There was one reason and one reason only why I purchased Cookie Cutter Christmas. Of course, I bought it for the adorable Gingerbread Man. That Gingerbread man is so stinkin’ cute. I love him. Today I’m showing the first card I made with the stamp set.
Here’s what always happens to me. Does the same thing happen to you? I buy a set for one specific stamp, and I end up using other stamps just as much (probably more) than the one I bought it for. I’m sure you’ll be seeing lots of different characters from this stamp set showing up on my cards in the next few months. Till then, let’s enjoy some Gingerbread.
Today’s card came together SO FAST! It would be a great one to replicate for holiday cards.
I can’t take credit for the card layout – today is Wednesday, which means that there’s a new sketch on the Paper Craft Crew site. I’m lucky to be a designer for the Paper Craft Crew so I get to see the sketches early. *smile*
Here’s the sketch for this week. To play along, click on PCCC#213. Isn’t it a great sketch? Simple but pretty. You can do amazing things with it.
To make my card, I decided to let the paper take center stage. I adore the Candy Cane Lane paper, probably because it also has Gingerbread men on it. I must have a “thing” for Gingerbread. (Actually, I have an AMAZING recipe for Gingerbread muffins. I know what I’ll be making this week….)
Using the Coordinating Colors
For this card, I found it worked best if I used the same colors that showed up in the Candy Cane Lane paper. I used Early Espresso to stamp the Gingerbread Man. The greeting is also embossed onto Early Espresso to bring the color in again.
If you wanted to make these for your holiday cards and didn’t want to bother with embossing, I would suggest that you change the color that the greeting is stamped on so it is lighter, such as Crumb Cake or White. You could then stamp directly onto the card stock, saving you the time it would take to emboss. If you do have the time, I think embossing is a wonderful addition.
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Stamps: Cookie Cutter Christmas
Paper: Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Gold Glimmer Paper
Ink: Versmark, Early Espresso
Other: Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Burlap Ribbon,Linen Thread, White Embossing Powder
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