Monday, November 29, 2010

Gingerbread and snow, what could be better? :)


 Hello everyone! It is a COLD day in CO today- just frrrrreeezing! We have had the most bizarre winter I have seen in a long time this year- and I've lived here most of my life, so that is saying alot! Hardly any snow, which in and of itself is odd. We usually have seen at LEAST 3 or 4 storms by this point in the year- so far nada! We got maybe an inch or 2 last night, but really not much and NOW it's just icy cold, very very weird! Well, anyway, pardon my ramble, but this chilly day DID seem to be the perfect day to work on the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World.

You can see the Trigger at the bottom of my page. The Target was "it's snowing gingerbread!" And, I fully admit, I MIGHT have taken it too literally, as soon as I saw it I couldn't help but think of this K& Company die cut I have that looks like a cookie snowflake, it just looked SO much like the Trigger! So I decided that needed to become my embellishment. I backed it with a brown satin bow and added some buttons, a jingle bell and some of my bargain Crate and Barrel baker's twine (scroll down to the post below for details...) I went around about what the main part of the card should feature- I even have a die cut that looks like a snowflake made from gingerbread men! BUT, in the end, I thought I would not take it TOO literally & chose to use this cute gingerbread boy instead. I cut him out on my Cricut and then dry embossed him in the Cuttlebug after I brayered some Early Espresso ink onto my embossing folder. I just love that look, it adds so much dimension:) Then I embellished him with some buttons, googly eyes, and more baker's twine. On the right side of the card, you can see I added some ruffled gingham ribbon & at the bottom a chipboard sentiment attached with some brown flocked brads.

Well I hope you like my card! Please comment or follow if you can, I would LOVE to hear from you! If you live in my neck of the woods, stay warm out there! :)

Have a stellar day! -Noelle

Supply list: patterned papers: Basic Grey & My Mind's Eye; solid cardstock; SU!, cookie die cut: K and Company; ruffled ribbon: My Favorite Things; buttons: Dress it Up!; bakers twine: Crate & Barrel and  Jillibean Soup; glitter buttons: American Crafts; die cut : Cricut "From My Kitchen;"chipboard sentiment: My Mind's Eye; embossing folder: Cuttlebug; flocked brads: The Paper Studio

9 comments:

Berenice R. said...

Super sweet! Thanks for sharing :)

Maureen Morton said...

This is too cute and a great take on the Trigger! Love the jingle bell!

Smitha said...

Love your card!! I really gotta buy me some baker twine :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog!! Appreciate the time you took to leave a comment :)

Sylvia said...

Hi Noelle! You are right our cards use the same colors and yet are so different! I love yours as well! That is what a trigger does, it triggers ideas for each of us. I always think of a ginger house, red and green candy, when I see gingerbread cookies.

Ann said...

Your take on the challenge is stunning. Love that huge jingle bell and satin ribbon. Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment, too!

Kristii said...

I totally love this!!! The gingerbread man is adorable and I totally love the color scheme!! Awesome!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is darling, Noelle! What fabulous embellishments, and gotta love those google eyes! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving me a sweet comment!

Jenny said...

Soooo cute!! I am inspired to uncover the junk off my cricut and actually use it! I always forget about the poor thing until I see some fantastic project that someone has made using it- Thanks for sharing!! and thanks for the support over at my blog:):):)

Cath said...

Hey Noelle! What a "sweet" approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)