Monday, February 21, 2011

One Tough Cookie - Get Well/Encouragement Gift


Okay, I get so giddy every time I look at this picture because I think it is so darn cute! I know a lot of people right now who are going through a variety of challenges. I plan on making many more of these - this was my prototype. I made this post card and tied it on to a styrofoam container that I filled with cookies.
Instructions:
 I used kraft paper for the post card and cookie. I printed out the saying on white cardstock. I punched two small circles with my Spellbinders die cuts. I cut out the cookie with my 2" Marvy punch and then free style cut a bite out of the cookie. You could use a scallop punch to cut out the bite. I inked with brown around the cookie, pasted on the eyes, drew in brown circles for the eyes and chocolate chips, and drew on a mouth. I pasted the cookie on the white card stock and drew in the arms and legs. I cut a couple small strips of black cardstock and pasted them above the eyes to give the cookie a tough look. My next cookie I am going to draw in some crumbs at the feet. I pasted the white card stock on to the kraft paper leaving some room to punch a couple holes to feed a ribbon through. I wrote a little message on the postcard before tying it on the container. I also added a recipe for the cookies that were inside.
These are the cookies I made...

This is a recipe I found on the Seven Sisters blog. This is one of the fifteen blogs I gave an award to (click here to see awards) . These cookies are called Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies - and boy are they good. I am always on the hunt for a new delicious cookie recipe that has some healthy ingredients in them. I cut the icing drizzle in half and it was plenty. I used sultana raisins instead of golden - only because I didn't have golden on hand - and it tastes good.
Click HERE to go to the recipe on the Seven Sisters blog.

How many people do you know who could use a "tough cookie" gift package?
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11 comments:

  1. Sue- that is the cutest packaging EVER! love it! Just want to add clarification- it's actually a Martha Stewart recipe and Mar added a few tweaks of her own :) I updated the post with the link! I am posting on Wed about a recycled gift bag of my own! Keep your ideas coming, i love re-purposing :)

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  2. oh yea- last comment was from ~*S*~...there are so many of us! ;)

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  3. I just love, love, love, LOVE this idea. Sometimes people need a little encouragement via cookies. And the art work is PERFECT! great job

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  4. I Love it:p This is too cute and a great idea. In fact I'm thinking I will make it this weekend for my lil sis. She's in her junior year of college and she is having a great challenge. She's really down and I think this would be perfect encouragement for her. Thank you for the awesome idea!

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  5. This is so darling, creative and thoughtful of you.

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  6. Sue, what a fun idea! Love it... and will have to use it!

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  7. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing! Following your blog and can't wait to see what else you come up with!

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  8. I'm so glad you stopped by my place...which inevitably led me to your place!

    you're a genius! I can't wait to try this out...maybe I'll post about it too. Obviously I'll give all the credit to you sister!

    -dani

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  9. Hi Sue!
    So my little sis LOVED the card! As soon as she saw it she started laughing which was what I was going for. She kept saying how much the cookie looked like her....Lol. Along with the necklaces I won from Kara's for the Charmingly Chic Boutique, it seemed to lift her spirits. I can tell it really did do some good because now she seems a little more optimistic and doesn't seem to be stressed all the time. I believe the card was very encouraging for her and she just needed to know that I support and believe in her. So thank you so much for the awesome card. It truly was a BIG hit! :)

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  10. This is so great for nervous back to school kids!

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