Monday, December 1, 2014

Paper Sweeties December Inspiration Challenge #26-'Happy Holidays'


Hi there!
How are you?  I hope all is well in your crafting world!  This is my second post for the day.  Please scroll down to see my creation for Dies R Us.
Isn't that a wonderful inspiration photo with a sweet gingerbread?  I was inspired to get out my Paper Sweeties gingerbread stamps, which is from the stamp set Ho Ho Ho and coordinating dies Sweet Cuts- Ho Ho Ho. to make this card...
For my card, I started with a natural card base from MFT.  I added a Christmas bulb and sentiment from the stamp set Homespun Holidays and coordinating die Sweet Cuts-Homespun Holidays.  I used up several scraps of paper and sewed them together.  The rusty jingle bells and seam binding ribbon-green apple are also from Paper Sweeties.  Twine and buttons to finish off the card.
I hope you have some fun creating a card or project this month for the challenge for one lucky winner will be awarded a $20 gift certificate.  And, an invite to be guest designer for the following month!
Please follow the blog list below of my fellow teammates for some fabulous inspiration...have fun! 
Maria Patrick--that's me
December Guest Designer:  Diane Hover 

Thank you so much for taking time out to view my project today!  I hope to see your creation at the challenge site...happy creating!:-)



Paper:  MFT, DCWV
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties:  Ho Ho Ho
                                           Homespun Holidays
Ink:  SU-Soft Suede
Ribbon:  Paper Sweeties:  seam binding-green apple                   
Bells:      Paper Sweeties:  Rusty Jingle Bells
Dies:       Paper Sweeties:  Sweet Cuts-Ho Ho Ho-gingerbread, candy cane
                                           Sweet Cuts-Homespun Holidays-Christmas bulb
Twine:  PTI
Misc.:  Gesso-Claudine Hellmuth-frosting on gingerbread
Buttons:  SU


  1. Love the stitching and all the pp so cute!!! I rec'vd my tool in the mail thank you again, I can't wait to try it!!

  2. Maria i love the pieced background and your wonderful gingerbread peoe and candy canes! So sweet and festive!!!!

  3. Maria, this is simply precious! What a darling take on such a sweet photo! The gingerbread sweethearts are heartwarming and I love their buttons! The sewn patchwork background is stunning! I love how the stitching replicates the icing on gingerbread men. :o) The bells are fabulous and I just adore every lovely inch of this sweet creation! Have a beautifully blessed day, Maria! :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  4. So pretty Maria! I love the quilt effect you created ...

  5. Awww, SO cute, Maria! I LOVE your quilted background and LOVE those sweet little gingers!

  6. Soooo cute! LOVING the gingerbread men!!!!

  7. I love the "quilted" look of your background and the gingerbread/candy cane embellishments are so cute!

  8. Super duper DARLING! Love the patterns you used and all that stitching! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  9. Adorable! The quilt design looks amazing!

  10. So adorable! Makes one feel warm and cozy!

  11. You captured the inspiration photo perfectly, Maria! the warm quilted bg is so sweet with the gingerbreads, and the sentiment is a great fit!

  12. This is just so adorable! I love how you used the little jingle bells!!!

  13. Your gingerbread couple is adorable, this is so cute!!

  14. What a cute take on the inspiration challenge! Such a sweet, little, gingerbread pair, and I love those rusty bells!

  15. OMG!! How FUN!! I LOVE your stitched background and those Sweet Ginger Men!! LOVE the Bells too!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  16. So cute, Maria--love the jingle bells!