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Sunday, December 16, 2012

On the 9th Day of Creepmas my true love gave to me 9 Ginger-Fred Men

On the 9th day of Creepmas Smeared and Smudged blog hop my true love gave to me a handmade cookie cutter in the shape of Freddy Krueger!  Don't you just love all the fabulous projects all the bloggers have created for the hop?  In case this is your first visit to The Smeared and Smudged 12 Days of Creepmas blog hop,  click in here for all the skinny

If you're hopping, you've arrived here from the very awesome Ike's World.

My project is below the blog roll.  Be sure to visit all the creepy bloggers and leave some comment love!

Blog Roll
Susan S.
So, my bestie, Lynn, sent me a make-your-own-cookie-cutter kit.  I was waiting for just the right idea to pop into my head and this week it did.  My daughter's birthday.  She loves the Freddy franchise!  I Googled images of the character and drew what I thought would be viable as a cutter.  I've been making cut out cookies forever and I knew it couldn't be too detailed.
I got the kit out and dove in.  First you cut a long piece of string and lay it on the out line to measure how much metal you'll need, then add 1".
Use the shaping tools that come with the kit to form the shape, comparing the metal to the drawing after each bend.  
Make sure that you have an overlap of metal to glue together.  The kit provides an adhesive tape, but you could certainly use a metal glue and clamp it.
Then I drew out what I thought might work for the iced ginger-Fred cookie.
Here's my Ginger-Fred rhyme, it went on the front of her card:
One, two
Ginger-Fred is coming for you
Three, four
Open the oven door
Five, six
Now the timer ticks
Seven, eight
Put him on a plate
Nine, ten
Bake more Ginger-Fred Men
Ginger-Fred was inside the card saying
"Dream a sweet little dream with me"
My daughter was thrilled.  It was totally worth it!

Here's a link to a very crafty lady at Suburbia Soup who came up with her very own way to make cookie cutters without a kit.  I love her zombie!

Now, off to the lovely Lisa Hall for some more fabulous fun!


  1. AAAAHHHH!!!! It's AWESOME!!!! Seriously, you never cease to amaze me.

  2. This is so awesome. Would never dare to eat that cookie though. Never know what freddie will do to you when you eat him lol

  3. awesome creepy cookie...wonderful creation
    susan s.

  4. OMG...that is too cool. I can't believe the wonderful ideas you come up with. Do you ever sleep? What a great idea! Making your own cookie cutter designs - who knew!

  5. your projects are always a joy! :) great idea.

  6. OMG! How cool is that? Adorable idea and so well executed. xxD

  7. This is really an original idea! I just love it!

  8. Wow totally love your Ginger Fred Man! You are so talented!! Amazing work!

  9. Absolutely fantastic - this is totally awesome :-) xxxxxxxx

  10. How cool is that!?! How cool to make your own cookie cutter and even cooler idea to make it Freddy! Fabulous!

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