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Monday, November 7, 2011

Come See My Gingerbread House

Well, I'm officially done with Halloween cards now, so it's time to move onto Thanksgiving cards and Christmas cards! LOL

Today, I have a fun sparkly shaped Christmas card to show you. I'm really into shaped cards, lately! They are so much fun! This one has an extra twist, too, because the door of the gingerbread house opens up!

I used the Gingerbread House image and the Gingerbread Girl image, from Squiggle Stamps. I won these from them and absolutely love them! They're quickly becoming one of my favorite companies! Both images are colored with Promarkers. I printed the gingerbread house and attached it to cardstock, then cut it out to make a shaped card. I used an exacto knife to cut around the door so that the door actually opens, then I placed the gingerbread girl on the inside of the card, so that she can be seen standing in the doorway if you open the door, but She can also be seen if you just open the card the usual way. I covered the inside of the card and the inside of the open door with green and white polka dot paper. The gingerbread house has had lots and lots of sparkle and glitter added with a clearstar gelly roll pen.

I am entering this fun shaped card in the following challenges:

Sparkle and Shine at The Crafter's Cafe
Challenge #37 Show Us Your Beary Best at The Beary Scrap
Your Holiday at Clear It Out
A Very Sparkly Christmas at Delightful Challenges
Challenge #14 Hats or Flowers at The Squirrel and The Fox
Challenge #94 Get Started! Make A Christmas Card at The Pixie Cottage
Challenge #90 Glitter and Glitz at I Love Promarkers
Challenge #38 Christmas Fun at The Paper Shelter
Challenge #10 Not Square at Little Darlings
Challenge #123 Food And Drink at Moving Along With The Times
Challenge #127 Family Activities (Building A Gingerbread House) at C.R.A.F.T
Challenge #27 Sparkle at The Crafty Purple Frog
Challenge #22 Use A Digi at Papercrafting Journey
Make Your Card Sparkle at Winter Wonderland
Challenge #8 Christmas Cards at Floweret
Challenge #14 Christmas at Little Claire's
Go Dotty at Squiggle Stamps
Go Dotty at Squiggle Stamps (2nd entry for using thier stamp)
Challenge #4 Hats or Flowers at The Squirrel and The Fox
Holiday/Winter at The Stamping Boutique
Young At Heart at Crafty Boots
Challenge #80 Fall or Winter at Speedy The Cat's Friends
Challenge #60 Film (The Gingerbread Man) Or Song Inspired at Crafty Emma's
Anything Goes at Catch The Bug
Challenge #128 Anything But Square at All Sorts
Challenge #80 Christmas/Winter at I Did It Creations
Challenge #18 Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow at Crafter's Companion Monthly
Challenge #37 Christmas at Mami Doodles
Young At Heart at Crafty Boots
Challenge #87 Use A Digi at One Stitch At A Time
Food/Drink at One Crazy Stamper
Circles at Bizzy Bec's
Anything Goes at Heartsong Inspirations
Challenge #35 Use A Freebie at My Partner in Crafting Crime
Challenge #12 Holiday Wishes For Kids at Paper Creations Ink
Challenge #23 Its Nearly Christmas at Cards For Men
TSG129 Holiday Projects at There She Goes Clear Stamps
Challenge #83 Anything Goes + Brown at Craft Your Passion
Anything Goes at Totally Stampalicious
Challenge #71 Anything Goes at Fresh Brewed Designs


  1. Oh wow Sammi, this is too cute! I absolutely love the detail and creativity in this creation. Thanks so much for sharing with THE PIXIE COTTAGE this week!!

  2. Очень интересная, яркая работа!Дизайн и исполнение-супер))))

  3. Fab card - super cute shape.
    Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  4. Fabulous shaped card love the colour choice. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  5. What a fun shaped card and all those colors are just a feast for the eye!! Thanks for sharing your work with us at The Pixie Cottage. xxx Steph

  6. Great card shape! Thanks for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges. NancyD

  7. WOW!! This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenges this week.

  8. This is fantastic, love the design and you've done a great job with colouring it all in. Thanks for taking part in the Crafty Purple Frog challenge.

  9. fabulous sparkle thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have some more new candy if you are interested :)

  10. wow this is stunning, I love all details.
    Thank you for playing at The Pixie Cottage this week.

  11. Oh hun this is gorgeous hun!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT & Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  12. This is cute as can be!
    Thanks for joining us for the Little Darlings Challenge.

  13. As much fun as the Halloween cards were to make and look at, I'm loving the new seasonal cards too! I'm with you, shaped cards just bring so much and this is no exception! You've done an amazing job decorating this wonderful and yummy card.

    Thank you SO much for playing along with us at The Squirrel & The Fox for our challenge.
    Good luck to you and we hope you come back next week to play along again.
    Lisa xx

  14. How absolutely amazing.Thanks for playing along with The Pixie Cottage Challenge this week.

  15. super card -thanks for playing along at I ♥ promarkers this week -Kate

  16. so cute love the little opening door thanks so much for joining us at little darlings this week
    hugs sara x

  17. This is too stinkin' cute, I love the shaped cards but something I never do and will have to try! Good Luck in TSB challenge and TFS!

    TSB Challenge Coordinator

  18. Love this card from the great shape to all of the sparkle and glitter.

    Crafty Boots DT

  19. Your gingerbread house is super. Beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  20. What a sweet card x
    Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

    hugs sally x

  21. I simply adore your little gingerbread house!
    Kindest regards,

  22. Wow! This is fantastic!! The colouring and detail awesome:)
    Thankyou for joining us at PaperCreations Ink Challenges:)
    Hope to see you next time!
    Lynn xx DT Member

  23. I just love all your creations and this one is no excption! Love your gingerbread house card it looks wonderful!
    Thanks for joining us at Bizzy Becs Challenges, Kelly

  24. Wow Sammi, this is SO cute. I love that the door opens too. Great use of color on the house too...it's really eye catching. And WOW...that's a whole lotta challenges to enter all at one time. Amazing! Thanks for making Catch the Bug one of them. Good luck in the prize drawing and I do hope you'll join us again.

  25. wWonderful creation, loving the colors. This card would make happy any kid! Thanks for joining us at Paper Creation Ink. Hugs, Julia-DT

  26. Great house card! Love the design and the christmas colours!
    Thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week for my anything but a square challenge. Good luck in the draw and I hope to see you again!
    Hugs, Jill

  27. Super card hun!
    thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion this week hope to see you next time too
    Laney GDT

  28. OKAY this card totally rocks, love seeing the Halloween stuff but I love this even more!!! That house works soo well as a shape card and it's super cute that you put gingerbread girl inside!!! Thanks for getting dotty with us at squiggle stamps :)

  29. Great card - wonderful colors, unusual shape... Love it! I'm travelling and couldn't participate this week but I'm always curious to see what everybody else did! There's some candy on my blog - literally - if you are interested: www.knackeredgrouse.com ;-)

  30. This is fabulous! Thanks for joining the Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge.

    Wendy -x-

  31. Love what you have done with the images. Have a good weekend. Eva x

  32. Really cute gingerbread house... Thanks for playing along at Catch The Bug.

  33. Great card!
    Thanks for joining us at Cards For Men
    Tracy x

  34. What an adorable gingerbread house shaped card!
    Thanks for entering our 'Anything but Square' challenge over at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  35. it reminds us the time is getting close to start the real gb houses. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends this week. Good luck to you.

  36. What a darling gingerbread house - thanks for entering the Paper Creations Ink challenge (Hazel, Guest Designer) x

  37. What a great card Sammi, love the shape and how bright and colourful it is :)

    Many thanks for joining in with our Use a Digi challenge over at OSAAT. Hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  38. Totally adorable and fabulous card.Suoer colouring.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  39. I love your little gingerbread house! Thanks for joining us again at Crafty Boots x

  40. Very cute, Thanks for entering our Beary Best Challenge at The Beary Scrap.

  41. Fabulous card love your colouring and your paper choice. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  42. This gingerbread house is amazing! I love the fun colors. Thanks for playing along with us at Mami Doodles.

  43. Beautiful Creation I Love your work and hope to see more of it

    Thanks for Joining us at Paper Creations Ink

  44. What a stunning card! I LOVE this! Thanks for joining us at My Partner in Crafting Crime!

    My Partner in Crafting Crime DT

  45. Awww......What an adorable gingerbread house card! It's been a real pleasure to visit your blog!
    Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our month long prize challenge, "Anything goes!"
    Remember if you enter a project with a Fresh Brewed Designs Image, you will be entered into our big blog candy drawing!
    Warm Hugs, Sheryl

  46. Fab! Thanks so much for playing in My Partner in Crafting Crime's use a freebie challenge!!