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December 20, 2010

Gingerbread Layout

Good Monday morning all you Bug Byte fans.

This is Melin from CookingWithCricut.com and this is my first post here at TheBugBytes! Thank you to Pam and the girls for letting me join in the fun! I am super excited to be here :-)

I needed to work on a Christmas themed project. I had a very dear friend in mind when I made this project.  She loves gingerbread and keeps some perfectly appointed pieces in her kitchen throughout the year. She has two super sweet little “grandkids” that she loves to scrapbook. So I thought, what a great way for her to capture her little lovelies during the holiday season while getting her beloved gingerbread in too!
Here is a look at the entire layout.cricut gingerbread layout idea using cartridges and gypsy
I used:
  • Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge
  • My Community Cartridge
  • My Gypsy
The gingerbread cookies are from Paper Doll Dress Up. I used my Gypsy to “Hide Contours” of the eyes and the different cuts that are on this piece. Because it is an accessory piece, it doesn’t have its own “blackout”. So that is what I did with the hide contours, I made it a “blackout” I did this so I could add my own version of eyes and white doodles. The eyes are from the same cartridge. The rest is just doodles with a white and red pen.
gingerbread cricut cut close up

Next, I took the same gingerbread cut and created a border in my Gypsy by welding that same “blacked out” gingerbread person.  I used the same techniques to decorate these cuties.
gingerbread border cricut closeup

Lastly, I used the My Community Cartridge and my gypsy to create this gingerbread house. I did make it a little taller and thinner than the original die cut by using my Gypsy. I did also once again, hide most of the contours on the house base. I wanted to be free to add the decorations of my choosing, the way I wanted. I used red marker and green marker on the candy cane pieces. I then added stickles to them. I used some dimensional paint for the roof and chimney top. This gives it that nice dimensional look without any hassle. I just used a tight swirly motion as I applied it to give it that more dimensional look. I then inked the rest of the pieces and used some more Stickles to give them a sugary look.
cricut gingerbread house idea cut close up

I did finish off the layout by adding an MS punch border and did a little faux stitching on the border strips to give it a little more finished look. I hope you enjoyed today’s project.

If you would like the Gypsy Files, just click the add to cart button and it will walk you through to get the free download.You will need the Paper Doll Dress Up and My Community Cartridges to use these files with your Gypsy.
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Have a wonderfully Merry Christmas!!!!



Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a great layout. Your friend is going to love this as I am sure everyone who sees it will! TFS

papillon digital design said...

What a beautiful layout. I love the clean lines and how the photos are the main focus but the eye is kept entertained when it moves out of the focal point by the lovely decorations. Love love this composition!!

Suzanne (cricutcraftingrammy) said...

Pam what an amazing layout. Thanks so much for sharing the file. We always decorate gingerbread houses the week before Christmas so this will be perfect for out pics. Love your work and your blog. Merry Christmas

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

This is beautiful, love it!

imafarmgirl said...

Thanks for sharing your gypsy file. I am more motivated to make the layout now and you have given me another way to use “Hide Contours”.

flowerdisco said...

melin, what a beautiful layout.

Karen said...

What a cute layout. Those gingerbread men are so adorable! Love the house, too. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

This is so cute....now I want to eat Gingerbread!!!

TR said...

Oh! I LOVE this!
I love GingerBread peeps!
And the cottage is so adorable.

Thank you so much for sharing with us.

(hug) TR

Anonymous said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Hope you have a WONDERFUL one!!! -Sam :-)

Beautiful Layout!!! :-)

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.blogspot.com) said...

This is fantastic! What a fun project!

Sandy Ang said...

What a supercute 2 page LO design. Those gingerbread men dancing across the top border are adorable

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