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Friday, May 23, 2014

Cookie Cutter Challenge - Play Along!

Well now that CheapCookieCutters.com and I are in a partnership with our beautiful pink cookie cutters, it's time to PLAY! Lets do our first Cookie Cutter Challenge together! 

I designed this cookie cutter and I know it will be a fun one because there are SO many things it could be and SOOOO many creative cookie decorators out there. 
How to play along...

1. Click here to buy your challenge cookie cutter
2. Send me your email address so I know who is joining in the fun - email me at cristinscookies@gmail.com 
3. Bake & decorate your cookie in whatever design you see - ONE entry per participant (you choose which one, not me)
4. Email me ONE picture of ONE of your cookies BY JUNE 13th and include a link to your Facebook page or website (optional)
5. Keep your cookie a secret (do not post pictures until we share the collage together)

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I will compile a collage of all the entries and I will send it to each of you by Sunday, June 15th along with the name of each participant and a link to their page (optional). We will all share the collage on Monday, June 19th.

Rules:
The Cookie Cutter Challenge is only open to the first 11 participants. All entries must be received by June 13th to be included in the collage.You do NOT have to be an experienced cookie decorator or a rock star. Just join in the fun. If I receive all 11 entries early, then we can choose to release the collage early (together). The squares on the collage will be in order of when I receive the cookie picture from each participant (the first cookie picture received will be the first in the collage). The only other rule is to HAVE FUN.

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Announcement for Cristin's Cookies and a Girly Spa Day

Today is finally the big day! I have a big announcement! I have been working behind the scenes for quite a while now on a very exciting opportunity and today I finally get to share the news...

Cristin's Cookies is now partnering with CheapCookieCutters.com! As you know, I've been making my own cookie cutters for about a year and a half and selling them throughout the world. It's been a very exciting endeavor, but I also have learned that it is NOT a one-person job. So I've broken my job up into a more manageable piece. I will still create cookie cutter designs, make the cookies and tutorials and blog and the team at CheapCookieCutters.com will make the cookie cutters, ship the orders and answer customer questions. CCC is a great company and they ship super fast and are wonderful to order from. I've been very excited about partnering up with them.

So I thought it fitting that our first set of cookie cutters to share our announcement should be Spa Day cookie cutters. Because you know, it's been quite a busy year and a half and I need a spa day ;-) But really, I made these fun cookies for my daughter's birthday because seriously, if anyone has been busy, it's my daughter with two babies under 2 years old!

You can purchase the new Spa Day cookie cutters HERE!
Download the Tutorial Cards HERE
and download cookie bag toppers HERE


This is Melinda the Mud Mask Spa Girl available here

 Notice that I first decorated her face and then after that dried, I added on the lime green face mask.


and Traci the Towel Head Spa Girl available here


and Felicia the Foot Tub Spa Girl available here


Bathrobe available here


Bath Tub available here


Bath Salts Jar available here


Mud Mask Jar available here


Spa Mask available here
 I used a straw to cut out holes on the sides of my spa mask before baking them and then I used licorice candy as the ties on the spa mask :-) and buttercream icing for the ruffle edges around the spa mask
Sandals WITH Sides available here

 My favorite is the sandal WITH sides, see how the straps come out past the sandal? I like that look.
Sandals NO Sides available here


Spa Rocks available here


Candle available here


5-Petal Flower available here


 Foot available here


Nail Polish available here


See how cute the foot & nail polish look together!
Lips available here

 Lipstick available here

Look how cute the lipstick & lips go together. I even packaged them together. Fun!
Make Up Double Compact available here


 Make Up Single Compact available here


 and I used a small rectangle cookie cutter to make eye lashes for Spa Day too
and Toe Holder available here


I had a great time making these spa day cookies for my daughter's birthday. Which one is your favorite?

Don't forget to stop by CheapCookieCutters to see the new collection of cookie cutters by Cristin's Cookies! And after you have your spa day cookie cutters, download the tutorial cards here. I can't wait to see your cookies!

Happy Birthday to my Mellissa! If anyone needs a spa day, it's this girl. She is mother of two under 2. She nurses both babies, she takes them to music class, she teaches them constantly and Abigail can already spell her own name and knows all her colors, numbers, shapes. Can you tell I'm a proud grandma?! You're amazing Mellissa with all you do with these precious babies!
Thank you to CheapCookieCutters.com for partnering up with me and making it possible for me to design fun cookie designs and share them with the cookie world!

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