Monday, October 31, 2011

Anyone for Gingerbread!

     "Banners or Border Punches" is the challenge this week at The Kraft Journal.  I decided to add another Christmas card to the stockpile so I printed out his cute little gingerbread man from The Stamping Boutique for my card.  The card base is Brown Kraft cardstock matted with some red Bazzill and Buff Ivory cardstock.  I only have a few whole pieces of Basic Grey Jovial paper left over from last year so I grabbed one for this card.  Mr. Gingerbread is matted on more Brown Kraft and Buff Ivory and his yummy self was printed out on some Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock.  I gave him some puff paint icing and buttons tied with Earthy Hemp Cord.  The banner was created with Jenni Bowlin chipboard flag pieces covered in Buff Ivory strung on Red Baker's Twine.  I hand lettered those pieces and the "Christmas" which I popped up on some foam tape.  Some scrunched up and machine sewn ribbon and a big red button with more Red Baker's Twine finish off the card..
     We always have the most amazing entrants in our challenge.  If you've never played before we'd love to have you come join us.  Each time you play one of our challenges you go in the drawing for our monthly $15.00 Kraft Outlet store voucher plus you get a shot at a Top Three or Feature Me Friday spot.  Come join in the fun.  :-)

The Catered Crop--
  • Stamps: girls, banners, farmer, crow
  • Colors: pink/burgundy, green; jewel tone fall colors
  • Theme: Christmas or Fall
  • Inks: Distress Ink, markers
  • Papers: stripes and polka dots, kraft
  • Tools: sewing machine, die cuts, circle punch
  • Embellishments: Fun Flock, seam binding, gemstones, glimmer mists, glitter, jingle bells, lace, buttons, burlap, twine, and cord
Christmas Inspirations--die cuts and punches
One Stitch at a Time--Christmas
The Ribbon Girl--jingle all the way to Christmas
Basic Grey--anything goes  (Jovial)
Bah Humbug--die cuts
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge--food and candy
Crimbo Crackers--anything goes
The Outlawz POM--anything goes
Cooking It Up With Katie--row, red, ribbon (row of letters and banner pennants, red button, red ribbon)
Digital Tuesday--buttons and twine
     Have a blessed week!

Kraft Outlet Supplies 
  • Brown Kraft Cover Weigh cardstock
  • Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock
  • Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock
  • Red Baker's Twine
  • Earthy Hemp Cord
  • Jenni Bowlin chipboard flag pieces

  • Papers: Basic Grey Jovial, Bazzill
  • Stamp: The Stamping Boutique "Gingerbread Man With Buttons"
  • Ink: Vintage Photo Distress ink, Sepia Micron pen
  • Tools: Nestabilities Lacey Circles (S4- and Standard Circles Large (S4- , sewing machine
  • Miscellaneous: Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint, Tulip white puff paint, Glossy Accents, Celebrate It ribbon, Basic Grey button, other buttons from my stash


ferrellgraph-x said...

Oh Tracy I just adore this card! I Love Love Love gingerbreadmen! They are just the cutest! If I found this in my mailbox it would be framed and kept forever ;)
Kindest regards,

Ira said...

Adorable adorable card Tracy! Just love those cute little gingerbread men! Reminds me of Shrek Halloween, I saw that movie yesterday evening and loved the story of that gingerbread man ;-) makes a fine X-mas card! Hugs, Ira


Gorgeous card! Lovely image. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges this fortnight. Hope you will play with us next challenges too.

the cricutologist said...

Oh so rich! This card is so fantastic! That gingerbread man is good enough to eat! Love all the embellishments!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Tracy, that little gingerbread man is soooo cute and I love that banner!! Well done!

Ann said...

Totally gorgeous - just so darn cute.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Becky B. said...

Such a cuuuuuuute card!! That gingerbread man is absolutely A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E, and that banner is fantastic! Wonderful work! :) Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs.

heidy said...

Oh what an adorable card Tracy!
Hugs Heidy

Ribbon Girl said...

Whsat a jolly gingerbread man card! Thanks for joining in with the Christmas challenge at Ribbon Girl. Mary G x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So pretty, I love the country feel of this lovely creation!

Natascha said...

Your card is really cute! Great details and layout. Thank you so much for joining us at Digital Tuesday. Good luck!

Hugs, Natascha

Roberta: Mother of 3 said...

I love this card! So country-shic and so sweet! Gingerbread has special memories in our family! I hope you'll create with us again at Frosted Designs!

Linda R. said...

Everything about this is too cute..
I just love that banner.. And that gingerbread man is adorable..

Christmas will be hear before you know it..

Hugs, Linda

Lydia said...

I love that paper! One of my favourite sets. :) Such a great card....thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

Audrey Pettit said...

This is SO adorable, Tracy!! I love all the layers and the cute Christmas paper. Fabulous layered die cuts for that adorable gingerbread man. Love the puff paint details and LOVE your banner!

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card! I love that cutegingerbread Man and great idea on the flags!
hugs, Marlies

Tip Top said...

OOhh! I do like this! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

Love crafts forever said...

Beautiful work. Thank you so much for playing with us at OSAAT. Good luck.
Hugs Nataliya

Linda B said...

LOVE this gingerbread man!!! How cute! In fact, the more I'm looking at it the more I LOVE everything about this card... the JOY banner on the twine is just terrific, love the way you did the Christmas blocks and the ribbon treatment! GREAT!!!

Nikki Byrne said...

Gorgeous card, love the gingerbread :o)
thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Hugs.


Christy Dillman said...

I have seen this super cute card many times in blogland and love to look at it every time I see it! Wonderful job, thanks for joining us at Cooking It Up with Katie last week!


Regan said...

SO so cute!! :) I love the doodling on the banner and the gingerbread man - adorable!

Wenda said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

Hugs Wenda

Kim Duran said...

The little gingerbread man is so cute. I love the frosting. How did you do that! Stickles? This card makes me ready for the holiday baking. So fun!

Cheryl said...

So cute! I love seeing how you were inspired by my projects!

~Cheryl~ (Guest Chef for the Catered Crop)
** Check out my blog candy **

Linda McClain said...

Oh Tracy, this is so, so, so cute! I love the banner, the ribbon, the gingerbread man . . . Freakin' adorable! Thanks for sharing it with us at Catered Crop.

Erin Reed said...

I love your project and great use of food/candy in it!!

Thanks for playing at Frosted Designs!!

Erin R.

Jacqui P said...

beautiful card!! love all the details!! thankyou for joining us at basic grey this time
Jacqui P x