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October 2011

Delicate Doilies Stained Glass - Technique Geeks

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This card is one my gals did at a Technqiue Geek Class.  I used the Color Coach to choose my colors and I have to say, I love these colors together.  They are Riding Hood Red, Perfect Plum and Lucky Limeade.

We used the Delicate Doilies set and some of the 2011-2012 In Color Patterns Stack.  Can I get a big WAHOO for the Perfect Plum 3/8 Taffeta Ribbon!!

You can learn more about my Technique Geeks Class HERE,  If you are in the Sheridan, Wyoming area, my next Technique Geeks Class is on Saturday, November 19th at 2:00pm.  See you there!!!

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Supplies:
Stamps: Delicate Doilies W122590, C122592, Perfectly Penned W122890, C122892
Paper: Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Riding Hood Red, Vellum, 2011-2013 In Color Patterns Stack 122384
Ink: Perfect Plum, Riding Hood Red, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: 2 1/2 Circle Punch 120906, Scallop Edge Border Punch 119882
Embellishments: Perfect Plum 3/8 Taffeta Ribbon 122987


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Q&A - Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps

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I have had some questions from my blog readers and Facebook Followers regarding the NEW Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps so I thought a little Q&A would help:

Q: Do you have to refrigerate the dough?

A: I know that many recipes recommend refrigeration of the dough, however, I don't and it is simply because I just don't have the time or the patience to wait and all of my cookies have turned out great. :-) 

Q: How do you keep the dough from sticking in the stamps?

A: I make the dough and roll it into 1 1/2" balls or use my large cookie scoop.  I then dip the cookie stamp in a bowl of granulated sugar before pressing it into the dough.  The sugar keeps the stamp from sticking to the dough and if you get more sugar on a cookie it just tastes a little better right. :-)

Q: How do you clean your cookie stamps?

A: I use a little soapy water and my hands on the stamps and a damp cloth to wipe off the handle.  You can put the stamps in the dishwasher but I prefer to hand wash them.  Do not put the wood handle in the dishwasher.

Q: Can you use any recipe? 

A: So far, I have tried three, two with a leavening agent (baking soda or baking powder) and one without and I have had great results with all three.  Here are my pics:

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These cookies are my first attempt and they are made with a package of sugar cookie mix that does include Baking Soda (a leavening agent), I think they turned out great.  These were treats for the gals who came and stamped with me last weekend.

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Second batch were my Peanut Butter cookies with a leavening agent - these melt in your mouth!!! (see recipe below)  They also turned out GREAT!!

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For the third batch I used the Sugar Cookie recipe included with the Sweet Presssed Cookie Stamps and I did not refrigerate the dough before stamping on it.  It is one of two recipes included with the stamps.   This recipe does NOT use a leavening agent.  The images are a bit more defined but not enough to make me use this recipe exclusively.

Q: Are they easy to use?

A: Yes they are and if my hubby can do it, anyone can.  My kids love using the stamps and have had a blast helping me.

Q: Where can I buy the Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps?

A: From me!!!  You can order them HERE or if you are local to me, I am ordering again soon and you can get your own set for $19.67 delivered to your door.  Email or call me to place your order.

Q: How do you get a clean edge around the cookie?

A: Roll your dough into a 1 1/2" ball and press the stamp into it.  Then use a biscuit cutter to create the smooth edge.

There are all kinds of cookie recipes out there so get your Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps and start baking!!  Kids and husbands find the large handle super easy to use.  Since it is the start of the holiday season, what better gift for friends, family and neighbors than homemake coookies. :-)

As promised, here is my Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe:

Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes
 
1/2 Crisco Stick - Butter Flavored
2/3 C Peanut Butter - I use Jif Creamy
1/2 C Granulated Sugar
1/2 C Brown Sugar
1 egg
 
1 1/4 C Flour
1/2 t Baking Powder
3/4 t Baking Soda
1/4 t Salt
 
Cream wet ingredients together.  In separate bowl mix dry ingredients.  Add dry to wet and combine.  I use a large cookie scoop and then press my cookie stamp into the ball....I hear a peanut butter cookie calling my name.....gotta go!!!
 
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Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps!

I made three batches of cookies this weekend with my Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps!!!  My hubby helped me and if he can do it, anyone can. :-)

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Here he is pressing the stamp onto the cookie

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Cookies ready for the oven (Dear Santa, please bring me new cookie sheets!!)

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A few of the packaged cookies I had for all the class attendees I had here on Saturday for my back too back classes.

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Peanut butter cookies I made today, these are my absolute favorite!!  I also made one of the Sugar Cookie recipes that came with my Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps today but I didn't get a chance to take any pictures of them.

These stamps are sooooo cool and the cookies are yummy.  Order yours today in my Online Store.

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps are a brand-new product for everyone and are available through January 3, 2012!

The easy-to-use cookie stamp has a solid wood handle with three interchangeable stamp images: a heart, a jack-o-lantern, and a snowflake.

Just make your favorite shortbread cookie dough (or one of the two included recipes) and stamp away! Create beautiful, hand-stamped cookies in a flash. The stamp images are completely food-safe and child-friendly.  No ink required!

Item

Description

 

125152

Includes solid wood handle, 3 stamp images, 2 recipes, and tips for use - $16.95

 

Check out these coordinating products:

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Description

Price

19

Simple Snowflake Single Stamp

$8.95

20

Homemade Single Stamp

$9.95

162

Creatively Yours Set

$18.95

194

Baker's Twine

$2.95

224

Lots of Tags Sizzlits Die Set

$21.95

15*

Kraft Gift Box (4)

$2.95

 


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Buy Two Get One FREE in October!

During the month of October, you can get a FREE stamp set when you purchase any two of our Simply Sent Card Kits.

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Refills available for the Distressing Kit Spots

Vintage Stampin' Ink refills for the ink spots included with the Distressing Essentials kit are now available, here are the item numbers.

  • 125731 Tea Stain Vintage Stampin' Ink refill $4.95
  • 125732 Charcoal Vintage Stampin' Ink refill $4.95 
  • 125733 Mahogany Vintage Stampin' Ink refill $4.95
  • 125734 Navy Blue Vintage Stampin' Ink refill $4.95

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Here is a reminder of how to re-ink with the Vintage Stampin' Ink refills

Re-inking a Vintage Ink Spot is different than re-inking a Classic Stampin' Pad or Spot. To create a distressed, aged appearance, a Vintage Ink Spot should be drier than a Classic Stampin' Pad. When it's too dry--that is, the ink applies more lightly than you like on your projects--you should re-ink the Spot. To re-ink your Vintage Ink Spot, do the following: 

  1. Using the eyedropper in the Vintage Ink Refill, apply ink one drop at a time in equal, thin stripes on the pad. Do not saturate the pad; it needs to be drier than a Classic Stampin' Pad. Let the ink settle into the pad for a few minutes before continuing. 
  2. Using the edge of a credit card, drag the ink diagonally across the pad from corner to corner. This will ensure that the ink is heavier in some places than others, which is necessary to create a distressed appearance.
  3. Blot lightly with a paper towel to remove excess ink.

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