Welcome back to the final day of Visions of Sugarplums hosted by the ever fabulous Lori Hairston from Chouxchoux Paper Art. We have been having a fabulous time here for the past couple of days and the talented people, spectacular sponsors, challenges, giveaways and a heaping helping of inspiration haven't slowed down one bit! So let's get started on our final day!
So where do the reindeer and Gingerbread couple dwell?
Here in their little gingerbread home.
I purchased foam board from the Dollar Store and cut out these dimensions to build the house.
4 pieces @ 4 x 5 1/2" (2 for the tall sides of house & 2 for the roof)
2 pieces @ 4 x 4" (these are for the short sides of the house)
1 piece @ approx. 9 1/2" x 10 1/2" for the base
The silhouette Cameo was lovely enough to cut out house elements such as windows, doors, shutters, and a fence.
A pretty selection of truly vintage wrapping paper from my grandmother's friend, Arlone and some gorgeous gingham paper napkins will be the substrate of the exterior.
Mod Podge was all that was used to apply the gingham and the exterior elements.
The roof was covered in this wrapping paper (flipped inside out paper) for the Gingerbread-ish look.
A fireplace was decorated with a dictionary page depicting definitions of gingerbread, gingerly, gingersnap and etc. Oh, and of course the plumes of smoke arising from the warm internal fireplace.
And I couldn't resist some curtains behind the glass (frosted sheets from Tim Holtz)
The roof was decorated with paste and the Holiday Knit stencil
Even a little brick walkway to make your way inside
I've placed a battery operated flickering candle inside and I found these for $1 at The Dollar Store with 2 in a package.
During the day you can see the candle glow just fine, but at night, the little house comes alive!
This little pom pom snowman loves to sit outside and watch the happy family together.
And here's their loyal companion and transportation in his favorite spot.
A few additional decorations like the wreath and ornamental snowflakes, lace for trim and some decorated garland fences, moss and 'snow' at last to finish up the look and there you have it.
The Gingerbread Nativity Scene!
From myself and from their home to yours, may your Christmas be blessed with love, family and friendship and happiness and health in the New Year!
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ChouxChoux Paper Art is hosting a Christmas/Winter challenge!
The challenge will end December 20th. The randomly selected winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn.
Projects and Cards are accepted that follow the theme.
An incredibly sincere THANK YOU to the fabulous sponsors who are so generous!
ChouxChoux Paper Art - Mega Giveaway of Christmas Crafting Goodies
Lawn Fawn - $25.00 Gift Certificate
The Funkie Junkie Boutique - $25.00 Gift Certificate
The Cutting Cafe - 3 Sets of Choice to a Winner
Moonlighting & Co. - 1 Set of Choice to Three Winners
PPinky Dolls - 1 Digital Stamp Image of Choice
Baers Design Studio - 1 Set of Choice to Three Winners
CanvasPop - one 16x20 canvas of your favorite photo
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Big hugs and Happy Hopping,