Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Gingerbread House Party II

The Cuttlebug Challenge this week is to create a box or bag and a
card to go with your chosen party theme. I was waiting for this
template to become available. It was finally released at midnight,
and I knew it would make a perfect gingerbread house. I feel lucky
to have finished this project as everyone in the house is sick right
now, including me. But projects are waiting, so I must carry on! The
box is Lauren Meader's Timeless Template "On the House." I actually
made two and glued them together to make a house.

I then covered the house with DP and made CS shingles using a
Fiskar's Threading Water punch. I used a Cropadile to punch holes
in the roof handle and threaded grosgrain ribbon through the holes.
I made a CS fence using a MS Picket Fence punch. I embossed CS
using the Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss folder.
I stamped the Gingerbread people and colored them with gel pens. Then I embossed CS using the Cuttlebug Forest Branches, stamped trees, and colored them with gel pens too. I cut windows using Creative Memories punches. I added a wreath that was purchased at Big Lots to the door. I used the same papers to make a coordinating gift card. Pop dots were used to add dimension to the gingerbread people and trees.
This project also fits "Scrappy Frogs", anything in 3D Challenge.
Gingerbread stamp is Imaginese. DP is Paper Pizazz "Red Holly." CS, tree stamp, and ribbon are Hobby Lobby.


  1. Well, bless your heart for pulling this off when you were sick! It is genius! I've been watching Lauren's blog for the release of this template, too, but didn't think of how cute it would be as a Gingerbread house. You really rocked this challenge...what a great theme! Your details are perfect. What a terrific way to use punches. I hope you and your family get well very soon. We've got a good Cuttlebug Challenge for you next week!

  2. Love this project! Hope you're feeling better!

  3. OMG Cat I am speechless this is definitely out of this world, sorry to hear you've been sick but mustered enough strength to create this beautiful project I could just go on and on about that darling box. Thanks for joining us this week at Cuttlebug Challenge and I can't wait to see what you do for next week.
    Don't forget to check out S&D this week you will qualify again this week for the challenge.

  4. Awesome! I can't believe that you pulled this off when you were under the weather - you are officially my new hero!!! LOVE it! (show-off!!!)

  5. These are `gorgeous` "Thanks" for joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenges..Sooo glad you did..great to see you..
    Enjoy the rest of your week...:)xxx


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