Friday, April 11, 2014

How crunchy do you like your cookies?

I am such a nonconformist. Everyone is making spring/Easter cards, and I decide to make a Christmas card. As you might know, I love playing with paint sample cards and I came up with this idea of doing gingerbread men on some brown paint chips. What do you think? Does it look too much like a chart telling you when the cookies should come out of the oven?

The gingerbread men (it's a stamp by DRS, I think) are white embossed, and the ribbon allowed me to cover up most of the paint names.  (I have no real problem allowing the names to be visible, especially if they sound related to the card. Wouldn't it be funny if one of the paints was called "gingerbread"?)

The sentiment is red embossed, and there's a gem on either side of the smaller "merry," although they aren't terribly visible on the photo.  The red piece was from the scrap file, already embossed; the color isn't the same as the ribbon, but I think they are OK together.

This card is for these challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday: Sweet Treats
Holly Jolly: Ribbon and Bling
CRAFT 254, Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #127, Anything Goes
Sister Act #52, Anything Goes


  1. What a fun idea! Those gingerbread men are so cute and I love the embossed background panel. Thank you so much for joining us at the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.
    Carol x

  2. Hi Sandy! You are so creative and I thank you so much for stopping by to play along and share your talents with us. Have a blessed week, and please join us again soon.
    Blessings to you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Fab card thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge...Sue DT

  4. I've given up hope on Easter cards, so bring on the Christmas cards! I mean, why not? The gingerbread guys are really cute. That ribbon is darling. An all around excellent card.

  5. lovely card...thanks for playing along with our Christmas challenge at CRAFT x carol

  6. So cute, Sandy! Those gingerbread men look great on the paint swatch. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Happy Easter or Sweet Treats!


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