Monday, September 20, 2010

Are Your Christmas Cards Done… Recipe Request!

These are two of six Christmas cards we made in last Saturday’s Christmas Card Class… the other cards/designs have been featured in past posts on my blog… all the cards were festive in shades of Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, and Riding Hood Red.  We used lots of embellishments, brads, embossing, and dimensionals too… it was a fun and friendly day of stamping!  Next weekend we’ll make more Christmas cards… but this time the primary colors will be Brushed Gold or Silver.. you get to choose!

This card features the fun Candy Lane Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Mini Catalog… the background on this card comes right out of the package full of fun, glittery dots!  The timeless trim Sizzix die was used for the fabulous edge treatment… and we added Basic Jewel Pearls at the intersections.


I always try to have something for everyone at my classes and camps… while the card above had a more contemporary feel, the card below is more aligned with and old world or traditional Christmas card.  Everyone really loved the Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper background combined with Naturals Ivory and Cherry Cobbler Cardstock.  A sash/knot of seam binding combined with twill tape gives more body to the seam binding, and an element of interest to the card!


Since this was a morning class, I decided to serve a sweet and salty fare for snacking… and of course immediately encountered recipe requests.  As promised, today’s post includes my Cherry Crisp and Beer Cheese Recipes… not for the dieting crowd :)  Hope you enjoy them !

Sharon’s Cherry Crisp

Preheat Oven 325 degrees


2 cans Comstock More Fruit Cherry Pie Filling

2 cans Tart Cherries, Drained

2/3 Duncan Hines Yellow Cake Mix

1/2 cup each: 

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Quick Cooking Oats
  • chopped pecans

1/4 tsp cinnamon

2 sticks (1 cup) melted butter

Add cherries to bottom of a 9x13 pan

Cover with 2/3 of the cake mix (more if you want to)

Mix together Flour, Sugar, Oats, Pecans, and cinnamon

Top with melted butter

Bake for  45 minutes

12 servings

Sharon’s Beer Cheese… without the beer!


14 oz. Kaukauna Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese

6 oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese

1 tsp garlic salt

1 tsp garlic powder

3 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1/4 tsp liquid smoke


Warm cheeses to room temperature, then mix together.

Mix in all the other ingredients, stirring well.

Refrigerate for 3-4 hours to allow flavors to meld.

Serve with pita chips, or pretzels.

Stamps and supplies used in today’s Card Shares:

Stamps:  Jolly Old St. Nick & Bright Christmas; Leaf Lines & Perfect Punches

Cardstock / Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red & Candy Lane DSP; Naturals Ivory, Cherry Cobbler & Deck the Halls DSP

Classic Inks:  Basic Gray; Always Artichoke & Cherry Cobbler

Accessories:  Big Shot Machine, timeless trim die, corner rounder, basic jewels pearls, 1/8” whisper white taffeta, Brights Buttons, stampin write markers & mini glue dots; Aqua Painter, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Twill Tape, stampin dimensionals, gold brads, scallop circle punch, stampin write markers

All these supplies and more are available at my online stampin up store… hope to see you tomorrow for the second installment of the UDI color challenge!



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Teressa Thompson said...

These are so pretty! I love the glittery dots. I was going to ask you if you covered the glitter with a glaze because it looks smooth. It's so cool to know it's right on the paper.


Shari Winterstein said...

I don't have a favorite here - they are both top notch! I am getting ever closer to getting Tasteful Trims die! Like I need another die - but this one is becoming a die to die for - LOL!

lisa808 said...

Your first card is so fun & festive. Great idea w/the seam binding.

Laurie Gibson said...

I love both of these! Perfect for a stamp-a-stack. And thanks for sharing the recipes :) Made me hungry.....

Diana said...

Pretty cards. I especially like the snowman. I didn't realize that paper had glittery it! Thanks for sharing your recipes. Now following you.