it's there and it looks like a glas jar IRL.



Here'a a closer view of the back...


On the envelopes inside, instead of attaching matching papers to the fronts and punch label shapes to the tops, as I did to my other one, I used my MS Lace Edge punch to fancy them up a little.



Thanks for stopping by and taking a look...

15 comments:

  1. oh my goodness! this is DARLING! I love cookies!!

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  2. Beautiful job, Barb! What a lovely container for a bunch of goodies. I can guarantee she's going to love it!! Fabulous! hug!

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  3. Barb, this is absolutely darling and what a wonderful idea as a mailable gift...You have colored everything to perfection and I love the eyelet trimmed edges and that cute paper!! Your sister will certainly love this!! Have a nice evening...Hugs..Jacque

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  4. Awwww....this is absolutely adorable. I love all of them and your coloring is fantastic! I love that fan as well! how fun!!

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  5. What a marvelous gift to give your sisters! They will love it specially with all the goodies in it. Beautiful job of coloring! Love it!

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  6. Barb that is just adorable and what a cute idea ! I love it !
    Hugs

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  7. Seriously cute! What a great idea. My family all lives far away as well so I understand what you mean.

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  8. Barb, this mini file folder is so very cute. It must be fun to check out each pocket for the goodies. Cute creation for exchange with your family!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  9. Barb, Such a wonderful gift idea, I'm sure this will be a huge hit with your Sister. Love the papers and your colouring is super. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs Jodie from Oz

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  10. Oh Barb your sister is going to love this!! I love your idea what a great mailable gift. Tilda is just adorable and colored perfectly as always! Love the cookie jar charm and the adorable cookie jar on the back! Awesome!!!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  11. That is soooo pretty! I love how you used the decorative edge on the envelopes of the folder! That's beautiful!
    Blessings!
    ~H

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  12. This is beautiful Barb--this is my most favorite Tilda & you've used her fabulously! What a nice gift!

    hugz,
    Suzanne

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  13. Barb, your sisters are going to love their gifts. I hope they don't read your blog. lol! Your file turned out just beautifully! I wish I was one of your sisters!
    I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving my friend. I am sorry I haven't emailed. Things have been crazy around here. Hope you are doing well.
    Hugs,
    Pam
    http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

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  14. This is a wonderful idea!!! You did it so beautifully.

    Wishing you and your family a Blessed Thanksgiving!
    JUdy

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  15. What an awesome gift. Your sister will treasure this one. your colouring is superb. Love the cookies. What fun to look in all the envelopes.
    Hugs marion

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