Well, hello stampers and happy Friday to you! I am super excited to announce my Cross-Country Christmas Cookie Exchange Party With a Heart. Isn’t that a mouthful? There is a reason for the long name, so I will explain it to you.

 

Cross-Country

 

This part was super important to me because I love connecting people. We live in a large, beautiful and diverse country. In the past it was a lot of fun to have pen-pals, and now it will be fun to exchange favourite Christmas recipes. Wait…I thought you said cookie exchange Jackie?!

 

Cookie Exchange

 

Well, cookie exchange sounds a lot better than recipe swap which is what it will actually be. But….you can then use the recipes that you get and then do a real cookie swap with your local people. I have totally fallen in love with the Gingerbread & Peppermint suite and even though I am using it for a class at the end of October, I have decided to feature it for this event as well. You will see that I am planning to do a whole video series on this suite in November and there will be a pdf tutorial to go along with it.

 

Party With a Heart

 

This is where it gets super special. You see, not only are we going to have a wonderful time together, we are also going to contribute to heart health. How are we going to do that? Stampin’Up! has designed a special stamp set where they are giving $4 of each stamp set to heart health. It gets even better! Stampin’Up! Canada has chosen to donate to the London Health Sciences Centre which is just one hour away from me. The reason is very personal.

There is a fellow Canadian demonstrator, Anne Granger, who lives near London and she lost her husband at a very young age due to a rare heart disease. How touching that SU is now donating to the hospital that tried to save his life. With research, perhaps other people will not have to go through such a tragic loss.

 

Strong of Heart sample

 

Class Options

 

There are several options for participating in this class. Option one includes participation in the recipe card swap, the Strong of Heart stamp set and a pdf for all the Christmas projects. This is $55 including shipping.

Option two includes all of option one plus the What’s Cookin’ bundle. This is $110 including shipping.

The third option is pdf only but this does not include the recipe card swap. It is $20.

Every week in November I will be doing a video showing several different projects. On November 27 at noon EST we will celebrate with a Zoom party. I will demonstrate three projects from the pdf that day.

 

Projects for my Cross-Country Christmas Cookie Exchange Party

 

Please note that the projects that will be made with Strong of Heart are not yet designed as I am waiting for my stamp set here in the Netherlands. Here is a closeup of some of the projects.

 

Closeup of some of the Cross-Country Christmas Cookie exchange projects

 

The Second Best Part

 

The best part is perhaps the fact that we can have so much fun together while raising money for heart health. I really value the fact that SU chooses a local charity to support rather than all the funds raised going to the States.

The second best part is that included in this class is a swap. Not exactly a card swap but a recipe card swap. I will show you an example so that you can make your own beautiful 4″ by 6″ recipe card. If they are all the same size then we can make or find a beautiful box to put them all in. This is still under construction! Recipe cards need to mailed out no later than November 13.

 

Recipe Card

 

There are only two recipe cards in the Gingerbread & Peppermint memories and more cards so I thought it would be super simple and cute to make my own. Simply take a 4″ by 6″ piece of our new kraft paper and decorate it with a narrow strip of designer series paper and some stamped off stamps. That way they won’t cover up your writing!

This is one of my favourite Christmas cookie recipes. All of my grown children also make these cookies. I only bake them in December and that way they stay special.

Check out this post with some great Gingerbread cards.

 

Handwritten homemade recipe card using What's Cookin' bundle from Stampin'Up.

 

 

Excited and Ready to Sign Up?

 

Of course you are!! Last year we had so much fun at my #itsallaboutthetreats event and this one is going to be bigger and better!! I am already excited about getting your recipe cards in the mail. What fun! This event combines the things that I love most about my life:  people (aka you!), Stampin’Up! and baking.

Choose your option here but please remember that the pdf will not be available until November 1.

 


Class Options


 

For my American friends, here is your PayPal button. I’m so happy that we can stamp together.

 




 

Deadline to sign up is November 1. This is super important, otherwise you won’t get your supplies in time.

 

I Forgot One Important Thing

 

Guess what?? I got too squirrelly and forgot to tell you that you will also get an adorable kraft box that you can decorate and use to store your recipe cards. Here is mine and it will be in the pdf too.

 

Handmade kraft recipe box using Gingerbread & Peppermint and What's Cookin' bundles.

 

Thanks so much for joining me today.  Are you as excited about this class as I am? How many new people are we going to meet? I hope I get to meet you and make your favourite cookies this Christmas season. So many of you have asked me to make a cookbook. Perhaps this will be the start of my next cookbook and YOUR recipe will be in it. I promise to try every recipe and if it meets my expectations I will feature it in my blog as well with your handmade recipe card of course.

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving and have a super day. Lots of love from Holland!!!!


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