Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop Week 1: Gingerbread House

November 4, 2010 at 11:55 am 27 comments

Welcome to the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop!

Halloween is over, so Christmas is just ahead!  Ok, not really.  In fact, I have a personal rule about not decorating for Christmas until after Thanksgiving.

Except…when I saw this cute house die designed by my friend Eileen Hull, I knew I had to make it into a gingerbread house.  Oh well, rules are made to be broken, right?    Happy Thanksgivmas!

gingerbread house christmas craft

For this project, each of us started out with the following Sizzix products:

#65279;Sizzix Scoreboards Pro Die – House, 3D, by Eileen Hull
Sizzix 12×12 matboard, white
Sizzix Big Shot Pro die cutting machine

I started by assembling the house base using double sided tape and brads.  I like to assemble the Scoreboards dies before painting so I can get the edges covered without touch-ups.  I applied two  quick coats of a 1:1 mixture of DecoArt Texturizing medium and Americana acrylic paint in Light Cinnamon, leaving the tops of both roof pieces, the fence, windows, and door frame white.

To get a fun faux-snow/icing look to the roof pieces and window frames, I applied Marvy Puffy Velvet Fabric Markers and heat set the pieces when dry.  I made the peppermint candies for the roof with a quick swish of white paint on some wooden discs and some red glitter glue, with a coat of Diamond Glaze for a smooth finish.  The red glitter glue also added the perfect peppermint touch for the door frame.

sizzix gingerbread house craft door

Of course I can’t just leave well enough alone, I’m a detail girl.  I glued on some premade glittery candy cane and gumdrop buttons, and used one of the brad punch-outs for a doorknob.

sizzix gingerbread house die side view

The matboard fence made its way over to the side of the house, surrounding a lollipop tree made with white cardstock and Clearsnap’s Design Adhesives.  The fence also gets a holiday makeover with a Clearsnap Smooch garland and a tiny red ribbon bow.

sizzix gingerbread house detail

I finished up with some pale yellow cardstock to give a warm glow inside the windowpanes, and an itty bitty foil and Smooch decorated tree peeking out to show some holiday spirit.   Did I mention that I love details?

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or use the master list here:  Sizzix blog hop master list.

Thanks for hopping by!  Tune in next week to see Karin Burniston’s Pop-Up Cube!

Until next time…


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27 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Melony Bradley  |  November 4, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Oh- so sweet Carla- love the lollipop detail on the side with the fence!

  • 2. Phyllis Dobbs  |  November 4, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    This is really cute Carla. I love how you did the fence at the end with the candy “tree”.

  • 3. Plaid Crafts  |  November 4, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    I love this so much. The bushes on the front are so dang cute!

  • 4. Candice Windham  |  November 4, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Carla, I love the snow! What a great way to use that product! The house looks good enough to eat!

  • 5. nikimeiners  |  November 4, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Love all the candy

  • 6. Karen B.  |  November 4, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Love it all, but especially that fence wrapping around the side of the house with the lollipop. Adorable! I can hardly wait to see what you do with the cube.

  • 7. Beth W.  |  November 4, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Love your gingerbread house, it is sparkly and fabulolus!

  • 8. Jenn Ellefson  |  November 4, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Oh Carla, this is such a perfect idea! It looks good enough to eat!

  • 9. Jen Goode  |  November 4, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Love it! Your tiny window is my favorite… such a cute little tree in there.

  • 10. Madeline Arendt  |  November 4, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    It says “YUMMY”!

  • 11. Vicki O'Dell  |  November 4, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Very cute!

  • 12. brendapinnick  |  November 4, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    so cute! I also love the tiny window!

  • 13. Laura Bray  |  November 4, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    So sweet! I can almost smell the gingerbread.

  • 14. Teri  |  November 4, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I live the entire house but the tree in the window is just the greatest

  • 15. Robi  |  November 4, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Wonderful job! Looks like gingerbread ready to eat.

  • 16. Theresa Cifali  |  November 4, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    That looks awesome. I love the texture on the roof

  • 17. Keri Lee Sereika  |  November 4, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Totally cute!!!!! It is totally DELICIOUS!!!!!

  • 18. Ann Butler  |  November 4, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    This is great Carla…

  • 19. eileen hull  |  November 5, 2010 at 1:17 am

    Down to the last detail- perfect! I like the small things too 🙂 Thanks for rocking this die- love your work always!

  • 20. Roxi Phillips  |  November 5, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Love it, Carla! So sweet… literally!

  • 21. Einat Kessler  |  November 5, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Super cute!

  • 22. gscrapbooks  |  November 5, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    I adore the Gingerbread House you made… the texture on the roof is awesome!

  • 23. HawaiianLibrarian  |  November 5, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Your house looks like cinnamon gingerbread just waiting for Hansel and Gretel to nibble! Mahalo for sharing your how-tos.

  • 24. Terry Ricioli  |  November 5, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Lovely work! And wonderful details right down to the doorknob!

  • 25. Rexann  |  November 5, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Thank’s for sharing you work of art!!!

  • 26. Lyneen  |  November 6, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    YUMMY looks good enough to eat. Love the detail in the windows… TFS!

  • 27. alwayscharlie  |  November 9, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Terrific! Loving all the projects on the hop!


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