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Christmas Cookie Swap Party- Invitation

By: Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
My name is Debbie Saenz and I’ve had a passion for creating art ever since I was a young child. Through the years, I’ve enjoyed working with many different art mediums and I’m always excited to learn new techniques. My heart’s desire is to inspire people through my art. My latest passion is mixed-media…It’s like a melting pot of all the mediums I love! Come learn more about me and my creative journey on my blog, A Creative Life, at: http://debbiesaenz.typepad.com
Create an inviting invitation for your next party.
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FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Hologram, 5 oz.
Item #2782
Sparkling fine glitter acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Use on all porous surfaces. For brightest shimmer, basecoat with similar FolkArt color. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and water-based.


Plaid ® Stencils - Value Packs - Letter Stencils - Old School, 1-1/2"
Item #28924
These sizeable letter stencils are great for posters and signs and provide a quick and easy way to personalize any project! For a twist, try painting or embellishing the stencil itself to use as a design element on paper crafting projects.


Mod Podge ® Matte, 16 oz.
Item #CS11302
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.


Other Supplies
Small spatulas (One for each invitation)
Pre-made tags (One for each invitation)
3 pieces of coordinating scrapbook paper (You may need more depending on how many invitations you make)
Pink cardstock
Red paper
Small red jingle bells (Two for each invitation)
Silver chenille stems (One for each invitation)
Small clear rhinestones (Four for each invitation)
Poster board or cardboard from cereal boxes
Red Paper streamer
3/8” Green ribbon
Paper trimmer
Hot glue
Paint brush
Scalloped/decorative Scissors
Hole punch


1. Use Mod Podge to glue two of the coordinating papers to poster board (One will be for the circles, One for the hearts). Allow to dry.

2. Draw 3 1/4” circles (Use a ribbon spool as a template) on one of the papers and cut out with decorative scissors.

3. Use heart template from Letter Stencil pack and draw hearts on the remaining paper; cut out.

4. Cut strips of Paper streamer in half lengthwise. Gather the paper streamer creating a “ruffled” edge while attaching to back of  heart cutout with Hot Glue (refer to photo).

5. Paint Hologram Extreme Glitter over heart cutout including ruffled edge.

6. Feed two jingle bells through each silver chenille stem and create bows; set aside.

7. Make small tags with pink cardstock. Write or print out (If you are printing, print first then create tags) “You're Invited” onto each tag.

8. Use Hot Glue to attach bows and tags to top center of each heart. Glue hearts to center of circle cut outs.

9. Punch holes in the top of each circle heart tag; Set aside.

10. On Pink card stock, Print out “Cookie Party Swap” to measure the width of the tags; Cut out (Refer to photo).

11. Pre-print party information onto one of the scrapbook papers (Information should fit width of tags and be no more than 3/4ths of the length of tags); cut out and adhere to tags with Mod Podge.

12. Cut red paper slightly larger than “Cookie Swap Party” strips to create “frames” along the top and bottom.

13. Cut out ½” strips of coordinating scrapbook paper. Cut into sections the same width as tags (Refer to photo). Adhere to bottom of each tag with Mod Podge.

14. Attach “Cookie Swap Party” strips and clear rhinestones (Refer to photo).

15. Put ribbon through hole in cookie turner; feed both ends through the back of invitation tag then through circle heart tag; tie into a bow.
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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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