It’s National Cookie Day!

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What could be sweeter than National Cookie Day?? December 4th is celebrated by some companies that love cookies. You can celebrate with a free cookie at these!

Our delightful friends at House-Mouse Designs® just love cookies. Mudpie and Muzzy are so excited about those cookie ornaments someone hung on the lowest branches!

We’ll give away three of this fun image in your choice of wood mounted or cling rubber! Just leave a comment here before the end of the day on Friday, December 6th telling us what your favorite kind of cookie is… do you bake holiday cookies… do you dunk your cookies or prefer them dry…. give us your cookie deets! Of course our Official Contest Rules apply, and you must have a U.S. Mailing Address.

Here’s a super easy holiday card featuring our Cookie Ornaments stamp! You can find this card in your local stamp store along with instructions and supplies for creating your own. Happy National Cookie Day!

Cookie Ornaments Card
Cookie Ornaments by Debi Hammons

National Coffee Day! Winners!

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We had a great time joining with the Coffee Loving Card Makers for the National Coffee Day post.

You can go back and enjoy all the posts in this blog hop by checking out the main post, or click on the banner above.

Stampendous is excited to have three winners for our Cookie Christmas Cling Stamp set and matching dies. (you can click on them to see them on our website)

QS5004 Cookie Christmas Cling Rubber Set
QS5004 Cookie Christmas Cling Rubber Set
QD5004 Cookie Christmas Die Set
QD5004 Cookie Christmas Die Set

Winners should email us at submissions@stampendous.com to claim your prize. Be sure to include your U.S. Mailing address in your email. Winners were chose by random.org from the 71 comments we received and the 17 comments that Kathi Rerek received on her post. And the winners are:

Cheryl Stauffer

Rebecca Yahrling

Sean Lovely Ramsey

Drop us an email and we’ll get your prize right out! Congratulations and thanks so much to everyone who left a comment. It is so appreciated!

National Coffee Day!

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We’re joining with the Coffee Loving Card Makers today to share the love of coffee. Today is National Coffee Day, and we have some caffeinated fun for you.

You can enjoy all the posts in this blog hop by checking out the main post, or click on the banner above.

We’re in full swing on our holiday card making ideas this month, so we thought we’d share a darling stamp set with you that can help your obsession with caffeine be a wonderful Holiday Card as well. Check out our Cookie Christmas Cling Stamp set and matching dies. The bonus is that this drink can be anything from hot chocolate to apple cider to Coffee or Tea, so it has an appeal for everyone. (you can click on them to see them on our website)

QS5004 Cookie Christmas Cling Rubber Set
QS5004 Cookie Christmas Cling Rubber Set
QD5004 Cookie Christmas Die Set
QD5004 Cookie Christmas Die Set

We will give away three of this darling stamp set and matching dies so you can make tons of holiday projects that start with C. Three commenters on this blog post will win. You must have a U.S. Mailing address to win. (Official Rules are always HERE)

Here are some great samples featuring this set from our team! Click on the images below to be taken to the supply list and instructions for each project on our website.

Cookie Christmas by Fran Seiford
Cookie Christmas by Fran Seiford

 

Cookie Christmas Treat Bag by Debi Hammons
Cookie Christmas Treat Bag by Debi Hammons

 

Cookie Christmas Card by Janelle Stollfus
Cookie Christmas Card by Janelle Stollfus

On this next card, Debi Hammons used the adorable Gingerbread Man from the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Holiday Embellishment Set. She added our Gold, Red, and Black  Ultra Fine Jewel Glitter for some extra sparkle.

QS5004 Cookie Christmas Gingerbread by Debi Hammons
Cookie Christmas K-Pod Holder by Debi Hammons

 

Some of our Design Team Members are addicted to caffeine as well! Check out these cute projects and leave them some love for extra entries into our contest.

Kathi Rerek

Christmas Cookies

 Here’s a SWEET card to make for the baker in your family! Blog Star Jennie designed this one.

“One of my fondest memories as a child was going to the Gingerbread House at the Central City Mall in San Bernardino for Gingerbread cookies and Hot Gingerbread. The store and the mall are long gone, but the memories will remain a lifetime. Thus, such a perfect greeting!

This sweet little girl is baking up some gingerbread men. I absolutely love her. Did you know that a gingerbread is the only man you can chew on his butt, bite off his head or poke him in the belly and he won’t be offended! In fact, he loves being chewed on (a lonely cookie never gets chewed on). Check out the little embellishment string of gingerbread men… I stamped up extra images and cut out the cookies then strung them across on tiny twine.” _ Jennie Lin Black

Gingerbread Cookies by Jennie Lin Black

Stamps: Stampendous CRS2048 Cookie Memories Set (includes greeting)
Flock – Stampendous Cotton Ball White Fuzzy Fun Flock (white cuffs on her oven gloves)
Markers: Copic R24, R29, R59, G20, G82, G85, E000, E00, E11, E30, E33, C3, C5

Spookie Cookies!

I’d have to say that my absolute favorite thing about working for Stampendous is coming up with creative new ways to make cards and gifts. And when I was scratching my head for Halloween treat ideas I realized I could combine my love for stamping with my love of baking for this week’s fun project:

Halloween & Heart Cookies:

These were actually pretty easy to make and would be really fun for the whole family! I bought all the ingredients pre-made and that helped save a lot of time and stress. All you’ll need to make these are:

  • A roll of pre-made sugar-cookie dough
  • Flour
  • Orange and purple pre-made fondant I picked up at the local Michaels craft store
  • A heart cookie cutter and a circle cookie cutter around 3 to 3 1/2 inches in diameter
  • A baking sheet & rolling pin
  • Cling Rubber Spider Web Set
  • Crr124 Cling Rubber Love Groove Stamp – COMING SOON!
  • Large Rectangle Acrylic Handle
  • And lastly, you’ll need an oven!

First I took the rolling pin, rubbed flour on the pin and the dough, rolled out all the cookie dough till it was thin and flat, used the cookie cutters to cut out my heart and circle cookie shapes and then I placed them on the baking sheet. I put them in the oven and baked them for the time specified on the cookie dough packaging.

While the cookies were baking (and I was drooling from the delicious smell), I took the fondant and rolled it out till it was thin and flat just like the cookies. And just like the cookies, I used flour to keep the rolling pin from sticking to it. Next I took the stamp and pressed it into the fondant. I had to press fairly hard to get a good impression.

Then I slowly peeled the fondant away from the stamp. Be careful when you’re doing this. If you pull the fondant off too quickly it will rip.

Next I took the same cookie cutters that I used on the dough to cut out heart and circles in the fondant.

After I let the cookies sit for ten minutes, I places the fondant shapes on top of them. I added little spiders to the webs by rolling the purple fondant into tiny balls for the bodies and little cylinders for the legs. You could even go one step further and use food decorating frosting, pens and sprinkles to fill in the designs.

If you have any questions about how these were made you can ask in the comments section below.

And if you decide to make these and for a party or give them as a gift, they’d be perfect to put in our Frankie Pail made with food safe pails!!

– Gennifer from Stampendous