Monday, 7 December 2009

Cooking and/or Kitchen Crafty Secrets DT Blog Hop

December 7, 2009

Good Monday morning to you all. Today the Design Team of Crafty Secrets will be posting projects with a Cooking and/or Kitchen Theme. We also have a talented crafter joing us today and she is no other then Julie Campbell. It is so exciting to see what everyone comes up with. Each and every DT members has their own unique style. So I hope that you all have a grand time and get some inspiration from our projects.

My first project is a Recipe Box. For this project I used paper from the Raidiant Paper Designs, stickers from the "What's Cooking" Vintage Stickers, images from the "Homemade" Images and Journal Notes, and stamps from the "Kitchen Classic", "Little Chef" and "Wine Lovers" stamp sets of Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps.

My second project is Shortbread Cookies Baggies giveaway for Christmas. I stamped some Snowflakes from the "Vintage Christmas" stamp set with Opaque White Stazon Ink on the clear plastic bag. Tag was made using 2 other images from the same stamp set and it was colored with Copic markers.

And lastly, I would like to share with you the recipe I used for the Shortbread Cookies. It is no easy to make and tastes real good.

Shortbread Cookies

1 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup potato flour or potato starch
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
50 grams sliced blanched almonds

Sieve potato flour and all purpose flour together. Cream butter, add sugar and blend well. Add vanilla and mix. Graudally add in flour to butter mixture. Knead the dough for a few minutes. It it is too sticky, add a little more flour. Slightly crush sliced almonds by hand, then mix well with dough. Roll in little balls and tap with fork dipped in flour. Bake at 325 degrees oven for 20-25 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!

Now it is time to take a look at the other DT members and our guest designer to see what they have in store for you today.

Vicki Chrisman
Pam Hooten
Michele Kovack - Prize Giveaway
Michelle Van Etten
Melissa Phillips
Flo Teixteira
Julie Campbell - Guest designer

And don't forget to check out the Heartwarming Vintage Blog and Crafty Secrets Site for added inspiration.




  1. Love both of your projects!!! I did a recipe box too awhile back and I love having it handy in my kitchen!

  2. Darling projects Marisa!.. oh and could you please pass me those cookies! lol

  3. Seriously I have a cxraving for cookies yum yum. I love your projects very cute.

  4. These are so wonderful, Marisa! Love that recipe box!

    Shortbread is just my favorite cookie--I have a recipe that I've used for over 30 years...your's is so different from mine, I can't wait to try it!

    Hope you're having a great day!

  5. Cute recipe holder! I love the way you have each side decorated and the cupie is adorable! You did a great job!

  6. Love your cute recipe box and those tags are great!! I bet those cookies are yummy!

  7. Nice recipe box! Thank you for sharing a delicious recipe :)

  8. Love those cookie tags a whole bunch!!!!

  9. You gave me some suggestions! Thanks

  10. the recipe box is so cute. love the colors and images!

  11. Oh my goodness girl ... you have been busy!!! These are awesome!! Thanks too for the recipe ... yummy!! Happy Holidays!!