Cookie Cutter Christmas Cutie

As if the title of this blog post doesn’t already say it all, I’m excited to share a super-cute project with the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle.  I created this card with a sketch by Beth Beard for the Pals Paper Arts challenge and shared it with my local club this month.  They loved putting him together.  Here’s my card for this week’s PPA sketch challenge:

Cookie Cutter Christmas, Snow Place, Better Together, Stampin' Up!, Brian King And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

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  • Cookie Cutter Christmas.  This super-sweet bundle was the first item on my Favorite Things from the Holiday Catalog list on September 4 (you can see that post here to see all my other favorite items).  I paired the sweet Gingerbread man – stamped with a brand new Soft Suede stamp pad – with a top hat and candy cane cane from Snow Friends.  I added a little Real Red heart from the coordinating punch.  Could he be more adorable?  He’s just hanging out in style.

    Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle, Stampin' Up!

    Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

  • Perfect Pairing.  While the gingerbread man pairs perfectly with the accessories from Snow Place, the simple (and sweet) sentiment from Better Together (from the Annual Catalog) is a perfect one for this card.
    Better Together, Stampin' Up!

    Better Together, Stampin’ Up!

    Not only does the “Merry Christmas” fit perfectly on the base of this card, but I adore the paired sentiment that’s simply stamped on the inside of the card – gives me just the right amount of space to write a personal message.  Love!Cookie Cutter Christmas, Snow Place, Better Together, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

  • My Candy Cane Lane Mistake.  The square of paper I used on this card is from Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper.  The page contains tiny Christmas trees and dots.  I explained to my club that I added the Basic Black sentiment to the card front to add a third touch of black – the hat, the sentiment and the paper.  One of my smartie club members immediately pointed out that the paper is Early Espresso.  Ummm…yeah!  I still like how the hat balances the sentiment – just those two pops of Basic Black.

Stamp Sets:  Cookie Cutter Christmas, Better Together  Papers:  Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, Thick Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Real Red  Inks:  Soft Suede, Real Red, Archival Basic Black  Accessories:  Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Snow Friends Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Cookie Cutter Christmas, Snow Place, Better Together, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

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I hope you’ll pop over to The Pals Paper Arts site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Simply adorable gingerbread man. The hat and “cane” make him ready to dance the stage!

  2. Love that hat ! Cute card and so glad your card maker person pointed out to you that the card base is not black ,but brown ! (giggle)

  3. Oh. My. Gosh! The top hat on the gingerbread man is just over the top. Cane – cute touch. LOVE that card.

  4. Someone forgot the details, right, Brian? {teehee} Totally adorable card!

  5. Oh, that hat! Terrific!

  6. Such a dapper Gingerbread Man! Love this.

  7. What a dapper little guy! Now all he needs is dance partner and he’s ready to go! Thanks for sharing him at the PPA this week. 🙂

  8. Oh this is just TOO CUTE!! Once again – so clever! I wonder if his dance partner is “Ginger” Rogers?!!

  9. “Oh for cute!” I blurt out at work, then glance around to see if I disturbed anyone with my outburst.

    This little guy is so sweet, he would be sure to bring Christmas cheer to anyone! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Very clever interpretation of today’s sketch.

  11. I love Elisha’s comment. Sounds like something you would say Brian! LOL This card is just the sweetest! I’m so glad I purchased this set and so glad that you featured it today. It’s the kind of card that yells “you have to smile when you see me”! I spoke to Jody at SU this morning and she thinks you are just the funniest guy she’s met in a long time. They really love you at Home Office!

  12. Brian this card is so adorable , I love it. Starting with your choice of Crumb Cake for your card base, to incorporating elements from the Snow Place stamp set. It’s a real winner in my eyes. Great job

  13. This is a really cute card, Brian. I love that DSP behind the gingerbread man with his top hat and cane. So fun!!

  14. Great gingerbread man! Awesome! I might create one for another challenge.

  15. Your cookie cutter gingerbread man is adorable with the hat and cane!

  16. So adorable I can’t stand it!!

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