Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Card Cookie Inspiration

Inspiration can be found everywhere!  And I can't think of a season that evokes more inspiration and beautiful visuals than Christmastime.  Call me crazy, but I love it when the shelves begin to fill with all the sparkly Christmas decorations and cards.  I know a lot of people complain and say how commercial Christmas has become, but I believe Christmas is what you make it.  I don't mind the early release of Christmas stock... it just means I get to enjoy the holiday that much longer; and bring on the Christmas music!  One month is not nearly long enough for me.

So, when my friend Hani {of the beautiful Haniela's} asked if I would like to take part in a cookie collaboration inspired by Christmas cards I was super excited.  Such a perfect pairing!  Nothing says Christmas like cards and cookies.  I had all kinds of ideas, but when I saw this card in the store, I knew it was the one I would cookie.  Lately I've been enchanted with the texture and colors of birch, so this card charmed me.



Here is my cookie interpretation of the cardinal card:


With the abundance of inspiration out there right now, I hope you take the time to look around you and soak it all in: the music, the scenery, the smells, and sounds of Christmas.  Before you know it the shelves will be full of conversation hearts asking you to "Be mine".  Enjoy every season and make the focus of your holidays what you want them to be about.

I wish I could have cookie'd 50 cards, there are so many gorgeous ones.  Thank goodness for these amazingly talented cookiers who were inspired by all different style and themed cards.  They are absolutely beautiful and it is such a treat to peek into their creative process.  Links to all these breathtaking beauties are below.


1.Stephanie, Ellie' s Bites Decorated Cookies
2. Anne, Flour Box Bakery
3. Georganne, LilaLoa
4. Lorraine, Lorraine's Cookies
5. Kim, The Partiologist  
6. Pam, Cookie Crazie
7.Cathy, Cathy's Cookies
8. Mariëlle, De Koekenbakkers 
9.  Nadia, My Little Bakery
10. Liz, Arty Mc Goo
11. Callye, Sweet Sugarbelle
12. Marlyn, Montreal Confections
13. Lisa, The Bearfoot Baker
14. Meaghan, The Decorated Cookie
15. Paula, Vanilla Bean Baker
16. Miriam & Estíbaliz, Message in a Cookie 
17. Ali, Ali Bee's Bakeshop
18. Myriam, Chapix Cookies
19. Jennifer, Not Your Momma's Cookie
20. Jill, Funky Cookie Studio
21. Maryann, Cookie Artisan
22. Hani, Haniela's


In the words of Tiny Tim, "God bless us, every one!"

28 comments:

  1. Gorgeous as per usual! :) It was a lot of fun doing this project with you!! :)

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  2. Beautiful work, I love the look of these.

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  3. Wow! These are beautiful! Love the details on the trees.

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  4. God bless us everyone indeed! You have been blessed with an amazing gift and I'm so thankful that you chose to share it on-line as you have. You are such an inspiration. These cookies are nothing short of beautiful as is your post.

    We have birch trees on our property but only once have I spotted the brilliant red cardinal.

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  5. Stunning. I especially love the blue sparkle shining through!

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  6. Liz, these cookies are completely adorable, gorgeous work!

    Have a Merry XMas!

    Miriam & Estíbaliz

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  7. Holy moly, Liz, I love these more than I can say! The soft blue, the pop of red, the fun sparkle, the details on the trees - everything! It was so fun "partying" with you :)

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  8. Seeing your cookies make me so happy! I love red birds in the snow! Beautiful!! It was great working on this project with you!

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  9. Beautiful. Loving the glittery blue.

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  10. What breathtaking cookies! You never disappoint! Loved getting to work with you on this project Liz!
    Maryann - Cookie Artisan (I'm not a stalker!)

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  11. You are such an inspiration.....in many more ways beyond decorating cookies too. Every time I see one of your cookies or read something you've written.....it just solidifies my affection for you. Gorgeous cookies, Liz. I loved doing this project with you. :) ♥♥

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  12. Very cool. It's times like these when I miss being a part of the cookie community. Your cookie reminds me of a wine glass I did last year. You continually amaze me with your fantastic artistic ability Liz! LOVE seeing all that you do :)
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

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  13. Beautiful! I love your creations! Merry Christmas sis:)

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  14. I love them, they are delicate and perfect in every possible way. I'm into birch and red cardinals this year myself. You captured the mood perfectly.

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  15. How do I love these? Let me count the ways....in other words I really really love them. The sparkle behind the trees is beautiful!

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  16. The birch IS gorgeous and the cardinals are as sweet as can be! The shimmery sparkle is the perfect finishing touch:) They just "feel" like Christmas.

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  17. You're so sparkly, it just falls off onto your cookies. I REALLY love these Liz! The colors are amazing, and the birch...perfection {as always}!

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  18. Gorgeous cookies & a beautiful post! I'm one of those people who complain about the commercialization of Christmas. Thank you for reminding me that the holiday is what I make it. You're a wonderful person Liz!

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  19. Sigh... these cookies are so perfect. I could just stare at them (through my computer screen) all day while drinking hot cocoa.

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  20. One word: EXQUISITE

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  21. You're talent blows me away everytime! AMAZING! I love to bake but cookies like yours boggle my mind. Keep up the good work, so inspiring!

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  22. I love the blue glitter behind the trunks!... :)

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  23. These cookies are so so pretty and... quiet. Can cookies be quiet? I think these are. Like the quite of a soft night when it snows. I love them. So pretty. And such a great use of disco dust!

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  25. Beautiful Cookies, love your cookies Amazing and so elegant
    Best wishes xo

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  26. Your cookies are beautiful, what did you use to make them sparkle so much on the blue? The only thing I can think of around here that sparkles like that is disco dust but that is just for decoration and not edible.

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