Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Artisan Wednesday Wow - Big Shot Fall Card and Gift Box

Welcome back to Artisan Wednesday WOW! You just came from Cathy Caines and next is Connie Collins, but before you come check out how I made this card and matching gift box!
The Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and a few fantastic dies are all you need to make this card! This set would be perfect for a Big Shot Club night! I used the Sweater Weather DSP to cut tons of leaves with the Autumn Accents Die Cut.  You could use any combinations of the patterns on this card too.  The neutral card base with neutral washi tape and Natural Trim ribbon with the Antique brad allows you to do that. 
 I love our kraft gift boxes! Each and every size of them are perfect. I especially love this one with the printed circle window. They are also food approved! 
As a bonus, here is the recipe for the Pumpkin Penuche Cookies!

Penuche Frosted Pumpkin Cookies 
1 cup butter or margarine 
1/2 cup light brown sugar - firmly packed 
1/2 cup gran. sugar 
1 cup canned pumpkin 
1 egg 
1 teas. vanilla 
2 cups flour 
1 teas baking soda 
1 teas baking powder 
1 teas cinnamon 
1/2 teas salt 
1 cup chopped nuts 
Combine butter, sugars, pumpkin, egg and vanilla into large bowl. Mix well with blender. Combine remaining dry ingredients together in small bowl. Add sifted dry ingredients little by little. Blend well and then fold nuts into dough. Drop in teaspoons on ungreased sheet. Bake 10-12 min at 350 degrees. Let them totally cool before frosting. 
Frosting: Combine 3 TBS butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar in saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1 minute until slightly thickened. Cool 15 minutes before adding 1/4 cup milk and beat smooth. Add 2 cups powdered sugar and stir til icing-like thickness. Drizzle on top of cookie and let dry. Make 6 dozen 1 1/2 in. cookies.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspires you today!
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Mercedes Weber said...

Oh Wow. Fab projects and a cookie recipe! <3

Becky Cowley said...

mmmm... I love everything pumpkin! THanks for the recipe, I will be attempting to make them for sure! Great projects too :)

Connie Collins said...

Adorable projects and a yummy recipe too! Fabulous!

Monika Davis said...

Love them! It was a good thing you had two "U"s. :)