Friday, July 8, 2011

Gingerbread Christmas Card

Guess what..?  I made my first Christmas card with the Cricut last night...!!!  Now I want to make handmade cards for everyone on our Christmas card list -- and then I realize I just might be certifiably Cricut crazy.

I used two of my newest cartridges -- Winter Frolic and From My Kitchen -- for this card:

Card Details:
  • Card Base - DCWV Brights (A2)
  • Papers - green polka dot paper from K&Company Yuletide paperpack; textured cardstock with shimmer is Bazzil Bling; all other cardstock by The Paper Studio
  • Cricut Cuts - gingerbread men and sentiment from Winter Frolic, page 61; spatula from From My Kitchen, page 44; holly leaves from Stretch Your Imagination, page 53
  • Cuttlebug Embossing - holly leaves with Victoria embossing folder
  • Other - pink gems from Michaels $1 bin; ribbon by Celebrate It! Basic Narrows; doodling with white Gelly Roll pen; inking with brown Stampabilities ink pad

I began following Sassy Lil' Card Sketches - July 7th Reveal exactly until I saw those nine gingerbread all in their rows.  I immediately thought they looked fresh out of the oven, so I made a cookie sheet with two layers of gray/silver cardstock and rounded the edges.  A spatula gives adds to the baking theme, and the holly makes it more Christmas-y since I did not use red per Celebrate the Occasion's Christmas in July (No Red) challenge.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Celebrate the Occasion:  Challenge #21 - Christmas in July (No Red)
Sassy Lil' Card Sketches:  July 7th Reveal


  1. Hi Jessica,
    I just LOVE your gingerbread card, super duper cute with that little spatula. Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower :0)
    Crafty Hugs,

  2. This is so adorable, yet elegant at the same time.
    Thanks for joining CTO this week

  3. WOW, this is so adorable! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  4. Very nice! You put the perfect touches on this card. It's adorable. Great job, Jessica--Pat N.

  5. Oh yum! Gingerbread is one of my favorite Christmas traditions. And your little guys have my mouth watering. :)

  6. They look good enough to eat, you did a fantastic job, thanks so much for joining CTO!

  7. Very nice. Thanks for playing with us this week at CTO

  8. I am a new follower, amy from love to crop sent me!! Great card, so cute!!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  9. I LOVE your card! So adorable!!!

    I'm a new follower and Amy from love to crop sent me too!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  10. Oh my goodness! Jessica, this is extremely adorable!!! :)
    Amy "redheaded crafter"

  11. Wow! You did a fantastic job on this card! So sweet! And I like your new profile pic. :) ~Jen

  12. This is a really adorable card, I love all the elements you used from the cartridges, great Christmas card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  13. that is so so darling. love it!! :)

  14. This is a really sweet card. I love how you came up with the cookie sheet, you are very creative. Hugs, Pam at

  15. What a great card! I love the baking sheet and spatula! Thanks for playing at CTO!

  16. Jessica this is adorable.. great job with the challenge.

    thanks for playing with us at CTO..


  17. Such a cute card. I'm joining you this week at Celebrate the Occasion and I made a gingerbread card too. Super cute. I'm your newest follower!

  18. Oh so cute! What a great way to interpret th sketch. Thanks for playing at SLS and I hope we see you again!

  19. Soooooo ADORABLE, Jessica!! I just love those super cute little gingerbread guys!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion!! :)

    Amy :) at
    Celebrate The Occasion DTM