Friday, December 2, 2011

Gingerbread House Ornament

Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge this week is Anything But A Card, Christmas Ornaments.  What a fun idea!  I decided to make a hand-crafted Gingerbread House Ornament (to commemorate our tradition of making a Gingerbread House every year).
I used the Milk Carton Die in the Big Shot with Soft Suede cardstock to create the base of the Gingerbread house.  Then I used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch on Whisper White cardstock to create the "trim" of the house.  Tempting Turqouise, Real Red, and Daffodil Delight markers were used to add the polka dots to the trim which are supposed to look like sprinkles. 
The Roof of the house is just a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 1 1/2" by 4" and scored at 2".  I used Tempting Turqouise, Real Red, and Daffodil Delight markers to draw "gumdrops" on the roof since I don't have any candy stamps (something to add to my wish list!).  I used Dazzling Details to add glitter to the gumdrops.
For the front of the Gingerbread house, I cut two little squares of Whisper White cardstock then used a Basic Black Marker to make the window pane and a Read Red Marker to add curtains.  I used Stampin UP!'s Crystal Effects to make the windows gleam.  The wreath is a piece of Old Olive Cardstock punched with the Scallop Circle from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack then punched with a Hole Punch in the middle.  The door is just a piece of Whisper White Cardstock colored with a Tempting Turquoise Marker then covered with Dazzling Details Glitter.

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All products used were Stampin UP!:
Milk Carton Die, Big Shot, Itty Bitty Punches, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, Crystal Effects, Basic Rhinestones, Dazzling Details, Markers (Tempting Turqouise, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, & Basic Black)


  1. What a cute house! Reminds me of the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale. So glad you decided to play along with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Hope you will play again next week!

  2. Great use of the Crystal Effects on those windows and love the sparkle on those fun gumdrops! Thanks for playing along this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  3. You go girl!! This is so clever!!! I love the trim and the cute polka dots. Oh....the fun!! Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  4. soooo adorable! I love the colour combo! Thanks so much for playing with us at Hand Stamped sentiments this week! Can't wait to see you back again!

  5. Oh how cute and I love all of your little candy details! What a great idea to use the milk carton for an ornament and I just love the gingerbread house idea! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!


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