Friday, 14 September 2012

This takes the biscuit

This is my take on a fab card by Margaret Raburn. I love these little gingerbread men and the way Margaret combined them with the new Woodgrain embossing folder. In fact, this card was the inspiration for one of my launch party Make & Takes... you know, the one I still haven’t taken a photo of!

The Woodgrain folder goes perfectly with our new Core-dinations textured cardstock. Unlike our retiring textured cardstock and our smooth cardstock, this has a different coloured core so that you can sand it to reveal shade beneath. This is how you get such a great wood-effect – emboss with the folder, then sand the raised areas. Love it!

Red pearls and brads? Yes, very easy if you use a permanent marker (I used a Sharpie). I’ve also been told by the very knowledgeable Monica Gale that you can indeed use Stampin’ Up!® markers for this... just give them a blast of hairspray afterwards to seal.

I’ve also used the new Snow Festival DSP, which is just gorgeous. And the eyelet border punch, to show people how great it was before it retired... sadly it’s now out of stock so if you don’t have it by now,  you’ll have to manage with a different one!

Stamps: Scentsational Season, Pennant Parade
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Core-dinations – Early Espresso
Paper: Snow Festival
Ink: Soft Suede, Gumball Green
Accessories: Big Shot, Holiday Collection framelits, Woodgrain embossing folder, Word Window Punch, Basic Pearls, Basic Rhinestones

All products by Stampin’ Up!®


  1. love this, especially with the blue.

  2. Loving these gingerbread men - makes me want a cookie now!

  3. Wonderful card! Love the gingerbread men and the pearls look fabulous!


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