Thursday, May 5, 2011

Gingerbread Tilda

Welcome to Inventory Challenge #30.  A Christmas card challenge - how appropriate!  It was in the low 30's in our mountains last night and promises to be cold again tonight. Hmmm - I still don't hear Christmas bells.  So the next best thing was to make a card.   My cute friend Cathy-Lynn made a paper bag card and even provided a tutorial on her blog.  Not only that, she sent me that very card and it is fabulous!  So I decided to give it a go!   They are so much fun to make and I love the touch of whimsey this style of card offers.  Thanks Cathy!!

Miss Gingerbread Tilda

 It is always so much fun to find a little surprise inside a card.

Ghirardelli chocolate yum!    "A Christmas goodie from me to  you - Eat it fast before I do!"

This is the back - I was experimenting and believe me I learned a lot!  First I wanted to leave the bag showing.  Then I glued the die cut card stock to the bag.  Easy right?  The next day I realized the glue went through the paper and glued the actual bag part together.  Oh no!  I had no place to put my gingerbread man - oh woe is me.  But I did learn so will try again cause I love these paper bag cards!!

Please visit my friends to see how they are celebrating Christmas in May.

Thanks so much for visiting and I sure do appreciate your comments.
XO Sandy



This is adorable Sandy! Thanks for being so diligent It's wonderful to see your smile and get those hugs!

Christina C. said...

WOW....Sandy!!!!!!! This is AWESOME!!!! I love this card and you did a fabulous job coloring this adorable her!!!! The inside is just as wonderful as the outside and the added chocolate makes it really special!!!!
Beautiful job, Hon!!!!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Sandy,OHHHH! this is wowzer! Love how you put all this together, so so harmonious. Love those diecuts, and my favourite corners! You colored Tilda wonderfully, love the glitter on her clothes. I am always eager to read your sentiments, and I love this one a lot! who resists to chocolate? not me anyway... Nice little pocket to insert the surprise, and a lovely deco!
Stunning card.

Myrna said...

Hi Sandy, your card is wonderful! Love the heart circle and your corner die too. Tilda is so sweet!

Card Crazy said...

Pretty darn cute, Sandy. Love the colors, and your tongue-in-cheek sentiment is just what I'd expect from you. Always a treat to see your work.
Sue S.

Becca Fabozzi said...

Really pretty card. The colors and your coloring are awesome.

Pen to Paper said...

Sandy how cool!!! I didn't even realize it was a paperbag card. I've never seen that kind of card, only for scrapbooking. I want to try it too!! I think I might for Mother's Day. I love it! And I love the inside with the chocolate and the heart circle border is really cool!



Chris said...

Awww, I love, love, love this card, not because of the Ghiardelli included, but because of the sweetness. I love how you trimmed Tilda in sparkles! It s such a gorgeous card!

Caroline said...

Gorgeous as always Sandy you sure do make some gorgeous cards xx

Anonymous said...

What can I say girl besides you are very clever!! You're going to be so way ahead of all of us for Christmas too!! Love your design, colors and papers hun!! Really gorgeous creation!! Thanks for sharing! Wishing you a lovely Mother's Day weekend hun! *Vicki* from Stamped Smiles

cathylynn said...

Well look at this!!! Your card is TOTALLY AWESOME!!! Love how you colored Tilda and those die cuts are GREAT!! You did an absolute wonderful job on this paper bag card!! LOVE IT!!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Jean said...

Sandy, this is just too cute.. love your ginger breat girl.. looks so great and the inside surprise is the greatest!! would not think of that but makes a great idea unless sending in the mail!! Too much... Love all your coloring.. A great card...
Hugs, Jean

Unknown said...

WOW and WOW Sandy what a beautiful card!!!!!! I absolutely love it!!!!
What an excellent job and Tilda is so very cute!!!!!

Linda Palmer said...

Sandy it is a darling card even if you did glue the back!! I do things like that all the time. I love the way you colored her and your embellishments. Great job! I love your blog and appreciate all the sweet comments you put on mine.

Linda Palmer said...

Sandy it is a darling card even if you did glue the back!! I do things like that all the time. I love the way you colored her and your embellishments. Great job! I love your blog and appreciate all the sweet comments you put on mine.

Barb Hardeman said...

Positively gorgeous my friend! What a delightful paper bag card - even the back and the chocolate is so tempting. Your coloring is fabulous and I love love love the corner dies you used. Beautiful job my friend!

Rene said...

Sandy! I really really really REALLY love this card! It's so simple and stunning with those beautiful bright colors! How delightful!
Rene :D

Peggie said...

Really cute. Love how you do this paper bag card.

Nekabue said...

How incredibly cute sister of mine. I'm tempted to say this is your best one yet. Gingerbread has always had a special place for you. Just don't let them run away! Colors and patterns are perfect. XXOO

Patricia Garcia said...

Great card Sandy, Love this Tilda and your pretty colors!! Have a great weekend!!


Only By His Grace said...

Hi Sandy!
Wow! I would never have thought that was a paper bag card. I have never made one. I love the frame around Tilda and the corners. your coloring looks fabulous. Hmmmmm...the best part is the chocolate inside. I looooove chocolate.
Hey Sandy!! I'm dancing, I'm singing and I already partied. Yahoo!
Hugs Maz

Mascha Zimmerman said...

What a great christmas card is this, the design is beautiful, bye Mascha

EnblogSail said...

Wow, is Big Hill where u live? So beautiful. If I live in such a place, I would be inspired too, to create beautiful cards!

Juliep said...

Sandy, this is just adorable. I love everything about this. The detail, the coloring and the papers you chose are all so perfect and what a great way to hide a special treat. Beautiful card.

Jacque said...

Oh Sandy!!! What a cheerful holiday card...the colors are so stunning and your treatment of that cutie is just beautiful!!! Such a beautiful job on such a simple brown bag!!! I am AMAZED!!!! Gorgeous job, sweetie!!! Big hugs.,.Jacque

Iulia said...

Hey sweetie!
I was here this morning (now it's nearly evening where I live), admired your beauty heree, then headed to Cathy-Lynn where you sent us, then to Claudia where this bag originally comes from- I and by the time I wanted to get back my sweet baby woke up:) Well, now he is fast asleep... so far.
What can I say? Your card is simply adorable and definitely something I have to "borrow" from you. That yummy chocolate bar in the inside pocket would make a perfect gift not only for Christmas, perfect for any card. I really have a hard time with ornating that inside part. Now I know what I have to do:)
Love your coloring- simply perfect with the right colors and lightness. You chose perfect colors for a perfect Chrissy card and love everything about it.
Oh, and that sentiment... love it:)
Thanks for the ideas and for such a delightful Chrismas card. Look forward to see more from you!
Hugz and have a happy, warmer Sunday!

Pat said...

Hey sweet friend! I love how this turned out! Your coloring and design are stunning my dear!! Can you believe we only started this card stuff less thanb 2 years ago?!! YAYYYYYYYY! We rock!! Sending big hugs to my best craftin' sistah!! *p

Sylvia said...

This is so beautiful Sandy!! A very lovely and sweet creation for Christmas. And the colors are fabulous also is your coloring, she is looking very sweet.
Hugs Sylvia

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous card Sandy. Love both inside and front of this card. What a cute tuck in pocket idea inside. Fun card and thanks so much for sharing :o)

Kelly said...

Hi Sandy, I like your card especially the chocolate. hehe. I am gluing my card pieces together wrong today too. Weird. I think it is just our creativity is flowing and our fingers are not following. Have a great day.

Melanie a.k.a. Sugar said...

Not sure where my post went last night but it sure didn't appear on your blog! Love the paper bag card. The pockets are perfect for little searcys. Can't wait to see what you do next, big sister!! XXOO

Candy said...

Such a beautiful card, Sandy!!! Great paper bag card :o)
Tilda is coloured wonderfully! Love your design.
Great treat on the inside - you know I love chocolate :o)
Love your little rhyme.....
Big hugs, Candy

Gale said...

Sandy - What a beautiful card. You did such a great job. I love yor coloring and all the die cuts. Just gorgeous.


Your Son said...

Knowing your love for cards and communicating with your friends arround the world who love them as well, I thought I would leave you a happy mothers day message on your site.

I hope the card and gift we sent made it up the mountain and has found its way to Sandy Lane. Your cards are awesome but they only capture a fraction of your overall creativity. Tell Art we said hello and have fun walking in the spring weather.

Love Scott

Scott again said...

I guess it would have been more complete if I would have included a big hug and said:


love again, Scott

Chris said...

Sandy, beautiful card!

Fran said...

Sandy I just love your card. First your Tilda is colored superbly. And the design of your card is so pretty too. Love those die cuts!!!
And I really love the paper bag card a lot. Awesome dear friend! Hugs, Fran

Anonymous said...

adorable Tilda Sandy! Now who's enabling?!!! lol I love the heart nesties dies and very cool doily! I love the brown paper bag cards/ mini books too! Used to make them a fun to see the "old" be "new" again!

Lisette Morris said...

Gorgeous Sandy! I can almost taste the peppermints. Beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Sandy! I'm sorry for not coming by sooner, I had a sick child on my hands for 2 weeks. But I am here now to admire this gorgeous card. I love the heart circle die you used here. Tilda is beautifully colored too. I will have to try one of these paper bag cards one day soon! Love this! Have a great weekend, hugs, Angela


Sandy, your work just gets better and better. This is really beautiful. Have something here for you, hope it makes you icky blogger week just a little better :)

Kathy said...

How cool, I've never seen a p/b card, love the idea. Your Tilda is colored beautifully and I love the doilies, too. Fun senti inside with the chocolate, yum! Going to catch up on your blog, dh has been traveling and it cut into my blogging time, don't realize how much he does till he's away, lol!

Susie M. said...

Oooh! What a pretty card! and Such a special little treat too! :) LOVE the pic of the dogwoods too!! I LOVE NC! Brevard is just beautiful!

Chris said...

An absolutely wonderful card Sandy and I love your colouring of Tilda and this great design. Thank you for your sweet comment earlier, very much appreciated. Enjoy your day! :D Chris.

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