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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wishing you a sweet Christmas...

I am nearly done making Christmas cards, and it's high time I began sharing them all with you! So, here's the first one (actually a batch of 10) that I made:

It's a pretty simple design, but that made it a little easier to make 10 of them fairly quickly.' The snowflake embossing folder is by Darice. It's 5" X 7", and I use it every Christmas! The stitched oval was cut with a die from My Favorite Things. I'm not sure what company produced the stamp for this sentiment, as it was from a set that I had purchased used (no packaging!).

I love this little gingerbread boy. He was cut out with an unbranded die and his "icing" was paper pieced. I actually just made a second cut out of white CS and colored the little bow tie red. Then I added some double-sided tape to the back of my gingerbread boy and pieced it all in.

Before I did that, though, I inked along the edges of this little guy to make him look like he had been nicely browned in the oven.

For the inside of my card, I added a strip of the cardstock I had used on the front. My stamped sentiment is from Crafter's Companion.

Tomorrow we fly away to Arizona to visit some friends there for the weekend. It will be a nice little reprieve from Christmas preparations. These are friends we only see every couple of years, so our visits are very precious. We always have a lot of laughs and greatly enjoy one another's company. Besides that, you can't beat Arizona weather in November. I just checked, and it is 79 degrees Fahrenheit (26 Celsius) where we are going. Perfect!

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


Lynne in NI said...

Yummmm I love your little gingerbread man! Very envious that you're nearly done with your Christmas cards, I'm trying to kid myself that I still have plenty of time ;)
Have lots of fun in the Arizona sunshine!

designbydonna said...

Looks good enough to eat. I think gingerbread men are so cute. Yours is adorable. I am done with my cards too---even addressed and ready to send. I am cutting back a lot this year. Envious of your trip to Arizona. Not really that cold here but could sure use some vacation time.

Darnell said...

I love that the word "batch" making is so appropriate for your sweet gingerbread cookie cards, Cheryl! It's a festive design both outside and in! Have a safe trip and a wonderful time in Arizona with your friends!! Hugs, Darnell

Loose Stitches said...

What a beautiful card Cheryl, love the gingerbread boy! Hope you're having a wonderful visit with your friends, enjoy the warm weather. :)
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Glittered Paws said...

Love how he has crisp brown edges - love gingerbread - (hubby does not) so I don't make it. Have a fun trip - always nice to visit friends.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such a cute and fun card Cheryl! Love it! Have a wonderful week! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Mona Pendleton said...

Super cute card Cheryl! That gingerbread man looks darling! Love the embossed background and candy cane striped bow!