She is now often asking about cards, so for her birthday which isn't for 6 more weeks, I am trying to make her some cards. She does not have the ability to know the difference between simple cards and complex cards, so I do not feel bad making a lot of fairly easy cards for her.
I made the monograms from a Papertrey Ink set, Trajan Monograms. I bought 25 4.25x5.5 inch cards with a 50% off coupon from Joann's. That means I got 25 cards and envelopes for $3.00. I cannot decide which monogram set I like best so I made some of each. If you have a clear favorite or an opinion about the cards, let me know. The paper is from Cloud Nine and the scallop punch is from Marvy Uchida (yellow) and the scalloped paper is Bazzill Bling.
My husband's office employs about 15-20 people at any one time, depending on staffing. I used to make everyone a dozen cookies for Valentine's Day, but haven't for several years. I found cookie tins on sale at Wal Mart a while back for 75% off and they don't look overwhelmingly Christmasy. I bought them and plan to fill them with cookies again for everyone at the office.
The problem now is that so many are married and have 3-4 children, that I'll have to make enough cookies so the larger families can have more than a dozen to take home. This is Noah eating his favorite cookie, a Snickerdoodle. I baked about 13 dozen snickerdoodles this week and froze them for later. Well, I froze 11 dozen of them and let my family eat the ugly ones. Next up to bake will be Chocolate Chip or Peanut Butter. I'll post the Snickerdoodle Recipe . It is originally from Crisco.
2 cups Shortening (I use butter flavored Crisco)
3 cups Sugar
5 cups Flour
4t Cream of Tartar
2t Baking Soda
Cinnamon Sugar (2 T sugar and 1-2 t cinnamon mixed together)
Mix shortening and sugar till combined. Add eggs into the mix, one at a time. Add rest of ingredients and mix well. Roll into golf ball sized balls and roll in cinnamon sugar to coat cookie balls, place onto a cookie sheet and bake at 400 F for aboout 12-14 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 2- 3 minutes before removing to countertop to finish cooling.