Saturday, August 25, 2018

Gingerbread Home for the Holidays

 Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog today.
The last weekend of August is here. Can you believe it? This month just flew by for me.  
Our tomatoes are all starting to ripen now. So canning time is also here for me. My hubby always plants a variety so it results in a great tasting sauce. That is possibly a chore for me tomorrow.
Today we have a really early wedding to attend. So let's move on with my post for today. This is a card that I created for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz blog.
I am using the Gingerbread House Mini's die. As soon as I saw these cute little houses, I thought of snowbanks and pine trees and the gingerbread houses nestled in among them. And on this card I brought my idea to life. So let's get started with some details on how I created the card.

Step 1: Started my card by cutting the gingerbread houses. I used a soft brown cardstock for the base and then white cardstock for all the trim. The houses are just a bit over 2" when assembled. So this size is perfect for layering on a snowbank.
Step 2: I wanted a snowy background so I used the Stampin'-Up snowfall embossing folder for texture and ran it through my Big Shot machine. 
I cut 3 snowbanks from white cardstock and added chunky glitter to the hill tops.  
 I stamped my sentiment with the help of my MISTI.
 Step 3: Started card assembly. I attached the snowbanks to the embossed background with dimensional adhesive. After I secured the snowbanks, I realized that I covered most of my embossing. I didn't want only 2 hills so I decided to leave it as is.
I added the houses and pine trees to the little snowy scene. The pine trees are older CottageCutz dies. I have a picture and link below of what I used.
 I scattered a few red, green and gold sequins around the sentiment just for some added interest and color.
Attached the image panel to a red card base.
Red Card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Image Panel: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" 
And, that's it for me for this post. So until next time...…..God bless.
dies I used to create card:
I am also entering: 
1.  Christmas at Sweet Stampin' has an anything goes Christmas.
2.  Watercooler Wednesday is all about holidays.
3.  Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge is anything goes.


  1. What a clever way to use your Gingerbread House minis, Mary! I love those sparkly snow drifts and that embossed snow in the background. A great design and beautifully assembled. Love the added sparkle of those colourful sequins. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  2. Wonderful snowy Christmas scene! Love the gingerbread houses. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  3. Wonderful card, Mary! Love those gingerbread houses. Thanks for joining us at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge. Marsha DT



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