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Cookie Cutter Cards

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television


Cookie cutters work well as stencils for cards and gift tags. You can use assorted cookie cutters shaped like cats and dogs for everyday projects, but for holiday- or season-specific projects, try something different -- a turkey for Thanksgiving or a sprig of holly for Christmas. The next time you make a gift basket of cookies, include a personal note on a matching cookie-cutter card.


  • Construction or kraft paper

  • Cookie cutters

  • Scissors

  • Pinking shears

  • Glue stick

  • Marker

  • Hole punch


  1. Fold a piece of construction or kraft paper in half.
  2. Line the top of a cookie cutter on the fold, so the card will open there. Using a pencil, trace around the cookie cutter.
  3. Cut the design out. If you want a card smaller than the cookie cutter, make a template by tracing around the cookie cutter on a white piece of paper and reduce the size of the outline on a copier. Cut out the template, and trace on construction or kraft paper.
  4. Add additional decoration to the card. When Martha makes a card with a dog-shaped cookie cutter, she uses a marker for the dog's eye and glues on a tail made from the leftover paper.
  5. Using a hole punch, punch a hole at the top of the card, thread with twine, and attach to gift basket.

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