Wednesday, November 30, 2011

~~~ Gingerbread People ~~~

Hi Y'all!! I go to a Stampin Up card class the 1st monday of each month and I got an email Monday, informing me that this month was a card swap month and I needed to make 12 Christmas cards !! I almost spit my coffee...I was like WHAT ???? It will take me a week to pick out paper!! The 1st card is my feeble attempt.I printed off some paper and used that for my prototype.I didn't like it, at all. Off to Hobby Lobby I go and found the cutest designer kraft paper( 1/2 off...woohoo ) and came home and got busy!I think you can see the differnce, I hope you can anyway. I cut the gingerbreads out of sticky back cork 1st attempt went into the trash,because I peeled the paper off the back and brayered it to my cutting mat...BIG mistake....DONT'T do it!I bought a 2nd piece of corkboard on my trip to HL ( I would not be defeated!) I peeled the backing off the CB and placed it ontop of a piece of kraft paper and then I put that on my cutting mat, corkboard facing down! Set the number of cuts at 4, using my deep cutting blade...I needed those extra cuts and it still didnt cut all the way though, but was easy enough to punch it out. The corkboard makes them look like real lil gingerbread cookies...I'm so excited!! One looks like it was left in the oven too long, but thats ok, I like my cookies crispy! I used Jolly Holidays and Doodlecharms for the bow.Stamped the tags with a stamp from Close to My Heart, added Liquid Pearls, some bling,a button and some bakers twine and called it a day. Oh the holly was made using a punch and I need to go back and add a spring to the lil girls tags. Thanks for taking a peek and if you read this novel...God Bless you !!


Diane Hodrick

you are adorable and so are your gingerbread people....i cut cork a year ago...swore I'd never do it again....pain in my friggin (bad word)...but you did it better than me, so maybe I'll try again. ;)

Tammy E.

Are they not just cute, cute, cute? So adorable.


You are soooooo funny!!! Don't want to waste paper on those snobs, huh?!! I love your cards!! Even the crispy one. I like my soft. :)


did you really say snobs!!!
I can not imagine you not using the best of the best, if for nothing else, to show them what a Cricut can do,,, but cute story, I am sure you will make the best of it,,,, do they know your blog address?? oops...I like soft cookies, but tender brown is a cutie,
Have a great weekend, we are in for a snow storm this weekend, up to 6 inches.

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This sight is dedicated to the art of card making....of which I am addicted ! I began making cards a few months before Dan was deployed to Iraq.I wanted to make sure he had a new card to open every day, so I used BlueMountian.Co and created him 2 months worth of cards !About a year ago I saw that famous infomercial for a little bug called a Cricut.Well, after watching it numerous times, I HAD to have it...and I ordered it!!!Then I found the Cricut Message Board and I hit pay dirt!!! I was, and still am so inspired by some of the talented women on that board!I have to give them credit for making me the card maker that I am today!!!
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