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Gingerbread Boy

'Run, run as fast as you can! You can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man!' – From the classic children’s story, “The Gingerbread Man”.

As usual, when I am crafting, I get something stuck in my head and it just runs over and over on replay.    Any guesses as to what was in my head when I was making this card? 

Well this little Gingerbread Boy from Whimsy and Stars Studio is just too cute to eat.  I printed him on DP and used my sponges and Copics to add some extra character.   I was thinking about adding some CE to the holly berries, but to be honest, I just didn’t want to wait for it to dry.  (And I was worried about smearing it or otherwise messing him up.)

 

2012-10-09 WSS gingerbread boy WM

 

This little cutie is my first Christmas card for 2012.  I shudder to think of how many more I need to make.  At least I am getting a [somewhat] early start this year.    Have you started your holiday cards?  How about shopping?  (I haven’t started mine yet.  I am planning a lot of on-line shopping this year.  I love Etsy.)

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful day! 

Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Gingerbread Boy (digital stamp) from Whimsy & Stars Studio,  Holiday Treats from Papertrey Ink
  • Inks:  Stampin’ Up Cranberry Crisp, Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy
  • Papers:  Papertrey kraft CS, Bazzill Basics CS, Echo Park Season’s Greetings paper pad, Stampin’ Up vellum
  • Tools: Sewing Machine, Big Shot, Papertrey Damask Snowflake and Holly Jolly dies, Spellbinders circle dies, Stampin’ Up edge punch, Papertrey linen texture plate, Copic markers, heat tool
  • Embellishments:  misc. dew drops, Ranger clear embossing powder

 

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Comments

Nicole said…
Such an adorable card, Cheryl. Lovely!! Hugs, Nicole
Desire Fourie said…
This is so beautifully designed. Great traditional colours as well. Loving your creativity. Wishing you a wonderful Tuesday.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}
Marianne said…
He's a real cheeful fella Cheryl. Love the bright and happy colours too. As you know, I make Christmas cards all year long. I think I have finished sth. close to 30 now. Since we're not into Christmas presents and are usally celebrating Christmas at home (hubby, me and 6 cats if they want to be in), I don't need to do any serious shopping, except for crafty bargains of course.
As for music, I can remember the time when I was still in school and couldn't get the song Cannot get it out of my head by ELO out of my head LOL.
KraftyKoolKat said…
What an endearing card Cheryl, I adore it. I make Christmas cards all year round but still have a rush near the end. But I do send loads.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx
Kathy said…
So adorable Cheryl. Love the combo of pretty patterns here. I agree, online shopping makes everything easier!
Anita said…
Cheryl, this card is so cute. I love that little gb man and yes, now that song will be stuck in my head most of the day :-D Beautiful papers and layout too.
Sue - bearhouse said…
Awww this is gorgeous Cheryl. The image is so cute and the colours are wonderful.
I really need to get a move on with my Christmas cards too, I've only made 4 so far!!

Sue
Carla S. said…
This is adorable, Cheryl! Love the papers and the sweet image! Great card design!
thankfully I don't know that song - so you can't get it stuck in my head THIS time! LOL

He is cute! Love that you printed him on DP! The holly with the dew drops are a great touch too!
Renee said…
Cheryl, this little gingerbread boy is so adorable! Love him! I haven't started my Xmas cards yet, but I am going to a weekend crop on the 19th & plan to start them then...& hopefully get lots of them finished. That may not happen because I spend lots of time "noseying" at everyone elses work when I am at crops...but surely over the course of a whole weekend I'll get some done! As for shopping...haven't even thought of it yet!
Hugs, Renee
Sandra H said…
Totally stunning card Cheryl and image and what lovely backing papers too x
Lori said…
Oh, he is too cute to eat! Darling card!
Riet said…
So beautiful card,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx
Helen said…
Gorgeous and I love all the details you've added.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x
Kimberly S said…
He's so cute, and your coloring is as fantastic as it always is! Love the dp and layout too. hugs, Kimberly
Annette said…
cute little gingerbread man...such a fun card.
Shirley-anne said…
Very tradional image for Christmas card and love the layers of beautiful papers too . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .
Shelly Schmidt said…
Love your card- and the papers and colors. Now I will have this song in my head- better than the Beverly Hillbillies- which was the last card that made me think of a song....hehehe It will be Christmas before we know it....!
Penny said…
Well, you are off to a great start on those Christmas cards! This is darling--love the image and coloring, the papers, the design, die cuts, colors, and stitching. Thank you for sharing this with us at Lady Anne's! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Sue Nicholson said…
Lovely cute card, great xmas theme. thanks for joining us at cutie pie challenge, good luck cheers Sue x
1CardCreator said…
Sweet card, perfect blend of colors and papers too!
Karin said…
Very cute and I love all the layers! A a friends 7 year old daughter wanted me to read this story book to her, and this was back in June! lol! It was cray having the "Run, run as fast as you can..." refrain going through my head for days back then!
Sheryl said…
This is soo cool Cheryl, I just love it! The sponging has added character to the little chap I think.
Great to see you at INCY WINCY this week. I do hope we will see you again soon.
Hugs Sheryl xx
Lady Anne said…
Such a great card Cheryl and I would like to thank you for sharing it with us at Lady Anne's...
Love ~ Lady Anne xx
Sharon said…
Love your card Cheryl, Gingerbread men are one of my favorite things about Christmas. Thanks for playing at Lady Anne's.
Anonymous said…
Adorable! Seeing this cute gingerbread man put a big smile on my face. Fantastic coloring and design!
Tracy said…
He's precious Cheryl! I really like how the sponging looks. :-) Hugs!
Angela said…
Very festive indeed and wonderful christmassy colours and patterns.
Thanks for taking part in the Craftymess Challeng with us.
Ax
Archana said…
Stunning card, Cheryl! Love the image and background. Colors are awesome and truely love the touch of stitching.
Thanks for joining us at sentimental sundays challenge this week.
Hugs,
Archana
Trish Hughes said…
wonderful and stunning job, thanks for joining Simply Create!!!
Anonymous said…
Soooo cute! love the colours too! xx
sassyb07 said…
cute card, thanks for joining us at Lady Anne's
Davi said…
Cheryl is this the most delight Christmas Card ever!! I love the pretty dps and layers so very pretty with that darling Gingerbread boy!!
Beate said…
Cheryl, your card looks wonderful!
Great project. Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Bloggers Network monthly challenge

Sarah (CBN DT)

Love your card ..... and how you've used so many different papers for it, great job on the coloring.....


A gorgeous Christmas card....

Hugs
Judith
Judie said…
This is a gorjuss make, love the colours, thank you so much for joining us at Craftymess challenge blog

Hugs
Judie xx
Jan Hennings said…
So beautiful and love the design :)
Oh my goodness this most certainly is the cutest!!! I love the image and the papers!
Audrey Pettit said…
Eeeeeeek! Man, oh man, I LOVE this!

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