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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #245...

When I saw that this week's challenge over on the Merry Monday Challenge Blog was to use kraft paper on a card, I couldn't resist. I had just received a little gingerbread man die in the mail and wanted to cut him out - what better paper to use for him than kraft!!


Here's the smiley little guy on the front of my card. Isn't he cute? I cut him twice - once out of kraft and once out of white. Then I inserted the white pieces into the cutouts on the kraft die-cut. I did use a ProMarker to color the bow tie red before I inserted those pieces. The pieces were all held in place by a little tape on the back.

This little die is one of the unbranded ones found on eBay.










Here's a look at my entire side-step card. I had a terrible time photographing the trees. I used some free plaid papers from a card-making magazine, and they have that "magazine sheen" that reflects the light. The paper was actually very thin, so I adhered it to some kraft cardstock, using a glue stick, before I cut out my trees.

The card base, trees and sentiment stamp and die are all Sizzix dies.

On the inside of my card, I stamped a sentiment and a candy cane border. I can't recall what company made the sentiment stamp and the border stamp is an unbranded one.

It feels good to add this card to my Christmas Card Box. It looks very lonely in there, but I will be adding more in the weeks ahead (I hope).  There's still time for you to play along at Merry Monday and make a card, too. C'mon and join in the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.
Cheryl

9 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I LOVE this stepper card Cheryl! That gingerbread man looks good enough to eat and those Christmas trees are fab in the tartan papers! Have a great day my friend! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
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designbydonna said...

Wow, Cheryl, that is so cool. Love everything about your card. The gingerbread is cute. I really like your side step cards. I haven't tried one of those yet.

Marcia HIll said...

Absolutely LOVE your card Cheryl! The little gingerbread man is so cute and looks just fabulous against the plaid DSP! Love your plaid tree's too and the fold of your card also! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Cheryl! What a sweet Christmas card! Love all the dimension and sweet gingerbread boy!

Cindy C. said...

Super fun and cute!! Love the gingerbread man and the plaid trees!!

Cheryl S said...

This is adorable! So much going on and all of it pretty :) I've never done a side step cards before but this makes me want to try it.

JD/ Jill said...

This is adorable! You also used my very favorite card fold! Just perfect for your trees and Gingerbread man.

Glittered Paws said...

Love step cards and this one is so festive. Love the "unbranded" gingerbread - but I have not heard about the unbranded dies??? He is adorable and lovehis red tie.

Debbie Henderson said...

Such a cute step card and pretty with all the plaids! Thanks for playing Merry Monday with us this week!