Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Teapot Tuesday 156 and Jingle Belles 30

YES!  I can combine both of my challenges this week!  This is the lovely teapot inspiration that we have for Teapot Tuesday.  I'm sure you'll want to read the story, so click here.  And it's Tickle a Teapotter Tuesday too!  So that means that this card will be going to a Teapotter somewhere in the world.  Aha, but I also made a second card just like it to add to my stash of Jingle Belles cards - don't want to fall behind!!!

The Jingle Belles challenge is called "O Hole-y Night" and using big technical stamping words - the card has to have an aperture.  This challenge was suggested by guest star Ros Crawford - and a fun one it is!  (Oooh, oooh, I just took a peek at Ros' blog and there's a real cool project there I'm going to have to give a try!!!!)

So scouring my stamps I knew I was looking for a gingerbread man and I actually found two, but this little guy from Bingo Bits won out and became part, or rather the triplets became part of this card this week.  There are three apertures and they are framing the triplets who have been stamped and then cut out (yes, I know I'm crazy but I didn't want to screw up and stamp them crooked or something) and popped up.  The apertures are framed with a Real Red ring (now that was crazy) and I tied three tiny red cotton thread bows. 

The retired dsp strips were each punched with different border punches (except the farthest on the left) and layered on the Soft Suede card base.  I added a strip of white rick-rack - one of my 25 cent finds at a recent flea market. 

The sentiment comes from the set Got Treats (which had the other gingerbread man).  Aren't these little guys cute though? 

I went through my box of Jingle Belles cards this week and had to put post-it notes on some of them.  Why?  Because several people on my Christmas card list have made requests for certain cards and I would like to honor them.  Whew!  That will make it a little easier for me when it comes to choosing who gets what. 

Let me get going to get some stamping in, jump in the pool, and then get to browsing the Teapot Gallery and the Jingle Belles gallery


  1. wow. looks like such a lot of work but the result is gorgeous! I bet you get a request for this one too. I love it!

  2. This is terrific!! I love those pretty borders of paper and them those cute gingerbread men peeking through the 'holes' ... wonderful creation ... thanks for joining me

  3. You had me with that beautiful ric-rac :)

    I love all the borders and the little bows on the gingerbread man.

  4. i don't necessarily think you're nuts to have cut out the g-bread men... (says the nutty queen of fussy cutting, lol!) ...but... i confess those "real red rings" kind of fill me with dread and totally impress me!!! totally worth every bit of effort, however, for such gorgeously FAB♥U♥LOUS results!!! well done, jingly missus! ♥

  5. Love how you combined those border punches ... and now I'm craving a freshly cooked gingerbread man ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

  6. Awww! Gosh this is SO CUTE! I love those little guys & the way you did the various punches and papers, but kept the widths of strips the same and alternated patterned and sold papers, really gives this a FUN look that is not too busy, LOVE that! Thanks for popping by my blog! :)

  7. I love how you have the three little gingerbread people peeking out. The mix of borders and patterns are brilliant. Just fantastic.


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