Monday, December 12, 2011

Gingerbread Land Challenge At Sketches4all

Who doesn't love all of Nikki Sivils products??!!! Well, I know that I love them so you can imagine my happiness and excitement when I was given the Design Team assignment to make an altered item using the scrumptious Nikki Sivils Gingerbread Land kit. There are just so many fun papers and embellies to choose from I really had a blast picking and choosing what I wanted to use.

I decided to alter a common brown paper lunch bag and turn it into a holiday gift bag for my daughter's teacher. I used my Crafter's Companion Ultimate Tool to dry emboss the top edge of the sack, then I cut off the excess paper leaving the decorative edge.

I have been really drawn to this darling gingerbread house and this is now my second time to feature it on a project. Don't you just LOVE it!? I actually cut this one out of a 12x12 sheet of paper and rolled the back of it around a pencil. I attached pop dots to the back to give it added dimension. I fussy cut the tree from the same sheet of paper but adhered it flush with the sack, hiding it behind the house a bit. I used the cloud sticker in the sky and added some Martha Stewart Crystal Course Glitter to give it more sparkle.

To get all that "snow" on the roof top and the ground I first put down Glossy Accents and then sprinkled some Stampendous Shaved Ice bits on top. I gently pressed them down into the Glossy Accents and then let it dry.

I made the greeting on the bag by layering a sticker and wording from decorative paper. I put Glossy Accents on the wording to make it pop. To finish up all I had to do was fold over the top of the bag. Next using a whole punch, I punched two holes and threaded ribbon through. Finish by tying a bow.

There is a fun challenge at Sketches4all running from December 10th to December 17th. All you have to do to enter to win this yummy kit is to comment each day on each Design Team project. The design team members will be posting new projects throughout the week to inspire you. Come check it daily and comment, comment, comment!!! Each comment will get your name thrown into the drawing for the Nikki Sivils Gingerbread Land Kit!!! WOO HOO!!

What are you waiting for?? You know you want to win!! Hey, before you leave make sure you have entered my blog candy giveaway. I'm giving away a Crafter's Companion Ultimate Tool!! You definitely want to enter to win this beauty!! The giveaway ends on December 24th.

Thanks for stopping go and comment at S4A! LOL


  1. Hey girl! This is so super cute! Her paper is amazing! Great project, love the snow and the sentiment!
    SO how is everything? Another trip? are all the kids going with you? Are you going to see family? We will be home for Xmas, my Mom is coming for dinner, otherwise we just mess around, riding bikes, playing basketball and other outside things. I took tomorrow off to go do my shopping! I felt like I had no choice I have no free to to go because the girls are always with me. I am dreading it, because I'm not sure what I am buying I am just hopping stuff pops out at me! My Husband told me to pick up some stuff for myself because he is busy from now until Xmas... Hmmm busy??? Really? He is such a guy! Keep me posted!

  2. Stacy this is adorable... the only thing I can think that would make this better is if it was filled with chocolate! LOL!
    Crafty Holiday Hugs,

  3. Your gingerbread house is darling. I love your glittery snow :) Hard to believe your gorgeous bag started out as a plain brown lunch bag!