Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Gingerbread Easel Card

Hello, everybody! I've been having fun with the Alphabet Challenge over at Beccy's Place and her annual Month of Holiday Cards!  I've been skipping around with the letters of the alphabet, and today I'm revisiting Day 8 - G for Gingerbread!

I made an easel card with Beccy's PlaceGingerbread set!  This is my all-time favourite set of Beccy's and I use it every year!  It comes with the house, several kinds of cookies, and some word art.

I went with the pre-coloured images - I love this colour combo!  I fussy-cut all of the images and die-cut some swirly lollipops (Your Next Stamp) and stitched snowbanks (Poppystamps and Simon Says Stamp).  The house and tree cookies are popped up with craft foam and behind them is a die-cut stitched snowbank.  I made a little hinge for the gingerbread couple on a die-cut stitched snowbank.  This hinge stands up but will lie flat when the card is closed.  

I added tiny die-cut bows (Your Next Stamp) to the gingerbread people, a bow-tie for the boy and a hair bow for the girl.  I used a line of pink gems as the stopper for the easel, as well as on the bottom edge.  The patterned paper was part of a card kit years ago, so I don't know the brand.  

Here is an old photo from my childhood showing our Christmas tree with lots of homemade gingerbread cookies.  My mom and nanny would both hang gingerbread men on their trees, and I think that's where my love of gingerbread men comes from!

I would like to support the following challenges: A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Ally's Angels AG 1/3; Cardz TV 102 AG 3/3; Crafty Creations 402 AG 1/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use a Button(s) UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE; Creative Craft Cottage Add Buttons and/or Bows 1/3; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; DL.ART November Linky UE 1/d; Dragonfly Dreams Christmas/Winter UE; Get Creative AG 3/3; Gem of a Challenge AG 1/3; Jan's Digi Stamps 1 AG 4/5; Pixie's Snippet Playground 365 Snippets were used for die-cut snowbanks and lollipops 1E; Polkadoodles AG 1/2; The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up AG Christmas Optional Red and Green 10/10; The Outlawz Festive Friday Christmas UE; Through the Craft Room Door AG 1/2; Word Art Wednesday 412-413 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 1/5

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


jimlynn said...

Cool photo and I know it brings back a lot of memories.
Love your beautiful card too. So very pretty!

terrie said...

I love your pastel gingerbread easel card...You have a way of putting everything just right...well done Kitty
Thank you for sharing your gingerbread Christmas tree such great memories whenever you see or smell gingerbread

Nelly said...

Fabulous pastel colour combo you have chosen here! Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at challenge this week; crafty hugs Nelly Dt x

Andrea W said...

It's neat when our memories influence our creations. Your color combo is so soft and pretty and I love the easel design.

Suzanne H said...

I have to put this set on my wishlist. It's so cute. Love your easel design which created such a lovely scene. Congrats on your top picks at the Butterfly Challenge too. Well deserved.

New Creations said...

Oh, so beautiful in Easel style! Perfect soft colors and I love all the elements you put in this beautiful design!

Chandhini said...

You have made amazing easel card, easel card is in my to-do list for a long time. You make me wanna try it. Love the cute ginger man and lovely PPs.

cards-by-epie said...

Beautyful gingerbread easelcard Kitty !!
Thanks you are following me , hugs Epie

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cotnob said...

A fabulous card, such a super design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Margreet said...

What a beautiful easel card!
xxx Margreet

Corinne said...

fabulous easel card..
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge
DT Corinne

Bunny said...

G is for goodness gracious this is great! Love this cute card.

The tree is so cute decorated with the gingerbread men. I do love the taste of them. Don't let them know![Bunny]

Barbara Godden said...

Oh my goodness this is so cute, love the idea of the hinge piece for the gingerbread couple, How did you do that? I see so many possibilities with this easel. back to the card it is really adorable. I wish I could find time to play along with Beccy's challenge.

Michela Piras said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Gem of a Challenge

Linda Simpson said...

Loving this easel card Kitty, the gingerbread are so cute.
Linda xxx

Di said...

What a fabulous card Kitty! So many snippets and such a great design as well.

Oh, I do love the Christmas tree photo - what a great tradition as well.


Di xx

Donna said...

Love your easel card and the picture of your childhood Christmas tree!

Lisa Lynn said...

That card is beautiful. Gingerbread cookies are my favorites and I actually overdose on them. The pink is perfect. Your picture is great and I think it's wonderful with all the gingerbreads. Those are great memories.

Mel Gee said...

Cute easel. Thank you for entering our Challenge at Dragonfly Dreams https://
Mel DT

Jan Mahew said...

Kitty, Such a lovely easel card, love the papers you used with the adorable image. Thank you for sharing with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck in the drawing!

Beccy said...

What a wonderful memory Kitty, and it was so nice to read that someone else called their grandmother "Nanny". My nanny was always at our house for Christmas and I have many fond memories of our family traditions. Thank you for sharing yours.
I absolutely LOVE this card! Everything about it is fabulous. I love the colour scheme, the fold - especially the hinge for the gingerbread people, the embellishments and the way you have personalised everything. Gorgeous!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

How sweet easel card, Kitty!!! ADORABLE!! Love the delicate colours and the line of blings to stop the opening! The tiny bows make me smile!
How sweet memories you have about this photo!! I can understand your love for gingerbreads! :D Here in Italy we haven't this tradition, such a shame! They look so cute!

Gail said...

A beautiful card and tree! Love those gingerbread men both on the tree and your card Kitty - sweet!

Susan Renshaw said...

Such a pretty easel card!
Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge!
DT for Patterned Paper Challenge
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

Fikreta said...

this is so amazing card!
so very nice Christmas tree!
love these gingerbreads!

Robin Francini said...

Your card is darling! And I enjoy seeing your cats photos!
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of
luck with your entry.

Robin DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogs