ximena helvetica alphabet cutters

A-M-E-R-I-C-A Cookies in Wood & Buttons (Tutorial)

I love America.......
and I love these helvetica letter cutters......
so it made sense to combine them together. :)

There are several ways to get a wood grain effect.
I've done the wet-on-wet technique and then added lines with food color markers in the past.
This time I painted on the wood grain effects.

Outline and flood with brown 10-second glaze.

Dry overnight.

Combine food color gels (gold, brown, white) to get varying shades of brown.
Paint on wood grain marks on the letters.

Using edible glaze molding clay and some button molds (I used this one and this one),
make some clay buttons in red, white (or beige), and blue colors.

Instructions on making clay molds is here.

Gently press the buttons onto the letter cookies in a random pattern.

If desired, add stitch marks between button holes.

Happy Birthday America 2014 Cookie Collection

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CookieCrazie Chatter...... Friday, June 6, 2014

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Cookie'sCool November 14 - 16, 2014 in Genoa, Italy


CookieCruise 2015 on January 22-26, 2015



CookieCrazie's Week in Review





Personal Side

Last weekend was delightful.
Everyone came together.....got all fancied up......and we celebrated.
Only a couple of small glitches on wedding day.....nothing that couldn't be remedied easily.

Then, it was sad to say goodbye to each of my kids as they all departed back to "reality".

But now I'm back in the saddle.....working on Father's Day cookies this week.
It's been fun.
I used my airbrush again.....and love the vintage-feel it gave the cookies.

Allison just cleaned out her bedroom here today.
Once we get it freshened up......it will be my COOKIE DECORATING SUPPLY room!
I'm excited. :)

Next week, I'm taking another week off from cookies to concentrate on Ukraine trip prep.
Our trip is planned for August 14 through 29.
I am doing the Bible study, so I need to "sequester" myself and get that pulled together. :)
If you think of it, say a prayer for me to find God's message for the Ukrainian women this year.
It should be interesting to spend time with them.....
considering the turmoil their country has gone through this year...


Instagram photos for this week:

 Happy, happy, happy.....lunch with my boy.
I don't realized how much I miss my kids until they come home.

The wedding cake (cookies!) are set up and ready for tomorrow. ;)
Let the next two days of wedding CRAZIE-ness begin.

Wedding Rehearsal Tonight.....the whole family including in-loves.
Only missing Kyle.... Tomorrow is the big day. :)

Happy Wedding Day Jake & Allison!! 

United as one.....It was a beautiful day! 

Happy Monday!

Day 1 on this week's Fathers Day cookies.
Happy Wednesday!

Fathers Day photo shoot today....yeah for the overcast day.
It works well for the vintage effect. ;)


Last CookieCrazie Chatter....

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Splash Into Summer....... with Cookies!

 It's that time of year!
Time to break out the sprinkler and have some fun in the backyard.

May your summer be filled with lots of sunshine and making happy memories.....

Splash into Summer Cookie Collection

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Happy Mothers Day 2014!

To all moms out there......
I wish you a wonderful day celebrating the joy of nurturing and cultivating life.

It's a very tough job......and some days you want to quit.
But oh, the rewards of seeing the fruit of your labor.

Did you hear?
I made you a full breakfast in bed......complete with flowers and a name tag.
There's lots and lots of cookies to munch on for a day worth celebrating.

Her children arise and call her blessed;
    her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women do noble things,
    but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Honor her for all that her hands have done,
    and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
Proverbs 31:28-31



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Spring Flowers 2014 Cookie Collection

Spring is such a happy time of year!
I think part of it is because of all the beauty that pops up in the season.
And flowers are definitely a part of the pretty view.

Here's my attempt to recreate spring flowers in cookie form.
They make me happy, happy, happy. :)




Spring Flowers Cookie Collection

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