Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Gingerbread Christmas


My sweet friend gifted me with this cute Gingerbread house die, so I made a Christmas card with it using some very old self-adhesive cardstock I bought from QVC back when they sold craft supplies. The adhesive backing is weathered from age, so I had to give it a little help with some fresh adhesive, but it worked! I die cut the house from tan, and then fussy cut a solid piece of white that was traced around the die. I ran it through my Xyron to lay down some overall adhesive, then placed the die cut on top and pressed that down. Next I sprinkled on some sparkly glitter and pressed it down into the die with a bone folder. I die-cut a postage stamp rectangle from coordinating cardstock and placed it over 3 strips of blue on top of a navy cardstock base. The sentiment is from SNSS, heat embossed with white on navy and matted with matching cardstock from the gingerbread house. This is a rare glittered card from me as I do not like working with glitter, but this house just needed some sparkle and I was happy with the way it turned out. Here's a close up of the glitter....click to make larger.



I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Double D challenge - glitter, glitter, glitter!
Tuesday Throwdown TT#350 - punches and/or dies
Cuttlebug Mania - anything goes with die cuts and/or embossing

Thanks for checking in today and I hope your day goes well for you.

Carol



22 comments:

Diane said...

Super cute, cute card with all the glitter and perfect sentiment, too!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh my, such a delightful card!!! Love how you put the glitter trought the windows of the houses, and the kraft cardstok really remember me cookies! :D Lovely embossed dp and fab layout on the back with the blue stripes! This is a very inspirational card! thanks for sharing!

scrAPpamondo said...

And pinned! :D
https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524493248226/

Aquarius said...

Loving the cute gingerbread house die, also good to have details of how you layered it. I have some of that adhesive card lurking somewhere I think but from a seriously long time ago - must check if the adhesive is still good (I'd forgotten I had it until I read your post).

cotnob said...

A fabulous Christmas card Carol, a super Gingerbread house and great colours,
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Heidi Stamps said...

That textured cardstock make the gingerbread house look completely realistic! Very cute card!

Jean said...

This is so pretty Carol, with the patterned papers and the lovely glittered Gingerbread house.
Jean x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is way cool! What a fun die to play with. It makes me think of all sorts of fun Christmasy candies.

I have some of that really old sticky backed cardstock too. Nowadays it only thinks about staying stuck. Like you, I give it a little help. Another reason to use your craft stash rather than hoard it!

Marie B. said...

I love this adorable card! To me, everything is just perfect. :)

Wendy said...

WOW WOW WOW! I totally love anything gingerbread! Love that you added all that glitter to make it pop! I am not one to play with glitter or embossing powders unless I am in a mood, too! Love your Gingerbread House and the design of this, Carol! You outdid yourself today but then again there is not much to do on a very rainy day! Fantastic job! Hugs~

Darlene said...

What a fabulous gingerbread house die and you've showcased it beautifully! Love your choice of colors and the sparkle is PERFECT!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘GLITTER’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous Die love the outcome and never seen one like this. I remember the self adhesive cardstock had lots in packs when I first started crafting...Love the end result ... [aNNie]

aussie aNNie said...

A beautiful creation Carol. Lovely design and gorgeous colours used for our GLITTER IT UP challenge, sure suits our theme beautifully ...hope to see you next challenge.. Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}


Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This reminds me of a great big sugared molasses cookie, and I just want to take a big bite! The way you did this is perfect, and I would not change a thing.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, Carol, this is the cutest little gingerbread house! What a sweet friend, indeed! Love that you made it all sugary and sparkly inside. So darling! Thanks bunches for sharing it in our Glitter challenge at Double D!!

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Such a sweet card! *sweet* for two meanings :) get it?

wannabcre8tive said...

What a fabulous gift. I love the die and the dp you chose to use with it is perfect. A beautiful Christmas.

Judy Woodland said...

Super cute card, I love what you have done with that glitter. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us over at Double D.
Judy~ DD DT
{Judy's Happy Place} Come on by for a visit!!!

Barb said...

What a pretty card and a lovely gingerbread house die from your friend. It's a lovely card. I've still got stuff from QVC days too. Barbxx

Janice M said...

What a fun die, makes for a yummy card! Been thinking I need to make some "gingerbread" cards of some sort this year too, been awhile!

Jannie said...

OMG what an amazing die, it looks almost real, so you can eat it.
What a sweet gift and what a beautiful card you have made!!

Thank you so much for joining us at the “Anything Goes” challenge at Cuttlebug Mania.

Cuttlebugs & Hugs
Jannie

Swissie said...

Wow! Stunning creation!
Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!

Hugs, Swissie