Thursday, December 2, 2010

Gingerbread Wishes



It is time for ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge(SNTODBD23)! The assignment is Our Daily Bread Design stamps. Betty is challenging everyone to make Christmas cards! You can create one or several. You can enter as many times as you like. You can mass produce a style or create a very detailed stand alone card. The choice is yours! If you have any Christmas card creating or mailing tip, please share with us in your blog post. Anything to make the process easier is a good thing! While ODBD stamps are required, others are allowed. We look forward to seeing what you create using ODBD stamps!

In addition to the challenge, since it is the most wonderful time of the year, we would like to give everyone a chance to win a very special ODBD stamp set.
It is called Blessed Christmas! What a gorgeous set!!!

In order to have a chance to win this beautiful set, you must comment on all of the dt samples at their blogs and return to the ODBD blog and share with us one of your favorite Christmas Traditions! Anyone can win!!

The winner will be announced on that same post on Sunday Dec. 5th so be sure to check back then!

Now on to my card details:
So today I had fun playing! I used the Tues. Trigger over on Moxie Fab World, for my inspiration, which was this yummy gingerbread snowflake cookie!

I used the big snowflake stamp and matching die cut from Our Daily Bread designs "Peace and Joy" set. I stamped it on SU! Soft Suede with white Craft ink and heat embossed in Stampendous White embossing powder. I cut it out with the custom die, then cut the largest snowflake from the Spellbinder's Snowflake Pendant from soft suede. My card base is soft suede, then Gina K Pure Luxury White embossed with a Cuttlebug folder from the Winter Wonderland collection. For my sentiment I stamped using Memento Rick Cocoa Ink and cut with a SB ribbon trio tag, cutting one side shorter to remove the ribbon slot. I added a snippet of ribbon and a snowflake brad. Easy peasy and easily reproducible in mass if you are still looking for quick ideas for those holiday cards!

For more inspiration, please visit these talented designers:

Chrissy, Fran, Betty, Chris

Thanks so much for stopping! Don't forget to leave a comment and enter the Stamping in Time blog candy!

I am entering this in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas (2 weeks) - CHRISTMAS and yuletide
Creative Cottage (2 weeks) - untraditional christmas colors
Stampavie and More - snow / snowflakes
Artful Inkables (2 weeks) - die cuts and punches
Crafty Little Place - anything goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge - gingerbread time
Stamps R Us (2 weeks, 2 entries) - holiday cards
Woodware USA (1 entry) - anything goes
Aly's Sunday Challenge (2 weeks) - gingerbreads
Crafty Pad - snowflakes
Let's Ink It Up (monthly) - NO DIGIS and Dec 5th
Scrappy Frogs (3 weeks) - christmas
2 Sisters (2 weeks) - non traditional christmas colors
Craft Your Days Away (2 weeks) - texture
Crafty Calendar (monthly, 1 entry) - winter snowflakes
Our Daily Bread Designs - snowflakes
Alphabet - e for embossing
Christmas Stampin' - CHRISTMAS and anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - untraditional christmas colors
Crafty Sentiments - christmas


Lin said...

I'm a fan of all things snowflake, so your pairing of that gorgeous flake with the beautiful font of the sentiment is wonderful! LOVE your card!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

HI!... it is me again girly!! I just love this holiday creation with the snowflake and all the pure white. Just stunning in every way my friend!!

Mickie said...

Oh Grace that looks so yummy!

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Grace!

Frea said...

Such a wonderful card!! So graceful and elegant. Love it!! Greetings, Frea

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

I love snowflakes! This is lovely.

Laura - Layers of Color said...

wow, beautiful, Grace!!

Jenny V. said...

Lovely card Grace, I really like the emboss folder you use and that big snowflake.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! Stunning card. Love that big, beautiful snowflake.
Thanks for joining this week's Untraditional Christmas challenge at Totally Papercrafts.
Caroline xxx

MariLynn said...

Grace, I love the simple elegance of your snowflake.

Francie G. said...

Beautiful elegance, Grace! Love the elegant snowflake against the white background!

dmbennett said...

Beautiful card.

Pati said...

Wow, very cool with the white on that soft suede color! I love the snowflakes, the dies and that embossing folder! Very pretty combo.

Marlena M. said...

I love your snowflake card! It is exquisite!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said... is me again...had to make it even and stop here 3 times like you did on really I wanted to thank you for supporting the ODBD Shining the Light challenge again this week. I so appreciate your constant support dear friend!!

Traci S. said...


I thought this was a real cookie! I love gingerbread cookies...especially the kind that used to snap! I couldn't believe how well you iced it however.

Now I know your secret! One question, are you leaving this one out for "Santa?"

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Lorraine said...

Another beautiful card from you. Stunning. Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad and congrats on being in our top 3 last week too.

Betty Wright said...

Grace, this is one fabulously designed Christmas card! You totally nailed the MFW inspiration pic, too! Beautifully done!

Barbara said...

What an elegant card. Love all the details. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad. We hope you will stop by next week to help us celebrate our 100th challenge. Lots of fun planned!!

isu.alum said...

Stunning card! Love the embossing, the sparkle, the layout, the sentiment...PERFECTION! Good luck with the WoodwareUSA challenge.

WoodwareUSA DT

E. Marie said...

What a simple but lovely card. The white on the brown reminds me of cinnamon ornaments that we make each year. Beautiful job - thanks for sharing

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my goodness, sweet Grace, this has got to be the most amazing CAS card of yours!!! WOW, I love the color combo...yummolicious!!! Thanks so much for your continued support of the Shining the Light Challenge. You are the BEST!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Rachel Hope said...

WOW! So striking! Thanks for playing along with the Woodware USA Anything Goes Challenge!

Clickersister said...

How pretty! The colors are nontraditional, yet inviting for the Christmas season. Nice!

MrsK said...

Hey Grace

Totally gorgeous creation! I love it! Thanks for playing along with The Crafty Pad this week! Sal xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card and gorgeous snowflake.

anusch said...

Eine tolle Karte und wunderschöne Schneeflocke.
Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei EAC.
Liebe Grüße Doreen

Lesley said...

Beautiful card, very elegant! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Anne said...

Whoa, what a gorgeous creation!! I love the bold snowflake as the focal image. Beautiful!! Thanks for joining the WWUSA challenge this week!

Jennie said...

Beautiful Grace and you NAILED the Trigger!!! Lovely design :O)

Dorothy said...

This is so pretty - I like your choice of verse.

clare said...

Fab texture and just love that snowflake. Thanks for joining us @CYDA. Good Luck. (GD)x

Darlene said...

Such a pretty card - that snowflake is gorgeous! I like these non-traditional colours too.

Becky Dunham said...

Grace, this is just beautiful. Simple and elegant! I love the gingham ribbon and the layered snowflake - just wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Sherry said...

so pretty!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous winter card!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at A Crafty Little Place this week!!

Deelite said...

I don't think I have ever seen a snowflake card this beautiful. I admire your choice of colors too.

Judy said...

Gorgeous card! Love the color combination and all the snowflakes!

Marilyn said...

This is gorgeous... so elegant. Love the colour combo you've chosen.
Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.

Cook22 said...

I thought what a lovely country/rustic feel to your card with those colours - and when I see the gingerbread, no wonder! The white *icing* on the *gingerbread* is totally fabulous, but I'll tell you for nothing I wouldn't like to have to do it with real icing!

Rebekah said...

Fab work thanks so much for sharing at the creative cottage challenge hugs Rebekah xx

Jenny said...

A beautiful card. I love the embossed detail. Thank you for joining EAC.

Cath said...

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

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! This is absolutely stunning, Grace!!!Your snowflake is gorgeous and I love how you designed the sentiment!!!!

Benzi said...

That is a spectacular snowflake. Love the Soft Suede and white. Just a beauty for Christmas!!