Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Easter Basket Cookie Holders

I've been thinking about making special egg-shaped shortbread cookies decorated with royal icing. Since they will need special cookie holders (so hard to make that everyone gets only one...heehee!), I started looking through my collection of dies to see which one would be perfect.  The Sizzix cookie pocket die seemed okay, but I really wanted a basket shape.  In a light-bulb moment I thought to combine one of the Sizzix treat topper dies with the pocket die and I really liked the combination.
 The cookie pocket has just enough space for one huge cookie and the handle of the topper allows for a tag to be attached.  As you can see the topper can be adhered so that only the back of the two sided card stock shows in the front or you can reverse it and let the colorful print show.
 The 'chocolate bunnies were die cut with the Tim Holtz die...one of my favorites...and covered with Bo Bunny Chocolate pearlescent paint.  I think the google eyes and tiny Heiko ribbon (from Celebrations) add just the right whimsical touch.  The egg stickers are Mrs. Grossman's and the decorative double sided card stock is a Doodlebug Designs product. Both were purchased a long time ago from Ben Franklin Crafts....hoarded Easter emblishments always come in handy.
The message, 'hollow chocolate has no calories' on the back of the holders always makes me smile. I purchased the stamp from Las Vegas Stamps and the Easter wishes stamp is a Studio G one from BFC. Oh yes, the grass is applied Doodlebug Designs washi tape...a wonderfully useful product from HM Ben Franklin Crafts.
This project came out better than I imagined so I was glad that I decided to rummage through my craft supplies to find just the right items.  Now I just need to bake and decorate the cookies....hmmm...should I cave and use Big Island Cookies?  Have a sweet crafting experience!

4 comments:

Annette Allen said...

totally cute Easter baskets.. so fun to make stuff like this for the holidays.

Niki G said...

Love your combination of both dies to create exactly what you wanted! After all the fun/work, I would totally have to run to a bakery to fill it...lol. Happy Easter!

eva said...

homemade cookies are the best! so thoughtful and delicious too. great little easter baskets for your cookies!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Wow Lynn, you did a fabulous job with the cookie basket. You are so clever. Yep, can't beat homemade cookies. Happy Easter to you and your family.