Saturday, 3 February 2018

Christmas Card Club - Anything goes choice

Once again it is time for me to reveal my  fortnightly Christmas Card Club project. Todays' theme is Fairy's  but I took the alternate choice of "anything goes as long as it is Christmas", We both still have this lingering cold and as I had these cards made up before I got ill, it seemed a good choice. I had only to stamp the envelopes and assemble the coloured images onto the tags.

If you wish to view the others ladies cards, just click on the hyperlink of their name (on my right sidebar). If you wish to join our group, drop me an email.

Several days ago, I posted a  Christmas card with a baking sheet full of gingerbread cookies. I had mentioned on that post to look forward to other "cookie card" posts, as I had coloured up a few types of gingerbread and sugar cookie images.

Rather than clean off my desk and carefully file away the "extras", I decided to bake up a few more.
Here is a card duet using up the last of the gingerbread men. I made up two sets of matching cards and tags! It was a lot of fun and I tried to use snippets wherever possible.

The background DP is leftover 12x12  Doodlebug Designs, Jolly Gingerbread and Sugarplum. I have used both the A and the B sides.

The stamp is my from Marks Finest Papers...sadly they are no longer trading.  This stamp set contains three cookie shapes as well as this lovely tag stamp. I stamped and fussy cut the tags on some snippets of pink card.   The round mats and edging on the borders is aqua glitter paper and the American Crafts hot pink Merry Christma rub on sentiment is my NBUS item!

A  punched  Martha Stewart  kraft snowflake, a single aqua diamond, and some fine jute twine for the bow, are the only embellishments on the first card.


A couple of white Impression Obsession snowflakes, an aqua diamond, and the same jute twine, finish off the second card.


The inside of each card is covered with the same DP that was used on the border band on each. A white die cut was used for the sentiment.



The present tags are that same Marks Finest Papers tag stamp. Luckily that it had a To: and From: stamp included.

The envelopes are such a great colour match and were tucked away in my stash. I stamped a gingerbread man on the front of each one.

30 comments:

Carol L said...

The gingerbread boy looks so cute on the tag and envie too! Great papers and design, and congrats on starting your stash early! I hope you're doing well these days again :)

LesleyG said...

These are cute! Love all the pretty in pink papers, and you've inspired me to use up some of my stash for the insides xxx

dutchess said...

Two great fun cards Maureen....loving the gingerbread men...and that backing paper just perfect....I am in bed with the winter vomiting bug at the moment caught from my 6yr old great niece...bless they do like to share...hope you feel better soon xxxxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

The card, envelope and tag make a lovely themed set Mo. I hope you are feeling better soon, these nasty bugs seem to be taking so long to go.
Lorraine

brenda said...

Just popping in to look at your pretty creation and see what I'v missed, slowly trying to ease back into the swing of things.

Despite having a card all ready for January Rudolph days I missed the boat - must do better!

B x

ionabunny said...

I have this set. I have used that ginger quite a bit. Fab card. Hugz

Zoe Tant said...

Lovely cards Maureen and perfect for ATG. Love the gingerbread man. Zoe x

Barb said...

Two lovely sets Maureen. The gingerbread men are really cute and I love the pretty papers. Take care and get well soon both of you. Hugs, Barbxx

cotnob said...

A super card and matching tag Maureen, such a cute gingerbread man and great design. I love the way you have decorated the envelope as well.
I hope you are soon feeling better.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi your cards are gorgeous the gingerbread men are just so cute. Take care. Hugs Jackie

jimlynn said...

Maureen, this is so cute! Love the tag and envelope too. Gingerbread men are always so much fun and love your projects.
Lynn

Chris said...

Your design is lovely in both versions, cute gingerbread man and the papers are the perfect match.
Chris
x

Brenda said...

What a super fun and adorable card Mo! I love that gingerbread boy and the papers you used on this card and tag. How fun that you stamped the envelope as well. I sometimes to do when I remember. lol But think it makes such a fun experience for the person who receives the card so should try and remember to do it more often. I pray you and hubby are soon as right as rain! Hugs Brenda

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful card and I love that gingerbread man. I like that you incorporated the design over to the envelope as well. And the tag is a fun part of your ensemble too.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Maureen, what gorgeous fun cards, love the gingerbread man images and your designs and papers are fabulous, Kate x

Christine Harrop said...

Lovely little card Maureen with a very cute image. Christine x

MaryH said...

Love it that you were able to use up some of your snippets so cute as you did here. It's cheery & made me hungry for gingerbread too. I like the patchwork of colors in the dp, and also the extra detail you've added to decorate the inside (something I seldom do, but it always looks so professional when I see others do it. Ditto on the envelope details). Sure hope you & Mr. shake this bug soon...you've had it way too long! TFS &Hugs

rachel said...

Great card and tag and what a clever idea to use up what you already had there! Hope you both feel better soon! Hugs rachel x

scrAPpamondo said...

So cute and happy card! Love the gingerbread also on the envelope!

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Mo, lovely cards again. Love how you've made them so different from the others. Hugs, Shaz Xx

Mrs A. said...

Matching tag is perfect to go with the card. I love your happy gingerbread people. I went with anything goes with some really old cards started and not finished yrs ago! Hope your both feeling better soon. Hugs Mrs A.

Rita said...

Fabulous card Maureen. Love gingerbread men. Used to make them when kids and Grandkids were toddlers too. Hugs Rita xxx

Kathleen said...

Some really lovely papers and just love the gingerbread man.

Kath x

Jules said...

Hi Mo

Such a lovely little set .. .. that gingerbread man is so cute.

Great idea to stamp the envelope too.

Hope you had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic card Maureen and I love how you've matched the tag and envelope together with the card.

Sue xx

Cara said...

This is such a fun card with the adorable gingerbread man x

Pia S said...

I like how everything matches, the image with the DP, then the tag and the envelope. I think it's a clever and efficient way of making Christmas cards and tags.

Carol said...

These are so sweet Maureen and look good enough to eat! Hope you're feeling better now. Carol x

Greta said...

These are so cute, Maureen! Sorry the virus hit you guys so hard. I took 2 weeks to feel like myself after getting a cold this year & usually I'm good in about 4 days.

Whisper said...

Ooooo what a gorgeous gingerbread man, it looks like the one Harrison ate today - so love the colours too, luv Sam x