Monday, January 31, 2011

You're so sweet

Thanks to everyone who commented on my humble little blog! It really made my week to read your sweet comments. Here's another card as a way to say thanks! :)

I bought these stamps from Waltzingmouse Stamps back in May 2009 when they were first released as the company was getting started. I just love the adorable images and the build-a-gingerbread man possibilities inherent in the set. (well, two sets actually) You can see the sets here and here. I absolutely love Claire's designs and unique style. Most of her sets are on my wish list!

Recently, the Waltzingmouse design team did a series of posts using the new Grand Calibur from Spellbinders. I absolutely love their dies and Claire has so many matching images! Anyway, they issued a challenge to CASE one of their projects and post the result. My card is a CASE of a card posted by Belinda Chang Langner at her blog here. It jumped out at me immediately!

I didn't change much from the original card other than using a different die shape, color, and stamp set. Since Oven-Fresh Gingerbread Joy is geared more toward Christmas cards, I used a sentiment from a Papertrey ink set so my card could work for either Valentine's Day or a thank you card. I stamped the pink background with a small candy image, and then embossed the gingerbread man and sentiment. I used white embossing powder, but my jar is so old that it is more of a vanilla color now. I actually like the look. (I do need to get some new white though!) The white layer and gingerbread man are raised up on dimensionals just like the original card.

I had so much fun stamping this and I'm beyond tickled at the result!

Stamps: Oven-Fresh Gingerbread Joy (Waltzingmouse), Cupcake Collection (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Dark Chocolate, White (Papertrey Ink), Pretty in Pink (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink), Pretty in Pink (Stampin' Up)
Dies: Labels Ten (Spellbinders)
Misc: white embossing powder


  1. This is soooo sweet! Love the use of the pink with the gingerbread man and the fun little sentiment is just perfect! And that candy bg!!! PERFECTION! :) What a sweet card!

  2. Heidi--you are so talented! I love these!

  3. Your card is adorable! I love the pink and brown and your candy background.

  4. What a fun card! Love it! I don't have this set, but think I might need to get it now after seeing this gorgeous little man! Thanks for the inspiration. :-)

  5. This is my favorite one you have posted! It is absolutely beautiful, I love it! Great work, you are so creative.


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