A Sugar Sprinkled Season



10/1/20233 min read

Would you like to experiment with a design like this? You'll find a supply list below, including a link to the stencil I used from A Colorful Life Designs . Follow the link and use discount code ChrisFan10 to save 10% on your entire order! (Master Creator Bundles are excluded as they already have a 20% discount built in.)

There is something about the smell of ginger bread baking in the oven, whether in cakes or cookies, that takes me back to simpler times.

Let’s Get Started:

Card Base: 4.25 x 11, scored and folded at 5.5

Copper Border:1/8 x 5.5, x 2

Rich Red Border: 1/8 x 5.5, x 2

Kraft Card Face: 3.75 x 5.5

Small Scrap of Cardstock for Sentiment

Small pieces of rich red and metallic copper cardstock for cup and saucer

Card Face:

  • This is a two part stencil.

  • I secured the first layer of stencil to the kraft cardstock with Mint tape, grabbed a couple of brown inks and the correct brush and set to work.

  • I used a medium brown ink for the body of the ginger people, and then switched stencils and ink colours; using a dark brown for the features and buttons.

  • By using the lighter of the two brown inks first I was able to avoid contaminating my ink pad, as I used the same brush for both applications.

  • I felt that the gingerbread people needed a little more oomph, so I traced around each one using a metallic copper gel pen.


  • I cut the cup and saucer out of both red and copper papers, removing both the inside of the heart and the cup from the copper version so that I could replace them with the red paper.

  • Taking the piece of red paper that would ultimately fit into the cup I stamped a small pointsettia onto the center of it with clear versamark ink, and heat embossed it in copper embossing powder.

  • I stamped the sentiment onto red paper with clear versamark, and also heat embossed this piece with an irridescent embossing powder.

  • I put dimensional foam on the back of the sentiment piece.


  • I centered the cardface vertically on the card base and glued it in place.

  • I added one of the narrow strips of red cardstock to each side.

  • I repeated this with the copper coloured strips.

  • I glued the copper coloured cup and saucer in place, and inserted the red pieces as shown.

  • I removed the backing from the sentiment and put it in place where shown.

Final thoughts:

I LOVE this colour combination! The copper and kraft mix and mingle beautifully, but when I added the rich, deep red the whole thing came to life.

If I were to recreate this design I wouldn't use the irridescent powder on the sentiment as it doesn't show up well enough on the red cardstock.

Supplies: (and links where possible)

I have listed which products I have used, and where they may be purchased. It's a huge marketplace and in most instances there are multiple sources and many alternatives to choose from.

Stencil: Layered Gingerbread Men, A Colorful Life Designs

Cup and Saucer Die: Cuppa Love by Memory Box, Simon Says Stamp

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Mint Tape:Scrapbook.com

Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up!

Metallic Gel Pen: Gelly Roll Metallic Gel Pens, Amazon

Copper Cardstock, Michaels

Rich Red Cardstock, Stampin' Up!

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Card Base: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

Card Face: Accent 80 lb., Amazon

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