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Monday, July 16, 2012

Christmas In July Challenge

Welcome to my blog For the Love of All Things Crafty for Christmas in July, the blog hop from Exploring Cricut. If you've arrived here from Jessica's blog (http://craftinandstampin.blogspot.com/) then you're in the right place.
This week our challenge at Exploring Cricut is to create a card, layout, or other paper craft with a Christmas theme.

I saw this gingerbread house used on a layout several months back and fell in love with it. I've always loved gingerbread houses, they're so whimsical. I decided then that I had to do at least one Christmas Card with a gingerbread house. I found this gingerbread house on My Community cartridge and I cut it as well as all layers at 4.41.
My first step was to spray the card base with vanilla smootch to give the frosty snow effect. I then added the gingerbread house and all the different layers.


I then added diamond stickles to the roof for the snow and Xmas red stickles for the candy cane and peppermint sticks.
I hope my project inspires you to creativity this week. Don't forget to post your project at Exploring Cricut.
I'm also giving away a prize for this challenge. A winner will be chosen at random (using randon.org)from all who leave a comment on my blog so don't forget to post a comment !




Thanks for visiting, your next hop will be to Michelle (http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com/)
If you get lost along the way the order of blogs:
Sharon
Annette
Jessica
Emily
Michelle
Lori
Kim
Ian
Diana
Georgiana
Diane

27 comments:

  1. Super cute gingerbread house. I want to make one now!

    Stay Creative,
    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations

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  2. I will have to look for a gingerbread house... yours is adorable and shiny and festive!

    Sheri R

    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

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  3. Love your card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  4. This is darling! Really puts me in the mood for Christmas:)

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  5. That house is AWESOME!!! I love it!!! I may just have to try one out too!!!

    Great job!!

    Crafty Hugs,
    Jessica
    www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com

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  6. Your gingerbread house is so cute. I'm a new follower. Jessica sent me.

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  7. The gingerbread house is adorable! This is a great way to get a head start on your Christmas Cards :-)

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  8. I love this house. I never saw it on that cart. Your house is beautiful. TFS.
    Please sign me up to be an email follower at this addy.
    dmcardmaker (at aol.com)

    Jessica said to say she sent me.

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  9. This is too cute! I didn't even know that My Community had a gingerbread house on it. I think the extra touches you did to it (smooches, stickles, etc.) were perfect! :) Great job and thanks for sharing!

    Ian

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  10. I love this gingerbread house! WHo knew My Community had such a cute gingerbread house?? The textured snow looks great, I need to try that :) TFS

    michelle
    http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com

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  11. Gorgeous! Love all the little details!

    Carol (Carol's Creations)
    4evercarolscreations.blogspot.com

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  12. Such a cute gingerbread house! Great card!

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  13. Sweet gingerbread house.
    busybucharoo.blogspot.com

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  14. Love this gingerbread house - like all the elements too. TFS

    http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.ca/

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  15. Sweet card. In this weather it is a good thing to feel a chill, LOL.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net
    Loving Scrapper101

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  16. What an adorable gingerbread house. Good enough to eat for sure. I'm hoping it's air conditioned!

    Fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    http://cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

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  17. What a sweet card, I love the gingerbread card, it looks good enought to eat. TFS!
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  18. Your card is adorable. There is just so many ways to embellish these.

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  19. I love it!!! That gingerbread house is wonderful!!! I didn't even realize it was on that cartridge!! I'll be checking that out for sure!! I just may have to scraplift!!! :)

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  20. Your card is amazing. Love all the detail!


    Tara

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  21. I love your gingerbread house. Must have been so fun to decorate.

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  22. Your gingerbread house is really Love the colors
    you could enter this in my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  23. Oh I love the gingerbread house. And the glitter is perfect. TFS AJ~

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  24. Emily,

    I'm so excited to have been chosen for you blog candy! You can reach me here clnazar at msn dot com.

    Thanks again!
    Carol (Carol's Creations)
    4evercarolscreations.blogspot.com

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