Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Gingerbread Treat

Hello, everybody!  Today I'm sharing a yummy winter holiday card!  I haven't been around blogland much lately but I wanted to meet my goal of making two winter holiday cards this month, so here I am!

My card used a lot of scraps (snippets). Aside from the adorable image (Twinkle Lane Designs - Coloured Gingerbread Man), all of the paper and cardstock were scraps, including the kraft cardstock.  It wasn't quite wide enough for an A2 card front, so I added scraps of glitter cardstock along the left side.

I began by applying embossing paste on the kraft cardstock through a snowflake stencil (Hot off the Press Snowfall).  I added the strips of glitter cardstock and a torn scrap of music-patterned paper (BoBunny).  I printed two copies of the image and fussy-cut both.  On the second one, I fussy-cut only the gingerbread man so I could pop him up on foam tape.  I punched three snowflakess (Recollections punch) from the scrap of red glitter cardstock and adhered. I stamped a sentiment in the lower right corner (SugarPea  Designs Sweet Treats Christmas) and finished the card by applying Star Dust Stickles to the gingerbread's icing.

I would like to support the following 10 challenges:
Ally's Angels 36 AG 1/3
Build Your Stash Holiday Hop Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas 500 AG Optional Twine/Ribbon UE
Creatalicious 191 AG Optional 3 of a Kind (red snowflakes) 1/3
Pixie's Snippet Playground 383 (all snippets as mentioned above) 1E C10
Rudolph Day July 1E C10
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 1/5
The Outlawz Progressive Challenge July
Through the Craft Room Door July 28 AG 1/2
Virginia's Show and Share July 1/4

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!


Chandhini said...

I missed seeing your cards, ah, there you are!
Love the way you used the glitter strips and embossing paste to add texture and interest to the card. Such a lovely image.

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous, I love the image.
Linda xxx

scrappymo! said...

Great card! This is the second gingerbread man so far. Yours is so sweet and welcoming. Makes me want to have a gingerbread flavoured coffee and nibble on a ginger cookie!

Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph Days Challenge.

karin said...

Great stamp on your card Kitty. Love it.


Verna Angerhofer said...

I love this design. And, the glitter scraps are a great touch to the card. I always love to see gingerbread men on a Christmas card.

Donna said...

What an adorable card, you can't go wrong with gingerbread men! like your stenciled snowflakes and the glitter strips, how festive!

terrie said...

Great looking card Kitty...I like the idea of using snippets for making cards and your turned out fantastic....TFS Missed seeing your creations

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

Love, love, love your card! So warm and Christmassy looking! Looks great on the kraft card stock! I am going to have to try out the technique with the embossing paste. I made some homemade texture paste and just haven't gotten the chance to try it on a card yet! You have inspired me! Love your beautiful card. So glad to see your post! I was hoping you were doing alright and just keeping busy. I know we have to take breaks, but I am hoping that you are healthy and well and all is going good in your life! Love your creations crafting friend! You are so talented! :)

Andrea W said...

Glad to see a card from you today! I love the torn piece of music paper and the sparkle down the side. Hope all is well! Hugs from Oklahoma.

aussie aNNie said...

Loving this card and the kraft paper looks fabulous.x

Jacq said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, Kitty, love the snowflake background and the glitter border. Glad you joined us at The Outlawz Progressive Freebie challenge, can't wait to see what next month's image brings!
DT for The Outlawz

Elizabeth Hart said...

Oh Yum!! This is adorable. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creatalicious Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Jenny L said...

Hi Kitty,
Happy Rudolf Days.
oh this card is wonderful and I really like all the work you have done to create it.
Your fussy cutting is fabulous.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Bunny said...

I love the gingerbread man. He's so cute. What a nice card. [Bunny]

Suzanne H said...

You are so missed! Love the gingerbread theme. I haven't tried the embossing paste technique yet, it looks great on your card!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Really lovely Kitty & oh so cute.

Barbara Godden said...

Super cute card, love all your use of "snippits" The design is perfect. and the images adorable (best I finish my Rudolph Day card). The embossing paste use on the snowflakes is perfect.

Donna said...

I love the snippets you used for background and accents. Just a really fun design. And I really like that image that Outlawz had this month. We've been working a lot on re-roofing our barn. Finally got it under roof yesterday just in time for an all-day rain today. The cap isn't finished yet so it was leaking a bit at the very top but at least most of it is dry. My brother lost his fight with Covid-19 last week. It's really tough to not be able to be with them while they are sick. His wife did get to stay with him after they took the ventilator out and he passed. He would have been in the hospital for 4 weeks. Please stay safe.

Vannessa Osbourn said...

I love this image and I love the textured snowflakes on kraft! Exquisite card!!

Alyson Mayo said...

Yet another adorable Christmas card - the strip of music notes under the gingerbread man's feet is such a great touch. You keep reminding me that I need to START working on my own Christmas cards... at this rate, I will have about two done for the season :)

cotnob said...

A super Christmas card, such a fun gingerbread man and lots of great details.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Di said...

Wow Kitty - this is really such a great card - using up lots of little snippets as well. That one adorable gingerbread man that one wouldn't have the heart to eat :) Lovely to see you blogging again!


Di xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Hi Kitty! Love so much your design with that stencilled kraft cardstock! Great idea using stripes of glittery cardstock to have the right measure! I never look at measures, so I have a lot of cards that can't be mailed!! LOL :D
Love the gingerbread image on that beautiful piece of musical paper! The red snowflakes and the the sentiment finish so well your desisgn!!
Hope that all is going well for you, dear friend!

Fikreta said...

It's so cute card!

linda said...

Oh my goodness, a very sweet card with such attention to detail, right down to the stickles on the gingerbread man - adorable! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely Christmas creation with the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Linda, DT

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty this is awesome! That gingerbread and cocoa and all the sparkle is so you. Sending you hugs.

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Great design! Wonderful card!!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Super cute!

Lena said...

So beautiful and festive. Love all the texture and sparkle. Beautifully done, my friend!
Have a wonderful Sunday.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous holiday card!
Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at
Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Debbie Maddock
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Crystal O. Minkler said...

Adorable card! I love that you used scraps and that gingerbread is so cute! Thanks for playing along with our first Christmas in July 2020 Hop!

KandA said...

Super fun card and a great design to use up those snippets xx

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Alyson Mayo said...

This is so sweet - those snowflakes in the background are amazing. Super colouring as well :)