Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Christmas Card | Picket Fence Studios - "Gingerbread Betty and Bob" Dies


It's good to be back in the creative saddle so to speak after taking our first vacation in over two years. My hubby and I went out to New Mexico, the "Land of Enchantment", and spent a lot of time hiking in some National Parks & Monuments, revisiting the Georgia O'Keefe Museum, and attending the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta - the largest hot air balloon event in the world! We got to see over 500 hot air balloons take off as the sun crested the mountains - AMAZING! Oh - and let's not forget the trip to Roswell, the location of the International UFO Museum!
I don't usually share a lot of personal photos but here are just a few vacation pics!

Sierra Blanca Trail 

White Sands National Park

Roswell NM - UFO Museum

Santa Fe NM

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Thanks for indulging me...now it's back to card making!

Here's a sweet treat - a plate full of Christmas cookies and the calories don't count! I used the NEW "Gingerbread Betty & Bob" Die Sets to create these holiday cookies, that almost look good enough to eat! I die cut multiple bodies from kraft card stock and glued/stacked them together for dimension. The gingerbread people were inked around the edges to show a little oven browning, and spattered with paints. I die cut multiples of the icing accents from black/white/red/green card stock and glued all of the bits and pieces into place to decorated them. 

I LOVE Linzer Cookies and decided to add one to the plate by using the scalloped heart die from the NEW Slim Line Stitched and Scalloped Rectangles and Alpha Die Cutting System. Once again, I die cut several hearts from light tan card stock and one from dark pink. I glued two tan pieces together, inked around the edges, spattered it with paints and die cut the smaller heart from the center. I cut the scalloped edge off the dark pink heart and glued it to the back of the front piece. I carefully painted a thick layer of True Christmas Red Paper Glitz onto the pink heart omit and set it aside to dry. Once the Paper Glitz was dry to the touch, the remaining tan hearts were glued to the back and coarse iridescent glitter was added to the front to mimic sugar.

Here are all of the new products I used on this card!

To create the plate, I die cut a 5.5" circle from 130# white card stock and added a slightly smaller ring to accent the rim; this was attached to a circular card base. I heat embossed the sentiment from the NEW Gingerbread People Stamp Set  and trimmed it into three pieces. 

I arranged and marked the placement for all of my pieces and glued the sentiment down first and then the cookies followed. A few of the tiny peppermint candy embellishments from the NEW Christmas Twist Sequin Mix Plus were added to finish up the card.

Thanks so much for hanging with me through the vacation portion of this post and I hope you like this project...I sure had fun making it! Take care and stay safe!


Happy crafting and have a great week!
Hugs - Rachelle


  1. Brilliant Christmas cookies and plate,they look good enough to eat,your holiday sounds full of action and fun places to visit,great pics.Take care Meg x

  2. LOve your cookies - especially that Linzer! They look delectable, and edible, my friend!
    LOve seeing your photos! Was Roswell a hoot? X Files was a favorite of ours!
    thanks for the postcard!! xx

  3. Oh so cute! Love this card and it’s perfect sentiment! Looks like you had an amazing time on your holiday, I’d love to see those hot air balloons in person, not sure I’d ride in one though. So happy you played along with Krafty Chicks Challenge this week.
    Diane - DT

  4. Simply fun colourful and fabulous - not to mention how delicious those gingerbread would be IRL. Can't wait to eat them at Christmas time. My granddaughter make the most divine gingerbread. Thanks for sharing with us at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge.

  5. I love your yummy card and I am so jealous of your vacation. Your photos are amazing. Love Dawn x

  6. ohh wow!! Your pictures look incredible!! I am very happy to see that you had a lovely vacation - we also had our first one since two years two weeks ago, we loved it, too. love your gingerbread card! They look almost real, yummy! Thank you very much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge.

    Hugs and good luck
    Tina aka Papierlisi :-)
    DT bastel-traum challenge

  7. These cookies look good enough to eat!! Looks like you had a terrific time out there. I can't get my hubby to go out west. Says its too far! LOL I hope we get to go somewhere soon. The beach is a lot closer but now its getting too chilly.

  8. Great card - I love gingerbread people! I also loved seeing your New Mexico photos - we've just watched the whole boxset of Breaking Bad again in the last month and it's nice to see pictures of the state that aren't desert!!
    Thank you for sharing your card for our challenge at Dream Valley Challenge
    Sharon – Dream Valley Challenge Designer
    http://glittertastic.blogspot.com/ - Stop by and see me!!!

  9. Great pictures Rachelle, sounds like you had a wonderful time! Thanks for your comment on my blog about seeing all of the R-Pods... so sweet of you thinking of me :) Your plate of cookies are sooo cute and look good enough to eat, love them!
    Take care & big hugs, Tammy

  10. It's really sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges .Neva

  11. Yummy looking cookies Rachelle! They definitely look good enough to eat!
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Love to Craft Challenge for October 2021.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions