Thursday, December 22, 2011

You're So Sweet

Inspiration photo...

Merry Christmas!

I needed to take time out from the hustle and bustle and make a card for one of my favorite challenges, The Shabby Tea Room.  And, I had fun doing it!:-)  This card is a thank you card for a friend. 

How is your Christmas week going?  I have more wrapping to do.  I need to frost cookies for a Christmas party tonight.  And, I want to make chocolate covered pretzels within the next couple of days.  Wow, can you believe Christmas is nearly here?! 

For my card, I first tore off a layer of cardboard and painted it with white paint for the gingerbread man.  I added brads, ribbon, and twine.  Clear buttons were colored with a red copic marker.  I shaped a silver pipe cleaner into a star.  I distressed the papers with tea dye ink.  Lovely flowers were added in the corner, trim, and sewing to finish off the card.  Thanks for stopping by today!  I'm wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas filled with peace, love, and joy!  Take care...hugs!!:-))

Paper:  Hobby Lobby(Christmas Basics), Darice, Kraft Outlet
Stamp:  Inspired by Stamping( All Year Wishes)
Ink:  SU(Red Riding Hood), Tea Dye(Ranger)
Buttons:  SU
Brads:  Recollections
Flowers:  Hero Arts
Ribbon, Twine:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Silver Frame:  K&Company
Copic Marker:  R46
Red Lace Trim:  Little Yellow Bicycle


  1. That gingerbread boy is soooo cute! Love the star and that you colored the buttons with marker! Beautiful card, Maria!

  2. Oh Maria this is just the sweetest card!!!Thank you for sharing your adorable card with us at The Shabby Tea Room this week! :-)Merry Christmas!!!

  3. I have been trying to get to each person's blog before Christmas, and thank you for visiting mine too! I love your pretty and fun card! Your gingerbread man is awesome! If I don't get back before, a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Healthy New Year to you and yours!!

  4. Sweet card, Maria. Fantastic idea for the gingerbread man! Love all the embellishments. Merry Christmas.

  5. Oh, this is so, so adorable, Maria! Such a perfect take on the Tea Room challenge. LOVE that cardboard gingerbread man. He just makes me smile. Love the tinsel star and the lace trim, too. Totally fun and happy!

  6. This is just adorable! I love your gingerbread man.

  7. This is gorgeous Maria, I love the cardboard gingerbread man, and the beautiful poinsettia and fabulous label. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  8. Just popping over to wish you and yours a very merry Christmas, Maria!

  9. Gosh! I'm not too great with inspiration photos, I'm in awe each time I see one of your beautiful cards!