Thursday, November 10, 2011

Merry little gingerbread

Hope you have been feeling the Christmas breeze these days, I am yet to experience it:-( Anyways, to get me in the spirit I have been crafting up a storm! This is one of my little creations from last morning.

Tonnes of paper piecing, just the way I like it. A little note though.. You might want to distress the background before you start piecing the image:-) That way you wont get any ink on the buildings.. Luckily I remembered that!

For this card I used some Basic Grey Oliver patterned paper. It's patterns are surprisingly perfect for Christmas! ( The red stripe is by Kaiser Craft)

I curved my sentiment on my stamping block before I stamped it, it was initially straight.. That's the beauty of using clear stamps, so many possibilities:-) The reason behind it was that, my whole card was looking rather linear with the buildings and background paper and I wanted to make it a bit more lighter and fun.


Stamps- Silly Scape, Christmas Trio, Joy to all, Decorate you ( All by Hero Arts)
Patterned paper- Basic Grey, Kaiser Craft
Distress inks- Tumbled Glass, Tea Dye (By Ranger)
White embossing powder- American Crafts

Thanks for looking, hope you have a wonderfully 'Crafty' weekend!


  1. Oh Michelle, this is a grand Holiday Card! What perfect paper piecing and that sentiment banner is fabulous!

  2. This is such a fun card Michelle! Love the gingerbread man - he's so cute! Also love how you used the city scape for this too - great idea! :)

  3. I love your very fun card Michelle! Love all the great colors and pretty papers! And that gingerbread man is perfect hanging off the edge!

  4. Oh my, this is perfection! So bright, cheerful, fun! I love the paper piecing and the gingerbread man stamped embellie. Your creativity always astounds me, Michelle....thanks for this fabulous inspiration!