One of my very favorite images from Holiday Button Bits is the little Gingerbread boy. I finally got my hands on some Cosmo Cricket By Golly paper and I thought that the peppermint paper would be the perfect addition to my Gingerbread and I love it!
The card layout is very simple. To vary it a little bit I punched 3/4 inch squares from the pepperminut paper and some ornament paper from SU! and placed those along the bottom edge of my card. In between the border the the image I tied a big fat bow with Pure Poppy ribbon topped off with a lovely vintage cream button. Not exactly flat for mailing like my other cards this year but I could not resist buttons on this card!
Less than 2 weeks until Christmas can you believe it! I have a few things to finish up in the gift giving department and oh yeah, one little small thing like decorating the house! I was sick Thanksgiving weekend and that put us seriously behind. My daughter likes to tell everyone that we don't have our tree up so we are fixing that today! And I only have a few Christmas cards done. I'm going to have to put in some late nights to get some more done asap and tomorrow is candy making day. I love making candy and giving away treats for the holidays. Recently I have enjoyed this more than making Christmas cookies but we may have to make a small batch for Santa on Christmas Eve.
Here is another of my favorite treats for the holidays. I am making some this weekend!
White Chocolate Party Mix
1 lb. white chocolate (I use Ghirardelli)
3 c. crispy rice cereal squares
3 c. crispy corn cereal squares
3 c. toasted oat cereal
2 c. think pretzel sticks
2 c. peanuts
1 (12oz) bag m&m's
Combine all ingredients except chocolate in a large bowl. Melt the white chocolate by your preferred method. Pour over cereal mix and stir to coat evenly. Spread the mix on wax paper to cool. Break in small pieces. Store in an airtight container. Refrigerate to keep fresh.
I am not a fan of white chocolate but I cannot get enough of this stuff. It has the perfect combination of sweet and salty!
Card supplies by Papertrey Ink unless noted: Stamps: Holiday Button Bits; Vintage Labels. Ink: Dark Chocolate, Close to Cocoa (SU!), Tea Dye Duo, Pure Poppy. Cardstock: Ripe Avocado, vintage cream, dp by SU! and Cosmo Cricket. Accessories: Pure Poppy double-stitched ribon, vintage buttons, rustick twine, copic markers, Labels One dies by Spellbinder.