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New Christmas Papers, Kiss the Cook Giveaway & Dreadful Artwork?

Filed under Art Projects, Bella Ayers, Christmas, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, House Ornament Kit

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Bella’s project that are still available on the new site.

NEW Cookbooks ATC Book Covers Collage Sheet FREE with All Orders!
Today through Saturday, November 19!

With Thanksgiving around the corner I thought some vintage cookbooks would be useful (with some warm fall colors, too). Note: most of these images fit the cover of the ATC Sized Faux Book Box (a bit larger than an ATC, but they could also be cropped for using on ATCs). Psst! that book box and this collage sheet are both included in today’s Giveaway! Read More.

Hee! I do love me some BLACK Christmas projects! 🙂

Design Team Coordinator Miz Bella (Kim Ayers) has gotten into the holiday spirit with an adorable, black Christmas house using the Chipboard House Ornament Kit!

It’s that time of year, before Thanksgiving is even here, when some people get all Clark Griswold on us and take out their Christmas decorations. Then they take those decorations and actually decorate. Before Thanksgiving…

In typical Dreadful manner, the Dreadfuls have gone all out with their decorating this year. Last year the neighborhood Mrs. Kravitz suggested that we may want to consider using a bit more of a festive palette for this year. The Dreadfuls took her advice to heart and hoped that busybody old biddy was happy how they went all out this year. (Although Mrs. Dreadful thought that the vibrant greenery in the window boxes was overdoing it just a tad.)

Here are a few of the things that I did in creating the house:

– Foilage was made by snipping off branches from 2 Inch Pine Trees, and then covered in Black Diamond Stickles.

– The snowman was made with Paperclay and his teenie-weenie top hat is made out of a drinking straw and Black Half Round Dresden cut down to fit the top, and slightly larger than the bottom of hat.

– The garland on the trees is made out of a plain silver pipe cleaner, with Mushroom Alcohol Ink rubbed on it to give a tarnished effect.

Clever, clever, clever! All of those tips are good ones!

Here’s the link for everything in Miz Bella’s The Dreadful’s Christmas House supply list and check out her blog for more amusing verbage!


Hooray for the Kiss the Cook Giveaway!

I picked out a mix of items, from today’s new goodies to some faves that would make a cute cooking/autumn themed project:
Kiss the Cook 6×6 Paper Pad New!
Kiss the Cook Baked Fresh Scrapbook Paper New!
Cookbooks ATC Book Covers Collage Sheet New!
ATC Sized Faux Book Box
A Apple Pie Collage Sheet
Miniature Baking Set
Autumn Apples Collage Sheet
Autumn Labels Collage Sheet
Polymer Clay Apple Slices (both apple designs)

To enter the Kiss the Cook Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, November 18, 2016)!

And tell me: Art you cooking for Thanksgiving? And what would you make with the Giveaway package? Maybe a mini cookbook?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the House Ornament or Tiny Ornaments Giveaway? That would be Judy Goodwin! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

Posted by Leslie, November 17th, 2016

53 responses to “New Christmas Papers, Kiss the Cook Giveaway & Dreadful Artwork?”

  1. Deb Kaste says:

    I don’t cook for Thanksgiving, usually do for Christmas. My SIL does the family Thanksgiving meal. If I won the giveaway I would make her a family favorites recipe book. How fun! Thanks for the chance to win and happy holidays.

  2. Traci says:

    Great giveaway-not that I like to cook but love the giveaway. >^..^<

  3. I love this and yes I am cooking not your traditional turkey dinner but pasta and meat!!!

  4. Karen says:

    I like to cook and always prepare the entire Thanksgiving dinner. I would make a cover for my recipe clippings notebook.

  5. Nadine says:

    Yes, I think I am going to cook for Thanksgiving. I know I am going to make a mini kitchen!

  6. Patti G says:

    I always cook for Thanksgiving. All traditional recipes. I think a mini cookbook would be so cute.

  7. Carla says:

    Not only am I not cooking but I have to work Wednesday, Thursday and Friday……so unless hubs brings me a plate from our dil’s parent’s house, I won’t even get to eat!
    I think I would make a baking scene

  8. Barb A says:

    Like Carla I will be working,so no cooking for me. Love secret books, would love to make a cookbook with a tiny kitchen inside.

  9. Ronda Liebert says:

    I would love to make this for my daughter-in-law – a really great cook. We will be eating at her house on Thanksgiving.

  10. Jan K says:

    I’ll be cooking as usual and I’m thinking about making anew altered recipe book. Love this collection!!

  11. Michelle says:

    Im from Canada, we had our thanksgiving last month. Yes I did cook, it was scrumtious. I think I would try a creepy christmas scene…maybe the witches cookbook for holiday cheer.

  12. Jean Marshall says:

    I love the idea of a vintage cookbook with some of my mother’s recipes as gifts for my sisters.

  13. Kat Cashwell says:

    Hats off to the working gals who have to work the holiday! I get to eat a another family members house so just have to cook a little! this is adorable and I would make a Hansel & Gretel cookbook with the witches recipes for cooking the little kids!

  14. what a precious little house!

    I always cook for Thanksgiving – lots and lots of food! favorites for everyone in the family! 🙂

    if I were to win the package, I would love to make a gift for my MIL for Christmas with some of her treasured recipes. I think she would really enjoy that.

  15. Joanj says:

    Love the cooking theme. I would make a mini-cookbook for my DIL, who loves to bake! I have a wonderful hubby who is making Thanksgiving dinner for us!

  16. Lori Essrig says:

    I will be cooking a “Friendsgiving Thanksgiving” for all of my friends who have no where to go! I would love to make them mini cookbooks of some of my favorite recipes for all my friends! These little books can become my seating name place cards as well!
    Happy Holidays! I love reading all your blogs too!

  17. A mini cook book sounds interesting. I might give it a try.

  18. Denise Humenik says:

    My sister loves opening a cookbook & creating fabulous meals…I would absolutely enjoy making a little cookbook filled w/her fave recipes…ATC style!
    Thank you for the opportunity.

  19. barb macaskill says:

    This will be the first year in 28 years that I have not cooked Thanksgiving dinner. My oldest son just bought his first house and is so excited to put on HIS first Thanksgiving dinner. Even though I offered to help him he has told me that he will be doing everything on his own since Dad and I have always done everything. He is such a sweet and caring young man that we are SO very proud of!He is an amazing Daddy and a caring human being! He really is the total package!
    Congratulations to the winner of the Ornament themed giveaway! If I won this prize I would definitely make a series of mini cookbooks (1:12 scale) and possibly even use some of the papers to wallpaper the kitchen of the dollhouse I am building for my granddaughter!
    Have a great week and see you Sunday!!

  20. Dona Mandell says:

    I am blessed with a daughter who has taken over the thanksgiving event so I’ll have time to work on minis – yea! My plan with the kit could be a mini scene using the “book” box, the wonderful graphics and mini items along with a few furniture pieces to create a thanksgiving/fall scene in celebration of all for which we can be grateful.

  21. Karen S says:

    Turkey gets put on the bar-b-que so the oven is available to warm the yams and dinner rolls.
    Usually it’s a potluck with family members bringing their favorite dish. I make the pies because another family member bakes ME a birthday cake. Speaking of pies I’ve gotta run to cook down my pumpkin.
    Happy Holidays

  22. Laura Norman says:

    I won’t be cooking. I leave that to my roommate. I will be picking up a couple pumpkin pies for a potluck I’m going to though (and whipped cream, of course!). If I win I think I would make a mini book of favorite Thanksgiving memories.

  23. Leah Fein says:

    Hi, nope not cooking for Thanksgiving. Not sure what I would make, maybe something for my sister the cook

  24. Denise Bryant says:

    A mini Book of Spells for my Halloween shadowbox is what I’d make!
    I am not cooking on Thanksgiving. My aunt lives at a care facility here in my area and we are going to spend our Thanksgiving Day with her! We will have our meal in their dining room with her.

  25. Jennie Ingram says:

    I’m cooking half of our Thanksgiving feast: herb butter roasted turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, and onion tartlets! Our friends are bringing the rest of the goodies. 🙂

  26. Susan Nelson says:

    My husband cooks most of our Thanksgiving meal making me a happy woman!

  27. I am making the turkey and stuffing this Thanksgiving…and I would use this kit to make a baking scrapbook for my daughter!

  28. Vera Collier says:

    Definitely cooking for Thanksgiving! I love the mini cookbook idea and would also make Christmas cards

  29. Janet T says:

    Vintage food labels and cookbooks are one of my favorite things to use n crfts. I make magnets and cover old recipe boxes with them. You have such great products and ideas. Thank you

  30. Jodi Hippler says:

    Perfect homemade gift for the mini cook in the family!

  31. Karen Mallory says:

    My hubby’s family is so big, we all bring stuff so no one person has to do it all. I think there will be 32 to 35 people this year.
    I would make a mini scene of Thanksgiving.

  32. Jen R says:

    I am cooking part of dinner we do potluck on our family. I think I might try and make some magnets with the items. I hope I win!

  33. Vicky Coleman says:

    Will do a deep fried turkey for our family at lunch with creole rice and beans, corn bread and coleslaw. All our adult kids will go to dinners at spouse’s families and enjoy more traditional fare! I’d like to do magnets and create a little scene in a box I’m woking on.

  34. Marilyn Hughes says:

    LOVE the black Christmas house!

    I’ll be at my parents’ house and will be cooking. I’ve done most of the cooking there for the past several Thanksgivings.

    Not sure what I would do with the prize package. Maybe some kind of mini cookbook with collage sheets on one side and written recipes on the other.

  35. Jeanne Kelly says:

    Wow! Looks like a great giveaway! The least they can do is kiss the cook, but I would be happier if they all pitch in and wash the dishes – LOL !

  36. Always cook, this year is no exception. I love that book and I see it as a Vintage cookbook with a twist..A miniature Holiday dinner being prepared when you open it and look inside (Or maybe keep it shut and light up so people can look inside) Oh the idea’s I have for this Give away!!!

  37. Carol Slowik says:

    I just lost my mom 3 weeks ago. When my brothers and I were young, my mom was a cake decorator. She made tiered wedding cakes, birthday and anniversary cakes. I would love to make an “ode to cake decorating” cook book and use some of the things that I still have of hers. No, not cooking for Thanksgiving.

  38. We already had Thanksgiving here in Canada. I did cook a turkey for family and we had a lovely time. I would love to win the giveaway, I have plans to do a scrapping ‘cookbook’ of family favourites.

  39. Mary Mac says:

    I will not be cooking on Thanksgiving. This would most definitely would be a vintage Betty Crocker cookbook

  40. Lori D. says:

    I love this! Another great giveaway! I would make a cookbook of family recipes and traditions. Not cooking Thanksgiving this year but the cookbook I make would be a great Christmas gift! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  41. Winnie says:

    I am cooking, I always cook! I love it! I am in the process of making a cook book of my late mother’s recipes. This would help a lot!

  42. Cheryl Lee says:

    Congrats to Judy. Carol Slowik, you have my sympathy, I know how you feel as I lost my Dad in Sept. Nope! Not cooking a turkey this year. Just the 2 of us. Maybe I will make lasagna, or get a pizza! Good luck all!

  43. Cheryl Lee says:

    Ooops! Forgot to say I would maybe make a little kitchen box with all those great papers, or a recipe box.

  44. Jean Marmo says:

    My daughter in law is a chef so will be cooking the turkey. I will happily be making side dishes. But, I will also buy a turkey to cook at home! This Kiss the Cook would be perfect for my Daughter in Law!

  45. Jessica says:

    I’m making pumpkin pies, but I’d make a fall-themed fairy book

  46. Jo says:

    I’ll be making pumpkin pies and decorating for Christmas! I love the little chipboard houses! So cute!

  47. Ina Good says:

    Not cooking this thanksgiving …have time then to make a mini cook book …love this idea and things to go with it!

  48. barb j says:

    I am making the full dinner, turkey, stuffing, potatoes, creamed cauliflower, corn, candied yams and more.
    I would make my house a Christmas house!

  49. Ellen Heller says:

    Dinner will be cooked by my daughter in law with side dishes by her mom. And me. I’ll make a mini book to commemorate the family dinner. I’ll give the boook to my dil as a momento.

  50. Kee Ostler says:

    Thank you to everyone that is working on the holiday. That is a sacrifice. We have several family recipes that we make which are being passed on to my kids. We also get a start on our Christmas baking the next day while everyone is together instead of fighting the crowds on black Friday. I think that this begs for a teeny tiny kitchen…maybe a Christmas one for Mrs. Claus…thanks for the chance!

  51. Peggy says:

    Oh yes I would make a mini cookbook !!! I love the papers and wouldnprobably make something with a valentine theme. Alpha Stamps
    Is great!!!

  52. Nancy E says:

    I think a mini cookbook would be in order for my new daughter-in-law!

  53. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Wow! This would be perfect as a little surprise mini cookbook hidden inside of the people size cookbook I am working on for my granddaughter.