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Friday, November 18, 2011

Baking & Giving with GlueArts and Imaginisce

There is something about the holidays that stirs a desire to bake...and bake special treats!

In our household it's cookies, candies and candy covered marshmallows...oh and cheesecake that reign supreme! (and apple pie, chocolate pie, pecan pie...we could go on and on!lol)

Today's post is such a sweet treat in more ways then one! Designer Ania Lexander shares a very special Norwegian recipe that she has made and beautifully packaged!!! And Designer Linda Albrecht has a beautiful fall tin (love how she used the owl shape!!) and a yummy recipe to get your tummy growling!!

Simply Joy's Set
GlueArts Designer: Ania Lexander


Glue Arts: 


Other: 


Imaginisce: papers, stickers, canvas stickers, chipboard

staples, plastic bag, 

Maya Road: button, ribbon, pin, minitickets
Fiskars: edge puncher
Instructions:
 1. Put pieces of lefse (see below) in the bag, staple shut.

2. Cut out a rectangle, fold in the middle, staple onto the top of the bag. Attach chipboard using raisen's.
3. Cut out a long strip as a "belt" for the bag. Cut out a smaller rectangle, attach cute Imaginisce sticker onto the rectangle using raisen's, attach embellishments and write a note. Staple the rectangle onto the "belt" closing it around the bag.


4. Create a matching card
5. Put what you've created in a box and send it off to someone you love.




I recently started baking for Christmas - and decided to go for a traditional Norwegian sort of "cake/cookie" called lefse (Norwegian flatbread)..here's the wikilink in case you're curious (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lefse).
Here's an image of the lefse cooking...I'll admit..this is my 2nd time in my entire life I've attempted to make these...I got inspired by some elder women baking these effortlessly without breaking any sweat, making me think I could do this on my own too...cough...as you can see...I need lots and lots and lots of practice! (the ladies I interviewed had like, 55+ years of practice haha, so no wonder they fooled me into thinking this was easy ;p)

Nevertheless...
despite how the lefse turned out looking..it tasted lovely...and I got the urge to have my grandmother to taste them too.. I've been thinking it's about time to send her a card, so why not share a little of my life right now? She lives on the other side of the country, and I hope the lefse makes it alright across the mountains and still tastes well when it reaches her!

Happy Fall Tin Container
GlueArts Designer: Linda Albrecht

This container would be great for taking some of those favorite holiday cookies to your Thanksgiving gathering. I'm going to make my Great Aunt Cora's famous Gingersnaps to fill it with. They are the best Gingersnaps I've ever tasted! 

Supplies:
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with PermaTac Adhesive, U-Cut-It Foam and Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun and sticks


Imaginisce "Happy Harvest" patterned papers- Fall into Fun & Autumn Splendor
Imaginisce "Happy Fall" Chipboard Stickers and "Fall Friend"s Icon Die Cuts

Other:
Acrylic paint
Felt- Cream, golden yellow, olive, and burnt orange
small nest, feathers, and artificial berries
fabric and Fiberfill
Food safe Tin container with cover or latched cover

Instructions:
1. Lightly sand, prime, and paint lid and rims of tin container. Allow to dry then lightly sand to distress and coat with sealer (outside of tin only.)
 2. Cut desired piece of U-Cut-It foam to fit the lower backside of chipboard sticker. Layer 2 foam pieces on top of each other to make the chipboard piece sit high enough because of the fabric bow knot that you will be adding to the tin.
 3. Apply patterned paper to the bottom of the tin container, tie on a fabric bow then apply the chipboard sticker with the foam adhesive near the knot on the bow.
 4. String jute through a button then use Hot Glue Gun to adhere it to the center of the knot on the fabric bow.
 5. Cut 2 pieces of cream colored felt to the shape of the owl die cut using a pinking shears then machine sew the pieces to the backside of the owl. Stuff Fiberfill between the 2 felt pieces.
 6. Apply distress ink to the outside edges of the owl and all other desired paper embellishments that you will use.
 7. Adhere the small nest to the top of the tin container using lots of hot glue. Adhere the owl, a couple of feathers, berries, felt flowers & leaves and Imaginisce die cut leaves to decorate the nest and top of lid, again use hot glue.

 8. Add die cut leaves with hot glue near the bow on the bottom half of the container.
 9. Fill up with cookies and share with someone you love!

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"Aunt Cora's Gingersnaps"
3/4 cup white shortening
1 cup white sugar
1 egg, beaten
4 TBSP dark molasses
2 tsp baking soda
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon

Mix shortening, sugar, egg and molasses in medium bowl. Mix remaining ingredients in a larger bowl then add first mixture. Form into walnut size ball, dip top in sugar and bake at 350 degrees until tops crack and bottom is lightly browned. Yum!

Make a double batch...you'll be sorry if you don't! :-)



Wow....talk about an amazing day of projects and recipes!!! We hope you agree as well and would like to invite you to post a comment to be entered to win the Imaginisce Happy Harvest collection along with our new Glue Glider Pro Handle, our PRO+ NEW Perma Tac Cartridge.

  

We'll also tuck in our 3D Combo Pac filled with our GlueArts Raisen's and our U Cut It Foam! Simply post a comment and you're entered to win! It's just that easy! We'll select one random winner next Monday and post their name right here on the GlueArts blog!



 We'd also like to invite YOU to share the Savings!!

Simply visit our Facebook page, locate this information on our wall and click share to share with your friends and family or share it to your Facebook wall! For sharing our savings promotion you'll be entered to win this prize package from our partners! 

You have through November 18th to help Share the Savings!!


How would you like an extra chance to win this week with Imaginisce? Simply visit their Facebook wall and like them! Then post a great big GlueArts hello to them!  You'll be entered to win a special GlueArts treat for doing so! You have through this weekend to pay them a visit!

68 comments:

  1. That is absolutely adorable...I love it!

    TFS!

    Jessie G
    goodjessie at hotmail.com

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  2. I love the 3D owl on the top of the goodie tin! What a great idea.

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  3. definately gotta try those gingersnaps--thanks for the recipe

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  4. That little owl-can was a jaw-dropper for me... simply adorable and clever idea!

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  5. Great projects! I love the clear bag topper/wrapper, and that little stuffed owl is so cute!

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  6. OH I love the little stuffed owl idea!! How cute! So many ideas this week for packing treats and goodies! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Loving the projects, especially the cute little ow.

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  8. The owl is adorable!!!! Thanks for the chances! I would love to win the combo pack and get to try some new products! Thanks for the chances! Have a great weekend! Looking forward to Mondays post!!

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  9. The little stuffed owl is a fantastic and very creative touch. Great idea.

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  10. It was so interesting to read about lefske and I do hope that it arrives in good shape for your grandmother. I'm sure she'll love it. The packaging was wonderful!
    The owl tin is fabulous. That little stuffed owl in the fall nest is super cute! Thanks for the great ideas and a chance to win this amazing prize!

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  11. I shared your 20% off coupon on my Facebook page!

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  12. That little owl is sure adorable!!! Thanks for the recipe also.!!!! Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

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  13. Gorgeous tin!!! I can imagine doing that for our Xmas cookie exchange, it would be great! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Wow, what a fantastic cookie tin. Love the papers and the so, so cute stuffed owl. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  15. These projects are absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  16. Love this line, and all the projects, how cute, so many things to do, so little time.

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  17. Love the tin- have fun practicing the recipe :)

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  18. Sweet stuff! Love these creative ideas!

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  19. so cute and such great ideas!

    thanks for a chance to win!
    And, have a GREAT day!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  20. I LOVE the tin and that puffy owl is the cutest thing I have seen in a LONG time!!

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  21. Great treat containers and cards. Love the owl.

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  22. Wow, so cool! Love Love Love these ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. What a fabulous way to re-purpose an old tin! I love the little owl on top!

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  24. Wow! Great and beautiful ideas. I have a whole bunch of coffee containers that I can use for this type of project and these items would really help. Thanks.

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  25. SUPER fab projects again!! LOVE those coffee containers:) THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  26. Love the owl and the super creative projects!

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  27. The goodie tin is so cute! I love the 3D effect!

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  28. The little owl rocks my socks!

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  29. I love this cute project, the owl really tops it off!

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  30. love the beautifully decorated tin container..!

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  31. Both of these are so cute! I love your story about the Lefse :) Thanks for the recipe for gingersnaps - one of my favorite cookies and I love new recipes!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  32. These projects are adorable! Thank you for the inspiration and the recipes! ...My mom makes lefse and flatbread and sells it...It is a lot of work but it tastes sooooo good! It takes some time and practice and I should keep the tradition going!

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  33. Super adorable! I love the Happy Harvest collection! Happy Hello to 2 wonderful companies teaming up for some FUN! Glue Arts & Imaginisce!!!

    ~Vanessa W

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  34. I love love love the projects today! And thanks for the recipe...I can't wait to try it!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  35. I so want this tin and some cookies! Adorable! TFS CallyAnn
    http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  36. Very creative projects today! TFS :)

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  37. Wow so beautiful projects!!! Love them!! Thanks a lot for the inspiration!! So great papers collection!! Hugs.. Maggy :)

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  38. Gosh what great projects! Perfect TEAM!

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  39. Love the stuffed owl - it's like a puffy sticker! Really love the harvest colors, critters, and phrases. :-)

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  40. Really adorable packaging, and fun recipes!

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  41. wow...adorable! Would love to receive something like one of these as a gift! Inspiring!

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  42. Oh my gosh, I LOVE THE IDEA! SO CUTE! Thanks.

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  43. Such a great idea for gift giving! Thanks for sharing. I am off to FB to share the post! Thanks for the chances.

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  44. wonderful gift containers. <y fav is the tall tin with that adorable owl ontop. Thank you for sharing and a chance to win.

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  45. Great gift ideas! Thanks for sharing such wonderful projects!

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  46. Oh my, such beautiful projects all this week, I love imaginisce papers and I have seen so many great things that I want to lift. Thanks for a great week.

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  47. Such a cute tin with that owl on top.

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  48. Those are totally cute projects! I LOVE the stuffed owl!! What a neat idea.

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  49. wonderful projects today. thank you for sharing. rush88888 at gmail dot com

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  50. I think the owl in the nest is great and sooo adorable. Love the way you did the little pillow owl. Thanks for the ever so creative ideamarg0006@verizon

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  51. I just love all the projects this week. I love Imaginisce too. I went to Oslo last year and got to taste lefse there. It was delicious, I have yet to try to make it myself. Thanks again for a chance to win!

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  52. Love the projects...especially the tin with topper

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  53. Awesome ideas, love all the fall colors!!

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  54. What a great gift idea. Great projects.

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  55. Love the containers!! Thanks for the amazing instructions!

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  56. great project! Love the container especially the owl. Thanks for the recipe.

    jonder at frontier dot com

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  57. omg! omg! i love those!! awesome projects! jen t.

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  58. Imaginisce asked me to say HELLO!

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  59. Thanks for the wonderful packaging ideas and recipe. Next to crafting, baking is my favourite thing to do.

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  60. Cute project, yummy recipes... Imaginesce told me to stop by and say hello.

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  61. Wow again some gorgeous projects!

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  62. love the owl! my girlfriend has 2 owls living in her back yard and she's all over them!
    chichijunk at cs dot com
    it's Owl-Mania!

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  63. Love these projects, and thanks for sharing your cookie recipe!

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  64. Great ideas. Can't wait to try some. I was sent over by Cricut & am glad I came & liked this page.

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