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It’s The Gingerbread Man!

Hello Crafters

Well I really didn’t want to post these cards already, particularly as the weather has been so hot, but I have been busy having fun with my grandsons, so haven’t had time to make this weekend, so I have had to dip into my ‘ready mades’ to share with you today.

KSC - Gingerbread House (1)

I wasn’t even looking to buy a christmas die when this just jumped up in my face screaming ‘BUY ME, BUY ME, BBBUUUYYY MMMEE’ and of course, that ol’ devil on my shoulder won again, and I did just that, but as an impulse buy, it is brilliant, and to top it off I went in The Range to buy some glue, and they happened to have an Xcut offer (Buy 2 for £5) and I got the little gingerbread man, who whispered ‘Please give me a home for Christmas’ and I didn’t want him to cry as he would go all soggy, and he fitted the scene perfectly!

To make the scene I used Nellie Snellen Fence, Cheery Lynn Gingerbread House, Xcut Gingerbread Man, Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles, Justrite Christmas Inner Thoughts stamp. The background is made with Stampin Up Softly Falling which I think is retired as I bought this in a sale at the beginning of the year, highlighted with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and Stickles Crystal.

I used lots of different scraps of card to make the cuts fill with colour. The base card was from Papermill Direct card. At the moment they have some beautiful new intensive colours and the quality is excellent. The ’25th Dec’ is made with chipboard and was painted with Artiste Paint in Metallic Antique Gold.

I had as much fun making this as I do looking at it, even though it is a Christmas Card, it was so worth sharing with you!

Hope you all have a wonderful bank holiday Monday.


Kim x

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Wonderful Saturday Creation – Card Two

…..as the inspiration continued to flow, I created a couple more cards. As I was in the ‘Christmas’ frame of mind, I decided to follow the lead and see where we went. This beautiful embossing folder had been in my mind for a while, but nothing I seem to put against it worked, until today.




  1. Spellbinders Winter Wonders Embossing Folder
  2. Dies – Spellbinders Mix ‘n’ Match Ornaments, Foliage Flourish, Cheery Lynn Merry Christmas Die, Memory Box Crisp Bows Die
  3. Stamps – Justrite Mix ‘n’ Match Christmas Sentiments
  4. Embellishments – Versamark ClearPapermania Embossing Glitter Enchanted Gold, Papermania Gold Embossing Powder, Ribbon
  5. Card – Crafters Companion Gold Centura Pearl Card, White Card 300sgm, Gold Pearlescent Card (from old stock)
  6. Tools – Dremel Hot Glue Gun, Foam Sticky Pads, Tim Holtz Heat Gun, Cosmic Shimmer Clear, baby wipes, tissues.


This is very easy and quick to do.

Front of card:

  1. Make a card base from gold centura card 19.2 mm x 14 mm. Cut another piece the same size and glue to inside of card. The centura pearl I used was white on the back, so to highlight the embossed imagine, I stuck the gold centura pearl card inside.
  2. Cut 2 no white card 18.8 mm x 13.6 mm and emboss using Winter Wonders. Use both sides of the folder so you have one each of the design.
  3. Using the christmas tree embossed image, mount to base card.
  4. Cut and emboss the large Foliage Flourish from gold pearlescent card and mount using sticky foam pads cut into small pieces at the top of the embossed image on the front.
  5. Cut and emboss 2 no christmas baubles from the Mix ‘n’ Match Ornaments (your choice of design), leave them in the dies. This is where you get messy! Using versamark clear, stamp through the die to the raised areas, remove from the die and make sure you clean the die thoroughly (I use baby wipes and tissues), then on the die cut, sprinkle with embossing glitter and heat. Leave to cool.
  6. Cut the crisp bows and trim to required length, then adhere to back of the baubles at varying lengths. Attach to card using small pieces of sticky foam.
  7. Cut Merry Christmas sentiment and glue to base of embossed image on the front.

Inside of card:

  1. Using the second embossed imagine and versamark clear, lightly dab the pad over the embossed imagine, try not to press as you only want to wet the raised parts. Sprinkle with enchanted gold glitter.
  2. Using Justrite Christmas sentiments of your choice (there are so many lovely phrases you can make) stamp with versamark clear and use gold embossing powder. Try not to mix with the glitter all ready to heat, as it brushes off very easily.
  3. Heat all the embossing powder but try not to leave your gun on any part too long as it will warp the paper. Leave to cool.
  4. Glue to inside of card, trimmed to fit.

It sounds a lot to do but it really is quite simple with wonderful results. Of course you don’t have to do all the embossing, but it just sort of screamed glitz me up!


Kim x