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Gingerbread Birthday

Hi Everyone.

Happy Sunday night.  I hope you all had a truly fabulous long weekend.

Gingerbread SnowflakesAs many of you seem to have had birthdays in the last two weeks, I thought I  would combine a brand new stamp set I bought with the Moxiefabworld challenge this week.  the challenge?  Snow and Gingerbread.  The inspiration photograph was this wonderful gingerbread snowflake from Martha Stewart.  I saw this and thought... mmmm... that stamp set I bought would work perfectly. 

My regular readers will know by now that I have a slightly warped sense of humour, so this set really appealed to me.  Before I show you the inside and the outside though, I must tell you that Lou thought the card was very funny -)

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and.... here's the inside:


Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:

  • Card stock:  Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
  • Ribbon:  Soft Suede polka dot (retired
  • Buttons:  Neutrals
  • Stamp Set: Non-SU (Skipping Stones)
  • Paper: Elegant Soiree
  • Pearls:  Basic Pearls
  • Tools:  Big Shot, Nestabilities Oval and Scallop Oval Dies, Versamark, White Embossing Powder

Card instructions:

  • Cut Soft Suede card to A2 8 1/2 x 5 1/2.  Score and fold on top
  • Ink up gingerbread man stamp and stamp twice onto Soft Suede card stock.  Cover with embossing powder and heat set.  Cut off head of the second gingerbread man using a scallop punch
  • Apply colored pearls down the middle and neutral ones to his cheeks.
  • Ink up outside and inside sentiments with Versamark, cover with white embossing powder and heat set
  • Adhere second gingerbread man on the inside using snail or other adhesive
  • Adhere first gingerbread man to the Very Vanilla Oval (which has been sponged) using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Adhere Oval to the Scallop Oval, also using Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Take buttons, wrap linen thread through and knot.  Adhere to card using mini glue dots
  • Adhere ribbon and then add the DSP layer and the Oval layers

On a personal note:

Ann, it must have been great fun at the pet store buying your Boxer blankets yesterday.  I bet you bought them some Christmas presents whilst you were there, too.  :-)  Beverly, sounds like some sweet crafting steals you got yesterday.  I can't believe the deal you got on your cricuit.... and oh yes, love the roomba sweeper! 

We did a little more bargain hunting.  We have been looking to change out our washer and dryer (they are both 12 years old).  For months we have been looking at the steam washer and managed to get them today - both for the price of one.  So, we are done shopping now.  It's great knowing that we will be able to save energy - and money - with both of them from rebates and the general cost of running them.

Beth, I was thinking about you this weekend and thinking how tough it must be for your family.  

Continued prayers for:  Germaine.  For Rose.  For Beth and her family.  For Adelle.  For Pri.  I have taken T of the prayer list for a while.  It seems your prayers have been working well and she is doing really well!  For Arthur.  For those of you who need a little lift.  For the families of the 29 miners lost in New Zealand this week.

Hope your Monday is a wonderful one - filled with love, laughter and time spent with those who make you happy!