Happy Monday to you!! First thing…if you have not entered the giveaway from the Artisan Design Team, today is the last day. Don’t miss out on the chance that the whole team is offering to win products from Stampin’ Up!
Now, happy Monday to you! I am back with my last week of being a guest with the Merry Monday team. Wow, this month flew by! Kristie has a fun challenge today and you are sure to have fun with it!
So you know what I found when I started searching for gingerbread men in my stamps? Nothing, nada, zilch. Not really sure how that happened but I went right back to My Digital Studio (MDS) for the solution. I know so many people think of scrapbooking and full digital projects with MDS but it can also just be used for individual pieces of an otherwise traditional project. I chose the gingerbread man from Jolly Bingo Bits and expanded him to the size I wanted. Then started to decorate him. The buttons are from Christmas Jingle, the little dots are from Meant to Be and I put color fills behind some of the open areas of the stamp. This is all so quick and easy to do. I printed him out on Whisper White Card Stock and cut him out by hand.
Once he was done, I just needed the rest of the card. Jolly Holiday DSP was an old favorite of mine and I am trying to use up some DSP (to make way for the new catalog!!). These prints seemed perfect to back up my little man. I created a tag with the Angled Tag Topper Punch. The sentiment banner was made using a Merry Christmas stamp from Bright Hopes (ret). I stamped the word and cut it apart. It is attached to the Linen Thread with rolled up Glue Dots. I distressed and sponged the edges of all the layers with Crumb Cake ink and I’m pretty happy with the result.
So no excuses not to play along with the challenge this week! MDS will help you along if you don’t have just the right stamp! The Merry Monday DT has created some wonderful examples so make sure you go check them out!
Back tomorrow with the winner from my giveaway and a bonus project for the month from the Artisan Design Team. Can’t wait to see you then!
As a side note, I get to go to the reveal of Stampin’ Up’s new catalog tonight. I am so excited I can hardly stand it. Hope to be able to share a few details with you tomorrow!! Until then, have a great day!
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Digital Stamp: Jolly Bingo Bits, Christmas Jingle, Meant to Be; Paper: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Jolly Holiday DSP, Whisper White, Very Vanilla; Accessories: MDS, Linen Thread, Angled Tag Topper Punch, Stampin’ Distress Tool