16 November 2016

Holiday Photo Card Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Holiday Photo Card Blog Hop hosted by Darlene from LiveLoveCards! I’m SO excited to share this post with you! Thanks so much for having me in your line up, Darlene! I’m thrilled to be part of the hop. 





This hop is about holiday and Christmas cards that incorporate a personal photo. Darlene from LiveLoveCards creates one each year and this time, she thought to make a hop out of it! How fun is that? I love the idea. Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list at the bottom of this post. You will find lots of inspiration for your own Christmas cards! 

Here is what I came up with: 




I had a hard time choosing a photo for the card. I had so much ideas and photos. I first wanted to use a Christmas photo of my cats with a santa hat. But I then came up with the idea to use a photo of my Christmas cookies! I decided to combine this photo with a fabulous clear stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Baked with Love. It matches so perfectly! I first printed my photo with a white frame (it looks like it was matted on a white cardstock). I created a top-folded card base from white cardstock. I glued red gingham paper to the background and fixed my framed photo on top. I only placed glue on the center. If the edges are free, it gives more dimension to the layout. I squeezed the photo and the patterned paper with a stapler tool from Tim Holtz to add interest. Next, I colored the images from the Baked with Love set with Copic markers and fussy cut them with scissors. I fixed them to the background with foam pads. I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Merry Christmas die from black cardstock and fixed it to the background with Multi Medium Matte glue. The "wishes" sentiment and the star cookie are from the Lawn Fawn Sprinkled with Joy set.

I’ll send this card to a US friend with the recipe included. So I decided to share this with you too to celebrate this blog hop. I wrote and printed the recipe of these traditional Swiss Christmas cookies and will insert it into the card. I hope my friend will like it! Here is the recipe of these cookies called Mailänderli for you (click to the image to enlarge the recipe): 



  



If you like cookies, you should give it a try! They are so easy to make! I hope you like this "out-of-the box" holiday photo card using a picture of my cookies instead of my family LOL! Maybe you'll send your favorite recipes to your friends too?


***HOP PRIZES***

There are 9 amazing prizes to win thanks to our fabulous sponsors: 

Two yearly subscriptions to LiveLoveCards.com
$25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp
$25 gift certificate to Ellen Hutson
$30 gift certificate to Altenew
MISTI (or mini MISTI!) from My Sweet Petunia
$25 gift certificate to Paper Smooches
$25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn
$25 gift certificate to My Favorite Things






Winners will be selected at random from the comments left on each blog hop stop.  Be sure to leave a comment on each stop to increase your chances to win!  Leave your comments by Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 11:59pm CT.  The winners will be announced on LiveLoveCards on Wednesday, November 23rd, just in time for Black Friday. 


Here is the list of all the hop participants:

Francine Vuillème << you are here


Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

Francine

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Diane Gulling said...

Clever idea to use the cookie photo. Now that the kids are grown we don't really take "Christmas Photos".

Jan Elmore said...

I like the idea of non people Christmas cards. One year, all my people photos failed so I used the classic dog & cat shots for back up and I had lotsa comments about how fun that year's card was.

nallian said...

What a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Awesome idea - I LOVE to EAT cookies BUT am a terrible cook LOL!!!

Janet said...

What a great idea to use the cookie picture, I love it!

Craftin Caly said...

I'm dying from all the cleverness on this hop!!! I LOVE THIS IDEA so much! Your card is adorable!

Scrapthat said...

Adorable Francine!! This would be great with a jar cookie gift! Hmmmm...Thanks for a great card idea! :D

Ann B. said...

Great way to mix love of cooking and crafting!

Tania L said...

What an interesting idea! I love to bake and would love to receive a card like yours.

Lillian Child said...

What a GREAT idea using photos of baked goods AND including the recipe with the holiday sentiments! Although I would have LOVED to have seen the photo of your cats with santa hats! LOL Thanks so much for sharing this great holiday idea ... I will be looking through old family photos as we have a yearly event where everyone from 2 to 92 comes over for a day of frosting sugar cookies, and I know there has to be a really FUN photo I can use for my cards this year. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Alyson Drake said...

So clever to use a recipe as part of your card...it makes it extra special to share a beloved recipe with friends and family!

~amy~ said...

Such an awesome idea!!!!!!! I love this!

Shelly said...

Oh, this is super sweet!

nicoleqmullen said...

This is an adorable card, using the cookies as the photo is brilliant, and I can see people loving it!!

Cindy said...

Great idea!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, I love the sweet images with the photo. Those cookies look so yummy!

Late Blooming said...

Looks good enough to eat and eat and eat. thanks for the recipe

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful idea of a cookie photo card with recipe. If i was a recipient I would like some of the cookies as well. Heehee. Just call me the Cookie Monster.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Katie Ingram said...

What a fun card and great idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

Marilyn Webb said...

I love it!! That's my kind of Christmas card!

Debbie Vasel said...

What a u inquest no different ide for a photo.
Beautiful showcasing.

Kimberly Merritt said...

Love the idea of a cookie photo and bonus recipe! Beautiful card - the lawn fawn set IS perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Shawkins said...

Well, all, well, how clever of you to think of this card & recipe!! Love it!

charktographer said...

Love the non-traditional use of photo and targeted something we all enjoy at the holiday season...tasty goodies :). I'll have to consider that for myself.

Maryjo Monterosso said...

I love to bake so this one really spoke to me. Great ideas and love the card.

anniepalz said...

Love the card, I'm in love with lawn fawn products so this was my favorite. It's a great idea to send a recipe as a Christmas card instead of a family picture. Is always the season of sharing. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Julie Detlefsen said...

This card reminded me of my childhood. Love it.

Ann K said...

Cute take on a photo card - love the design. Great inspiration.

LesLee said...

Adorable.. what a way to get into the spirit of things.. this is awesome... thanks so much for sharing this wonderful idea.

Janet D. said...

This is a great idea! Love it!

Joyce Erb said...

Love your unique take on a photo card, super cute and yummy!

Jessica said...

Cute card and great idea to include the recipe!

Marie Campagna said...

Wow. What a great idea. A cookie photo for your Christmas card. Excellent

June Stengel said...

what a fantastic idea! if only I could bake, this would be perfect!

Trina P. said...

Love how you found a photo to match the Lawn Fawn stamp set. Love any ideas to stretch those stamps.

Sara Sturgill said...

Hi!! Adorable card!! I love the idea of using a pic of your cookies instead of a people pic!! It's something new and different!! Very unique:)

Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

We always do a photo card for Christmas so I'm looking forward to the hop! Your card is sweet -- love the ingredients! I'd love to have a plate of Mailånderli to enjoy as well! :)

{VICKI} said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!
definitely one of my fave on the hop!

cma21317 said...

FABULOUS idea!!! Most people think family and or pet pictures. Never thought of cookies. And really the holidays are not the same without the holiday cookies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lindah said...

Very cute idea.

Amy Ames said...

Francine your card is stunning!!! I love everything about it. I think it's so awesome to have a recipe inside. I'm going to add your recipe to my Christmas cookie list!! Thanks 😊

Jenny said...

yummie foto card and recipie.
Thanks for the idea.

Sue McRae said...

Very creative design and I like that you included a yummy recipe.

Anonymous said...

Photo cards are great to stay in touch with loves ones.

Jan in Tucson said...

I love this idea of sharing a cookie recipe with my Christmas cards.

Jan in Tucson said...

I love this idea of sharing a cookie recipe with my Christmas cards.

Jan in Tucson said...

I love this idea of sharing a cookie recipe with my Christmas cards.

Ladybug said...

Looooove your idea of "thinking outside the box" and.....that box is pretty special w/ those yummy cookies! Will be sure to smile on your recipient's face. TFS! :-)

Jenna Ruddell said...

Who doesn't love a warm cookie at the holidays?
Such a great idea & you made me close my eyes & imagine the smell & warmth of my g'mas kitchen!

THANK YOU!

Kim Hill said...

What a fun and just brilliant idea for a card! We do a lot of cookie swaps here and this would be perfect for guests!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

A said...

Such a perfect idea!

Jane said...

How original! Great card

Greta said...

Love your idea! May have to try those cookies!

Joan Ferner said...

I love this idea. I have a cookie recipe that has been passed down through the generations and I use it every year to make Christmas cookies. Thank you for sharing.

Bianca said...

What a great combination of photo and stamp. Love this card! Makes me want to eat some cookies.

Beth H. said...

What a great idea!

Kleri F said...

I love this card!It's yummy , fun and a great alternative to sending family photos.Thank you for the inspiration!

NanW said...

Great idea to use cookies as a photo - love it!

Tasha Freeman said...

Great card! A bonus recipe too...awesome!

tndj said...

LOve the card. Love Lawn Fawn. Cookies look ready to pick out of the picture and eat. Love that your enclosed the recipe with card. Great idea.

Susan B said...

Cute card! Thanks for the bonus recipe too. :)

robiw said...

Yummy! Great photo -- and bonus recipe! Thanks for sharing

Suzanne B. Webb said...

Such a great card, the coloring on the tiny little elements is just perfect!

Mary D. said...

Your card makes me hungry! Thanks for the recipe.

Abby said...

Very clever!

nancy said...

This is such a wonderful idea. A picture of your cookies with a recipe. Anyone would love getting a card like this!

Denise said...

Really clever! Different but so true!!

Judy said...

Great idea to use the cookie photo! They look gorgeous!

Isabel Z said...

This is SO clever; I love it.

Lucy E. said...

Your card is so fun and those
cookies look delicious! I may
have to try the recipe!

Aaron Rataczak said...

Awesome Stuff!

Kelly Griglione said...

Hi Francine! What an awesome idea to send a photo of the cookies made from the recipe you're sending! Now your recipient will know if they turned out the right way : ) Anyone would love to get a card like this. So fun participating in this hop with you today! -Kelly

Maria Trumbley said...

What a great idea and cute stamp set

I Card Everyone said...

Francine!!! My husband would rather see cookies than ANYONE's family!!! A wonderful idea... I'm saving your recipe - thanks so much for sharing it!
=] Michele

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cookies look yummy! Your card s so cute and thanks for the recipe.

joy said...

What a fun idea! I love your card and it is a great way to share traditions with faraway friends.

StarSpry said...

This is a really fun idea! Thank you for sharing your recipe :)

Sharla said...

Cute card! Love the photo, those cookies look so yummy!!

aussie scrap said...

what a fantastic idea, this is a winner for me....thanks

Sue LD said...

Cute and fabulous idea to take a photo of cookies!

Donna Phelan said...

YUMMY card for sure! This is definitely a sweet treat! Merry Merry!

Sarah said...

Well now I am just hungry :)

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

aw, now everyone will enjoy receiving this card! cute idea!

Candy Rude said...

What a great idea, I would never have thought of it! Thanks for the cookie recipe!!

Carmen Lalande said...

The card is so much fun and the cookies look yummy!

Poverty Masher said...

This is a very creative way of using a photo, usually when we think of photo card we think of children or families this is just great. Thanks for sharing.

Tink said...

Love the idea!!

Linda said...

I love, love, love this. Great idea to use a photo of your Christmas cookies. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Mary Holshouser said...

What a fun idea.
The cookies look delicious.
Make me and everyone who receives
the card jealous that they don't
get cookies.
thanks for sharing.

Mona said...

Christmas card with recipe, that is so cool. In that way it goest to recipt (or cooking) book, and the person who gets it will use it every christmas! It is Gorgeous idea, and I will make it :) thanks for sharing :)

Theresa N said...

Love the idea of a photo of your cookies with the recipe.....

Lisa K said...

Love this idea for cookies! Great idea to share a photo of the cookies. We do not share many people photos anymore, but cookie making would be a fun idea to share.

Kim H said...

Absolutely adorable card! Great idea to use a non family photo for this situation. Brilliant!

Deeps said...

Good idea to add a photo of the baked product and add the recipe too.

Hey Jude Cards said...

So cute and love the recipe idea. Awesome!!!!

Lindar C said...

Now I'm hungry! :) Very cute card, how do I print out that recipe?

Giorgia Rossini said...

Oh this is so cute!

Anonymous said...

Awesome idea!

Cynthia Cole said...

Love your Christmas cookie photo card!

cghundley said...

Cute card and
great idea for
the recipe with
it.
Carla from Utah

Anonymous said...

What a great twist on the "photo" card idea. You are amazingly creative!!

sweet art designs said...

Sending a recipe card is brilliant! Love it!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I think this is a genius idea!! And what fun for someone to receive a recipe for a new cookie. And how perfect that Lawn Fawn has the perfect set to pair with your photo.

auntbubbels said...

Such a clever idea using a photo of your cookies. I love how you designed your card. Great job.

BunnyD said...

What a lovely photo of your baking and a great idea to send a family or traditional recipe across the miles! I love your design and your baking embellishments. Anyone who receives your card is going to crave cookies! Super work!

PatriciaD said...

Love the recipe...looks really good. Thanks for sharing.

cm said...

LOVE your ingenious interpretation of a 'photo' card, Francine; pretty and scrumptious! Adding the recipe elevates this even more (and trust me, this card is on the highest level possible!)! I'm keeping the recipe to try out...and if I'm successful, who knows...maybe I'll be *casing* your idea with a few 'tasty treat' cards of my own! Thank you for the brilliant, heart-warming inspiration!
~carol

Cyndi Morris said...

Beautiful, unique card. I would have never thought to use a photo of Christmas cookies, but it's great.

Donnadoll said...

Yum! What a super idea for a Card! Genius!

Rema said...

Thanks for the fun idea!

Anonymous said...

What a unique ides for a "photo card"! I will definitely try the recipe, as I'm always looking for new cookies recipes.

Cynthia said...

My first thought when your photo loaded was Yummy!!! Love the idea of sending the recipe with the card :) Great job. Thanks for sharing!

boros anna said...

Wow, surprised me the idea, I love it!

cropmom66 said...

This is adorable! I love that you used a picture of cookies! I may have to steal that idea!

Carol Ric said...

Great idea using the cookies you made. Super cute card. tfs...

Carol Mac said...

Love the card!

Crafting Mama said...

Awesome idea.

Cassandra said...

I absolutely love this idea. It is a fantastic match with the Baked with Love set!

Pennie Glasser said...

Great way to share with family and friends

Unknown said...

Enjoyed seeing a new, different approach to a holiday/Christmas card. The cookies look tasty and like getting a new recipe. I may be doing this with a fudge photo and recipe.

Angela said...

This is a great idea for a Christmas card! Those cookies look yummy and it's so festive! Plus, it definitely makes everyone ready for the wonderful treats of Christmas. I love this!

vicenta ghylin said...

Great idea. Thank you for sharing

Kristina Mullen said...

That is a fabulous way to send recipes to family. Sometimes around the holidays I want to send more than one card, to share the love, but I don't always know what to put in the second card. Thanks for sharing!

Pamela Rettele said...

2 fir 1, card and cookies

Leslie said...

Photo cards are so much fun and I really love this idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

JoAnn Girimonte said...

Love the idea of sharing recipes. Beautiful card!!!

JoAnn Girimonte said...

Great idea using a cookie recipe and photo !!!!

JoAnn Girimonte said...

Great idea !!!

JoAnn Girimonte said...

Great idea !!!

Laurie Pickerel said...

Awesome card - Great idea using the cookies you made. Thanks for sharing the recipe too!

Fiki said...

love this!
its super nice!

Jennifer Dennis said...

Great photo of your cookies and thanks for sharing the recipe! Love the added stamped embellishments! Now I need a cookie!

PaulaJean said...

Love this idea!!

Lynda Miller said...

Love your "out-of-the-box" photo idea for a Holiday card. Wish I was a baker so I could do the same.

Carla Vincent said...

Love this idea to share cookie recipes! Very clever!

Sharie said...

The Cookies look yummy and what a lovely extra gift providing the recipe too.. great card idea

Sharon Tate said...

Great idea for a christmas card and those cookies are making my mouth water so now off to make some for myself.

patti said...

I love to bake so really like this!!

Kathy Thisted said...

Very fun card and the cookies look yummy! will have to try them

Deb Kerns said...

Nothing says Christmas like butter cookies, darling card!

Mary Locke said...

What a great way to create a photo card!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Super cute card, so clever to combine love of crafting and baking!

Elise Smith said...

How cute! I love your idea to include the recipe inside your card!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I would have loved to see your cat in a Christmas hat... that would have been very funny. However your choice was still excellent. Cookies are so festive. Love that you included the recipe. TFS

Teresa said...

Interesting card. I never would have thought of making a card based on recipe.

Raquel A Jackson said...

Since I am from Louisiana, my family has always gathered around a good meal. I am the the one in the family who always makes the desserts so, whether it is cookies for Santa or the kids, I always have some around. Thanks for sharing your cookies.

Anonymous said...

What a yummy card

SueT said...

Charming card. I love the idea of "sharing" your special Christmas cookie recipe with family and friends as a card! Mixing photos with drawings is very effective here!

Michele K. Henderson said...

This is so AMAZING! What a fabulous way to share recipes! Brilliant!
Take care!
Michele

Dee C. said...

Such a wonderful recipe photo card! Thanks for sharing and for the cookie recipe. Happy holidays!

maryc1254 said...

I like that you coordinated the cookie photo and your recipe with cooking related stamps.

maryc1254 said...

I like that you coordinated the cookie photo and your recipe with cooking related stamps.

n56leiker said...

Such a cute card and a cute idea. If we had received your card in our home, my daughter would have made these yummy cookies so fast!

Carmela Hubler said...

Such a cute idea. I would not have thought to create a card to send a recipe. Very original!

Mia said...

Those cookies surely do look yummy!

Linda Kunsman said...

such a unique and clever idea for a holiday card-and thanks so much for sharing the recipe too!

Allene said...

Cool! Fun idea!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Wonderful idea and fun blog hop!!

Dana said...

Adorable card!! Love the picture, unique!!

Laurie V said...

Great idea to use the food picture - not everyone has a family photo to use, and sometimes you just don't want your picture taken!

Barbara said...

This is an adorable card idea! It's beautifully created and the cookies look fantastic. Thanks for sharing the recipe as well as the card idea!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Love this idea. And thank you for the recipe.

Natalie Godfrey said...

Love this idea. Thank you for the recipe.

Hydrangeas and Harmony said...

After a crazy trip to JC Penney to get Christmas pics this week, I'm totally digging your idea of using a non-people picture for our card. lol Love your coloring!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

My family makes so many cookies. I love the idea of sending a vintage family recipe!

astarr said...

Super cute and a fun bonus gift :)

Memories by Manda said...

Wow, the cookie photo really blends in to your baking scene on your card - fabulous!

Teresa Doyle said...

This is a great idea Francine, especially to the people on your Christmas card list who like to bake. Its as good as a present! I love awesome recipes, TFS yours!

Egret said...

Wow...good idea, but it did make me hungry!!!
Thanks for the creativity in this one

Gina said...

I love your design style Francine. What a great idea to use holiday food pictures!

Bridget said...

Genius! Never thought of using a photo of something other than people! Just may try this next year!

Betty J said...

What a great idea, to share a favorite recipe for a Christmas card!
Thank you for sharing your idea.

Jenefer Basel said...

This is so cute - so talented!!!

Pam Spicer said...

What a great idea to do instead of a family photo!

Barb Ghig said...

How clever you are, Francine! I love that you chose your fabulous Christmas cookies for your photo, and your sentiment is perfect! As always, your Copic coloring is flawless on all those sweet images, too!
Thanks so much for your inspiration, and for sharing your cookie recipe with us...they look amazing!!!

Jean McGee said...

NOW I neeeeeeed a cookie. Cute idea.
Jean McGee

Debra Rumpza said...

Love your idea!!

Jodie Ramdas said...

MMM1MMMMmmmmmmmm cookies! This card is great! Thanks for sharing your idea with us all

Paula Bynum said...

GREAT IDEA!!

Lisa said...

This idea is very unique! One I have never thought about before! Love it!

Debbie Selby said...

What a great idea to use a non people photo in your card

LC Lamothe said...

What a brilliant idea! Your cards are always impressive. So happy that you were a part of this ho.! Your creativity inspires me!

Janet said...

Oh how cute is this what an awesome idea!! Thanks for the future cookies! Very nice thanks for sharing!

Valerie McEowen said...

I love all the different ideas for photo cards!

Allie said...

Love this! So cute!

Nikki said...

Such a great idea. Cookies sound delicious.

Kim Hund said...

Love this idea. I previously worked for a gourmet food company and they started incorporating recipes on their Christmas cards. Everyone loved it. Will need to try the recipe. Thank you for sharing.

Katherine K :) said...

Such a fun and clever idea! Your card is simply fabulous!! ❤️

Caren Char said...

Nice card! And the cookies look delicious!

Kelly said...

Clever idea and I love that Lawn Fawn set too! My mom, sister, niece and my 3 daughters do a cookie bake every year and that stamp set has been well used in the scrapbooks.

Anne R said...

Love what you have created...so out of the box!

Kathy Krug said...

What a fun idea. i love the idea of the picture of your cookies.

Heather DePasquale said...

What a great idea for a photo and include a special recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Chris Handy said...

Great idea to include a photo of the recipe

Denise Bryant said...

Fun card and a nice idea to include your cookie recipe! Love the stamps you used!

loulou said...

What a fantastic card and such a great idea to send your favourite Christmas recipe. The Lawn Fawn stamps are really sweet.

Linda Carson said...

What a wonderful idea sending a cookie pic and recipe! Brilliant!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a fun card!

Julie O'Neil said...

Yum cookies!!!! Now this is my favorite card! thanks for the recipe!

Arianna Barbara said...

OMG! Such amazing and FUNNY project!!! It's absolutely stunning!!! Thanks for sharing your recipe! it sounds really delicious!!! <3

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