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Christmas Card Advent Calendar #1 – Gingerbread Wreath 'Joyeux Noel' Christmas card

Gingerbread Christmas Wreath digital topper card, by Paperesse.

Have you noticed there's an Advent calendar for everything now? I've seen them with makeup, with perfume, with tools, with tea, with coffee and even (my personal favorite) beer! Which got me to thinking – how about a Paperesse Christmas Card Advent calendar? Why not indeed!

Today's December 1st card uses a pre-colored digital topper from Digi Web Studio – Sweet Wreaths by Cheryl Seslar. Digi Web Studio was having a close out sale recently and I snapped up this set and some others for only $0.85!!! There are eight designs in the set making it a great buy. Although this particular set is no longer available, there are still plenty of Holiday sets at reduced prices. Try as I might, every year I wait 'til the last minute to make my cards and as I'm a slow colorer, these pre-colored toppers are a real time saver.

I like Digi Web Studio designs. They're cute, without being cutesy and the prices are very reasonable. Like these Porky BBQ digital stamps I used for my 4th of July cards this year. Digital paper is from Kristin Aagard's Gingerbread Digital Scrapbooking kit, available at The Lily Pad. What looks like ribbon on this card is actually digital and is included in the kit. The gingerbread heart is from a pack of gingerbread embellishments I've had forever, just waiting for the right card to use them on. The recipient of this card is a French speaker, hence the Joyeux Noël sentiment created with . . . a font I failed to note the name of.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Kristin Aagard's Gingerbread Digital Scrapbooking kit
Digital pre-colored topper – Digi Web Studio Sweet Wreaths by Cheryl Seslar
Dies – Die-namic circle stax
Embellishments – digital ribbon, gingerbread

I'm linking up with: 4 Crafty Chicks #379 – ATG, Aud Sentiments Challenge #194 – Christmas plus a sentiment, Crafty Gals Corner #151 – ATG, Through the Purple Haze #139 – Layers (more than three), and Craftaholics R Us #47 – ATG.


  1. Oh my! That gingerbread cookie embellie is PERfect for this card - matches that paper to a tee! Don't ya love it when something you have saved forever finally finds the perfect home!

  2. Superbe Shani!! J'adore le petit biscuit qui accompagne la couronne , ça y est tu es passée en mode Noël !!

  3. I'm back with my Aud Sentiments hat on. Great cute card. Fun gingerbread papers and images. Thanks for sharing over at Aud sentiments.
    Billie A
    Aud Sentiments
    Creative With Stamps
    Catch The Bug
    Inspiration Destination
    The Merry Christmas Challenge
    Sunny Day Crafting
    Pause Dream Enjoy
    Craftaholic R US

  4. The gingerbread paper and embellishment are so awesome! The colors are just perfect for this image.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

  5. That looks like a real gingerbread heart cookie. Who wouldn't like a wreath of gingerbread?!?!?

  6. Fun and festive card! Love the colors and patterns and that cookie embelly! Thanks for playing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

  7. What a fun gingerbread card. love your cookie embellishment
    Thanks for joining us at Aud sentiments
    Julie T

  8. Super festive card!Very cute!Thank you for joining our challenge this week at the Crafty Gals Corner!Hope you join us again soon!
    Kleri DT (My blog)


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