Sunday, 2 December 2012

Gingerbread man Christmas Cards

The Gingerbread man theme has grown on me a lot recently. We did the gingerbread man story with kids at work/ school a month ago. We also baked some yummy gingerbread people and decorated them too! I felt so inspired! So as a thematic continuation I promised my colleagues that this year my Christmas cards for them will be all about the gingerbread man theme. The Noolibird gingerbread man stamps seem to be just prefect for this challenge - they are yummy, quirky and whimsical :)
Initially my intention was to have Christmas 2013 all about the gingerbread theme but... having such lovely stamps at home I just couldn't wait till the end of 2013! So I've made a few the cards with them.
I started off with the red and white series of cards.


Because the stamps are so decorative, in most cases only card, stamps, ink, glue and scissors were enough to create a whole card. Sometimes I added some extras like sparkly sequins, glitter glue or glossy accents. I absolutely love the ribbon stamp - it's so functional and versatile, you can create different borders - narrow or wider ones, whichever takes your fancy, also in various colours to adjust it to your theme.






Some small cards followed the bigger ones. I had a few remaining patterned card blanks from last year card making kits and thought it would be good to use them now.



Individually:






It's not like me not to try other colour combinations. Hey, why not? Let's go gingerbread and blue this time!
4 cards with machine stitching and blue/turquoise background papers. I like the way the gingerbread brown combines with the blues.







Guess what, now I can't decide if I like red 'n' white ones or the brown-blue ones more :) but I know one thing for sure - I'm not done with the gingerbread man yet! ;P

Joining up the Hand-made Monday fun tonight! Do pop in and see other lovely creations :) 

20 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards Marta!!my favourites are the blue/turqouise ones...v.original.xx

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    1. thanks :) also for popping by x x x
      i like the brown-blue cards too! wanna make some more!

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    2. Cant wait to see what you come up with when you do the birthday card i've asked for!!:-) wish i had as much spare time as you do for crafting.wanna swsp lives for a week hun?:-):-)

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    3. I'll make you a blue-brown one in a non-christmassy style. It should look good :) I also have got other gingerbread stamps to use and experiment with. Wanna try them all!

      Life swap? hmmm... If we swapped lives, I would be cross stitching like mad, catching up with all your UFOs :P My life would still be full of craft - any spare minute is precious.

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    4. Will look forward to seeing your other stamps...think you'll be gettin orders from me after xmas.hey...what about using gingerbread men in your glass painting?would look fab in a kitchen!!*hint,hint*LOL.x

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    5. New gingerbread man cards should be coming pretty soon! I'm trying to catch up with knitting my Christmas balls. Just 5 to go!

      Don't mind orders. I like the challenges and they keep me busy :) there's always something nice to do and I love it.

      Never thought of glass painting a gingerbread man, perhaps because the brown glass paint is not the most attractive colour on the glass (in my view, of course) but perhaps I should try. I wanna stitch a lovely Christmassy project with the gingerbread men next year! Didn't manage to start it this year!

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  2. Wow your cards look amazing! I love them, the gingerbreads are cute.
    Working in retail has totally taken the shine off of xmas for me! But since i got back into crafting its the first time i wish i had the time to join in the fun - guess its time for a career change!

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    1. thank you! I do know what you mean by Christmas becoming commercial. I dont like early xmas adverts or songs in supermarkets but I don't mind christmas crafting at home throughout the whole year! :)

      Enjoy your new craft adventures!

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  3. Love love love these cards!What fabulous stamps and I was surprised to read the ribbon edging is a stamp too. I'm off to check out these stamps.Love them.

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    1. I think Nula will be pleased reading all the comments people make about her stamps ;)

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  4. Oh my word, these are just amazing. I love the gingerbread stamps, and I love both colourways. I possibly love the blue slightly more.

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  5. Doh! It's Monday morning and i'm really hungry and just read the words gingerbread - not fair! Your cards look fab. Now, where's the biscuit box....

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    1. ha ha ha loved your comment. you made me smile! x x

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  6. Very pretty. Gingerbread men are so cute, and I like the fact he has a girl friend.

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    1. ha ha ha, girlfriend! - yes! the gingerbread couple looks great! :)I do agree.

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  7. The cards are really pretty. Like you I couldn't pick a favourite. Thanks for sharing.
    Ali x

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  8. I like the blue ones - they work just as well as the red! The trees are really great and the way you have stamped them makes it look like they have just been baked. Looking forward to more gingerbread themed items.

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    1. thank you for your comment :) especially when you said they looked they had just been baked :) yummy!

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