Taste of Christmas

One of the things I LOVE about the holiday season is the baking and the candy making. My husband, Kim, and I always whip up a batch of my famous Momma’s Candy, as well as several batches of cookies.  While we certainly eat our fill and gain those extra holiday pounds, we also gift the neighbors with our homemade goodies.  What could be a sweeter presentation than this cute “Taste of Christmas” card to attach to the plate! It’s time to play at Festive Friday – Home of the Inspo List!

Taste of Christmas

For this week’s challenge, we are inspired by Apple Day. Remember, at Festive Friday you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion. Your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. I used red, green, baking, and gingham on my card this week. I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

taste of Christmas

Colors of the Day

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The Stampin’ Schach’s Design Tips

Can you believe there is NO stamping on this card? That’s right.  The sentiment, the die cut cooling rack and all of the stickers are from the Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More card pack! Talk about FUN and EASY!  I used the paper from the retired Peaceful Prints collection, because it was still on my desk from the last card I made. If you didn’t happen to earn this paper for free during Sale-A-Bration, don’t despair! There are tons of awesome prints which will look just as cute.  You wouldn’t even need to use the pine die cuts that accent the sentiment. It’s still an adorable card without them.  I happened to have some in my Box of Misfit Card Parts, and they worked just fine on this card.  (The Box of Misfit Card parts is the place where I toss all of those things that I prepare for a card that I think initially will look fabulous…but three hours later, I still can’t get them to look quite right.  I have a lot of things in that box!)

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For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team:

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters


Diane Evans 

Joanne James

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  1. Fabulous card! You have sold me on the Memories & More card pack. I chuckled reading about The Box of Misfit Card Parts. I have one of those but it doesn’t have such a great name as yours!

  2. I was sharing my M&M cards with a friend but I told her hands off the baking rack pieces as well as the spatulas and mit stickers! We had fun though. This is a great card! Love all the details.

  3. Wonderful baking scene. Perfect for those who love to make 9,000 batches of cookies for Christmas! Just adorable, Ann. I especially love the detail of the twine on the spatula!

  4. I can’t believe there is no stamping on this card…spectacular! You have such an eye for design. Now I have to get that kit. I have the bundle but I completely missed the card pack kit. You always inspire me!

  5. OH MY GOSH! This is just the CUTEST CARD! There is just SO MUCH to LOVE about your card! Ann-A-Mazing card for sure! 😉

  6. Your awesome card totally gets me in the mood for holiday baking! Momma’s candy sounds awesome too!
    Beth 🙂

  7. Ann, I love the card that you made . So perfect for Christmas!

  8. I love that we were similarly inspired this week Ann – those M&M cards have so many fab bits and pieces don’t they?! I love the addition of the foliage too. Perfect to accompany a batch of homemade Christmas cookies!

  9. Your card makes me anxious to make all of the cookies I do for Christmas. My favorite ones are the no-bake kind because they are so quick and easy! Your card looks delicious.

  10. Beautiful and yammy card!!! Ann, would it be possible to have the Momma’s Candy recipie?? I do lots of baKing around Christmas time and I think I am the one who enjoys it the best. Again, such a great card!!

  11. Virginia (Ginger) Toivonen

    Your card calls up sweet memories of Holidays past. Love your card!

  12. Ann, what a wonderful collection of goodies on your card and I love that there is no stamping! When I read that sentiment I swear I could taste peppermint bark – my favorite taste of Christmas! Oh… and yeah.. I have lots of things that I thought I would use on a card and didn’t too!

  13. That is just adorable.
    Such a great card for a baker.
    Enjoy your day and have a Fantastic weekend.

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