Monday, November 6, 2023


I love a good Advent Calendar.  I've been doing one using every year using  Doodlebug's Christmas collection for as long as I can remember!  So needless to say, I was very excited when we came out with the new Advent Calendar House.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to make a gingerbread house version using the new Gingerbread Kisses collection. I modeled it after the gingerbread house in the Gingerbread Lane Doodle Cuts.   I'm so happy with the results, take a peek....

I decided I wanted top open up the attic of the house, but it took me a while to be brave enough to do it, lol!  I cut it open, using an Xacto Knife and a metal ruler, leaving about 1/4" edge.  This gave me a fun space to further decorate!

I lined the inside of the attic with the snowflake side of the Sugarplums paper.  I also made a scalloped roof edge using the Doodlebug Eyelet Lace & Scallop Sizzlet die from Sizzix. I altered a little 3D house from Lori Whitlock's Chirstmas Village Cutting Class, giving it a scalloped roof to make it look like the gingerbread house in the Gingerbread Lane Doodle Cuts.  To add some sparkle and fun, I added a small strand of battery operated fairy lights and some fake snow to the background behind the adorable gingerbread folks from the Odds & Ends Pack.

I wanted the front of the house to look like one solid scene, rather than 24 individually decorated drawers.  I did this by creating my scene as one large piece of paper (measuring 13 1/2" x 9", then cutting it into squares that measured 2 1/4" x 2 1/4 which I glued to the fronts of each drawer.. Once I had the pieces on the drawers, I used an Xacto Knife to cut the half circle drawer pulls.

I love the Holiday Sprinkles paper, it looks like sweet gingerbread!  I used that as the base of my house.  The candy cane stripe sides were done using the edge stickers from the Mini Icons Sticker Sheets.  My window and door frames were done using the sprinkles side of the Cookies for Santa Paper and the door was done using the heart side of the Berry Floral Paper.

I added some Odds & Ends to each side of my door. I also used some Gingerbread Kisses Assortment Sprinkles to decorate my windows and a Peppermint Place Shaped Sprinkle for my doorknob.

I numbered my drawers using the Calendar Number Stickers from the Day to Day Collection.  

 I'm so happy with how this cute little gingerbread house turned out!  I love that the top lights up, it looks so nice when the lights are low!  Now all I have left is to fill the drawers!

Have you played with the new Advent Calendar House?  Be sure to tag Doodlebug on socials, we always love to see your creations!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Advent Calendar House
Gingerbread Kisses Collection
Day to Day Calendar Number Stickers
Doodlebug Eyelet Lace & Scallop Sizzlet die from Sizzix


Xacto Knife
Metal Ruler
Fake Snow
Fairy Lights

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