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Gingerbread Man Christmas – Meilleurs Voeux – card

Gingerbread man Christmas card with digital stamp, by Paperesse.

The digital stamp on this card is a freebie from now defunct Whimsie Doodles (thus, no link). It is a great stamp and this is the second time I've used it (if you're curious you can see it in its first incarnation here). Now in case you're wondering what's the connection between Meilleurs Voeux and Christmas, let me explain that many people in France send out cards around the holidays that say only this, no Merry Christmas or the like. It means best wishes, but it's really just a way to wrap up the whole Merry Christmas/Happy New Year/Happy Holidays thing in one phrase and is applicable to anyone no matter their religious affiliation.

Paper is Bringmann Folia's Motifblock Christmas paper pad. I don't know if you can find this brand easily in the States (it's German), but it's the one I find most easily here. I quite like them; the pads are large (24 x 34cm) and the paper is very good quality.

The rectangle postage stamp die and circle border die are some of the no-brand Amazon/eBay type. I have to admit, these cut very well and the price can't be beat. I created the sentiment with Candy Round BTN font. The gingerbread man embellishment is the final touch.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Folia's Motifblock Christmas paper pad
Digital stamp – Whimsie Doodles
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – no-brand postage stamp & circular border, Die-namics rectangle stax
Embellishments – gingerbread man
Font – Candy Round BTN

I'm linking up with: Sweet Stampin' Christmas February – ATG Christmas, ABC Christmas Challenge – C is for Candy/D is for Decoration, Addicted to Stamps #328 – Holiday, The Crafty Addicts #57 – ATG, The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #44 – ATG Christmas, Merry Little Christmas Challenge #7 – ATG Christmas, and The 12 Months of Christmas #50 Link-up – ATG Christmas.


  1. Yummy card! Love the paper and perfectly-colored image. The darling embellishment is the 'cherry on top!'

  2. oh this is sweet!!! love your coloring and the all inclusive sentiment :)

  3. This is adorable! The colouring of your gingerbread guy is amazing. Great card design, too! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge!

  4. Your coloring is fantastic! I just ordered those pencils last week and can hardly wait until they arrived. Maybe they will magically make me as good a colorist as you? (giggle). Your papers and layers are also lovely! Such a fun, magical creation. So glad you uploaded your project to Christmas at the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge so I could come visit. Hope to see more of your pretty submissions in the future. Please check back to see if you are a selected DT favorite!
    Warm Smiles,
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  5. Shani - I just want to eat this little guy up - you've done a fabulous job colouring him and the addition of the little embelishment is perfect. Thanks for joining in the fun at the Christmas at Sweet Stamping Challenge this month. Tristan DT

  6. He is a fab little gingerbread man and your choice of DP works so well with the overall design.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM. :)

  7. Great card! Love that everything coordinates with your adorable gingerbread digi. Love all the little details. Thanks for joining us at 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.

  8. What a cute card! Thanks for joining us this month at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up. Julie, DT member

  9. Nothing says christmas as gingerbread. I love the way you have coloured up this card. The diecuts all go well together. Great presentation.

    Renee H.

  10. Amazing layout and coloring. Love how you've used the postage stamp die on the card. Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

  11. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing with us at the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge x

  12. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the 12 months of Christmas link up. Hope to see you again next time.


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