Christmas Is Nigh…..

….or at least Dec. 1st. is coming up real fast! Therefore I decided to make the gorgeous Gingerbread House Advent Calendar from Bird’s cute Countdown to Christmas SVG Collection

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As you properbly know, I love color and I just had to add some to the Gingerbread House. So I decided to use the “Milk & Cookies” Collection from Doodlebug Design and as I was having trouble deciding which of the papers to use, the solution fell literally in my lab – the collection has a paper with all the countdown numbers on it πŸ˜€ How lucky and easy is that????

The Gingerbread House itself is made from (hold on….) 25 pieces of brown AC Cardstock and 3 or 4 white pieces. I added some icy Stickles Glitter Glue to the roofs and the icicles. I used different colored glitter brads as handles and finally I inked all the drawers with a white ink pad to make the stand even more out.DSC_0018

I did also add a few Sugarplums Sprinkles also from Doodlebug on the front door of the House which happens to be the 24th – Christmas Night here in Denmark where we celebrate Christmas and not on the 25th πŸ˜‰

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The construction of this Countdown Gingerbread House is sheer genius and it’s very easy to put together even though it might take a night or two of you time as there are lots of pieces to assemble. Just remember to watch Bird’s tutorial video, which you find on the product page πŸ™‚

Now this house could stand alone, but I still thought it needed a little extra something, so I made the Tree Luminaries from Bird’s Home for Christmas SVG Collection:

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For these trees I also used the Milk & Cookies Collection from Doodlebug Design and added some Icy Stickles Glitter Glue dots in strategic places to give them more shine πŸ˜‰ The trunks are made from AC Cardstock that I embossed with a basket patterned embossing folder and added some Bronze Age Metallique Wax from Prima to make the pattern stand out.

Here’s a picture of the House and trees together. I really hope you like this project – I am totally in love with it ❀

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Thanks for stopping by and remember to leave me a little comment please πŸ™‚

 

 

29 thoughts on “Christmas Is Nigh…..

  1. I just love the injection of colour you’ve given these projects, they are so bright and cheerful!
    How perfect are those Doodlebug papers? It’s like they were made for this Gingerbread house, it has a hansel and gretel feel to me now, I love it πŸ™‚
    Thanks so much Helle!

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  2. Oh Wow these are fantastic, that gingerbread house is awesome and I love the papers you have used, a lot of work but so worthwhile well done and thank you so much for sharing your work with us.

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      1. Aw thanks I have just completed mine people asking me to make them one but too expensive for them lol thinking of trying to scale down is this something anyone has tried xx

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