Cookie Envelope

Can you believe it is already December 7th?  Please tell me you don’t have all your Christmas shopping done.  I still need to get gifts for five more people and make two scrapbook calendars.  I feel like I’m back in college cramming for finals and having to pull all nighters, but now I have a husband, three kids and two jobs.  Okay, got that out of my system.  Now let’s remember why we celebrate the season.

This weekend I made a fun and easy Christmas Cookie Envelope that I thought you all would love to see.  Most of the ingredients for the envelope came from our Victorian Kit and the rest from my personal stash.  I hope you like it.

I took the goodie bag and folded about a third of it back and secured it with a tape runner.  I found some fun green ribbon in my stash and tied it around the envelope.  After adding a few embellishments to the ribbon I secured it all down with some clear drying glue.

Another technique, that I know Michelle has shown you and that you probably know, is using crackle glaze to make the cut-out look like glass and aged.  I covered the whole piece and before it was dried I added fake snow glitter to the cut-out to add a little sparkle.  Make sure the glaze is dry before you start bending it, you will get a better crackle look if it is completely dry.  Adhere to some colored paper for an accent and then to your envelope.

Next, attach the dresden Merry Christmas to the envelope.  You now have made a pretty vintage inspired cookie envelope.  Don’t limit yourself to cookies with this envelope.  You could put a letter, candy, gift card or pictures in this envelope and give as a gift or use as decoration.  I plan to make a few more of these great bags, fill them with cookies and give them to my kid’s teachers.

I hope you have a wonderful week and your shopping and decorating are coming along a little better than mine.  Merry Christmas.


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