Christmas Cookies

My card for this week’s Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge (SQSC16) is the eleventh card in my 25 Holiday Cards Challenge. Here’s the original sketch:

SQSC12 Design

I tried several focal points for this card from the Jolly Bingo Bits—flowers, candy canes, peppermint candy, and even penguins. Ultimately I settled on the Gingerbread. Here’s my version of the card, using various papers from the Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper:

Christmas Cookies

Here’s the breakdown on the elements:

  • Background: Letters to Santa—2 with an Old Olive mat
  • Rectangle: Letters to Santa—9 with a Riding Hood Red mat
  • Border: Christmas Cheer—Zigzag Border 1, converted to a stamp, and colored in Riding Hood Red
  • Tag: Tag Punch of Letters to Santa—6 with an Early Espresso mat, stamped with Jolly Bingo Bits—Gingerbread Man three times, and with Baker’s Twine – Early Espresso knot
  • Sentiment: Flag Punch in Marina Mist with a Riding Hood Red mat, stamped with Season of Cheer—Christmas Cookies. I placed ovals of Riding Hood Red behind the stamp to fill in the heart.