Saturday, December 8, 2012

Magnolia Christmas Calendar Shutter No 8

Hello, welcome to Magnolia’s annual Christmas Calendar hosted by the Design Team.
Iam sure you are already inspired by all the wonderful creations the girls and Alberto came up with in the past few days. Weren’t they all stunning???!!

We crafters like the idea of something handmade to give to our neighbors, teachers, friends and family for Christmas, that’s why we love so much or card making hobby and we spent a fair amount of time and money pursuing the addiction awh.. I meant the hobby Smile. I also know that many of you like to bake, especially during this time of the year. I can only imagine what kinds of different cookies you all have made this year. Well, here is an idea to combine both… crafting and giving your baked goods the deserved, ready to be gifted wrapping. Claudia_Rosa_Cookie Tin_1

Altered tins are always great to give, they come in a variety of shapes, sizes and you can get them for free if you can reuse some from you’re your foods you have purchased already or even from your Prima flowers. I got this container at a while back Michaels for about 50 cents in the clearance section. It has an nice big size and I thought it was perfect to give some homemade cookies away or even add some gifts as stamps, dies or flowers ect. I usually purchase those kind of things throughout the year and store in my closet to alter as I need them.

When you alter a tin, it is nice to create a band around the tin first, mine is not very wide as you can see, next I build up the area with plastic snowflakes and a paper doily where I am going to be able to glue down my flowers and other embellishments without smudging the acetate or run into the problem that the band would not slide off the tin after I am finished. Keep in mind that if the tin is used for food, that you can wash it out after you altered it with your decorations. (speaking of ribbons added around your tin or papers)

Anyways… you know how this worksSmile leave me a comment on this posting and I will draw a winner for a “yummy” Magnolia candy. It will be shipped to your home with warm Christmas wishes by Magnolia Rubberstamps in the next days!

And if you like… have a look at cookie recipe I post at the bottom of this posting – it is my families favorite for this year.. I think I have made already 4 batches so far – more coming up this weekend.

I would like to thank you in the name of Magnolia for your business this year! Stay tuned for more exciting and cute releases in 2013, you will be able to find the entire line as papers and dies and and and that goes along with each new release at Sir Stampalot. Your destination for all your Magnolia needs!
 

Claudia_Rosa_Cookie Tin_2


Stamps: Tilda with cookie tray
Sentiment: Crafty Sentiment Designs – those circle ones are just sooo cute! Thank you Suzette!
Dies: Magnolia Tag, Magnolia swirl
Embellishments: plastic snowflakes, paper doily cookie tin – Paula Deen (Hobby Supply store), Gingham ribbon,

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup pecans, toasted, coarsely ground
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar and vanilla; beat until well blended. Beat in flour, then pecans. Divide dough in half; form each half into ball. Wrap separately in plastic; chill until cold, about 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk remaining 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and cinnamon in pie dish to blend. Set cinnamon sugar aside.

Working with half of chilled dough, roll dough by 2 teaspoonful between palms into balls. Arrange balls on heavy large baking sheet, spacing 1/2 inch apart. Bake cookies until golden brown on bottom and just pale golden on top, about 18 minutes. Cool cookies 5 minutes on baking sheet. Gently toss warm cookies in cinnamon sugar to coat completely. Transfer coated cookies to rack and cool completely. Repeat procedure with remaining half of dough. (Cookies can be prepared 2 days ahead. Store airtight at room temperature; reserve remaining cinnamon sugar.)

have a bowl ready with remaining cinnamon sugar and add your cookies into the bowl to cover them with the powder sugar, remove and serve.

151 comments:

  1. Really cute card, thanks for sharing recipe.

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  2. I lovet this. I would like to have one in my kitchen. Thanks for the inspiration

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  3. Hi Claudia, I love your card!
    Hugs
    Marzia

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  4. What a gorgeous tin, you´ve made here. There´ll be some happy bunny here, who recieve this one, that´s for sure. Really gorgeous work and so beautiful decorations on it. I love, what you´ve done. Thanks sooo much for the great inspiration with this here.

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  5. Very pretty work. Your in my reader a few months ago and I want to say that I love specialy the colors you use in your stamps. I loves all Magnolia. I´m starting in scrap and I don´t have a lot of stamps and dies, but Magnolias are my favorites. Hugs.

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  6. Claudia I'm lost for words, this is sooooooooooooooo gorgeous and an eyecatcher on the Christmastable! Thanks for the yummy recipe!!

    xx Irene

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  7. What a beautiful tin ! I love eco ideas. Pretty image - the way you colouring is amazing. Thank you for sharing your yummy recipe .
    Hugs

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  8. Its lovely the project you make, i liked Tilda a lot with her Teapot.
    Hugs Astrid

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  9. This is fab, I like all of it and Tilda is so cute:)
    Hugs Charlotte

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  10. Hallo Claudia,
    deine Box sieht mal wieder toll aus. Ich liebe ja deine Kreationen so sehr. Vor allem deine Koloration ist klasse...*schwärm*
    Liebe Grüße
    Susi

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  11. What a lovley cookiejar. I´ll attemnt one my self : ) Regards Susanne from Sweden

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  12. Hi Claudia! Your card is sooooo beautiful!
    hgs,
    Carol

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  13. Beautiful creation, such lovely details
    Louise

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  14. such a lovely Tilda, your colouring skill is what I admired most!

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  15. What a beautiul jar you've made and that definitely sounds like a yummy recipe to try! :-)

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  16. WOW Claudia this is absolutely stunning, what a fab gift, to give or receive
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

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  17. Wow!! Absolutely Stunning Claudia, your colouring is wonderful!!
    Thank you for sharing!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

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  18. wow wow wow a beautiful work, your coloring is so perfect. love is it

    Thank you for the chance to win

    Hug
    Marushy

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  19. gorgeous altered tin!!! stunning!!! =)
    hugs, SannaS

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  20. Wooww I'ts beautiful!!
    I love this christmas gift.
    Your colouring ist fantastic.
    Thanks for your inspiration.
    Hugs from The Netherlands
    Joukje

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  21. It is soooo gorgeous! Perfect coliuring! I admire :-)

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  22. Wow Claudia, your altered tin is stunning! I love the all the flowers and the adorable Tilda. The recipe sounds yummy too, will have to give this a try. :) Thanks for sharing it! Hugs!

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  23. wow, your card is just amazing, love it!
    Hugs Manuela

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  24. Hi Claudia,
    What an amazing tin you have made it is gorgeous and just the perfect stamp to go on it.
    I wouldn't want to put anything in it just keep it on display its so pretty, I am going to have to try your cookie recipe sounds delicious :0)
    Hugs
    Mandy

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  25. Oh Claudia,your altered tin looks so wonderful,all the details are so fantastic and your colouring is so beautiful.I love it so much how you decorated the tin.
    Many thanks for the chance to win and many greetings
    Angela

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  26. what a beautiful tin Claudia! Love your coloring and all the layers just come together so nicely!! Merry Christmas to you and your family! (your cookies sound yummy, I will have to try them!)

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  27. Stunning creation Claudia~~who wouldn't love a homemade gift made with Love!!!!! Gorgeous tin and thanks so much for sharing recipe--gonna give it a whirl!!!!!!
    Deliciously appreciated :) Happy Holidays!!!!!!!

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  28. Wow wonderful altered tin!;) I also like to bake cookies and now I have an inspiration to make a tin like you for my cookies;). Thank you for sharing your creation with us and for a chance to win Magnolia candy. Have fun. Bye.

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  29. What a beautiful tin - and a lovely recipe to use in it as well. Thanks
    Anne

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  30. Wow it's beautyful gif box. I will do cookies. Tanks

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  31. Always visiting your blog Claudia and this one is no exception. Thank you for the chance. Jane x

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  32. this altered tin is so fun! I know lots of folks who love cookies - thanks for sharing today & the chance to win!
    Alyse D

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  33. Liebe Claudia
    Deine aufgehübschte Dose ist einfach wundervoll... Ich stelle mir gerade vor wie Tilda die frisch gebackenen Kekse serviert, mhhhhhhhhhh! Deine Coloration ist wie immer umwerfend und deine Gestaltung perfekt von A-Z!
    Hab lieben Dank auch für das Rezept, ich werde es mir aufschreiben und ausprobieren. Wie heissen denn deine Lieblingsguetzli (Lieblingskekse)?
    Sei herzlich gegrüsst,
    Monika
    PS: ich mache gerne mit beim Magnolia Adventskalender, was für eine tolle Idee...!!!

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  34. What a gorgeous tin! Fantastic gift! And I may just have to try the recipe! YUM! TFS! HUGS

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  35. Oh so beautiful. Your coloring is amazing.
    hugs Anke

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  36. This is so gorgeous, I really love it!!!
    And Tilda with cookie tray is just the cutest!! :)
    Merry Christmas to you!

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  37. This is absolutly gorgeus!

    HUGS SUSY

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  38. Gorgeous Tin would make a wonderful gift without anything inside. The gift inside
    would be something extra. As always your coloring and design is GORGEOUS.
    HUGS from USA Texas
    Linda

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  39. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for all the great inspiration!
    Hugs Siv

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  40. I always look forward to seeing your creations and this one doesn't disappoint either!! Very beautiful!! Your cookie recipe sounds awesome - just may try this for my cookie exchange next week! Merry Christmas Claudia!

    Hugs,

    Deb T.

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  41. OMG beautiful tin!! Lovely colours!

    Hugs Lena

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  42. Wow Claudia your tin is gorgeous what a fabulous gift
    Merry Christmas darling
    Hugs Susie x

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  43. A feast for the eyes, absolutely gorgeous! Coloring, details...always amazing! ~hugs

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  44. Wonderful cookie tin - would love to have one on my coffee table.
    Beautiful work you have done there Claudia.

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  45. Wunderschön! Die Coloration ist wieder der Hammer!

    LG

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  46. This is absolutly gorgeous !!

    Hugs Wilga

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  47. So very nice!
    Merry Christmas!
    Anna

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  48. Hi Claudia, to bad I'am not your neighbour ;p I really love this gift! And not only for this time of the year. I'am wishing you and your family a perfect Christmas! And I hope to see lots of beautiful work of you.
    Hugs, Karin

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  49. Wow what a perfect top to a homemade batch of cookies. Coloured perfectly too. Fabulous work x

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  50. Amazing tin. I need to try altering some pieces. Thanks so much for being fabulous and inspiring.

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  51. what a beautiful gift I would love to receive something as special as this. also thanks for the recipe, one I must try x

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  52. What a great idea! So nice to give away a christmasgift in. Thanks a lot for the inspiration!

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  53. Absolutely stunning! Fabulous colouring.

    hugs
    Vanja

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  54. OMG! This is stunning!
    I love every little single detail of it!
    The thing I love the most of your work is your coloring .. BREATHTAKING!
    Thanks to you and Magnolia for this fantastic opportunity to win an amazing Christmas surprise!
    Big hugs, Lorianna

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  55. Hi What a super idea to renovate a tin with the gorgeous Tilda !! I adore the colours and design and will have to try out the recipe too ! Thanks for the inspiration ;0)

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  56. Wooooo! Beutifull! , bellisimo! Jollie! Etc, etc. So cute, out of words, creative Nd perfect for a gift and the cookies sounds so good. Thanks for everything youshare with us today,

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  57. so beautiful, so great gift to give away love it hugs christa

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  58. WOW what a beautifully decorated tin. I love your work, your coloring to your flowers, everything is gorgeous! Whom ever get this will fall in love with it. Thanks for sharing, I'm sooo enjoying the 'Magnolia Christmas Calendar Shutter' hop!

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  59. Fabulous Claudia, such a lovely to present homemade cookies or cake! Perfect stamp for this purpose! I love her and her teapot! Hugs.

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  60. This is such a beautiful gift idea. Your coloring is amazing.
    Have a great weekend.
    Katie

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  61. wonderful gift tin! Beautifully colored and designed! TFS!

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  62. Ohh so lovely :)
    I just love it. Tilda is so cute :)
    I just love this wonderful plastic snowflakes that you have on your tin. I have look´t around here in the stores in sweden but I haven´t found any.

    Have a wonderful day.
    Hugs Gurkiss

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  63. Love this tin Claudia! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

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  64. Another stunningly beautiful creation Claudia, your colouring is to die for as is your eye for the perfect papers and embellishments to accompany your designs.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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    1. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for all the great inspiration!

      Valderez

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  66. This is another gorgeous gift, even when the tin is empty it's still a real treasure. I love everything about it, super creation.
    xx Annie

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  67. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for all the great inspiration!

    Hugs,
    Valderez

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  68. Love the tin and the beautiful Tilda you've colored. GORGEOUS!
    Hugs.....Pam:)

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  69. Love it! Great gift!
    Sure gonna try the recipe!
    Hugs and happy holidays
    Cordine

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  70. Real stunning creation !!! Who wouldn't love a homemade gift made with love
    Gorgeous tin and thanks so much for sharing your recipe....certainly gonna try this. Deliciously appreciated and festive holidays!!!!
    Greetz Antoinette
    http://antoinettecreacards.blogspot.nl

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  71. What a lovely idea and so beautifully done too.
    Well done and thanks for sharing

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  72. It's really sweet picture. I love Tilda with long straight hair. The box is stunning. :)

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  73. Wow, what a wonderful tin! This Tilda is very lovely and I like the colours, the beautiful papers and all the embellishments used. This tin really looks great and it is a wonderful gift.

    Kind regards
    Carola

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  74. Your tin is so gorgeous, I love it.

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  75. Was für eine süße Karte, die coloration ist sooooo toll.

    L.g.Heike

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  76. A beautifully decorated tin! Thank you for sharing your recipe, it looks delicious.

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  77. Claudia, your beautifully colored Tilda with Cookie Tray looks wonderful on this fabulous altered tin. TFS! Hugz, ~ Rose

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  78. Wonderful idea! Tilda,papers,embellishment and colors are beautiful!

    Happy Christmas
    Ileana

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  79. Claudia, this tin looks so stunning!!! Your Tilda is gorgeous and colours are really beautiful!
    I love it!
    Hugs, Barbara GR

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  80. Claudia, Your work is always soooo beautiful and this is no exception!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!!!! I love it!!
    Hugs,
    Teri

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  81. I knew when I opened the door and saw your name it would be awesome and you didn't disappoint. Gorgeous Claudia as always. Love it!
    Hugs Tracy x

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  82. I love all your art Claudia! You are always such an inspiration to me. Thank you for all the help you have given me over the years.
    Your friend,
    Debbie K

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  83. Hi Claudia,
    Your project is absolut fantastic. Love the colors and all the emblies. Just so beautiful.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Yvon

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  84. Hi Claudia,
    Your work is always fab, your colouring is stunning!
    Merry Christmas !!

    Peggy xx

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  85. Gorgeous creation, always wonderful to follow love everything about it and thanks for the wonderful coolie recipe definetly trying hugs xx

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  86. Hello Claudia, your card is very beautiful. Thanks for the recipe. Have a good day, hugs, Helena

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  87. Ciao Claudia! i tuoi lavori sono sempre meravigliosamente curati. Adoro la tua colorazione, un grande abbraccio
    Monica

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  88. Ohw, what a gorgeous tin you made of it!

    Marie-Anne

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  89. what a lovely tin box.You are so creative I've always loved the things you make.Have a Happy Christmas !

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  90. Another beautiful project. Your coloring is wonderful and I love all of your embellishments.

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  91. Oh my goodness...you are so talented..just beautiful

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  92. Magnific project...your coloring is beautiful. I love it so much!

    Hugs, Erika








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  93. This is absolutely gorgeous! You know I love your coloring but this is just OMG so super cute! A great gift in itself; cookies or stamps would just be icing on the cake. You got me chuckling when you called our obsession an addiction:0) It is so true!!

    Hugs;
    Janette

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  94. Lindíssimo projeto!
    O seu colorido é maravilhoso!
    Abraços do Brasil

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  95. Your colouring is stunning Claudia, what a beautiful box
    Hugs Julie P

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  96. Your tin is absolutely stunning! I just love your coloring and all of your ideas.




    Sabrina

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  97. Beautiful Tin, your colouring is so beautiful and bright.
    Love your work.
    Hugs Lina

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  98. Claudia, This is the most beautiful Tin every. I love what you did with it and it made a extra special gift. Thank you for the cookie reciepe too, I will give it a try.
    Hugs Kelly

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  99. Your cookie jar/tin is fabulous. Love it all what you did here Claudia. Thanks for sharing!
    Riet

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  100. Awesome job on the tin Claudia. Love all the little details you did for decorating. I love to give my neighbors something homemade too each Christmas season.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    peggy

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  101. Claudia this is just beautiful my friend, all the little things you have added, the textures and the coloring is awesome as usual.

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  102. Hi Claudia
    Your tin is absolutely gorgeous!

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  103. This is beautiful! What detail! And, thanks for the recipe!

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  104. Beautiful altered tin, anyone would be thrilled to be getting this delightful gift, two in one, what a deal. You work is gorgeous! TFS
    SlomoMom

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  105. Great idea! What a wonderful job altering the cookie tin!
    Thanks, Dana

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  106. Beatiful tin love your cookie recipe :)

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  107. Totally love the way you decorated this Tin!!..Fabulous idea and recipe!! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family!!!

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  108. Beautiful tin..love it Vicki B

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  109. Lovely idea, thank you for the recipe!

    Hugs
    Sabina

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  110. Wow....stunning card!
    Hugs, Yvonne

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  111. Wow, this is absolutely stuning!! Your colouring is divine!!! HUgsxxx

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  112. Beautyfull coloured and a greate idea :)

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  114. Thank you so much for the inspiration. It is so adorable and I love the the idea.

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  115. Gorgeous, Beautyful coloring and I love all those gorgeous details.
    Hugs Aartje

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  116. Wow Claudia this is incredible as always! I love your idea of creating a band that slides off so the tin can still be washed! Stunning colouring and details! thanks for the chance to win! hugs, Jane xxx

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  117. I love your works ,Claudia. Your colouring is always stunning and I love the way you match the elements. This box is wonderful. Congratulations.
    Hugs
    Soraya

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  118. This is so beautiful. I love all your work. I would Love to make my own cards but it's too busy here right now. That's why I'm so glad to see work of you and others. The Magnolia stamps are sooo beautiful. Love it all. Have a Merry Christmas! Love XXX

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  119. your box is beautiful!, it really has inspired me to use some tins that i have hanging around and make them beautiful. Thanks. Merry Christmas-

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  120. This is incredible Vlaudia!!!!
    Love it to bits!!
    Thanks to you and Magnolia for the chance to win an awesome prize!!
    Hugs, TinaM

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  121. I love it! Gorgeous and beautiful painted

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  122. Oh Claudia, your tin is gorgeous!! It would make for a stunning Christmas decoration in any kitchen! Just lovely. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Hugs!

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  123. that is gorgeous Claudia !! I love it :)).

    Hugs Monique

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  124. Your tin is just so gorgeous, wish it was mine. Hugs:) Janis

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  125. Ack, I posted on the wrong blog originally... this is so beautiful as always Claoudia!

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  126. Gorgeous creation, Claudia. Absoloutely love it! Beautiful colour combo, fabulous colouring as always, and perfect embellishing.
    Hugs, Karina

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  127. So very beautiful and stunning colouring as always.
    Hugs.........Baukje

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  128. Hi Claudia, Lovely tin for a Xmas present!! Thank you for sharing your great idea with us. Hugs, marylopez

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  129. A lovely cookiebox! Perfect for christmas cookies

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  130. Beautiful box, I love this cute tilda, so sweet!

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  131. Your card is stunning and Tilda is colored so well.

    Hugs

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  132. What a beautiful car I love it.

    Hugs Friedy

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  133. Beautiful card, Love the colouring!

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  134. Gorgeous box!! I love red and blue contrast colors.

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