A Ginger Snap! Gingerbread Ghirardelli Chocolate Holders!

Our Red Hat Stampers group had  a fun Chrismas dinner on Wednesday night.  Although it was frigid outside, we had a delicious dinner and a truly lovely evening.  In addition to cards & gifts that we exchanged, I gave each of the ladies and additional small treat.


It is always fun to include a little extra treat for all of those special occasions.  These are so quick & easy to make.  I cut an 8" x almost 2" piece of Cherry Cobbler Card Stock and punched both ends with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. After scoring this strip at 3-3/4" & 4=1/4", I attached 2 Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares.  Glue Dots are definitely your best friend for this.


Stamp the gingerbread ladies found in the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set with Early Espresso Ink & punch out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  Also, stamp the cute little bow from the same stamp set with Cherry Cobbler Ink & punch out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. Adhere the bow to the Gingerbread with a Stampin' Dimensional & the gingerbread to the holder with Stampin' Dimensional.


Stamp the sentiment from Cookie Cutter Christmas with Early Espresso Ink & trim to size.  Adhere this to the holder with with Fast Fuse. Loop any ribbon through the top and tie off with a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine.  Add some sparkle to the ladies with a few Rhinestones for buttons.  definitely a quick & fun addition for any occasion!

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A Ginger Snap! A Sleigh Full Of Goodies!

Although I have not posted for awhile, I am excited to be back today with a fun post.  Please read to the bottom and I will explain my absence.  Thursday night is my Stamp Club Christmas Party and I always try to make it special for my ladies.  The project that we will be making is a super cute card using the bundle Santa's Sleigh.  Wouldn't it be fun if I could create a 3-D sleigh for a table decoration?  After some fiddling around, I was able to create a big enough sleigh to hold 5 Ghiradelli Chocolates.


The sleigh did not require much product.  I cut the sleighs for the 2 versions from both Gold Foil & Real Red Card Stock using the Big Shot & the Santa Sleigh Thinlits.  The new Big Shot Platform combined with the Precision Base Plate makes these easy to cut.  Of course, the Die Brush is a must have for cleaning out all of the bits and pieces.

In order to get the sleigh pieces for both sides of the sleigh, it is necessary to turn your Gold Foil over so that the white side is face up.  Place the Sleigh Thinlit on this side & cut.  Repeat with the detailed sleigh thinlit.  Because the Real Red Card Stock is double-sided, you don't have to flip it over.

  The Fine-Tip Glue Pen is the perfect adhesive for applying the Detailed Sleigh to the Sleigh Base.  I also created a small box to set between the sleigh pieces to hold the Ghirardelli Squares.


And here is the gold on gold sleigh. 


After returning home from babysitting for our daughter & son-in-law in Salt Lake City about a month ago, we discovered a leak in the hose connecting to the pump from our well.  Unfortunately it had been leaking for sometime and we did not know it because it is in our basement.  But, feeling wet carpet is always a sign that something isn't right.  You know that sick feeling when you realize that you have a problem but don't know where it originates…..  The water had gone through the wall and under the carpet in the Big Room & part of a bedroom.

Thankfully our daughter & son-in-law arrived that night and Jason took control of the situation.  He located the leak, repaired it, cut the carpet and removed the ruined section of pad.  I was thankful to have multiple fans because they ran nonstop for several days.  I am pleased to report that the carpet dried out, and we were able to get the pad replaced and the carpet restretched and seamed.

Although the carpet situation delayed posts to my blog, the continued absence is because I am desperately trying to complete 4,  12 x 12 scrapbook albums for the Grandchildren in time for Christmas.  The scrapbooks will hopefully preserve memories made this past summer of our trip to Southern California. Between sorting through pictures taken by 4 different people, ordering pictures, creating pages, separating photos for each child, journaling and so on, my time has been totally taken over!  

But, the countdown is on and after the albums are finished, I will be back to share with my peeps. Please don't give up on me and please wish me luck with this mammoth project.



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A Ginger Snap! Wonderful Year!

For those of us that have been on Daylight Savings Time, did you remember to turn your clock back? It always is a bit of an adjustment for me when we change back.  How about you?

My card today is in preparation for Christmas. As a former teacher, I just had to try the Chalkboard Technique with this fun stamp from Wonderful Year.


It is remarkably easy to do.  Just stamp the sentiment on Basic Black C.S. with White Craft Ink.  Then randomly sponge to give the appearance of chalk dust. That is all there is to this technique.  


Do you ever look at a finished card and think – oh, I should have done xxxxx  to my card?  It happens to me all of the time! On this card, I think, oh I should have used Wink of Stella on Santa's hat – specifically on the fur.  Hold on a minute please, I am going to do it and will be right back.  I applied Wink of Stella & it gives a nice shine on my card but it does not show up on the photograph.  But, if you make a card like this, I would use the Wink of Stella, if you have it.


On another note, I will be babysitting this week which means that I won't be posting until the weekend.  I have been attending a scrapbook retreat all weekend (sleeping at home) and leave for Salt Lake early in the morning.  I am working furiously to finish 4 scrapbook albums for our 4 grandchildren from out trip to Southern California this past summer.  Wish me luck!  I have a long way to go on the albums.

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