A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and rarely profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. Feel free to join in, use the acronym, and use up your NBUS too! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

August 4, 2015

Hooray Banners and a Chill Gingerbread Man

Hi there!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and your week is shaping up to be terrific!

A couple of days ago, I decided to clean out a small cabinet in the Playhouse. Forty-eight hours later and it looks like a bomb went off as one thing led to another thing and presently I am two-thirds of the way through reorganizing and purging every square inch. As a serial organizer, I have to say it has been way too long since I scratched that itch and I'm in hog heaven.

In spite of that, after all those hours, I also felt the itch to make a card or two and so as I was cleaning, I had Hammy be On The Alert as he watched me from the safety of his cage, fascinated by the unusual mess of the Heaveho. And what a good lad he is, stopping me not five minutes later as he saw a patterned paper that reminded him of the current ATCAS challenge and HLS challenge, both of which are "banners!"

And I made this with it:
Clearing off six inches of space on my desk, I used my NBUS Lawn Fawn "Speech Bubble Border" to die cut the paper, which I placed over the top of a card base embossed with a NBUS "checkerboard" folder from Darice. And, no surprise, the die-cut sediment from Penny Black is also NBUS. You might say this card was a NBUS sundae!

Challenges
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Today's Twofer

Then during lunch, I looked through some of the incoming posts. I was really taken with the adorable tag cards over at Tag You're It, so I made a Christmas tag card for my entry:
This snowflake stencil was one of several that Lolly made for me. (Thank you, again, Lolly!) I used a light application to sponge on Tim's tumbled glass, milled lavender, and picked raspberry using a dauber. The sediment is from Paper Smooches. The two tags were cut with an MFT Dienamics die in a pink vellum and a piece of PTI pp. The stitched gingerbread man is made from a NBUS die from Lil Inker. The twine is a hemp cord that I sponged with tumbled glass.
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Here is Anja's super cute inspiration tag card:
The tags made by Betty as Guest Designer and the DT are also fabulous!

Other Challenges
New Friends Corner

I'm delighted to welcome more new friends to the Playhouse!

Bunny of Bunny's Cards. Bunny has been blogging since January 2014. Actually, I'm not sure how long before that she was blogging as her first blog was pirated away by Creeps. A good reminder about backing up! Bunny's cards are so bright and happy and impeccably made! She loves entering challenges and serving on design teams as a member or guest designer. Bunny's trophy case is bulging at the seams from all her many well-deserved challenge wins!

Miranda Mols of Stampin Utopia. Miranda is from Limburg where she lives with her husband, two children, and a dog. She has been blogging since 2013. Miranda started scrapbooking in 2007 and making cards in 2011. In 2012, she became a Stampin' Up demonstrator and she has been the #1 demonstrator for the last two years! Her fun and original card designs are wonderfully CAS!

Donna of Room in a Cupboard. Donna is from the UK and she has only been blogging since February of this year. Please make a special effort to visit and follow Donna and welcome her to our wonderful stamping community! You may already recognize Donna's blog name (which I love) because she already plays in many of the same challenges that we do. I think you will find her expertly made cards to be charming and very inspirational!

Linda W. of Scrappin', Stampin' & Singin'. What a great blog name! You already feel like a happy lady lives there! Linda has been blogging since 2011. And the singing is serious: she is a member of Sweet Adelines! I love Linda's pretty designs which are colorful and make me smile. By the way, her blog is an excellent source of inspiration for Christmas cards!

Buffy Esser-Burnside of Cherished Mementos. Buffy has been blogging since 2012. She is a scrapper and a card artist and like so many of us, she loves challenges and she serves on a design team. So whether you are looking for page layouts or card layouts, Buffy will have something to inspire you!

Thank you for joining, ladies, and welcome to the Playhouse! (Hammy loves that we are welcoming both a Bunny and a Buffy today!)

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104 comments:

Loll said...

Two awesome cards Dolly! What perfect paper for the banners challenge ... love that you've cut it with the speech bubble --- so adorable! Thanks for playing along at ATCAS. This would also fit the HLS sketch challenge. Hope you'll join us there too! :)

LOVE your tag card with the sweet little gingerbread man --- super cute!! Lolly xx

Kathyk said...

Magnficent makes from you Darnell.

Hope all is well in your little piece of the World

Kathyk

Craft-E-Place said...

Two fabulous cards. The banner card is inspired use of designer paper and I love the layers in your tag card it adds real interest to the card. Beautiful!
Elaine

Miranda Mols said...

Isn't this the cutest tag I've ever seen. Love the Christmas idea with the non traditional colors. There is a translation button on my site now. Hope it does it's job well.

Jane Willis said...

I've never seen a speech bubble border die before - what a great idea! As for that gingerbread man tag card, it is utterly gorgeous - sweet enough to eat!
Jane

Maxine D said...

What a fabulous pair of cards Darnell - love the second, tag one in particular :-). So glad Hammy saw those bits and bobs and stopped you so you could make these.
Blessings
Maxine

Stamps and Paper said...

Two great cards Darnell

Anne

Heather said...

A fabulous card Darnell, a lovely design and super embossed background.......I love the selection of gorgeous banners with the great die sentiment!!

hugs
Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Kate said...

Brilliant cards Darnell. Hope all is well with you.

Neets B said...

Two wonderful makes, Darnell. I love your bright celebratory banners and your cute little stitched tags and gingerbread fellow look great over those stencilled colours.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Lynn said...

I need to do some serious organization in my craft space too. Way past due! Love, love, love your gorgeous cards Darnell. The stencil is fabulous and I adore all the texture on the first one.

Jessi Fogan said...

One of those crazy facts of life that you have to make an enormous mess when you're cleaning up! I love both cards - so clever with the speech bubble, the banners just say PARTAY! and how cute is that gingerbread man?

Sue said...

Darnell, I love the thought of reorganising, but then the reality is often rather overwhelming:) Hope you get everything in it's place soon.

I love the cards. I really like making a tag to go on a card. I must try that.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Pat said...

Two fabulous cards Darnell and I love the great papers you have used and perfect for the two challenges, also the checkerboard EF and lovely sentiment, and your cute gingerbread man and stencilled background go perfectly with the pretty vellum and pp for the double layer tag. x

Lizzy Hill said...

Aaaaah! The clean out. I can feel one coming on, too. But not 'til scrap retreat is over.....LOVE both cards....the little gingerbread man is way cute. Looks like you dug out a bit of NBUS stuff as you were cleaning!! WTG:):)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Well, first, I'd like to say, if you feel that itch again Darnell . . . I'll pay your air fair to scratch it in my craft room . . . I work in total chaos (which is why I don't join in over at the WOYWDW). . . really, I'm too ashamed! Secondly . . . two very fabulous cards. I love the texture on the hooray card, great EF, and that sweet (pun intended) gingerbread man is just too darn cute . . . I LOVE what you have done with the tags! Nice work! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my I love that banner card!! Beautifully done!! Love the BG on your tag card ... I have a confession... Well... Gingerbread men give me the Heebie Jeebies!! No idea why, probably saw a movie or something when I was a kid... All the same your card is super ...

Eve Maynard said...

Hi there Darnell

thank you for the giggle you have given me today (48 hours later!!)
I would love to visit your playhouse - please can you move to the U.K!!

Thank you for entering the playground with your fabulous card - I want to eat your gingerbread man!!!
Eve xx (Di's prefect for the week!!)

Lisa said...

From one organizing fanatic to another...hooray for you!! How fun that your paper called you to make this fantastic card. Love the big speech bubble. Your Christmas card is so CUTE!! I like the non traditional colors and the sweet gingerbread man. I see a winner!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are beautiful! LOVING the banner paper and the gingerbread man!!!!!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Darnell, both designs are beautiful, I especially like the Christmas collage style card. I also love to re-organize my craft room and purge if I can part with things. Take good care, hugs, Shirleyxx

designbydonna said...

Both really cute cards. I am particularly fond of gingerbread men. I love the stenciling in non traditional colors.

Carole said...

Two fantastic cards and use of NBUS. doesn't having a sort out make you feel good....trouble is I am an organised person that hates to part with anything!....fast becoming a craft hoarder...is that an illness?...lol

Hettie said...

These are just dahling Darnell and Hammy! Love them both. Gotta say though the gingerbread person slightly swings it for me.
Hugs
xx

Jeanne said...

Good luck with the clean up and out of your playhouse, Darnell. It looks worse before it looks better, right? Your cards are wonderful! You made your NBUS sundae look delicious! And the Christmasy card almost makes me want to listen to Christmas songs, but then everyone's eyes would be as round as that little gingerbread guy's! I really like your sponging of the colors with the stencil. (Lucky you to be the recipient of that gem). Thanks so much for sharing, Darnell. Hope you are having a happy day. :)

Julia Aston said...

Boy, Hammy sounds like he's quite helpful in the craftroom - such an eye! love your layered banners - what a fun card! and your gingerbread tag is just adorable! Have fun organizing - I've been trying to do it inch by inch - but I'm finding I forget where I put things after just haveing them out in view for so long!!!

OH Babs said...

Howdy neighbor I am also a "cereal (ha ha) organizer." My card making group had a garage sale last week and I had 15 packets of 10 SU! dsp and so much more that I made enough to buy a Misti - yippee. So back to you well those are darn nice cards Miss Iowa and I like the new embossing folder and the snowflake stencil is lovely. Well nice talking to you. Hugs, BBB

I Card Everyone said...

Tantalizing two-fer today, miss D...
=] M

Happy Dance said...

Banner card = WWCD!!!!! So glad you took time out from your purge to make this card. It's beyond brilliant. The paper, die, and the ef all work so well together. Just love it. And the chillin' g'bread man....sweet card, and also, in my book, a winner. Am popping over to your new friends in a sec. Have a great Wed-Sat. Missing you terribly!! Bev

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous pair of projects Darnell, and I just noticed your fabulous signature with the Hammy wheel! So darn cute. Good luck with the purging my friend.
Hugs
Carol x

Shelly said...

Super sweet and fun cards!

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous!! I love the texture and banners on the first, and that little gingerbread man is adorable on the second!! Love them both!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Nora N. said...

When you are done reorganizing at the playhouse, can you come here and do mine? I need some help!!

LOVE the fun banner card with the word bubble. Totally cute. However, my favorite today is that gingerbread man. I LOVE how you stenciled the background. Adorable card. Thank you for sharing!

scrAPpamondo said...

Both the CAS are wonderful! My favourite is the first with banners, brilliant design!

Taunya Butler said...

That banner paper was a remarkable find and what a super genius idea to use that die cut on it!! Made for a super awesome card 0 love the texture beneath the die!! Awesomely done!! And, your Twofer delighted me to no end because I love gingerbread men!! This is spot on for the challenges you entered and just cuter than snot!!! Love it - I was delighted on this visit to the playhouse and I wondered are you purging anything that you will be selling - cuz I might be interested in that!! Have a wonderful and super fun day!!

ÅsaJ said...

What a lovely card! Love, love, love that die-cut sentiment and the embossing folder. Have to find those! Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers! Hugs Åsa

Em Louise Fairley said...

Darnell, I love, love, love them both! Totally adorable!

Hugs,
Em xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Darnell,
great design cards today as always.
wonderful idea all those banners or bunting as we call it in the UK.
OOOOOOOOO! I love gingerbread men especially the eatable ones. LOL.
I do hope you are feeling a lot better now.
Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Marisa said...

Great set of cards. Great banners on the first and adore the BG for the tag and gingerbread man.

Need to borrow you for a few days so you can help me do some organizing in my house ;)

Redanne said...

Hammy did good this time, he really has a wonderful eye for colour, I just love all the gorgeous banners on the first card with the beautiful red sentiment. Your Christmas card is so beautiful in those colour tones - that is a great stencil your friend did for you too! Hugs, Annie xxx

Donna said...

Thank you for the 'Shout Out' and very kind words, Darnell :)
I also like to indulge in 'sorting therapy'... no wonder I like your blog!
Big thumbs up for your twofer :)
Wonders if you still do NBUS challenges for fun from time to time..?
Hope so... because your NBUS badge is fab and I want it on my blog :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

Super wonderful card designs. Keep me enthused until I find time to do my own crafting again. Too busy resting in between cooking and such with grandsons here. LOL

Geri said...

Hammy is one clever rodent! This is such a great idea - and the perfect way to use up the stash of DP (which I'm sure we ALL have!) The textured background sells the idea perfectly!

....Sigh....the green & pink Christmas tag card is fabulous! I love, love, love the sponged snowflake background. Sweet wee ginger fella too :)

conil said...

Once you get done with your playhouse, perhaps you & Hammy would like to mosey up the road and do mine. I'll even cook for you, and I don't do that for everyone. Boy, your NBUS stuff does wondrous things...your onefer is so cheery and fun. And your twofer is really adorable. Hey, are you finding more NBUS than you thought you had? Bet you are.

Kathleen said...

There is nothing more satisfying than sorting out your craft stuff, especially if it inspires you to make a card or two. I love, love, love your banner card and the embossing folder you used. Bright and beautiful.
Gorgeous tag card too.

Kath x

Cheryl W. said...

Two great cards! Does Hammy ever hire out as a consultant? I could sure use his keen eye for usable stash in my craft area!

Chris D. said...

Both of your cards are so fun and festive! Fabulous creations, my friend!

Kim Heggins said...

Two fabulous cards Miss Darnell...just love your sweet banner card, so stinkin' clever I have to say. And your sweet gingerbread card is just as yummy and cute as can be. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

Carol said...

Love your NBUS sundae Darnell, such a cheerful little number and your Christmas card is such a cutie. Carol x

Donna said...

Hi Darnell :)
Both cards are fab, as always... but I think the thing I like most about your tag card (apart from the oh so cute little Gingerbread guy, obviously) is your use of pink vellum. It's like the icing on a cake and works perfectly... not to mention the fact that I really like icing :)
Thanks for being part of the Tag You're It challenge again this month. It's nice to see familiar faces joining in the fun :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Your banner/speech bubble card is so adorable (you are very lucky to have Hammy help you) and your tag card took my breath away! Absolutely love the vellum touch and the gingerbread man with googly eyes!
I should be purging my stuff, too but I am not very good at it. I always think that someday I might use the things I haven't looked at in years...

Brenda in IN said...

Yep, those are banners! I love the embossing folder you used. Great one. Your tag is really pretty. How nice of Loll to make you a stencil. The gingerbread man is the cutest, I love him. I'm worried for you. Don't you realize that when you reorganize you can never find anything. I hope Hammy was watching so he can help you when you need something. You know hamsters never forget, oh wait. That's elephants.

Bonnie said...

What a piece of luck (or good help by Hammy) to find that banner paper! It's perfect and I love the die cut Hooray and embossing! And that tag card is goigous! Love the stenciling and I think I have that same NBUS gingerbread man that needs to see some action! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Carol L said...

Fun cards, and I'm really fond of those tags on the 2nd card! Way to use that hoarded stash too! Heh heh

Becca Cruger said...

Let's chill? Could you get any more Christmasy and punny than that? This is why I like you. And your banners? So sweet and lovely!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

What a great find with the banner paper!!! And your Christmas tag is adorable!! Love the colors and the stenciling!
I need to reorganize, too, but lord, I dread it!!!!

Angela said...

I like both of your cards, but the "Hooray" card is my favorite. It's over the top fabulous!!

April Story said...

Hello! I am so glad you stopped by my blog to say Hi. I don't think I realized that you weren't doing WOYWW anymore. I will definitely make a better effort to stop by more often. I miss your awesome sense of humor! :-)

Love your twofer today.

April

Brenda said...

Your cards are a delight Auntie. I love the banner paper and I love how you used it to die cut a speech bubble. I don't think I would have ever thought to do that. But I will have to give it a try sometime. I love your gingerbread and tag card. Great way to use tags and I am loving it. I love tags, but never know quite how to use them on a card. The sponged background is amazing and so pretty and I just love the "let's chill" sentiment. Hugs, Brenda

Alanna said...

Your cards are fabulous Darnell. I love the paper you used on the first one and your second card with the tag is perfect. I love the soft background.

How wonderful that you were able to get your space organized a bit.

Kara Lynne said...

All those banners make me want to shout, "hooray" along with your card! I also say, "hooray" for using all that wonderful NBUS! I love your chillin' gingerbread man! Those background colors are wonderful with your vellum tag and sweet little dotted tag! What a great take from Anja's card, thanks for joining in on the fun over at Tag, You're It!

Joyce said...

Two wonderful cards, Darnell. Love the banners especially (wink). Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers Sketch.

frommycraftroom said...

Two fabulous cards.

I need to get re organising again too :) I always find things I forgot I had and have been meaning to use :)

Anita in France said...

What a handy Hammy, Darnell ... does he need a holiday in sunny France?? That checkerboard texture is just yummy with all those celebratory banners ... sweet little gingerbread man tag ... he must be keeping an eye on Hammy's antics ... and wondering what he's up to! Hope there'll be photo's after the re-organisation! Hugs & Bisous, Bisous, Anita :)

sandie said...

Adorable tag, like the clear vellum and cute ginger bread. What a very fun DSP you found and so perfect for these challenges. Hope you get the organising done x

Linda said...

Two fabulous cards ..... Love all the banners on the first one and that little gingerbread guy is sooo cute. Good luck with the reorganisation hun xx

Jenni's Jems said...

Love these but have to say your Christmas tag one though stole my heart though loved the colours and that sweet gingerbread man! x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

I am with you all the way Darnell clearing that little inch of space here and there and what should be a 30 minute task ends up taking days! I tend to feel quite pleased with myself when it's all done though and very satisfied. I'm glad to see Hammy was on the ball though picking out those fantastic banner papers. Great take on the ATCAS challenge and I'm thrilled to see your stunning berry card too for less is more and what a great twist making it a Christmas make. Love them both and thanks for playing along as always.
Sarah x

JoAnn said...

Love your banner card and the cute gingerbread card.

SARN said...

Happy clean up!

Two super cards here.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Karen B said...

Good old Hammy spotting that banner d/p Dippy - what would you do without him? Love the banner card with all the different types layered up. Love the second one as well - perfect for the challenge. Is it me or does that gingerbread man have an expression that says "hey there, I think someone's going to eat me in a minute"????? hehe

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Darnell,
both cards are so cute and wonderful ! Love them all !
Best, Synnöve

Andrea said...

Great cards I love the bubble die and isn't it great having a tidy you find all sorts of great stash to use .that gingerbread man looks good enough to eat .thanks for sharing with us all hugs Andrea x

Cat Craig said...

Fab use of patterned papers for the bubble die. Your inking is lovely on the second card.

Ruth Doman said...

Hi Darnell, I am new to blogging and was directed to you via Liz Cavill. I too have so much NBUS! Love your banner card :)

Anne said...

Stunning cards both Darnell!
I like that embossed base on number one and the berry shades on two are fab
Thanks so much for joining us this week
Anne
Less is More

Linda said...

Oh my two fabulous cards, Darnell. It takes 15 minutes just to scroll down to make a comment. lol

Shona Chambers said...

Hammy has such a wonderful eye for patterned paper as your banner card looks amazing. And just love that sweet little gingerbread man, he looks delicious!

Shona Chambers said...

Hammy has such a wonderful eye for patterned paper as your banner card looks amazing. And just love that sweet little gingerbread man, he looks delicious!

Helen F. said...

Oh how cute is that Tag Card! Love the stenciling and the cute little gingerbread man, Darnell. The Banner paper is so perfect for your "Hooray!" card. Good job spotting it, Hammy ;-)

Alina John said...

Hello friends, nice post and nice urging commented at this place, I am after all enjoying by these.Danny Nguyen

Petra Swart said...

That cute gingerbread man looks good enough to eat, Darnell!!! And the sponging in the soft ice cream colours ...such a sweet card!!! Love it!!!
The banners are so fun and I love the speech bubble with the cheerful Hooray!!! Lovely EF and a lovely card!!!
Have a great day!!!

Chrissie said...

These are such fab cards as ever Darnell, love the stencils and that cute gingerbread man!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Barb Ghig said...

Two fabulous cards, Darnell! I love your banners and the basket weave EP with the sentiment is so striking! What a fun Christmas card, too ~ I love your Gingerbread boy (complete with googly eyes) and your stenciled background and tags ROCK!
I'm so glad you're having such a blast cleaning out and purging supplies in your studio...it feels great to get it done, right?

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATCAS! We always enjoy seeing your beautiful cards in our gallery!

Laura Norris said...

OH - I really like your cards Darnell!! The first one with the new embossing folder is so cute with all the banners. And who doesn't like a gingerbread man??

Birgit said...

Oh Darnell, your cards are so sweet! The banner card is delightful and it's so great that you used three NBUS! Congrats on that!! And the little gingerbread tag card is so cute!! Congrats on cleaning out your crafty shack as well. ;0)

Marika said...

Great take on the challenge, Darnell! That dry embossing looks really great under the sentiment.

Leslee said...

Great cards, Darnell. Cleaning and purging are not my favorite. Glad you were able to use some NBUS.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

The perfect pair of cards!! LOVE the pastel card - absolutely stunning creations Darnell! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

Ceal said...

Fabulous cards and perfect for our banners challenge. thanks for playing with us at ATCAS

Marybeth said...

These are just awesome, Darnell! Loving that fun summer looking banner card and your tag card is darling! The vellum and two tags with that sweet gingerbread man adorable! Way to go Loll on the stencil! Thanks for joining us at Tag You’re It!

cm said...

NBUS Sundae...you've got that right! So pretty - and love the speech bubble! Gingerbread man tag makes me smile! Now I want to bake gingerbread cookies...! More delicious happening here!
Hugs~c

Notes by Nina said...

Both cards are spectacular but I am loving the little gingerbread man. So glad you joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Debbie Henderson said...

Fabulous idea with stenciling the snowflakes in two colors. So pretty and I love the addition of Mr. Gingerbread Man! So glad you played Merry Monday this week!

ionabunny said...

Hi Darnell. Cute cards. How do you back up a blog?? Hadn't heard about blogs being pirated. Who'd want it but me?? but curious about backing up. HUgz

Greta said...

Your first card is so festive & fun--love that embossing folder! Wonderfully beautiful Christmas card--love the pink & blue & that adorable gingerbread man!

Susangail Powell said...

These are fantastic - I especially love the tag/snowflake card - so pretty!!

JD/ Jill said...

You've created two wonderful cards again...

You are reminding me about how much my craft room needs purging!
Yikes! All I need is to find the time to do it.
The problem when I start cleaning it...Like you, I start to make cards in the middle of it, and just go and make more mess.

Sylvia said...

Love these two cards, Darnell, I remember the paper from the first card! Hope your summer is going well and your visit was a fun one! Happy Tuesday!

Anja Curvers said...

Two awesome cards love them both. Great to see you joining at Tag You're It and at addicted to CAS.

Jeanne J said...

Love both of these the first with the mix of embossing and pattern paper, and the second with the fabby inky background is drool worthy!

artful-notions said...

Ditto Jeanne. That bg is stupendous. Adorable tag too. Both Darnell-fun! And thanks for linking up again at TYI!

Dawn said...

Gorgeous snowflake stencils and super cute gingerbread man!! x

Bobby said...

I love the combo plate. Bubble die, ef, word die and pp. They made a terrific card, Darnell. The tag card is so cute, and yes I chill my gingerbread dough before I make my men.