Berd's Inspiration

A few days ago my friend Berd returned some stamping supplies she had borrowed from me.  In the box of supplies she blessed me with some card samples from her last class.  

They were all super cute but this one was my favorite.

Cookie Cutter Christmas Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Cookie Cutter Christmas Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

I love the layout of this card.   Here are the basic measurements in case you want to recreate it like I did.  

Take an 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 piece of Real Red Card Stock.  Lay it on the Simply Scored Board and score it at 1 3/4 and 6.  The inside piece is Whisper White card stock cut at 5 1/4 x 4.  

I loved this card and layout so much that I created my own version for my monthly recognition cards that I will be giving out this week.  

Here is the version I came up with that was inspired by Berd's card.

Cookie Cutter Christmas Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Cookie Cutter Christmas Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

The layout and colors are almost exactly the same.  I used Soft Suade to back the Designer Paper instead of Crumb Cake.  For the gingerbread cookie I added pig tails by stamping the image twice and cutting the arms on one of the images and adding them with glue dots to the head.  I used the back side of this Designer Paper from the Candy Cane Lane collection to punch two bows for the hair.

The Jewel Rhinestones were colored with a red sharpie pen.  I used a different sentiment too and I not only put one on the front but I also added the word Merry Christmas to the inside flap.  Both of these sentiments came from the stamp set Better Together.

Cookie Cutter Christmas Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Cookie Cutter Christmas Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

One of the things I love about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is the way sister demonstrators so freely share ideas to inspire one another.  You rarely feel a competitive spirit amongst demonstrators but instead a spirit of sharing from people who love what they do and share what they love.  With the busy week I had prepping for next week's stamp camp Berd's inspiration couldn't have come at a better time and I am so thankful that she is not only my stamping sister but also a very dear friend.

Thank you Berd for being such an inspiration to me this week!  I so love and appreciate you!

Source: www.stampedwithaloha.com