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Merry & Bright Gingerbread Boy

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Did you find any super Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals?    I was pretty good.  I bought a few Christmas gifts on Etsy and managed to stay strong and not take advantage of any of the super deals some of my favorite paper crafting sites were having.   It was soooo hard.   Usually when shopping for Christmas gifts, I end up buying more for myself than any one else. 

Instead of shopping, I busied myself in my craft room and made a card using “Gingerbread Boy” from Whimsy and Stars Studio.   For some reason, this little guy always cries out for paper piecing when I use him.   After printing him on DP, I used my Copics to shade him and color in the berries and embellishments.    All the pieces have a bit of distressing with the edge of my scissors and are finished off with some paint.    I added some texture using some of my favorite recycled elements – Starbucks coffee sleeves.   (Have I mentioned how much I love using them?)    The sleeves were perfect to cut out a little tag and punch 3 little stars.

 

 

2012-11-27 Wss Gingerbread boy WM

 

If you are not already, you might want to follow the Whimsy & Stars Studio blog or  Facebook page so you do not miss out on any freebies.  (That’s a hint!)   You also won’t want to miss our blog hop on December 4th introducing the new Winter 2013 Design Team.

 

That’s it for me today.  I hope you have a fabulous day.  Thank you for stopping by!

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Gingerbread Boy (digital stamp) from Whimsy & Stars Studio, Signature Christmas from Papertrey Ink
  • Inks: Close To My Heart Olive ink & Distress Ink Antique Linen
  • Papers:     Handmade Holiday paper pad from Simple Stories, Papertrey Ink kraft CS, misc. sheet music, Starbucks coffee sleeve
  • Tools:  Big Shot, Seeing Spots Provo Craft embossing folder, Stampin’Up edge punch, small star punch, Copic markers  
  • Embellishments: Jenni Bowlin Malted Milk paint dabber, Tattered Angels Snow Queen glimmer mist, Maya Mist Latte, May Arts burlap twine, Hug Snug Dusty Olive seam binding, misc. buttons & bell

Challenges:

Comments

He does look great on the DP! Love the look of the postcard behind him and yes - you are a master with those sleeves. I might have to go into SB just to snag a few this week! LOL

I did a 'bit' of craft shopping on Friday.......just a bit! :)

Have a great day!
Caroline said…
Cheryl this is fabulous I love the gingerbread man and the layout and colours are gorgeous. Caroline xxx
Audrey Pettit said…
My gosh, this is sooo adorable, Cheryl!! I LOVE your shabby design! Fabulous mix of papers and looks so great with the embossed kraft base. Love the bow and bell and LOVE that sweet ginger! Your idea to paper piece him is brilliant!
Ciska said…
Lovely Cheryl, great idea using the coffee sleeves! Love the shabby chic feel to this card.
Shari Nelson said…
Such a darling card! I love all your details, the stars, the banner, the ribbon, button, bell, and the stitching. Cute!
Beautiful card you`ve made and great design :-)
Thanx for sharing at Kenny K`s Krafty Krew.
Hugs from Karin
Nicole said…
Wow, I just love this card. Can I send you my address, hahahhaha! Big hugs, Nicole
Sue - bearhouse said…
This is so beautiful Cheryl. I love the gingerbread boy. The colours and textures are gorgeous

Sue
Lisa said…
Wow, this is gorgeous!! The gingerbread man is so cute!! I love all the elements you added!! The Starbucks sleeve is such an awesome touch!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts
Karin said…
Love all the amazing texture on this darling card! He's crazy cute with his polka dots too. No shopping yet for me, but I did put all the fall stuff away, and decorated my trees and put all the boxes away too :) I guess it kept me from spending on myself as well. Have a good week!
jimlynn said…
SO pretty and precious! Love that gingerbread boy too!
Lynn
Pia S said…
I think your paper pieced gingerbread man looks fabulous! The whole design is great, with your choice of papers and ribbon and twine for texture. Your card has such a nice Christmas feel to it!
Alanna said…
What a darling card. That gingerbread man is just too cute. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.
Desire Fourie said…
Just beautifully crafted. Love all the little finishing touches. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}
Pat (mspfd) said…
Wowzers, What a absolutely gorgeous design. Love the incredible details and the "faux" letter and stamp look which is such a clever background for your fab gingerbread man.
Debs said…
Beautiful card Cheryl - adorable image and fabulous embellishments - especially love the bow.
Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx
Donna Mosley said…
Beautiful card Cheryl, love the gorgeous details and design.

Donna x
A Casa di Ale said…
Carinissima la tua card...dolcissimo il biscotto
Ciao da ale
Sandra H said…
Hi Cheryl,wow this is fabulous I love the gingerbread man and the layout and colours are totally stunning xx
WeirdCat said…
Gorgeous card, beautiful design, thank you for joining in with the Creative Moments Blog Challenge this week
Ruth x
Lynne Armstrong said…
What a gorgeous little gingerbread man! Fantastic card Cheryl...Thanks for joining our challenge at The Squirrel & The Fox
Anita said…
Amazing card Cheryl. There are so many things I love about this card! The dp for the gingerbread is just perfect, love the crinkly ribbon with the bell, and I'm also in love with the little tag with the star cut-out. All perfect!
cute! Thanks for entering the OCS challange! =D
cute! Thanks for entering the OCS challange! =D
Andrea said…
LOVE the Gingerbread Boy! He's sooo cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Make It Monday is a great place to share creativity!
Glenda Atkins said…
Gorgeous card,the design and paper are fabulous and the colours rock! Love the ribbon and bow with the added button! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our 'Christmas' challenge!
Shelly Schmidt said…
Cheryl- I love this card! I think the DSP is great and I love the Gingerbread boy made with paper piecing! Darling! Back at you from MIM
Tracy said…
You must have had a blast making this card. There are so many fun elements. Love the coffee sleeve pieces and the gingerbread man is paper pieced to perfection! Fantastic Cheryl!
Shelby said…
What a sweet and adorable Christmas card. Love the rich color tones you've used and the bell and button are a perfect touch.

Shelby
Kimberly S said…
Awww...this is so cute Cheryl! Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge! :) hugs, Kimberly
Imke said…
Cheryl, your design is wonderful. I like the gingerbread man and the bow with the little bell. Just great.
Wendi said…
Wow what an amazing card I love stitching on cards, gorgeous embellishments too
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi
Anonymous said…
Oh another awesome card Cheryl LOVE the recycled coffee sleeves too! great idea! hugs me xx
KraftyKoolKat said…
This is awesome Cheryl. Gorgeous colours and I love the papers and layout you have used. I spotted you over on MIM and had to take a closer look and I am glad I did.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx
CheerDown said…
Great card and I love that you have extended the spots and dots onto the gingerbread man. Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La creations

Alli x
whoistracy said…
So cute Cheryl!! Love that vintage looking postcard in the background there.
Riet said…
What a beautiful card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
Beate said…
Cheryl, that's one gorgeous card. Love the image, the paper choice and the layout.
Hugs and smiles
Penny said…
Oh, my goodness, I love this card--whimsical with a touch of country! Love the g'man, the cute postcard, the papers, design, the great embellies! Fabulous! Thank you for sharing this gem with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
Hugs, Penny
1CardCreator said…
Hi Cheryl, your gingerbread man is adorable! Thanks for stopping by my blog, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving, hope you did too. I've been a bit overwhelmed lately, will catch up and be posting regularly again soon.
Doreen said…
This is gorgeous,love the fab image and colours.Thanks for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges.xxx
Joann Burton said…
Great job. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. joann sassy raggedy
Amber said…
Gorgeous! Love the patterned paper and that Gingerbread man!
Gorgeous card, love the little gingerbread man and all the stitching and twine.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne
cotnob said…
Another fab card Cheryl, I love Gingerbread Boy and your papers are gorgeous along with your distressed bow.
Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations this week.
Pauline
x
Billie A said…
Great card I saw it on MIM. I love all of the papers and the gingerbread is awesome. Great details.
Kami-koneko said…
this is corgeous! I really like the way it's built up, and the image is adorable.
thanks for sharing with KennyK's!
-Laila
Laine Kammeraad said…
Absolutely adorable Cheryl. I love the image, your design and it just makes me smile when I look at your sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy this week.

Hugs and smiles

Laine
DT Tuesday Alchemy
Lisa M said…
Some cards give you warm fuzzies and some cards make you go, "Awww" and some cards make you bounce right out of your friggin' chair and YOURS did just that! This is ADORABLE. Oh my gosh, it's Christmas bliss at its best. This is wonderful Cheryl. I just love, love, love it!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
Happy Crafting...
Lisa xx
Linda said…
Hey Cheryl. Love love love this card!
Lisa Somerville said…
Beautiful holiday card! Love the paper piecing and your choice of papers!
Totally love this amazing card!!!! How fantastic. Love the layering and I'm now going to be keeping all those amazing little sleeves from Starbucks!!!!

Thanks for joining us as Digi Makeover this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky
Valou ALLARD said…
Very beautiful creation!!! thanks for playing with OLL this week. Good luck!
Jill said…
gorgeous card thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx
Larelyn said…
Ooooh, love all the layers of papers and the vintage feel. The gingerbread is adorable. Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Throwdown.
Hugs,
Larelyn
Tammy said…
Oh I LOVE this Cheryl! That little Gingerbread boy is adorable! Fantastic stitching! Also, thanks so much for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers!
Hugs, Tammy
Anonymous said…
Gorgeous card with a vintage feel.Love the gingerbread man on the DP and given depth with your shading.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x
Andrea said…
thanks for visiting and your kind words. your card is suer cute I love the layout and design,the colour combination is fab... a super sweet christmas card x
Michele Roos said…
This is such a gorgeous card Cheryl. Love the details and the colours also. Hugs Michele x
Donna said…
Such a fun festive card Cheryl, your polka dot gingerbread man is so cool! Many thanks for joining in with our paper piecing challenge at A Gem of a Challenge :) Donna ♥ x
Lisa M said…
Hi Cheryl :)
Just had to pop back in and tell you that I've chosen your completely adorable card as my Pick Of The Week for Make It Monday. You'll see it on my blog as soon as the new linky party opens. Congratulations and thank you again for sharing your inspiration and Christmas cheer with us all.
Hugs,
Lisa xx
Bonnie Irvine said…
This card is adorable. Love the little gingerbread guy on DP. Your embellies add so much to your design. Thanks for joining our Holiday Edibles challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
Amber S said…
This is so cute. I love your mix of papers! Thanks for entering this with us at The Paper Girls!
YUMMY!!! I love gingerbread!!! Awesome card! Thanks for participating in the PLATYPUS CREEK challenge.
~DEANNE~
Tip Top said…
Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

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