Friday, December 9, 2022

Gingerbread & Peppermint

 Hello and welcome back! Here's today's card:

This design was inspired by the challenges at Cupcake Inspirations, Retro Rubber (stamp set from 2021), and Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Somehow when I was designing this card, I missed the "brown" part of the Cupcake challenge. But the kraft is brown, so I'll let it go. At least I matched the sketch!

I love the detail of these gingerbread frosting dies. I'd probably never use them if I didn't have adhesive sheets because they are tricky to adhere! 

I added a little color to the center of the snowflake with one of the Gingerbread & Peppermint Acrylic Shapes. I was going to add a few more, but they are so small and challenging to work with. After I added the one, I realized I could have used red rhinestones instead. Well, if I make more of these, that's what I'll do!

Speaking of gingerbread, one of my favorite holiday traditions is getting together with some friends from church to decorate gingerbread houses. We met a few weeks ago and this is what I made this year.

I never really know what I'm going to do until I get there, but I did buy the pretzels to make a log cabin. This is the first time I've completely frosted the roof. It's always interesting to see how long it takes before pieces start falling off. We never eat them (it's hot-glued together) and at least through the holiday season I'll used Tombow glue to put pieces back on if they come off. I'm usually tired of looking at it by around St. Patrick's Day! Here are more views of the back and sides.

Thanks for stopping by, and happy stamping!


Supplies used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamp set - Frosted Gingerbread

Paper - Basic White Thick Cardstock; Basic White, Real Red & Kraft Cardstock; Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP

Ink - Real Red

Accessories - Gingerbread & Peppermint Acrylic Shapes, Real Red Mini Ruffled Ribbon

Tools - Big Shot, Gingerbread Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Adhesive Sheets, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Love, love, love kraft and red and white! Marvelous holiday card. Thank you for sharing at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week.

  2. Just beautiful, Cindi - this is one my fave color combos for Christmas, and I still love this set! Such perfect cookies! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

  3. Your card is so very pretty-I love the colors and the stunning snowflake in the middle. Thank you for joining us this week at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and look forward to seeing you again soon!
    Anna, AHSC Design Team

  4. Pretty card. Clever idea to use adhesive sheets to adhere thin die cuts, like the gingerbread frosting. Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

    sue n.

  5. This is fabulous! LOVE the papers and that gorgeous snowflake! I totally do not remember this SU set but you're lucky to use it so beautifully! And your log cabin is amazing, great job!


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