Saturday, December 6, 2008

Six Chicks Spectacular

***Don't miss my other post about Limelight Christmas Day 6***

Happy Saturday to you! There's lots going on around these here parts, phew! First up is the Limelight Six Chicks December Spectacular. We were challenged to create packaging for baked treats/goodies, plus a matching card or recipe card. Here is my ensemble: I saved a take out box and deconstructed it just a bit to make patterns for my patterned paper to cover the sides. I also redid the corners because they were folded and glued on the outside, and it was too bulky to put paper over. So I cut off part of the fold and made it attach on the inside of the box. Here you can get an idea of what the box looked like originally: take-out box.
I used Dingaling Diamonds and Winter Wonderland patterned paper (both by TaDa) to cover the sides of the box. I tied it shut with parakeet tulle. To make the bow, I tied one just regular. I then took the two ends and tied another one right on top and ended up with 4 loops. Adds just a little something extra to the top! To make the tag, I stamped Sleigh Ride on white scrap, colored it with copics and glitter pens, cut it out with oval nesties, and matted it on another oval cut from Dashing Through the Snow. I tied it to the bow with a little bit of silver cord.

And inside the box are two kinds of cookies. One is Snickerdoodle Sandies from Sandra Lee, and the other is plain oatmeal from a mix. Hey, what can I say, it was in my pantry and it was fast and easy! I put each cookie in a clear cellophane bag and tied them shut with different ribbons:
Red Polka Dot
Red Striped
Sage Twill
White Twill

And here is the recipe card. I cut a piece of kraft cardstock to 4x6, and layered on a piece of Dashing Through the Snow. I punched out a circle of pomegranate cardstock and attached it, and added a white twill knot. I wrote the recipe with a white signo gel pen. And let me tell you, these cookies are GOOD! So soft and delicious!

I saved a glass bottle that had pop (or soda for you that call it that) in it previously, washed off the label, and filled it with Russian Tea. I tied a Sage Twill bow on it to make it festive.
Snickerdoodle Sandies (from Sandra Lee)
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 pouch (17.5 oz) sugar cookie mix
4 oz. softened cream cheese
1 egg
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Combine 1/4 c. sugar and the next six ingredients. Combine 1/4 c. sugar with the cinnamon in a separate bowl. Form 1" balls of dough and roll them in the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 min. (Mine took a bit longer to cook all the way through.)

Russian Tea (good cold or hot) (from my mom)
I will post this when I find it - it's in my recipe box somewhere. Well, that's all from me, make sure you check out what the rest of the design team made!
Tiffany (Dec. guest designer)


Jill Cooper said...

this so so cute!! I can't wait to try the receipe(s)...

Lisa H. said...

this is adorable. what a great idea and so green of you to save your takeout boxes! Gotta love Sandra Lee! Your recipe card is super cute. Wish I had time to transfer all my recipes to something so stylish!

Mandy said...

Wow! This set is awesome!! And I LOVE that you put each cookie in a bag with a bow! :) Yes, do share that tea recipe....looks delicious!!

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Kevin Renz said...

Great job! I love how your recipe card looks - especially the handwriting. I'm going to wait for that Russian Tea recipe.

JenMarie said...

Oooo.. YUMMY!!

Brandi Parshley said...

So cute! What a great idea to keep a takeout box and get your pattern from that! The cookie recipe looks delicious!