CookieCrazie Chatter...... Friday, January 22, 2016


CookieCrazie's Week in Review

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Personal Side

This week saw lots of cookie decorating......
I did a quilting set of cookies AND a birthday set.
It is FANTASTIC to have the tools, desire, energy, and ability to decorate cookies.
Gratefulness is definitely enhanced by being sick for so long. :)

A friend pointed out to me that CookieCrazie posts were
not coming through on their BlogLovin' feed this week.
Well someone from BlogLovin' tech support helped me out, and the feed is now active again.

If you'd like to keep up with very post from this blog,
I use it daily for all the blogs I follow.
It is very convenient and ensures that you don't miss anything.

This next week you will begin to see all my Valentines cookies.
I love the theme so much!


Instagram photos for this week:

Happy Friday!!
#snowman #snowmancookie #wintercookies #letitsnow #doyouwannabuildasnowman

Showing a little ❤.....
#valentines #valentinesday #valentinescookies #embossed #sharinglove

Let play time commence!
#ilovemyjob #coloringandbaggingisnotmyfavoritepart #cookiedecoratingtime #progelpurpleisgorgeous

My love of tag cookies continues into Valentines Day. :)
#valentinescookies #valentinesday #cookiegifttags #rolkemgold

Patterned hearts.....I'm in love..... 💜
#valentinescookies #heartcookies #quiltingwithcookies

I can already tell it's going to be a great day. ❤
#mondaysarentsobad #ilovemyjob

Man of Snow......
#snowman #snowmancookie #letitsnow #wintercookies

Looks like it is time to celebrate!
#celebration #birthdaycookies

 Got milk?
#milkandcookies #birthdaycookies

Last year's tree slice love cookie.....
#tbt #throwback #valentinesday #valentinescookies #heartcookies

Valentines Cookies are so fun!
Ronee, I'm lovin' these heart cutters. :)
#heartcookies #valentinescookies


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Scrapbook Cookie Tags with Vellum (Tutorial)

Back when I was creating my Christmas cookies,
I discovered it is possible to achieve a vellum-effect with glaze.

Vellum is a fine parchment-paper that is transparent and allows a great layering effect for
craftsy-things like tags and scrapbooking.

Since plain glaze without coloring added is fairly transparent
(usually considered an undesirable trait),
 I got the idea to make some glaze super thin and
 either pipe it lightly within an outlined area or paint it on.
Both techniques work, but I find piping works best.

To get the cool layered-effect of a tag, start with embossing the cookie dough.
For these particular winter tags, I wanted the base to look like burlap.

Roll out the dough and then press the burlap mat directly onto the cookie dough.
Cut out the shape desired, and if you're making a tag, use the end of straw to make a hole.

Once the cookies are baked and cooled, 
brush both caramel dust and deep brown dust onto the surface to make the burlap texture POP.

For colored dough, brush on a lighter color like ivory dust.

Now you can let your imagination run wild.
Outline and flood any portion of the tag you'd like.
Include a wet-on-wet pattern if desired.

Allow the base to dry for at least one hour.
Make glaze with no food coloring added to it (not even the small amount of white within the recipe).

Thin it to a runny pour-able consistency......
(see photo below)

Outline the area where you'd like to have the vellum.

Carefully add the very thin glaze, either by piping it or painting it on.

Once you let it dry overnight, you can use foodcolor markers to add a message,
or you can pipe on decor or text with glaze.

Oh the possibilities! :)

2016 Winter Cookie Collection

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