Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Good afternoon!  I'm just popping in to share my brother-in-law's birthday card.  Enjoy!
I started this card by piecing together both the brown, damask, and green, text, patterned papers and machine stitching, around their edges, with brown-threaded, straight stitches and, between their connection, with brown-threaded, zig-zag stitches.  I then stamped a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, in Old Olive and Early Espresso inks, with the acorn branches; distressed its edges with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; adhered it near the left edge of the prepped piece; and machine stitched, around its edges, with brown-threaded, zig-zag stitches, before adhering the entire piece to the Crumb Cake, cardstock, card face.
The "Birthday Wishes" sentiment was stamped, in Chocolate Chip ink, on a die cut, from Crumb Cake cardstock, tag, which had been distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks and laced with white seam binding ribbon, tied in a dressy bow and embellished with a green button, laced with brown Baker's Twine bows, before being adhered, with foam tape, near the top right corner of the card face.
A stamped, in Old Olive ink, on Very Vanilla cardstock and hand cut leafy image was then tucked under and over the left side of the prepared tag, to complete the look.
Inspiration for this card came from Create For Fun's Color Challenge #43.
I also just had to share a couple pics of my cuties, helping to make one of our favorite treats.
Peanut Butter Blossoms
48 Hershey Kisses
1/2 cup shortening 
3/4 cup peanut butter 
1/3 cup granulated sugar 
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar 
1 egg 
2 tablespoons milk 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
1 teaspoon baking soda 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
Granulated sugar

Heat oven to 375°F.  Remove wrappers from chocolates.  Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended.  Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy.  Add egg, milk, and vanilla; beat well.  Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.  Shape dough into 1-inch balls.  Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.   Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges.  Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.  Cool completely.

Finally, I was thrilled to just happen to win the Day 7 prize package during Christina MacLaren's Week of Thanks and Giving.  Well, look what arrived, in my mailbox yesterday, all wrapped up super cute!  Thank you ever so much, Christina!  What a blessing you are to us all!
And thanks so much, to you all, for stopping by!  Have a day to treasure!  Oh!  And don't forget that you have until the close of the day EST today to link up your takes on The Play Date Cafe's Challenge #108.  Have fun!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Spring Post - sentiment & Woodgrain Silhouette Additions - leafy branch (Wplus9); Holiday Tag Team - acorn branch (SU) Paper: Crumb Cake & Very Vanilla (SU); brown damask (BoBunny); green text (7 Gypsies) Ink: Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, & Old Olive (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: brown thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Sweet Scallop Tag die (Verve); Big Shot (Sizzix); foam tape (Scotch); white seam binding ribbon (Zipper Stop); green button (SU); Baker's Twine (AR Designs)


anya said...

Oh YUM! I love this card, Jinny! Woodgrain Silhouettes and the Additions are some of my most favorite sets! Love the great layout and feel of this card. Yum for the cookies too! ;)

Christina said...

Your card is STUNNING, Jinny! I am loving the colors, and I was convinced that was patterned paper, not that you stamped the branches. Love those WPlus9 leaves and gorgeous ribbon, too!

I'm so glad your package arrived safe and sound! Hope you enjoy your goodies!

Robin said...

Really great card Jinny! Those cookies look 'yum'!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Your card is fabulous ! Just love the details and the stitching! And your kids are precious!

Lynn said...

Okay....lots to comment on Jinny...those cookies are one of my favorites and I have the recipe :)!! I could eat a lot of them in one sitting!

I adore the card..Old Olive is one of my favorite, favorite stamping' up colors and pair it with chocolate chip and you can't go wrong!

And...check out that stash! Have fun digging into that!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeee your card!! GORGEOUS colors and love love love those adorable baking photos!!! And loveeeeeeee that happy mail!! WOW!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Sue Lelli said...

Jinny, those are some of my FAVORITE cookies! LOVE the photos! LOVE this card! LOVE the papers and your bow is AWESOME! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Mona Pendleton said...

What a wonderful masculine birthday card Jinny! Love the tag and foliage! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Sherry said...

I think your birthday card is great - the stitching is a great touch. Your children are so cute! Congratulations on your winnings.

Thanks for stopping by to look at my PDCC Indian doll x

Deborah Frings said...

This is a super birthday card - just right for a guy!!! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!!

Those cookies look delicious!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Jinny your card is stunning! The text background and the big bold leaves are fantastic! I have to make some of those cookies for Christmas because they look incredibly YUMMY!

Jill said...

LOVE this card! The colors work really well together and I love the stitching! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Thanksgiving Pop and Turkey leg! Jill♥

Lisa Elton said...

Jinny this is one of my favs!!! Your green on this card is simply divine! Love every little thing about it! Yummy looking cookies and great goodies in that box ~ WOW!!!

Linda Beeson said...

What a beautiful card! LOVE those colors.

Lindsay said...

Totally fantastic card Jinny! Oh my the way you used the colors, fabulous!

Heather Rogers said...

What a beautiful card Jinny. I love the stamped background. Thanks so much for playing at CR84FN. :)