Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Gingerbread man mini cards


Over here at our home, Christmas is a really simple celebration.  My mum has donated our old tree to a church together with all the ornaments a few years ago, and we've never had a tree since.  I guess a miniature tree does not count ;)  The family is always together for Christmas and we'd go out to a local restaurant for Christmas dinner.  I'd probably bake a cake and some shortbread cookies, but that's it.  So, I've never had to make any place cards for the dinner table...well... maybe someday.

For this week's Waltzing Mouse Sketch challenge, I made little cards measuring 3.75x4" which could be used as a place card or a note card.  I've not put any sentiment on the cards so I could decide later how to use them, maybe on the presents.

Here's a close up pic:

I really love the Nordic Winter designs and how great the patterns look when stamped on a plain cardstock.  I stamped the background with Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink and the patterned paper is from Echo Park Christmas Dots & Stripes.  The Gingerbread man is from the set Candy Jar Christmas, another favourite set of mine.  The cards were based on this sketch:

Thanks for visiting me today.  Don't forget to comment along this week to win in my last week of Birthday Giveaway.

Have a great day!





Stamps : WMS Nordic Winter & Candy Jar Christmas
Paper : Echo Park Paper Christmas Dots & Stripes
Ink : Memento Rhubarb Stalk & Potter's Clay
Other : MFT Well Worn Greetings Die-namics, American Crafts Precision pen (black) 0.3, i-rock & lace.

27 comments:

Carla said...

how nice! love the stamps! I can't wait untill I can decorate my house for Xmas. Love from Holland.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are ADORABLE Kary! LOVE these little gingerbread men!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Sooo cute!!! I absolutely LOVE that little gingerbread man stamp!

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Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What fun little mini cards!

Jennifer said...

Super CUTE Kary!!! Love the sweet little gingerbread man!! (=

anya said...

What cute little cards, Kary! I think little note cards are a great idea instead of place cards. I love the Nordic Winter background and the layered labels! So glad you could join us for this week's WMSC!

sharon g said...

What a cute gingerbread man! I have always loved those for some reason!!!!! Christmas trees: when you think about it, they have absolutely nothing to do with Christmas. Neither do presents. Each year I do away with more and more of the decorations, and even got a smaller (fake) tree. I want to focus on Jesus' birth, the real reason for Christmas. We get SO focused on the gifts and other trappings, and leave Jesus out of it completely sometimes. But I do love the real Christmas songs. Can't get enough of those...

Lindsey said...

Such sweet little cards! The Nordic Winter designs look fabulous as a background, and the gingerbread man is so cute with his buttons.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Kary...these are precious. I just adore this little gingerbread guy, and doesn't he looks adorable on these little cards.

MaxineD said...

These are very cute, Kary - love that Nordic pattern you have used.
Blessings
Maxine

Kelly S. said...

Sweet as can be, Kary! I love the Nordic print with the gingerbread man! The little polka dots make it even happier...a little candy-coated mini card, such a great set of them!

Christine Ang said...

The gingerbread man looks 'sumptous'and 'tempting'. The nordic winter border enhances the theme of the card. Love those baubles floating around the ginger bread man.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, cool, Kary! You are going really strong on these Waltzing Mouse challenges!! I love these! That gingerbread man is perfect!! Would love to take a bite of him, ha ha!!
Hugs, Wendy

Pauline said...

These are just adorable Kary, love these sweet little gingerbread men.

walchowDesign said...

The gingerbread man are so adorable!

Pryn said...

I vote that any tree counts...even miniatures :)
LOVE this adorable card!!! That gingerbread man is so cute that I wnt to hug him....but won't because I do not want to break him ;)

Renee said...

We've only had a little Charlie Brown tree each year too... it was still special to us! This year we're being given a 7 footer, lots to decorate and enjoy, will be quite a change :) Love your little project, adorable gingerbread guy and faux stitching!

I'm Renee said...

Kary these are fabby!
Love that stamped background...
I can't get enough of Nordic Winter either...
and the if that little Gingerbread guy from Candy Jar Christmas Fillers isn't the most adorable, perfect gingerbread ever...
love him! :)
A great take on the challenge!

Savitri said...

Awwwww, what a cute gingerbread man!

Julia Aston said...

What a cute design Kary!

Lenet said...

Love them!! The little gingerbread man are just to cute!!

michib said...

what cute little cards! love the snowmen :)

Jen Cuthbertson said...

These are so cute, Kary! I love the little gingerbread men and your stamping is wonderful!

Gwen said...

Super cute, love the papers and that little guy is adorable!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

You're on a roll!

Laura (sandytoz) said...

Kary, thanks for the opportunity to win the wonky rectangles!
Love, Laura

lisa arana said...

awesome. love that background stamping too! it looks amazing. and that gingerbread man is adorable.