Hello! For this weeks card I used the Frosted Gingerbread Bundle. I got it in the mail on Tuesday and couldn’t wait to start playing with it! I found a bit of scrap craft paper hanging around my house and got to work. While I think these would look fabulous in any number of color combinations, I really like how the craft paper with the basic white really made it look like a bunch of gingerbread cookies.
To start off I used a card base of Basic White scored at 4 1/4 and cut at 5 1/2. Then I used black cardstock to create a mat for my Peaceful Prints DSP. I like how the plaid sorta reminds me of a table cloth. I used the outline dies to cut the craft paper and the more detailed dies to cut the basic white for the “icing”. To adhere the two pieces of the cookies together I used liquid glue. For the sentiment I used Real red ink and stamped one of the elongated rectangles from the stitched rectangle dies. Each panel I adhered to the base with liquid glue as it gives a good amount of wiggle room to make sure its straight. For all the more decorative elements I used Stampin’ Dimentional’s to add a bit of pop. For the finishing touch I put a red wonder gem on the star and snowflake.
To decorate the envelope, I used the bell stamp from the Frosted Gingerbread stamp set and inked it up with Soft Suede. I placed one on the front of the envelope, and two on the back flap. I also used Soft Suede for the inside of my card. I stamped two bells towards the bottom and then the Christmas sentiment up top in Real red.
If you would like a step by step video tutorial of how to make this card, I did one on Thursday on my facebook page. Below is a more simplified version using only stamps for those of you who do not yet have a cut n emboss machine or dies yet. For this card I used the same DSP and colors that I did on the previous card. To get the images clear and crisp I used my Stamparatus, this tool is really useful when trying to fit many stamps on a panel at once.
Below you can see them side by side. Both cards are really festive and fun. Perfect for sending to someone over the holidays. Weather you are a beginner or have been making cards for a while sometimes its really fun to just see how far a stamp set can get you.
I hope you enjoyed my cards! If you aren’t following me on Facebook yet, head on over to my business page and check out my tutorial on this card. Feeling adventurous? Try making it yourself! If you do please post a picture on there so I can see it! I love to see what everyone makes. Until next time, happy crafting!
Paper Pumpkin this month is “A Piece of Peace” it includes supplies to make 10 cards, 5 each of 2 designs. If interested you can subscribe with me here : https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2241909
Card Stock/Paper Cuts
Basic White 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
Black Cardstock 4 x 5 1/4
Peaceful Prints DSP 3 7/8 x 5 1/8