Monday, November 17, 2014

Christmas Birthday with Gingerbread

     My sweet DIL has one of those right-before-Christmas birthdays that get lost in the holiday festivities so I always make a birthday card for her which is completely separate from her Christmas card.  This year, I found a perfect image at Doodle Pantry, called "Gingerbread House Ants."  And the great thing about it is, if you use a Doodle Pantry image and enter the challenge by the 24th of this month, you'll get the set as a freebie!  :-D

     This is another CAS, single-layer card with the pre-colored image printed directly onto the card front, with the sentiment typed before printing.  I added some shiny, gold, border stickers (Peel Offs) and it was done.  How's that for a 7-minute card, including the time needed to line up the image before printing?  Or, as my friend, Lynn, would say -- a "Git 'er done!" card.

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     It's Monday of a new week and most of you are snowed in if you're in the US (or at least have bitterly cold temperatures!)  Remember last summer when I was complaining about the terrible heat and drought?  Our local weatherman just predicted that we'd reach 70 today -- but still no rain in the 10 day forecast.  Ah, well, no snow either.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Gingerbread House Ants - Featured for DPDC52Free if you play in the challenge and use a DP image.


Benzi said...

Beautiful birthday card, Connie. I love the gold peel off stickers and that gingerbread house is awesome.

Linda Simpson said...

Oh I do love this little house it reminds me of Hansel and Gretal. Gorgeous dies cuts you have used too.
Linda xxx

Donna Hanley said...

Love, love, love this gingerbread house. I'm going to head on over to Doodle Pantry right now. Hope you are feeling better by now.

jimlynn said...

Love this "git 'er done" card!!! LOL! Fantastic with those shiny borders and the image is totally WOW! Love the ants! This would probably happen it me if I made one! Very pretty and know your daughter in law will love it.

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Hi! You clever soul! Brilliant idea for a swift card! It look great! You'll have all your Christmas cards made in no time like this! :) Thank you for the tip. I'm already working on the registry so you should see our badge on our blog soon! I do hope that more people will join the fun too! :)
Thank you for playing along with our Speed Craft challenge, Connie! xxx

*Vicki* said...

OOH this is so pretty NC!! Really love the CAS style with the gold stickers along the borders there!! I know your DIL will love it! :) HUGS

Chasing the Dream said...

OMG, can I have one of these gingerbread house, just to eat. Love how you used the gold stickers to frame this beauty. Beautifull CAS. Perfect birthday beauty.,

Jackie Scott said...

Great card Connie! And done in 7 minutes.
Must get some pre coloured images for those last minute cards. Like the way you used the gold stickers to finish it.

Melissa Vandridge said...

Hi Connie! That is too cute! I love gingerbread houses and this card is certainly sweet. Thank you for sharing on this weeks Artistry Challenge! Be sure to come back Saturday-Monday to vote for your favorite two crafts. :)

Melissa - Vandicrafts

Nikki said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenge.


Deborah Wainwright said...

What a speedy crafter you are. the gold sets of the house beautifully. Thank you for joining in with speedccraft challenge

Lin said...

Love this little gingerbread house. Such a cute image, and it's making my mouth water too!

Thanks for sharing with us


Inky and Quirky said...

Oh lovely looks good enough to eat!

Thanks for joining us again on the speed craft challenge :)

Big hugs
Donna xxx

Malika said...

Lovely card so cute


Susan Sieracki said...

That came out looking so great. Shes going to love it!

Dawn Lancaster said...

A gorgeous super speedy card! The image is just too sweet! The gold borders set it off nicely too!
Dawn xx

Carol S. said...

Brilliant card and such a cute image Thanks for joining us at CFAS. Carol S. DT

Merlina Hadi said...

Beautiful card, especially your gingerbread house ^-^
Thanks for joining us at Sisters of Craft, and good luck.


michele said...

Lovely card :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Laine Kammeraad said...


I have my DT hat on today. I absolutely love your Doodle Pantry gingerbread house. Love all the ants too. I want to go get the image and enter the challenge over there myself. You will probably see my name pop up over there. Anyway my dear friend - you did an awesome card and so happy you joined us at The Speed Challenge. (I see you actually joined us twice). Wonderful..

Big hug
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Sassy Raggedy said...

I love this cute gingerbread house. Wonderful card. Hugs, joann

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Good have been a busy girl and I have missed many of your amazing, pretty, card posts. You DIL will love it.

whoistracy said...

What an adorable image and card!! I just love your coloring. Glad you could join us @LiaStampz.

R.Maria Sabina said...

Wish that house was real! adorable! Thanks for sharing
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Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "BIRTHDAYS" Challenge #104!
Sandi ♥
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Lia said...

love your coloring1 beautiful card. thanks for sharing it with us back at Liastampz Lia Stampz Challenge Blog DT

Ger said...

Great card, that image is so cute! Thankyou for joining us this month at Craft for the Craic