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Yes I still have more cookie swap ideas!  There was quite a little crowd of us at the meeting – I wonder if it was the cookies that made everyone come…. so here are the rest of the gals at the meeting.

Sue, Linda M., Dannette, Cindy G., Marie, Linda B.

And I’ll put up half of their swaps today and the rest tomorrow.

Sue recycled some candy tins for her swap and decorated them with the Deck the Halls Designer Series paper, different ribbons, and punched pieces. 

All of them were a little bit different.

Linda M. also used the Deck the Halls Designer Series paper and the seam binding from the Mini Catalog.  She created little boxes using the Top Note die.  The front was stamped from the Tags til Christmas stamp set.  A lot of us used that set for our swaps.

Danette made these giant cookies – I think they are called stained-glass cookies – the center is cut out with a small cookie cutter and filled with chopped hard candy which melts in the opening and then cools to fill the space.

It looks like stained glass.  She made one giant cookie and packaged it in a large cello bag and added a tag using the ornament punch and the Delightful Decorations stamp set.  She finished the tag with a Rhinestone brad.

And she had them all inside a cute reindeer basket.  So festive and fun.

I’ll share the rest of the swaps tomorrow and then I think I’ll be done with those.



Did you see that Bingo has started again?  If you are in group 7 look for an email from the first of this week with your Bingo card – print it out and keep track every day as I call the pieces.

Here we go with Monika’s Blog Bingo.  This is Round 7!  The group is full and all the cards were emailed out Monday 11/29.  I am going to take a break from Bingo after this group is done so I am not taking any more names at this time.   I may play again in the future so I hope you will continue to visit my blog and leave comments.   See this POST for more details on how to play and the previous winners and the players for this round.

And now for today’s piece – Here is piece #2–the word CREATE from the Charming stamp set (stamped in Peach Parfait).