Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Gingerbread Family - Oh My!

Hello, precious friends, and happy Wednesday! I am so excited to show you the newest digital image set by Power Poppy. This one was an extra special giggle for me, since I made my first interactive card...and posted a short video of it in action!  

Today's adorable digital stamp set is called Gingerbread Family. This sweet set has so many possibilities. There are front and back versions of each gingerbread couple so you could create two-sided gift tags (or interactive cards...wink!). A two-sided gift tag with the couple would be darling, and the house could be an actual holiday card as well. So let your imagination be your guide, and have fun with this set and the sweet sentiments.

Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Gingerbread Family, Remixed Digital Image, October 2017

After seeing Allison Cope's tutorial on her "Inspire Me Monday" post, I decided to make my own interactive card with the gingerbread boy. Since this was my first interactive card, it was a challenge. But Allison's video is wonderful, and I encourage you to watch it and try one yourself. She is so creative and has the best instructions! 

I printed the front and back sides of the gingerbread boy to fit inside the oval, found some designer paper that worked, and used red as my card base. The gingerbread boy is easy to color, and I used a fine embroidery sandwiched between my two images. The rest of the details for constructing this interactive card can be found in Allison's video. I added a banner tag and several buttons, and I added a coordinating piece of designer paper for inside the card. I quickly took a photograph of it before spinning him around for my video. Here's the card...isn't he a sweetie? Hehe! 

Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Gingerbread Family, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens, October 2017

This is my first video that I have ever uploaded for my blog, so we shall see how it goes. I blew on the gingerbread man to get him to spin. Isn't he adorable? 

As I was making this card, I was reminded of how much God takes delight in giving us good things. God reminds us to seek Him and to bring our requests to Him. He loves to give us good things (according to His will and purpose in our lives).

If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts
to your children, how much more will your Father
Who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
Matthew 7:11

So I hope my stamping friends will hop over to Power Poppy and purchase this new digital release and find inspiration from the cards Nancy, Elizabeth, and I have shared. And be sure to visit the Power Poppy blog to see what Marcella Hawley has to share.

I am always so grateful for your visits and love reading each of your comments. Thank you for visiting with me today...and I hope to see you again soon. May God bless you richly today.

Blessings, dear friends,

Stamps:  Gingerbread Family (Power Poppy) 
Paper: X-Press It Blending Card, Solar White #110 (Neenah), True Black (PTI)
Ink:  Printer
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Oval STAX 1 and Pierced Oval STAX dies (My Favorite Things), Banner Stacklets dies (Taylored Expressions), Poppy Red and New Leaf buttons (PTI), embroidery thread
Techniques: Digital images using Microsoft Word, interactive card, fussy cutting
Card Size:  A-2


Barb said...

Well, my goodness, Cheryl! This is just the cutest thing! Your card is so very sweet and I love that you made it interactive! How fun! Your gingerbread man is colored so beautifully, he looks good enough to eat!

Hugs to you, my friend!

Lin said...

Absolutely darling, Cheryl! I love this idea, and it's being pinned for down the road! Your papers show him off to perfection!

Kia's Place said...

Ever so adorable Cheryl ... you are a great spinner too! hahaha

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

Cheryl your little spinning gingerbread man is utterly adorable. Cheers to you my dear. Hope you have been well.

Patti J said...

Your spinning video had me smiling out loud - what fun! Very cute creation, Cheryl, and this set is totally adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!

Bev Polen said...

Oh, sweet Cheryl!! What a fantastic card with the wonderful gingerbread spinner!! I love it, and I keep telling myself to do one of these!! Your is great!! I hope all is well with you, precious one!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Oh my !! This is such an adorable spinning cards !!

Julie Koerber said...

So incredibly cute Ms. Cheryl. This is the perfect subject for a spinner card and your little video showing that guy in action is just too sweet!

Traci M said...

So adorable, Cheryl!! I still have an original gingerbread boy and girl illustrated by going to ink him or her up again! Your video turned out great, too! Love your sweet card!

roseflowerbooks said...

Dear Cheryl,

Such a lovely interactive card. I'm so blessed that you introduced me to Power Poppy. Thank you for sharing your lovely cards and your faith it inspires me every day:)



Donna Ellis said...

Aw, cutest ever little gingerbread family, Cheryl, and what a great set to create garlands and ornaments with! Your darling spinning gingerbread boy reminds me of the dancers in THE POLAR EXPRESS. Great card, and I can smell your deliciousness all the way up in my home! We were 47 this morning! My husband built a little camp fire this morning to drink his morning coffee outside, and the dog was extremely frisky and happy. We have not seen Autumn weather like this for years. Hoping it hangs around for a while! Hope you are doing well, Cheryl. hugs, de

Allison Cope said...

Awww.... he's adorable Cheryl!!!! Such a sweet card. I love that you made your first video to share - so proud of you girlie! Super big hugs coming your way!

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

I am So disappointed, Cheryl! I was expecting some sort of Christmas song to go along with your video. Next time??

What wasn't disappointing was your fabulous card. Your twirling gingerbread man will most certainly spread holiday cheer. I just adore everything about this card.

SewPaperPaint said...

How adorable Cheryl! Oh I just love this! I have been wanting to make one of these and you've inspired me so much to do so! Love it! Hugs, Autumn

Leslie Miller said...

What fun this set is! I love gingerbread men and your spinner certainly will spread holiday cheer to whomever receives it. Your video was super! Great job, Cheryl!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh he is just too cute, terrific coloring! I have a spinner card on my list of cards to try, this will be so cute for someone to set out during the Christmas season so guests and kids can give it a try :) Just love the papers you used with him and the buttons are a cute touch with it also!

Tracy said...

Absolutely precious and I ADORE that plaid paper. Great job on making him interactive. He's perfect to have a little fun with. Hugs!

Susan aka rainy said...

So fun to visit!! I have missed seeing your creations.. so creative. And this one is SO adorable. What a darling set with the front and back! Love how you have showcased this. And the perfect papers, too. This is charming and sweet. Just like you, Cheryl!! :)

Karen Dunbrook said...

I love it!! What a delightful card. This would bring much joy to anyone receiving it.
I am so grateful to call you mf. I so feel blessed to know you.
xx Karen

Marisa said...

Such a cute gingy and love how he is suspended. Good enough to eat ;)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how sweet! Love the interactive element on this card Cheryl. The front and back images look awesome! I love these sets... great short video.