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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

December 6, 2008

Pink Saturday-Free gingerbread printables-cute


Today is another Pink Saturday put on by Beverly @ http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/.
I wanted to share with you some more gingerbread items-with a cute pink twist. All week I have shared my kitchen and gingerbread theme tree, kitchen hoosier decorated with gingerbread items and my gingerbread collection. So today I wanted to share a quick idea for decorating a gift card, (with a whimsical gingerbread twist) perhaps with items you already have in your kitchen.
I took a wide mouth canning jar, fake snow (could use a little rock salt to look like snow), felt to make a cone (Santa hat)a little fur or batting and your gift tag and gift card.

Used a Martha Stewart snowflake punch and made pink snowflakes to add to the snow.
Made my own gift card (hahaha-my daughter would love this)
I put some fake snow in the glass jar....
Put the gift card inside the jar on top of the snow...along with a few pink snowflakes...
Add a cute tag preferably pink, I have some free gingerbread tags below for you that I found... and voila....you have a cute and inexpensive gift card holder....that looks wonderful!

Screw on the lid, and place the Santa hat over the lid. I added fur to the little hat, but you could use batting as well. Tack down the point of the hat so it doesn't point straight up....


I added a bit of white glitter to her white lines, she sparkles in the candlelight!

Also for a cute beach version you should go visit M @ http://talesfromanoccottage.blogspot.com/2008/12/christmas-creations.html her little jar version is beyond adorable! I went crazy when I saw it....so cute!

I also wanted to share a free cross stitch pattern I found with gingerbread men on it as well as gingerbread boy and girl gift tags that are free to print out. I printed mine out on card stock. They are really cute!
http://mausimomsfreebies.blogspot.com/search/label/Vogel-Weihnachten This is a foreign site, but has many, many free cross stitch graphs on it. A lot of fun to look at.



There were boy and girl gingerbread tags here....
http://www.leehansen.com/printables/craftpages/images/gingerbread-ornaments-boy.jpg

http://www.leehansen.com/printables/craftpages/images/gingerbread-ornaments-girl.jpg

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Debbie

21 comments:

Lochlanina said...

That's a really clever idea, and you make it look so easy to do!
Happy Pink Saturday.

Unknown said...

I love all your gingerbread items; thanks for sharing. That is a great idea for giving a gift card. Instead of snow you could put in some candy and hide the card in the middle of it all.

ellen b. said...

Hi Debbie,
Looks like you've had some fun crafty days! So cute...Love the snow effect.

Neabear said...

What wonderful ideas you come up with here. So cute! Thanks for the links info too.

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Lovely PINK projects!

~ Gabriela ~

simple~needs said...

thank you for posting all the great craft ideas!! i have really been interested in cross stitching again.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Cute, cute, cute. Thanks for sharing this great idea. laurie

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Too cute! Happy Pink Saturday!

Dawn said...

What a cute idea! Snowflake punch? Never knew. Happy Pink!

Unknown said...

Thank you for this tutorial and project ideas. I love doing crafts this time of year.

In the spirit of this season of giving, I have a gift for you today. I am giving away some art...because I BELIEVE. Please stop by and take your art home, or leave me your e-mail and I will send you the file. You can use the art for tags, cards, prints or in your creations for the Holidays.

Happy Pink Saturday.

said...

Debbie, I LOVE your gift card holder jar. That is so clever. What a fantastic presentation it makes!

CC said...

I love your ideas and your gingerbread things.. Happy Pink Saturday..have a lovely week.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Debbie.

This is adorable. You are so sweet to share with all of us.

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Cute idea and thanks for sharing the freebies!!

Everydaythings said...

Debbie thanks for stopping by and explaining what a hoosier is. I dont think I've ever seen one in real life before.... now I know and so thanks for that! love the gingerbread items!

Everydaythings said...

Debbie thanks for stopping by and explaining what a hoosier is. I dont think I've ever seen one in real life before.... now I know and so thanks for that! love the gingerbread items!

Stephanie said...

What a cute and CREATIVE gift! Your daughter will love it!!


Happy Pink Saturday!

Stephanie

One Shabby Old House said...

Hi Debbie,
I am just getting around to PS. Gotta love the season for keeping us busy. You certainly have been up to some pretty pink makings.
How cute is that! I will definately have to try that gift card on my children.
Happy PS and Sunday.
Becky

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Those gift jars are so cute and I sure do love our background on your blog:)
Rondell

Sondra Behne' said...

that's so funny..you must stop by to see my million dollar bill posted this week.

Sondra

{oc cottage} said...

Adorable! There is so much time and love involved in yours! I just threw some stuff in a jar...What a darling idea!!

M ^..^