Friday, March 1, 2013

Merry Wishes...From Our House to Your House

The challenge at Jingle Belles is STICK-Y and SWEET. So I created this card shaped like a  gingerbread house with peppermint sticks and candy.  To create the candy cane sticks, I cut red paper into a 1/2" strip and then cut diagonally into smaller bits. I glued these red bits to a 1/2" strip of white cardstock and added glittered glue over the red areas. I hand cut a house shape from a piece of Kraft cardstock, then adhered the canes. Next I created the candies that line the roof. I punched the green and red pinwheel like portions from cardstock, glued them to white cardstock and then used a circle punch to punch over them creating candies.  Using a brown colored pencil and a ruler I added horizontal lines to create the siding on the house. I adhered the green and white candies along the roof line and created "sugared icicles" with clear glittered glue.  With green glittered glue I created a few gum drop shapes at the base of the house.  I added windows with white paint, created window panes with the clear glittered glue and then cut out a door. Around the outside of the door, I added small red dots (cinnamon candies) and a handmade wreath.  I used a folded piece of brown cardstock to create the steps. Next, I hand cut a small gingerbread man from cork and painted on a Santa suit. I finished by stamping "merry wishes" onto Kraft cardstock, cut it into the shape of a banner, inked around the edges and adhered it with dimensional adhesive.  Inside the card I added a white house that I matted with red cardstock. In the center of the cardstock, I wrote: "From Our House toYour House". Since there is so much detail on this card,  it will definitely be one of a kind. It would take far too long to mass produce this one.

Cardbase: Kraft ?
White/red/green cardstock scraps
Brown cardstock: Core'dinations
Colored pencil: Crayola
Punch: Pinwheel: Marvy Uchida, Circle: EK Success
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam,  Scotch ATG, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Stamp: Stampin' Up
Ink: Tim Holtz
Glitter Glue: Studio G, Horizon, 
Paint: Duncan: Scribbles Glittering Crystal & Shiny White, Polymark: Red


  1. I assume there are some stickers in there somewhere ... regardless, I love this fun little gingerbread house ... absolutely fabulous ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

    1. No...not a single sticker on this card. Everything is hand made, which is why I wouldn't mass produce this one.

  2. Fabulous card - such a lot of cretivity has gone into it.
    Caroline xxx

  3. holy *WOW* what an incredible card, and every detail is soooooooooo beautifully done! ♥♥♥