Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Gingerbread House from Silhouette

Here's a great surprise post!!! My friend got her Silhouette Cameo and we both had to "play". For those who don't know anything about the Silhouette Cameo, allow me to enlighten you! The Cammie (as we affectionately call her) is a sleek cutting machine with Design and cutting capability linked up with your computer. Silhouette has download able cutting files from their library. We downloaded this cute Gingerbread House for the initial project. Yup, all the pieces cut are from the Silhouette store except the gumdrops which are from the Warm Gingerbread Cards using my SCAL computer program. All the gumdrops have Stardust stickles on their caps and then popped with dimensionals. The scallop edge of the roof is also outlined using Stardust Stickles. Pop the front door wreath with dimensionals, decorate with red adhesive rhinestones, and then add a twine bow using a mini glue dot. The front door knob is a 1/4" punched circle, popped with a dimensional. Give the Gingebread men some character with a white gel pen. Finished project size: 3-3/4" x 3-3/4" x 5-3/8" (at highest part of the house).

House right side: Before assembling the house, sponge the edges with SU Close to Cocoa ink.

House Back: tree is embossed using the SU Snowburst Embossing folder, red adhesive rhinestones randomly positioned.

House left side:

The roof comes off.

Supplies used:

  • CS: Recollections Kraft, SU White, AC Christmas Pack, Core-dinations Brown, SU Wasabi Green, SU Snowflake Vellum, various "candy" scraps

  • Ink: Close to Cocoa

  • Accys: 2 Way Glue Pen, sticky Tape, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Stardust Stickles, Yellow Stickles, Red Adhesive Rhinestones, Red/White Twine, 1/4" Hole Punch, SU Snowburst Embossing Folder, Mini Glue Dot, Ink Essentials Sponge Applicator

Thank you for stopping by and I can't wait to get my own Silhouette Cameo!!!!


sweet said...

Wow Patti this is so cute! You've inspired me to buy my husband about getting one of these machine to use the svg cuts.

Kate Creasey said...


I too have the Cameo. I have been a Silhouette fan from the very beginning and this machine is a great move forward. Thanks for sharing the idea. I was looking for a centerpiece for my Stampin' Up! Christmas party and now I have the idea of what to make.

Lois said...

does the silhouette cut svg files?
love your blog, you are so creative

Anonymous said...

OMG.......This is adorable!!!!!!!

Barbara said...

We Silhouette owners love our digital cutters! There are close to 1800 of us that hang out at the Silhouette Plus forum! Come visit, Patti!

(Yes, Lois, the Cameo cuts svg files!)


Anonymous said...

I've heard some great things about the cameo. Can't wait to see what you can make with that sleek machine.