Monday, November 18, 2013

Gingerbread Goodness with Julie

Hello to all you AA fans!  It's me, Julie, here featuring November's fabulous set, Gingerbread Goodness!  It hardly seems possible to be making holiday cards again, but 'tis the season!! The set this month is full of yummy treats, candycanes, gingerbread, gumdrops . . . .YUM!

First up I used the "Sweet" sentiment to make this super fast card featuring the candy stamps.  After stamping the main panel I simply paper pierced my square and used embroidery floss to stitch it up.  I love the bright green and fun colors that have a bit of a retro feel.

Next I wanted to use the darling gingy house - it's a nice large image so it definitely has to be the focal point of the card!  I kept it sort of simple, only coloring in and paper piecing a few elements.

To give it an extra touch I used a craft knife and cut around 3 sides of the door so that you can swing it open!  Then I tucked a chunky heart inside the door - awwww!

Last up is this sweet card using the gingerbread men.  I used the Cut File that coordinates perfectly with the whole set and is available for purchase from Avocado Arts.  It's super simple to just have the gingerbread outline and duplicate it 3 times to one side.  Once you have 4 gingerbread men you simple move them closer together, select the whole group and then "weld" them together - viola! they're connected!

As you can see I dressed them up a bit, girl, boy, girl, boy.  They are so darn cute they hardly need the embellies but I can't help adding a bit of bling anyway! :)

There you have it, Gingerbread Goodness.  I hope you've been inspired a bit to take a look and pick up the set!!

A bit of a sad note, this is my last post for Avocado Arts.  I truly wish I didn't have to go but my life has been crazy lately and I just don't seem to have the crafty time like I used to.  I want to thank Michelle and Lisa for the amazing opportunity to work with them and all of AA's beautiful stamps, it has been such fun!! I have to say that this company is first-class A+ and it shows!! I wish them all the best - that goes for the entire Pit Crew too!! I finer group of stampers/women would be hard to find, thank you for your friendship and kindness ladies!  Thank you too AA fans - you make it all worthwhile! MWAH!


~amy~ said...

Julie, your cards are absolutely fabulous!

We are going to miss you!!!

Connie Mercer said...

stunner cards!!! Love that the door opens:) ~ sorry to see you leave but understand about "life". Well wishes to you and only good thoughts. Have enjoyed your work:)

Pinky Hobbs said...

Just precious! Love the stitching too!

Brenda Lee said...

Fantastic cards! I love the open door on the house.

Avocado Arts said... has been an honor having you on the Avocado Arts Design Team and as a part of this family :) Your creativity is OVER THE MOON amazing and jaw-dropping-to say the least. I want to thank you for all of your hard work, effort and inspiring projects that you created...I am eternally grateful! LOVE YOU!!!