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Today I have a really fun project to share with you. I first came across this sweet little candy shaker treat on the Terri O. Crafters Forum. One of the supplies for making the shaker is plastic cookie cutters and a few days ago when I was shopping I found these great pastel spring shaped cookie cutters. As soon as I spotted them I remembered seeing a wonderful video tutorial that Terri O. had posted on the Terri O. Crafters Forum and I knew I had to give them a try! Click HERE if you would like to see the video tutorial by Terri O.
After I came home I watched the video again and to my disappointment I discovered that the cookie cutters I had purchased were not the same style and they weren't going to work the same. The cookie cutters that Terri O. used in the video had a lip or groove on the inside to hold the plastic in place and the ones I have don't have that. But they were so cute and springy and I wanted to use them so I came up with a different little spin on the cookie cutter shakers and it worked! Gotta love that! So I'm going to share my tutorial with all of you but please be sure to check out the video tutorial by Terri O.
Here is a picture of the Cookie Cutter Shaker treat once it is finished. How cute is that? I think these would make great little holiday gifts and now you can find almost any kind of cookie cutter shape you would ever want so you could make them for any occasion. Here's the pretty spring cookie cutters that I purchased.Ok, let's get started!
The fist thing that you will need to do is trace the shape of the cookie cutter on a piece of acetate (or if you are going GREEN then you can use some clear plastic from packaging or a plate or something similar). Cut out the shape and then apply Beacon Gem-Tac adhesive on the edges of the acetate and place the acetate on top of the cookie cutter.Once you have this done let it sit for a few minutes so the adhesive starts to set. Then apply more of the Gem-Tac to the top of the acetate on the cookie cutter going all the way around the edges. Apply glitter and set aside to dry. By applying the glitter to the top this will cover up the edge of the acetate and give it a more finished look.After the adhesive is completely dry then I punched a hole in the side of the cookie cutter using my Crop-A-Dile. I took a piece of pink ribbon and made a loop with a knot on one edge and threaded it through the hole in the cookie cutter.Next I took a piece of pretty Spring colored designer paper from Crate Paper the Katlin Collection, Notebook and traced around the cookie cutter. Then I cut out the flower shape a little larger and made little cuts into the paper going all the way around the edges. I put the cookie cutter with the acetate face down and filled the inside with some candy. Then I took a tape runner and went all the way around the edges of the designer paper and placed the paper on top of the cookie cutter. I went around all of the edges pressing the paper down on the sides of the cookie cutter. Once I had all of the little paper tabs pressed down on the cookie cutter then I took a piece of pink ribbon and ran it through the Xyron and then went around the edges of the cookie cutter with the ribbon to cover up the paper tabs and give it a cleaner look.That's all there is to it!
I thought it was really cute but it still needed a little something so I made an Easter tag to match.
I wanted to use a couple of little bunny stamps from the Crafty Secrets Easter Joy stamp set but I also wanted the tag to say Happy Easter so I thought the Times New Roman 15 pt. font set from JustRite Stampers would be perfect! I used the Harmony Classic Circle I 1-5/8'' wood mount stamper along with the Times New Roman 15 pt. font set from JustRite Stampers. The Times New Roman 15 pt. font set comes with the NEW 2'' Wood Stamper as a Bonus. I started out by stamping the Happy Easter sentiment using Lovely Lilac ink from Stampin' Up and then I stamped the two bunnies in the center using Tsukineko Memento, Tuxedo Black ink. Then I took one of my nesties from the Classic Circles Lg. S4-114 die template and taped it down on the outside edges to hold it in place. I used the Wizard to make my embossed diecut and then I colored in the images using Copic markers. The NEW 15 pt Times New Roman font set works wonderfully when you need a small sentiment and you want to personalize it. If you didn't want Happy Easter you could change it to Spring or have a variety of other sentiments. You could also add the name of the person you are giving the cookie cutter shaker treat to. So many possibilities!! I also used the Classic Scalloped Circles Lg. S4-124 die template to make a mat for the back of the tag. Here is a picture of the backside once the tag was added.Supplies~
Stamps~JustRite Stampers-Times New Roman 15 pt. Font Set, Harmony Classic Circle I 1-5/8'' wood mount stamper, Crafty Secrets-Easter Joy
Paper~Crate Paper-Katlin Collection Notebook, Georgia Pacific-White Cardstock
Ink~Tsukineko-Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Stampin' Up-Lovely Lilac
Other~Spellbinders-Wizard, Classic Circles Lg. S4-114, die templates, Classic Scalloped Circles Lg. S4-124, Copic Markers-0, E00, E15, E27, E53, Y00, YG00, YR21, G40, YG13, G24, B00, B21, BV000, R20, R81, Rv17, C1, Cookie Cutter, Acetate, Beacon-Gem-Tac Adhesive, Ribbon, Xyron
I hope you enjoyed the Cookie Cutter Candy Shaker Tutorial. Thank you so much for stopping by today and don't forget to visit the JustRite Stampers Blog for a chance to win some yummy blog candy!!