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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cookie cutter Christmas for WOYWW...


It's been a couple of weeks since I've participated in What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday (WOYWW), so I thought I'd get back in the swing of things since I've always got stuff on my desk lately!

I saw Christmas cookie cutters used as a wall decoration on page 174 of the Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog and thought to myself, "Self, that might be fun to make." Well, the shopping for the cookie cutters was fun. I got those half-priced. It was easy to adhere to cutters to Jolly Holiday dsp. The tough part is how gooey the adhesive is (I used Tombow Liquid Adhesive). Go figure! I thought it would dry completely since I did that step days ago. Nope. Still gooey. I used a pair of cheap scissors to cut the paper around the cutters and a hobby blade for the tighter spots. I used my Crop-a-dile to easily punch a 3/16" hole in the top of each cutter, and started adding the ribbon, feeding both ends through the top of each cutter and knotting them together. I pulled the ribbon colors from the paper - Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Old Olive satin ribbon, and Very Vanilla taffeta. I've got two of the cookie cutters finished and hanging from a wooden dowel in the first photo. The dowel will be on a wall, so the cutters won't have room to spin around.

Now you can go snoop at the others' desks, including WOYWW founder - Julia - at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/. Have fun! And leave lots of nice comments. Everyone loves those.

27 comments:

Suzanne Brookfield said...

I am loving your work area...my fave colour in the whole wide world....Yes yours is a good space not too messy and not too tidy. TFS Suz #27

Serendipity Stamping said...

Great little crafting place. And the cookie cutters have given me an idea, have to think on it a little though. #15

jude said...

Love your creative desk this week.Adore Stampin up goodies novem,bers goodies turned up yesterday so hoping to get them out to play .Whilst i choose what next to get soooo many lush stampin up gooodies .Have fab wednesday hugs jude#4

Wipso said...

What a brilliant idea. Thanks for sharing.
A x

sandra de said...

Now that is a clever idea.
Sandra #70

scrappystickyinkymess said...

That looks very nifty. Not seen any cookie cutters like those ay 1/2 price. Time to shop, perhaps....

Happy WOYWW

Mary Anne

Sue said...

Hi ya
lovely creative desk, brill idea with the cookie cutters, look great,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (23)

airing cupboard crafts said...

I love that idea. When I forst opened the catalogue that was the first Idea that popped out to me


laura xx 83

Lizzybobs said...

thanks for sharing your lovely work space with us today - I am loving your cookie cutters what a lovely idea - sending you hugs for a warm Wednesday thanks Liz

Victoria said...

fantastic idea vicky 80

nnalorac said...

Fab idea you have here, lovely creative space you have. Thanks for the snoop. Carolxx

Angie said...

What fun ....love them

Lionelsa said...

How smart is to use the cookie cutters #81

Rhonda said...

Now this is a perfectly fabulous idea! I LOVE your desk! The ribbon organization is perfect. Thanks for stopping by my desk. #11

Sheila said...

Great idea with the cookie cutters. Saw that in the catalogue and I'm happy to see someone try it out.

Pam said...

Ohh, I love the cookie cutters too! They look so festive and how great as ornaments or a tie on to a gift! Darling!

AmberInk got lucky @#1!

Elizabeth said...

Your workdesk is lovely and the cookie cutters are a great idea - very festive. Elizabeth #85

Rachel said...

What fun! I must find some cookie cutters! And some Christmas paper. I'm so not ready for Christmas!

cheers, rachel #54

Terry said...

I have about half of the cookie cutters leftover, so I will use them to tie onto packages. I love that idea!

butlersabroad said...

Oh what great decorations!

Hugs
Brenda 90

Spyder said...

very clever idea, they are all going to look fabulous, Happy WOYWW!!
((Lyn))#46

sasa said...

What a great idea and so colourful too - hope they all turn out well and not too goey!
sasa 7

Nicky said...

Great crafting space and I love the idea with the cookie cutter -thanks for sharing Nicky ~30

Gez said...

Amazing decorations. Enjoy.xx
I am hoping to purchase a Crop-a-dile soon.. that's interesting to know they will punch through the cutters easily. Thanks for calling by my blog. Gez.xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Another week seems to have around so quickly. You certainly have got a busy desk with lots and lots of things on it to play with. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 40)

Kalyber said...

Awesome Idea and neat desk so many goodies close at hand.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Here I am trying to catch up after missing so much last week. I love this project and have wanted to try it with tree cookie cutters. Love the paper you are using. It's very festive. Happy nearly time for the next WOYWW (#3).