Sunday, December 20, 2009


As some of you know, I'm a Reading Specialist in my other life and I have the privilege of working with students who are just learning to read. Every year I read lots of gingerbread stories with my students. On the last day of lessons before the December break, I always read them Jan Brett's Gingerbread Baby and Gingerbread Friends. I also usually take a picture of each child reading their favorite gingerbread story and mail it home to their family as a surprise memento. The kids got really into all the stories this year and I was excited to see Papertrey Ink's Holiday Button Bits adorable gingerbread man! Here are a couple of the cards that I made to mail out with the photographs tucked inside. The cards came out so cute!

The card base and red ribbon are both Amuse. The scallop tag I made with my Cricut. I added to the icing with a Stardust gelly pen and I believe that the gingerbread paper is from Bo Bunny (please tell me if I'm wrong, I used it all up!) I used Memento ink for the gingerbread fella and got the buttons from my stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Spread joy to the ones you love and don't forget to leave a comment (comments spread joy too! :) )



  1. You sound like a very special person. It is so thoughtful to send pictures home to the parents and how special to include a homemade card. Which by the way, is adorable. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful Christmas.

  2. Very fun!! How wonderful of you to go the extra mile for your students and their families!

  3. What a lovely thing to do, I bet the parents really appreciate your thoughtfulness.

    Your 1st card really is lovely and your latest is so sophisticated, the colours are lovely.

    Thanks for being brave enough to take us up on our First & Last Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. I wish you a fantastic Christmas and a very Happy New Year

  4. What cute little gingerbread cards. Thanks for sharing your 'first' with us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx


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