Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Gingerbread Christmas Cards!

Well, I think it's that time! Christmas is really not that far away, so I want to get my Christmas cards done in the next couple weeks so I can use December to make some crafts and gifts and do lots of holiday activities with the kids.

I was inspired by some cards Angie at My Chic'n Scratch made using one sheet of patterned paper to create four cards and a cute little gift box! You add in your own cardstock for the base of the cards. I created a different focal image on the front of mine, but used her directions to make the bases for my cards and box.

After I covered the card bases with Believe paper from Heidi Swapp I used my Cricut Explore to cut these sweet gingerbread cutouts from the Cricut Gingerbread cartridge. I used coloured pencils to colour in some of the areas of my cookies and then used Glossy Accents to add a shine over top. Some Stickles on my wreath and trees add some more shimmer!

I used the inner cuts from the tree to create a tag cut from kraft cardstock. A couple stripes of this fun Christmas paper and a bit of candy cane twine give it a festive look tied to this quick and easy box.

Here's a close up of all four cards:

Thanks so much for joining me today! Don't forget to stop by the Scrapendipity blog to see what's happening over there!

Linked to:
Die Cuttin' Divas - #243 Tag, Bag or Box (my tag with diecut Christmas Tree)
CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge - November Link Up
DL Art - Thankful Thursday November Challenge - AG


  1. Now these look awesome! LOVE the design... looks like they didn't take you much time at all... but so festive and perfect for the holidays! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  2. Oh my goodness, these cards are all just darling! They are all super cute!

  3. These are so cute. I have that cartridge, but have never used it. Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes November Linky Challenge Katie-DL.ART- DT Member

  4. Great set of cards and an awesome tag too! Thank you for joining our “Tag, Bag, or Box” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •
    Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

  5. Great cards, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

  6. This is great thanks for playing along st CHPPC xx Jan DT