If you're here for the Christmas Greetings Blog Hop, Click HERE please.
When my sweet friend Dena Jones (all the way across the bridge to Hawaii ... oh, how I wish there was a bridge!!) asked if I'd join in this fun, I was more than happy to oblige. If you'd like to start at the beginning of this fun and gather up some great recipes and crafting ideas too, click HERE to go to Dena's blog.
How can you go wrong when this cookie gives your house a distinctly Christmas aroma?
|Not mine ... I can only dream |
of being this talented!!
Of course, you can use your gingerbread to make festive Gingerbread Friends, as I did ...or use it to cut, bake and decorate all sorts of shapes. Have you tried to make a gingerbread house yet? Perhaps that's a tradition I'll start with my granddaughter this year?
Anywhoooo, let me show you the card I've made to accompany some cookies. There's a exterior "pocket card", with the pull-out Gingerbread Friends recipe inside:
More typically, I use this pocket card style as a "slider", where there item on the outside (in this case, it would be the gingerbread man) would move up and down when the insert was lifted. You can see last year's slider/Gingerbread card by looking at the tutorial posted in the right-hand side of my blog ... yes, over there....>>
However, today, I wanted the recipe to be fully removable.
As you can see, I'm much more comfortable in my craft room than my kitchen!! Okay, you really can't see, because I didn't take a picture of the Kitchen Disaster I create when I am baking. Let's not go there!
I hope you'll try the Classic Gingerbread, in whatever form you cut the dough.
Now, before you head to the kitchen, I have a sweet (LITERALLY) bit of blog candy for you ... your very own kit to make some gingerbread cookies. I'll include some edible embellishments, a gingerbread man cookie cutter, and some cute Ikea magnetic storage tins that when you're done baking, you can use the tins to store your craft supplies!!
To win this gift, just leave a comment on this posting and be/become a CardMonkey blog follower. In your comment, please tell me if you have a favorite Christmas memory of time spent with your Grandma ... I'm searching for a tradition for my precious Charlotte to share, and I'd like your help.
Also, please leave a way for me to contact should you win this very special prize!
Now hop on over to KERRI to see what sweetness she has in store for you! Happy baking, and Merry Christmas!!