Friday, June 10, 2011

CSAYL - Babes In Toyland

Over at the CSAYL blog the challenge is 'Babes In Toyland' - make a Christmas card for a child. I STRUGGLED with this for some reason and it was only at the last minute that I thought of the little gingerbread man from PTI's Holiday Button Bits.

I stamped my background from A Little Argyle in kraft ink and added a small snowflake from TE's Wings of Joy set stamped in Baja Breeze ink. This layer was then matted on some Aqua Mist cardstock. I stamped my gingerbread man in Kraft ink, edged him with my clear Atyou Spica glitter pen and then sewed on two white buttons with some Kraft thread. I popped him up on dimensionals and then added the Merry Christmas sentiment, adhering the banner underneath my image.

I used my Banner Day die from MFT, cutting the larger banner  with Pure Poppy cardstock and the small banner with some retired Baja Breeze DP. I edged the sides of my red cardstock with my red Atyou Spica glitter pen. I then added the letters to spell Harry using some American Craft thickers.

The inside was also stamped with my dotted Argyle background stamp in kraft ink with a few more random snowflakes. I combined two sentiments from Holiday Button Bits to finish it off.

Have a go at creating a child's christmas card and link it up to the CSAYL blog for your chance to be a Guest Designer in July!
Stamps: A Little Argyle; Holiday Button Bits (PTI); Wings of Joy (TE)
Cardstock: Select White, Baja Breeze, Pure Poppy (PTI); Retired Baja Breeze DP (SU)
Ink: Kraft; Real Red (SU)
Accessories: Banner Day Die (MFT); whie buttons; kraft thread; Clear and Red Atyou Spica glitter pen; American Craft thickers


  1. Such a beautiful card! Simply gorgeous, love the colors and I love the way you stamped on the inside. Gorgeous.

  2. You never fail to impress me Kerry- gorgeous!! loving the colours and the banner is awesome! :)

  3. What an adorable card! Love the gingerbread man flanked by his banners! Great background too!

  4. Oh my goodness, Kerry! This card has cuteness written all over it! I love the banner and beautiful color combo!

    I think it's so cool that we both work with special needs kids! I agree, it is the best and most rewarding job ever.

    Hugs, Becky

  5. your card is very sweet and subtle love your gingerbread!!