19 September 2012

MCT 20th Edition Sneak Peek: Cookie Exchange

by Veronica

It's time to talk Cookies.

The Hubs and I have our differences of opinion on many things:

  • He believes that vegetables are nothing but 'rabbit food', while I enjoy a fresh Caesar salad. 
  • He believes that a televised sporting event can only be enjoyed to it fullest potential if I'm not talking. And well... I talk.
  • He believes ONLY in real Christmas trees. I'm coming around to that one...
But if there's ONE thing we can definitely, without-a-doubt agree on it's this:

There is truly only one kind of cookie: Chocolate Chip.

Of course, I love my Girl Scout Thin Mints. And he's a big fan of Tagalongs. But when it really comes down to it - Chocolate Chip is the way to go for us.

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Today's project would be PERFECT for a Christmas Cookie Exchange with friends and family. Perhaps such an exchange would broaden our 'cookie horizons'... *giggle*

I put six cookies into a 4"x9" treat bag (made by Darice - found at my local Debbie's Dollar Store). The topper base is a 4.25" x 3" piece of kraft card stock that I scored and folded in half. After random stamping the cute chocolate cookie stamp (from MCT's newest set, All Around Goodies - due out on Friday), I paper pierced the top and bottom edges of the front of the base.

The lighter brown strip was stamped with the argyle stamp from MCT's Coffee Break stamp set in dark brown. I cut the edge of a white strip of card stock into a flag and stamped "A Little Chocolate" using only part of one of the sentiment stamps from Do the Cocoa Motion.

After cutting out a white circle and brown scalloped circle (Scallop & Stitched Circle Dies), I stamped the "Cookie Exchange" sentiment from the new All Around Goodies set onto the white stitched circle. The cookie was then stamped on a separate piece of white card stock, colored with my Copics and then punched out with a 3/4" circle punch. I popped it up inside the circle sentiment.

After securing my bag closed (topper in place) with staples, I adhered the circles to the topper base with pop dots.

So the only remaining question is...

Which one of us will open the cookies first?

Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!

With all of our Sneak Peek weeks, Emma likes to do some FUN giveaways!

 ***All you have to do is leave comments on our blogs! You do NOT have to comment on every blog, BUT if you do, you will just have more chances to win!

 ***SPREAD THE WORD TO THE WORLD ON FACEBOOK about this release & whatever connections you may have! Let us know on My Creative Time's Facebook page that you did so! OR you can just tag My Creative Time in your post!

Emma will randomly pick & announce all winners on Friday, September 21st during the blog hop release happening @ 12:01am PST in her video! GOOD LUCK!

 Log onto to your Facebook now and let's start spreading word!
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Thanks for stopping by today to preview the 20th Edition of My Creative Time stamps.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica


62 comments :

  1. Such a 'sweet' treat! Love the cookie stamp. As for who? Knowing you both, you'll open and eat together.

    Love ya,

    Mom

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  2. Love the cookie stamp! I got to a Christmas Cookie swap each year and this stamp would be a hit!! TFS! I say let your husband open the bag, but you get the first bite!!!

    bdcampers@msn.com

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  3. Awesome! Love the cookie bag and the stamp is perfect!

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  4. Who doesn't love chocolate? Love this cookie treat embellishing...so cute...and yummy looking! Lee-Ann :)

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  5. What an adorable topper, Veronica! Great way to use this set!

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  6. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

    Kat
    kat.raymond@gmail.com

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  7. LOL he thinks a good game is when you not talking. Well I like to talk during the games. LOL. Any way great cookie bag. I like the colors and Emma stamped used. I have to say I love a good Macadamia Nut cookie. Its one of the those cookies not everyone can make. TFS AJ-

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  8. Your cookie treat bag makes me wanna go bake some cookies too! Your treat bag topper is really soooo cute! I love Emmas dies!

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  9. I LOVE your project!!! What a fun idea for a cookie swap!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  10. I love how these little bag toppers make simple little treats look fabulous! Yours is great, I love it! Thanks for sharing, Cheryl

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  11. You are right on the CC cookies. The best. Everything looks great.

    craftmethis@gmail.com

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  12. What a great idea for a cookie exchange....and yes, choc chip is the best...although I'm pretty nutty myself so I always have to add pecans or walnuts to my choc chip cookies. Yum!!! TFS --C

    christinescreativecards@gmail.com
    christinescreativecards.blogspot.com

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  13. Veronica ~ Oh WOW! I LOVE your topper for the cookie exchange! How CUTE did this turn out! I need to try that piercing thing! Everytime I see you do it ~ I LOVE it! Well here we go again ~ your post! Seriously you made me laugh out loud so hard! Yet another FABULOUS creation and post! I agree about the chocolate chip cookie thing too! Oh keep talking too! He will get used to it! LOL!

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  14. Very cute--I think you should open the cookies together.

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  15. Very creative idea! We participate in cookie/recipe exchanges every year with a few friends (actually the women exchange recipes and gossip, the men eat the cookies). Fabulous for dressing up the packaging. TFS

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  16. Cute idea! Chocolate chip cookies are the best! My m-i-l taught me how to make good chocolate chip cookies. Great ideas for upcoming cookies exchanges.

    Niki
    billniki@gmail.com

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  17. Yummy looking treat bag. Even the topper colors match the cookies. lol

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  18. What a cute idea! I do a cookie exchange every year and
    can't wait to get my hands on this release! Love the bag
    topper! TFS!

    Cindy - 1mamacyn@gmail.com

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  19. Love the packaging, those cookies look yummy.

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  20. So, who ended up eating the cookies :)? Love the packaging!

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  21. What a great idea for a cookie exchange! And your bag topper and tags are just so adorable! You did an awesome job as you always do! And I have to agree, chocolate chip is the way to go! :) Have a wonderful day! lindagk23ataoldotcom

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  22. Super Cute and Yummy Treat Bag!!love this idea!
    Migdalia

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  23. Love your comparisons! LOL And love your adorable cookie bag as well. I enjoy the game too, but I can't watch without talking. LOL Maybe if you make him the cookies before the big game, he won't notice as much that you're talking....?? Hahaha!

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  24. Great idea, Shar! Hmm... maybe instead I could just put a cookie in my mouth every time I get the urge to talk during a game. I better get to baking... LOL

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  25. If it were me the cookies wouldn't have made it to the picture! great job!!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  26. Cookies are a great distraction from the game - great project!

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  27. Super cute Veronica! Love your post about you & your hubby..lol I'm a big fan of a good choc chip, but have to say, a good sugar cookie can be right up there,
    Puppy Hugs,
    Wendy

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  28. Oh YUMMY!!!! I love all the My Creative Time stamps that you used on the topper. They look PERFECT together. I also love the center cookie circle popped up like that and of course all the perfect browns together. Beautiful job. Hugs- Glora

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  29. Your cookie treat bag looks amazing!
    Jayne x

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  30. Such a cute treat bag topper...love it!!!

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  31. Veronica I love this!!! Great job showcasing. mmmm those cookies look good!!!

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  32. So cute! Love the colors you used, your treat bag looks to cute to open, but those cookies do look yummy:)lol.

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

    monita23 at ca dot rr dot com

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  33. How funny--I'm the one that likes Tagalongs and my husband likes the Thin Mints, but we both love Chocolate Chips!

    Cute cookie packaging.

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  34. Such a cute topper thanks for sharing.

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  35. what a great little treat!! these stamps are awesome! good things come in small packages...mini release! lol
    GinasCreativePlace.blogspot.com
    babi96 at aol dot com

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  36. One word - YUM! Looks awesome and I love this set. Love this set and can't wait to see the entire release!

    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

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  37. Hi Veronica,AWESOME looking treat bag!your topper is FANTASTIC!!!:)

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  38. This is so yummy! Just add milk!

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  39. So many choices of treat bags. How cute love your color choices. thanks for sharing Mindy1qc@msn.com

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  40. I'm definitely drooling over your cookies! I absolutely love your packaging colors and embellishments, too! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  41. This is adorable love the little cookie stamp!!

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  42. veronica! I love the colors, the style of your topper is just perfect!

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  43. Fantastic idea!! Presentation Is as important as the goodies inside right? I love the topper you created, TFS Veronica,
    Have a wonderful day!
    Liz

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  44. I love this cookie bag! great job and the cookies look yummy! I'm ready for a cookie exchange too! LOL

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  45. Veronica, sent me this fabulous gift. This is an elegant treat. Thanks for share!

    http://www.withloveandscrap.blogspot.com

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  46. You guys are so cute! These cookies look so yummy and I love your little treat bag! So cute....just like you and your hubby :)

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  47. What a great idea! Your bag looks great and I don't think cookie exchanges will be the same after this release comes out. Thanks for sharing.

    Danielle
    leeceratops@comcast.net

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  48. Love your little story! I like chocolate chip cookies without the chocolate, lol. Love the topper and found a cute idea to use my paper piercing supplies.
    kidshomelove at yahoo.com

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  49. Cute cute tag and idea for a cookie exchange! Shawn spencer
    Golfwidow@frontiernet.net

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  50. Fabulous cookie exchange presentation. Love this idea. Thank you for sharing.

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  51. I love the way the scalloped tag matches the cookie nice job thanks for sharing
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  52. I am with you all the way, only chocolate chip, well and also my aunt's almond italian cookies. :) Love this idea for an exchange. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Love your cookie presentation. Thanks for sharing that story of differences. I think we may have a similar list (lol) Smooches...

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  54. Cute treat bag with the mini sentiment.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  55. One word: Yummy! I totally agree, chocolate chip all the way!

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  56. Chocolate Chip Cookies are the best ever! Even the ones with the large chip in the center are wonderful. Great job on your cookie exchange bag...it turned out beautiful. The last one to the cookie bag looses!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  57. What a darling little post! Love your treat bag topper!This release is so adorable!

    Crafty hugs,
    Debbie H.

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  58. The cookies look yummy!! I love your bag topper is fabulous....great use of Miss Emma's newest set!!

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  59. Love all the details your put on this tag, stamping your own paper with the argyle and the hand piercing...as they say...the devil is in the details, but, the finished product is great!!! Thanks for sharing.
    XOXOX & Blessings,
    Carol
    hrhcva@gmail.com

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