Saturday, December 19, 2009

Day *19* ..Gingerbread Goodness...

Good Morning! Today is my turn to open another window for the Belles and Whistles Advent calendar! WOW only 6 more sleeps til Christmas! This went by so fast!
This is actually a gift I gave to my girls on the 12th as a halfway to Christmas gift! Being that this year they are 5, 6 and 7 I figured they were old enough to make a gingerbread house ~ what I mean is get through getting it together without eating all the candy and getting frosting everywhere but on the house! LOL I have created a tag card to go along with the cookie cutters for the walls of the house!
This image ~ Gingerbread Corner ~ is so cute and perfect for the gift! I made a tag with her and I also put the recipes for the gingerbread, the "glue" for the walls and one for the frosting. (I got it all from a Martha Stewart magazine.) I went with Kraft paper and distressed it with Vintage ink so it would resemble gingerbread to go along with my theme. The sentiment was made with individual rub-ons and I added glitter and distress inks all over!
This is the first year we are doing this and I think if all goes well it will be a tradition at our house! If it does turn out good I will put up some pictures as we are making it this morning! We are also due for a bit of snow so hopefully we get it made quick and painfree so we can go out and play!! I just love the snow ~ makes me feel young again!! (haha)

Well thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful week-end!


Anita said...

This card is gorgeous!! I love the layout, so quick and easy, yet really beautifully made:) Thank you for the inspiration and have a lovely saturday:)

Hugs, Anita

Danielle said...

Oh wow Kathy, what a wonderful idea - I bet your girls were thrilled to receive this! Very beautifully done and I just love the B&W image - cute!!!
Hugs, Danielle
ps. Enjoy playing in the snow!

Tammi said...

A beautiful card and gift for them Kathy, love that star with the bells! Sounds like a great tradition to start with your girls, have fun with it AND the snow!! :) ~Hugs & Merry Christmas!

Kimmi said...

Gorgeous from top to toe! Love the colours and your colouring is amazing as always! Love the layout! Great idea.

Kimmi x

oooooo - have fun in the snow ! We NEVER get any here at christmas, usually it falls in Feb/March, lasts an hour and goes!

scrappyjan said...

OH KATHY!!!! This is so very BEAUTIFUL!!! Love it!!! So fun and vintage!!
Happy Holidays sweetie..Janiel

Kim Piggott said...

Such a beautiful card!
I love your superb colouring and your design and detail is amazing!
Can't wait to see your pictures!
kim x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is stunning such wonderful details and beautiful image.
Hope you had a wonderful time making the gingerbread house with your girls.

Emma Lockley said...

WOWZERS Kathy! this is so beautiful! I bet your girls loved receiving this on the 12th, what a wonderful gift for them to cherish
hope you have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
love emma xxx

Jodie from Oz said...

Oh my this is wonderful, love the card I love your wonderful colouring and your design and detail is amazing. Hope you have fun making the Gingerbread House and can't wait to see the pics. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Michele said...

Oh this is gorgeous Kathy. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Fabulous design and details to. Hugs Michele x

having a {me} day said...

This is amazing!! Soooo much detail! You have a thing for GINGERBREAD! LOL! I particularly like the star. keeleyxx