Monday, February 9, 2015

Gingerbread House (YNS dies)

Hello, everyone!  Today I've made a card using some awesome dies I received from Brian for Christmas - Your Next Stamp Gingerbread House and Forest Friends.  I fell in love with these dies as soon as I saw them!  This is the first time I've used them and I'm so happy with how my card turned out!  I made this card for Brian to celebrate our first winter together in our new home!  See the heart-shaped smoke coming from the chimney!

I was inspired by the sketch over at Your Next Stamp (see below) and made this snowy scene. My new dies cut very well, and the house went together like a dream! The trickiest part was getting the tiny yellow pieces to fit inside the windows but I used my tweezers! The snowdrifts, trees, and squirrel are from Forest Friends, and the rest are from Gingerbread House

The gingerbread house is supposed to be our new house, and the little gingerbread people are supposed to be Brian and me!  There's our house number on the little sign above the cute squirrel!

I used white Flower Soft on the trees and Perfect Pearls in the sky to represent snow. It's hard to tell but I used my Fiskars wavy crimper on the wreath and trees. The icy overhang is die-cut from glitter tape, and it's really sparkly in person!  I added a clear gem for the door knob.  A wonderful thing about using dies is using up my snippets/leftovers so I'm linking up to Pixie's Snippet Playground.

I'm also linking this up to Scrap it with a Song - I was inspired by the song Little by Little, especially the line, "Little by little, I gave you everything you ever dreamed of," because Brian and I have dreamed about having a home together for nearly 10 years, and he finally made the dream come true this past summer!

I would like to support these fun challenges:
Allsorts Love is All Around 3/3
Artistic Inspirations AG with Twist of Hearts UE

Buckwell's Crafty Challenge Love/Red 3/3
Card Mania Add Some Red 3/3
Clique Kits AG 1/3
Come and Get It Love is in the Air 2/3
Connie Can Crop Sweets for my Sweet (gingerbread house/people) 1/2
Craft Your Passion Always AG 1/3
Crafting from the Heart AG 1/3
Crafty Calender AG 1/3
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra February UE
Creative Inspirations Love is in the Air UE
Cute Card Thursday Crazy in Love UE

Cuttin' and Stampin' Masculine (card made for Brian) 2/3
DL.ART February Linky AG UE 1/day
Dragonfly Dreams Love is in the Air UE
Fussy and Fancy It's All About Love UE
Incy Wincy Use a Punch or Die Cut 1/5
Inspiration Destination AG UE

Inspiration Journal Love is in the Air UE
Loves Rubberstamps AG UE
My Craft Creations Feb.2-14 AG UE
Not Just Cards AG UE
Papertake Weekly AG 4/5

Penny's Paper-Crafty Favourite Technique (using dies to create a scene) 3/3
{PIN}spirational Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the love theme) 5/5
Pixie's Snippet Playground - Lots of snippets used here for die cuts 1/3

WINNER Scrap it with Song Little by Little (inspiration described above)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday All Things Bright and Beautiful 4/5
Simon Says Stamp January Work it Off Wednesday New (new dies) 1/3
Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE

The 12 Months of Christmas Optional Love Theme UE FT
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 5/5
Your Next Stamp Sketch Challenge 1/3
Your Scrapbook Place AG Optional Masculine (made for Brian) 3/3

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Scrap It With a Song


Di said...

Oh how adorable! Kitty, I love that's it's you and Brian :)) A super card indeed.


Di xx

Bad Kitty said...

your card is very pretty
I like it very much.

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely card and Brian has choosed well, these dies are too cute!!! Love the heart-shaped smoke, fabulous!!! You have made a beautiful scene and the number of the house near the squirrel (very cute also it!!) is a stunning details for you both!

Colette said...

Wow! This is so cute Kitty. I love it. You and Brian look very happy :o) Are your puss cats hiding in the snow? Thank you for joining us over at Incy Wincy this week. Colette - DT

Annette Allen said...

such a cute little scene you created.. thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamp..

Lydia said...

Oh my gosh this is just too cute! Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

Thanh Vo said...

Congrats on your new home, KT! Love the scene you created. So beautiful and I know it's just how Karen would have imagined it! Thanks for hanging out with us at YNS :)

Jacee said...

Fantastic, a great card, really like this one, a super design
Hugs Jacee
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Jennifer Bradley said...

Lovely Christmas Card. great image and love the snow effect. Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Kitty!! I love the heart-shaped smoke!! The house and gingerbread couple are adorable!! Love this!! Have a great day :)

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Tynke said...

What a nice card! Thanks for playing with us at SIWAS!

jimlynn said...

OMGoodness!!!! Kitty, this is so cute and perfect! Love the smoke coming out of the chimney and the Flower Soft on the trees. It's a wonderful winter scene and I'm thinking you need to frame this for your new home with Brian! SO CUTE!
(Thanks for the heads up at Newton's!)

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Kitty, you have created a wonderful winter scene.

Wendy L said...

Fab card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Adorable scene, I love it.

sue k said...

Darling card, wonderful scene. I love the way you added, "snow". Thank you for joining us this month at The 12 Months of Christmas.

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Denice said...

I can see why you fell in love with these dies...they are perfect for a cool, wintery scene. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps.

Judy McKay said...

Very cute Valentines card. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this week. Judy DT

Virginia Lu said...

What a fun and cozy scene! Love your use of the dies and colors! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “All Things Bright and Beautiful” Challenge!

Dangina Martinez said...

So adorable! Thanks for playing at Loves Rubber Stamps!

marion said...

Pure cuteness, you received some lovely dies from your dearest friend and I am so happy for you. You should use them, the heart shape smoke is such a lovely touch, love this, lots of hugs to you and cuddles to your furbabys, Marion

alethea said...

What a cute card! Thanks for joining us at CYP! HUgsxx

Becca Cruger said...

Ooo my goooodness! This little scene is the most magical, wintry thing! Love the squirrels out in front and nice touch with the glitter accents!

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute Kitty. Love the heart shaped smoke and the little squirrel. What no pussy cat?


Your card is so sweet and I love how you used the song as inspiration!
Thank you so much for playing with us at Scrap it With a Song

vinita jain said...

What a beautiful dies you have received from your friend! Totally in love with this beautiful creation, Love every little detail in it, the heart shape smoke is a beautiful touch:)

wendy said...

super cute thanks for joining us at YNS

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my gosh! This is like paper dolls but with a gingerbread man and house. So much fun!

Ema M said...

Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
IDCB Owner

Margaret said...

Your gingerbread house is just perfect and what a lovely scene you have made with it. Isn't it great when your dies come out easily. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Christmas extra.
Margaret M

annamaria riosa said...

Lovely card!! Thanks for playing with us at SIWAS!!

annamaria riosa said...

Lovely card!! Thanks for playing with us at SIWAS!!

Donna said...

Gorgeous scene, that glittery sidewalk is great!

Andrea Martin said...

Awesome project!
Andrea SIWAS

Kim Rippere said...

What a sweet scene!

Thanks for entering Craft Your Passion Challenges.

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Design Team Showcase
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hoptownracer1 said...

Gorgeous card! Love the sparkly overhangs and sidewalk, and the little squirrel is just the cutest! Wonderful card! :)

Scrapcat 1 said...

A lovely project. Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart this time, we hope to see you again soon. Tracy DT

Deborah Anton said...

Fabulous job! It came out beautifully. Isn't this die set super fun? Thanks for joining us at YNS!

joyscraft said...

great card !!!! nice work on the details!!!!loved the heart shaped smoke !!!thank you for playing with as at Scrap It With A Song !!!!!

Helene E said...

thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week with your project and good luck!

ericarose said...

Super Cute!! Thanks for joining us at Clique Kits Anything Goes challenge!

Monika Reeck said...

Brian must be love this card its soo cuuute scene Kitty
I love all the gingerbread man that house that snow with dots and that scene and that heart as the smoke at the top of the house
oh so sweet love this Kitty
hugs, Monika

monia said...

Very cute card! I love the gingerbread house!! Thanks for joining SIWAS!!!

Angel said...

What a beautiful scene! I love all of your perfect details! Thanks for playing with us at YNS!

Colortypes Sophie said...

This is totally cute! Thanks for playing along with Clique Kits!

Julie E said...

Wonderfully sweet! The trees really turn this into a house and add to the scene. Your silvery snow is unexpected and looks great. Thanks for playing along with YNS challenge #7!

Astrid said...

What a wonderful card you made, how great you finally have your own house, great use of the song, thanks for playing with us at SIWAS !

Aliza said...

So many little details on this card, and I love the story that goes along with it.

dragonllew said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week.
Jenny x

Mariah Hechler said...

This is so cute!!

Naz Smith said...

Oh my, This is so beautiful. love all those detailing. well done. Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenge.

Naz DT xxx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh what a cute CUTE gingerbread scene! Love your card!

Thank you for participating in the {PIN}Spirational Challenge!

Beth Brovold said...

Hi Kitty!! Just playing catch up here on blog visits...just got back from holidays!! I love this sweet romantic Gingerbread couple...beautifully done Kitty!! And I see that you are sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy...thanks you!!
Take care,

Anita said...

Love this scene you've created. Thank you for joining our challenge at Your Next Stamp.

Judith said...

What a wonderful card Kitty and a fabulous reason to celebrate! -great use of die cuts and lovely colours too - thank you so much for playing along at Buckwells Crafty challenge this month hugs Judith x

Linda W. said...

Everyone loves a gingerbread house! Love the whole scene. Thank you for playing with us at Your Scrapbook Place and best of luck!

Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

Oh my goodness! This is soooo sweet and I love your story behind this card! Congrats on your new home! Thank you for taking the time to play along with our YNS challenges!

kicka said...

Adorable! Thank you so much for playing with us at Scrap it With a Song!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Sweet card!!! Thank you for joining us at the Cuttin' and Stampin' challenge blog! Lynda - DT Member

Betty said...

A lovely card and such a sweet image. Thank you for joining us at
Crafty Calendar this month and Good Luck

Just Me said...

Love your card. Great idea to use your address. The gingerbread people are adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place

Sammy said...

Another super lovely card. Thank you again for playing along at Buckwells Crafty Challenge. Sammy-x

Helen said...

Love it - you've created a really wonderful scene on your cards and the little extras you've added finish it perfectly.

Thanks for joining us at The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.

Helen x

flossbite said...

Lovely card! Thanks so much for joining us at CHNC Extra. Hope to see you again.
Fiona DT xx

Deanne Saunders said...

Sweet card!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Connie Wallenbrock said...

This has got to be one of the cutest gingerbread houses ever! Thank you so much for entering my February challenge. Scrappy hugs Connie can crop