Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Run Run As Fast as You Can...

...You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man! Well... in this case, it's the Gingerbread boy and girl wishing everyone a Merry Christmas in this card.

Hello Everyone!!

This was a fun card! I actually combined a couple of challenges here and both are a first for me. The design is a sketch from Card Patterns (#43) and the other challenge is from La La Land Crafts their "La La Weekly Wednesday Challenge #15 which was to incorporate buttons into your card or creation. That's not very difficult for me 'cause I love using buttons, so the easier the challenge the better!! La La Land Crafts is also the sponsor this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ, so be sure and head over there to see what the DTs have done!! Incredible as usual, what a creative team they have over there! I'm hoping to play along with that challenge next!

I love the pattern paper from American Crafts, the Gingerbread couple stamp is also from American Crafts. Each piece is from the Merrymint line. I doubled the brown buttons (BoBunny) and added the red grosgrain ribbon (Offray) the brown dotted wired ribbon is from Michaels.

I want to focus in on this close-up because I originally used white cardstock(Paper Accents) but it was so bright it was distracting so I used 2 different Distress Inks from Ranger and blended the ink around the edges (Antique Linen and Worn Lipstick) the sentiment is a stamp from a 12 piece set from the Heidi Grace Designs from Fiskars. I cut this out using my Cricut, George cartridge (cylinder shape). The brown cardstock(Bazzill) I put through my Cuttlebug using the Dotted Swiss folder and the white dots around the red cardstock (Bazzill) is Smooch pearlized ink, I also used it to do a little highlighting on the gingerbread kids. I also used the EK Success corner rounder. The finished card is 6"x 5.5"

Thanks for looking!!


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13 comments:

  1. Your card is wonderful! Graet idea!
    Hugs Gisela

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  2. This is adorable Natalie! Love the little gingerbread couple.

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  3. This is just darling! Do you know where the muffin man lives? Lol, sorry, it made me think of Shrek.

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  4. Very cute card! I love how you attached the buttons!
    Thank you so much for playing with us this week at La-La Land Crafts!

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  5. This is great Nat. I love that bow! Yummy!

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  6. Oh, great job with the buttons Natalie! :) Cute cute gingerbread peeps too! Thanks for playing along at LaLa Land!! x

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  7. Great job with the sketch. Your card is just adorable. I love how you did your ribbon and I'm a big fan of buttons, too.

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  8. Very CUTE!!! Thank you SO MUCH for playing with us this week at La-La Land Crafts!!
    Hugs!!
    :) Irina

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  9. Very nice job on the Sketch. I love the rounded corners and ribbon treatment.

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  10. Cute card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at La La Land Crafts!

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  11. So cute! Love those papers and that fabulous bow! Thanks for joining us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

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  12. Very nice job on the Sketch. I love the rounded corners and ribbon treatment.


    Work from home India

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  13. Hey Nat. Great card. I love that paper from American Crafts. I just love your Blog. I will have to add it to my list so that I can check back often.

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