Friday, July 21, 2023


 Hello, hello!  Welcome back to my blog!  It's time for another Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Linky Party, WOOT, WOOT!  And since it IS July, that means it's a Christmas in July Linky Party!  Today is Day 1, and this party will be going strong until the 28th, so get those Christmas and winter holiday cardmaking supplies dusted off and get creating!

For my first card, I followed {BYSHC} Sketch 35:

And here is my card:

I decided I wanted to get a little fun and fancy with my layers for this card, so I used the Wavy Pierced Rectangles dies from Whimsy Stamps to die cut my patterned papers.  These papers come from the Fa La La La 12x12 paper pad from Recollections that I have had in my stash for several years now.  I just love the bright colors in this paper pad, and of course this gingerbread paper was the perfect match for this fun-loving gingie!  The image and sentiment are also from Whimsy Stamps and come from the Gingerbread Fun stamp set.  This stamp set is too cute, and I need to use it more often!  I also used a lot of my favorite white glitter paper from Pen + Gear (Walmart); once as the mat for the gingie paper, and then again to make the little snowy hill.  I partially die cut it with the same Wavy Pierced Rectangle die I used for the dotted paper so it would have the same edge.  I realized during the photo shoot that I hadn't followed the sketch exactly on the small panel, but I did hurry up and add some black enamel dots to at least have that element of the sketch.  The sentiment was stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink using my MISTI.  I love that tool!  It has definitely changed the game when it comes to stamping!  Oh, and the cute gingie was colored with Copic markers.  I love those too!

Additional items used:  Bearly Art Glue, foam adhesives from the Dollar Tree

Thanks for stopping by today!  I really appreciate you all taking time out from your busy days to drop by and read a bit about the creation of my card.  Ok, now it's time for you to get busy and create your own Christmas and/or winter holiday cards and get them linked up to the Linky Party!  Remember, you have until the 28th to join, and I forgot to mention that we have some fabulous sponsors joining us again, so you don't want to miss out!

~ Marie


  1. Such an adorably sweet card, Marie! I love the super cute gingerbread and your coloring is awesome!

  2. Adorable card! The gingerbread is just too cute!

  3. Such an adorable gingerbread person! Love the paper you used int he background, too!

  4. OMG, how adorable is this?!!! Love the sweet look on his face.

  5. What an awesome card! Alisa Howard



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