November 28, 2020


I have a fairly traditional looking Christmas card to share with you today. Traditional in that the primary colors are red and green and not a lot of frou frou going on.

You see, the Paper Pumpkin kit I received in November had the most adorable stamps in it. One of them was this gingerbread house. And the best part? It was MADE for coloring in with the Stampin' Blends! And color I did -- and had so much fun doing it.

Once it was colored, I fussed around trying to decide what to do with it. Because it was so cute in and of itself, I wanted the house to be the star of the card.

So I fussy cut the house -- WHAT A CHALLENGE! No, just kidding. With its straight lines, it was a cinch.

I then popped it up on a little square of white that I'd cut with one of the square dies from the Stitched Shapes on page 183 in the Annual Catalog. I repeated the square look with a larger one cut from Real Red cardstock. I love how the stitching around the squares adds to the homey look of the gingerbread house!

Just a modest amount of dimension since only the house itself was raised 
with Stampin' Dimensionals:

The gingerbread house was busy enough, so I wanted something more serene and subdued for the backdrop for it. I chose this Christmas tree design from some Designer Series Papers I'd had for a long time.

Adding a "merry" using an old Stampin' Up! die in Whisper White, then mounting it top Real Red on a Whisper White card base, and it was done!

I don't think I'll be sending out this particular card because I plan on using it as a little seasonal decoration in our living room.

How are you doing on your holiday card making? FYI, December is in a few days! OH NO!!




  1. That gingerbread really does pop against the bright backgrounds. What a pretty and simple card. Pinned.

    1. Thanks so much, Joanne! I find it appealing in its pop and simplicity also.

  2. That house is just lovely. I love your bright colouring in but it looks like such a versatile stamp. Would it work in a white embossed ink on a kraft card?

    1. Thanks, Julie! Oh! Thank you for the wonderful idea! I am going to give that a try! Now I can't wait . . .

  3. Lovely card :) I'm always in awe of people who are this creative! :) #xmaslinky

  4. Beautiful card, Linda.
    Much love

  5. Absolutely lovely, Linda!


  6. I haven't seen a gingerbread house card before. That is definitely a perfect symbol for Christmas card!