Thursday, November 8, 2018

Gingerbread Christmas

     Ok, it's now Day 8 at the 30 Days of Christmas cards at Beccy's Place and the challenge prompt is the letter "G" so what could be more inline for the holidays than Gingerbread?  These darling Gingerbread people are images from Beccy's Place.

I incorporated the colors from the challenge

     The two images were merged before printing and then colored with ProMarkers.  I cut the image and the Green mat with dies from Tonic Studios.  I had already decided on a Gatefold card, since that added one  more G to my list.

     A Gatefold card is simple to make.  I started with a piece of CS 5.5 inches wide by 11 inches long.  I left 5.5 inches in the middle and scored a line on each side of that to make the flaps which fold in and are the Gate.  That made my card a 5.5 inch square but you can make it any size by adjusting the size of your beginning piece.  I've made them the size of an A1 card all the way up to an A7.

     The background dp came from a Bo Bunny stack and I trimmed them to fit the flap size.  I added the image piece by adhering it to the left side only.   I found a holiday rosette in my stash of holiday embellishments and added it to the lower, right hand flap.

     The gingerbread people are also a salute to one of my favorite childhood memories.  Every Christmas there would be a present under the tree from my Grammy (for whom this blog is named!) and it always contained some kind of gingerbread - a tiny house, a gingerbread man, gingerbread cut into candy canes or stars.  I looked forward to opening that present above all others every year.  :-D  It was a sad day when Grammy could no longer bake due to her declining health.  I still miss her although she's been gone nearly 50 years now and the smell of gingerbread always makes me think of her.

ABC Christmas
Cardz TV
Christmas Crafts AYR
Paper Shelter
Penny's Paper-Crafty
Quick Quotes
Scrappy Land
Time Out

     That's all for today but tomorrow will be another double posting day with two of my DT cards.  One will be for Color Crazy and the other for QKR Stampede.  You'll have to wait until Saturday for my next Beccy's Place card but maybe I'll have 2 to share by then.   Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Beccy said...

What a lovely story about your Grandma NC, thank you for sharing. I think we treasure our memories as we get older, especially those from our childhood. It's nice that the smell of gingerbread brings her back to you. Your card is a lovely tribute to your Gran.

Suzanne H said...

Thanks so much for sharing your story and your gingerbread men card. I miss my mother so much during this time of year. We shared our birthday in the month of November as well and the holidays are bittersweet. I'll look forward to your next cards.

*Vicki* said...

Now those are the jolliest little gingerbread I've seen Connie!! LOL!! Such a cute sentiment to go along with them too!! Love your festive card!! HUGS

Chrissy said...

So adorable and happy little gingerbread Connie..fabulous.

Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Crafts All Year Round]


Lori Kobular said...

Those gingerbread people cookies look good enough to eat! Love their sweet faces and those cute buttons!

Creaine said...

Hi Friend, what a lovely card! Thank you for sharing with us over here at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge blog and best of luck with your entry.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Deanne Saunders said...

So cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Patty Sue 2 said...

Love your cute gingerbread people? and thank you for the instructions on the gatefold! Your card is fabulous and perfect for our challenge at The Paper Shelter! Thank you for joining in the fun at The Paper Shelter Challenge! Good luck and be sure and join us again!

Sherrie K. said...

Oh my, these little gingerbread are as sweet as can be! Darling design!
Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at Scrapy Land!
Sherrie K
Scrapy Land DT member

Brenda said...

Lovely post and very fun creation. Thanks so much for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week!

Shona Chambers said...

This is so cute and absolutely love that sentiment. You really brought the gingerbread to life with your colouring and the background paper is gorgeous. So very glad you shared this with us at TIME OUT!

Zw@@n said...

Fun card! Love the gatefold model. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

Michelle said...

What a fun and adorable card!

Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge this week! Hope to see you back again soon :)

Michelle (DT)

Samantha said...

Awwww who doesn't love a cute couple of gingerbread people :) Thanks for playing along with ABC Christmas challenge and also joining the DT call! Samantha :0)

Nonni said...

Such cute gingerbread men and I love this fold! All the browns look very pretty. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

Golden Goddess Designs said...

great sentiment! thank you for sharing with us in November at Quick Quotes


Louise said...

great card! thanks for playing along at Quick Quotes!

Neva Cole said...

Those are some pretty cute ginger people and the sentiment is great for the images. Thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes for our AG challenge!