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I really went out of my comfort zone and used a dab of pink ink and brown to create the hair and cheeks. I used the Matting Basics B to create the pink frame and then added mounting tape to the back. I tried something with the mounting tape and used my ruler and rotary cutter to trim a long strip that would fit behind the pink card stock. It actually worked really well and made adding the tape a lot faster.
I tucked the grass in first, then added the flowers and little girl and then the fence. For the tree I formed the tiny pink flowers with my molding pad and stylus and assembled the flowers using the Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tienery Cockburn. Then dotted the centers using Viva Decor Red.
For the umbrella I die cut twice and then cut the pieces apart and glued then as shone then added raindrops using Viva Decor Glass Effects. For the little girl I die cut in flesh, pink and yellow card stock. Then trimmed off the basket and add the pink and then yellow for her outfit.
Spellbinders - 5 X 7 Matting Basics B (pink frame)
Impression Obsession - Tiny Flowers, Girl with Easter Basket & Fence die
Memory Box - Petite Umbrella
Martha Stewart - Grass punch
Viva Decor Gel Glass Effects (rain drops)
Viva Decor Peridot (flower centers)
Viva Decor Red (tree flower centers)
Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tienery Cockburn.
Martha Stewart Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies (Very Yummy)
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 cup roughly chopped, roasted, salted peanuts, plus 48 halves for pressing into tops
- 10 ounces semisweet chocolate, cut into 1-inch chunks (used Dove Dark Chocolate mini candies and chopped up)
- Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl, and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until well combined. Add peanut butter, and beat until combined.
- Add the flour mixture all at once, and beat on low speed until just combined. Add the peanuts; beat until combined. Wrap dough in plastic wrap, and chill in refrigerator at least 2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Pinch off about 2 tablespoons of dough, and make a well in your hand with the dough. Place one chunk of chocolate in the center, and enclose with the dough to cover completely. Roll dough into about a 1 3/4-inch ball with your hands.
- Place the ball of dough on the baking sheet; repeat with the remaining dough and chocolate, placing cookies about 2 inches apart. Press 2 peanut halves into the top of each cookie.
- Bake until cookies are golden, 16 to 18 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through. Remove from the oven; transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool slightly.