Updated: Feb 22, 2020
Hello Digi Divas, Today I would like to share with you my NEW "Holiday Gingerbread" stamp set. Seems like the Holidays bring out my nostalgic side. I invite you to come along... It is 1983, my daughter was 3-1/2 yrs old and fell in love with the cover of a home magazine ( the name escapes me ) but she carried it around the house and slept with it like most kids would a toy. My husband and I thought it to be a bit odd, what should we do? We needed to do something but at the same time we remembered how we couldn't wait for the Sears Roebuck Catalog. So, we decided to attempt to make this elaborate Gingerbread House from the cover. (We must have been crazy!)
We put her to bed early one night and mixed the dough, the next night we baked and assembled. Three o'clock in the morning I am with a pair of tweezers putting little silver balls on this thing.... But that morning when she got up, the look on that face was SO worth it! Thirty-Five plus years later it is still one of her favorite memories. Here is two (2) cards I would like to share with you inspired by that memory.
HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD CARD #1 MATERIALS LIST:
3235J Holiday Gingerbread Digi Stamp Set COPIC MARKERS:
Hammermill 100lb. White Coverstock R02, R12, R14, R17, R29
AstroBrights Eclipse Black E31, E34, E35, E37
Blue Snowflake paper from my stash G00, G02, G04
Nesting Vintage Torn Rectangle Dies RV000, RV02, RV23
Sizzix 662424 Tim Holtz Sleigh Die set B00, B01, B60, B63
1/4" Tear-ific Tape N1, N3
3M Foam Tape Sharpie- Fine point- Lt. Gray
Scrapbook Adhesives-Black Foam Tape Green
Studio G- Glitter Glue Iridescent
Pencil & White Eraser
Suggested card size is 6-1/4"x4-1/4"...
Using Jan's 3235J Holiday Gingerbread Digi Stamp set, Size the house image to 4"x3-1/2" and
place about 1-1/2" from the bottom and
about 2" in from the left side edge. Size
the people - man 1-1/4"x2" and the
female 1-1/2"x2". Choose a sentiment
and turn on side so that you have 7" vacant
of everything but the house. As Shown.
Print on Hammermill 100 lb. White Cover
Color as desired. I used Copic markers and Sharpie Fine points, list above.
Cut images apart. Left side is cut 7"x8-1/2" as
shown. I used a pencil to mark 6-1/2" with the house
centered. (after making discovered should have
Using a pencil lightly draw a box using the top of
the house as the top line and both sides of the house
for the sides, as shown.
Fussy Cut, stop at the horizon lines. Trim the
Use a pencil and lightly mark 1-1/2", 3",
5-3/4". Score along those lines, except for
where the house is. Use the white eraser
to remove any pencil lines.
Fold as shown.
Fussy Cut your Gingerbread people.
Using Nesting Vintage Torn Rectangle Dies center
your sentiment and run through the Big Shot.
Using VersaMagic Aegean Blue to edge your sentiment.
Cut a 1"x5" strip. Accordian fold at 3/4", 2-1/2",
4-1/4". Apply Tear-ific tape to the two (2) 3/4"
flaps. Adhere one to the back side of the front
as shown, and one to the inside back side.
Cut Blue Snowflake cardstock 4"x6-1/2"
(after making discovered it should be 4"x6-1/4")
Cut a 1-1/8" notch to clear the 1" strip as shown.
Apply 1/4" Tear-ific Tape to the back side of the
Blue snowflake cardstock and adhere to the 3rd
panel as shown.
Use VersaMagic Aegean Blue around the edges
of the Blue Snow Flake card Stock and the Front
panel snow edges.
Apply 3M Foam Tape to the backside of the
Gingerbread people and adhere to the front snow
Apply 3M Foam Tape to the backside of the
sentiment and adhere to the blue snowflake
cardstock in the upper left corner.
Using Sizzix 662424 Tim Holtz Sleigh die set
on Astrobrights Eclipse black card stock, run through
the Big Shot.
Using Scrapbook Adhesives-Black Foam Tape
apply to the back side of the sleigh and adhere the
sleigh just under the sentiment and across the sky
Using Studio G- Glitter Glue Iridescent apply along
the horizon snow line, accent snow lines and to the
snow on the roof. Randomly dot the center of snow
flakes. LET DRY!
THANK YOU for coming along for the FUN!
Hopefully you saw a little bit of the enchantment my daughter saw in this gingerbread house! Come along for card #2.
HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD CARD #2 MATERIALS LIST:
3235J Holiday Gingerbread Digi Stamp set COPIC MARKERS:
Hammermill 100 lb White Cover Stock R02, R12, R14, R17, R29
Bazzill- Kraft Cardstock E31, E34, E35, E37
reminisce Magical - Magical night cardstock G00, G02, G04
Periwinkle Blue solid core cardstock from stash RV000, RV02, RV23
Red cardstock from stash B00, B01, B60, B63
Yellow cardstock from stash N1, N3
Green Cardstock from stash Sharpie- Fine point- Lt. Gray
Mama Elephant-Sugar Cookies Dies Green
VersaMagic- Aegean Blue
Distress Ink-Vintage Photo
One Blue Rhinestone One snowflake from my stash
1/4" Tear-ific Tape Tweezers
3M Foam Tape
Suggested card size is 5"x7"...
Using 3235J Holiday Gingerbread Digi Stamp Set,
resize the house image to 5-1/4"x4-1/2" and position
about 1-3/4" from the left edge of the cardstock.
(Saved the People for a possible third card later...)
Color as desired, I used Copic markers and a couple
of Fine point Sharpies.
Fussy cut the Gingerbread house out down to
the snow horizon line as shown. The snow/
ground portion 1-1/2"x6-1/2" as shown.
Cut a card base 7"x10" rectangle of White card
stock. Score at 2" and 5", then fold.
Cut a 5"x7" rectangle and a 2"x7" rectangle of
the Periwinkle Blue. Score and Fold the 5"x7" at
2" along the 7"side.
Cut a 6-1/2"x4-3/4" reminisce Magical-Magical
Night cardstock rectangle. Score and Fold at 1-3/4"
along the 6-1/2" side.
Apply VersaMagic- Aegean Blue to the edges of
the snow on the House image.
Using Tear-ific tape adhere the periwinkle to
the white card base as shown. Center and adhere
the Magical-Magical Night to the periwinkle.
Apply tear-ific tape to the 2" panel to adhere the
house image leaving the periwinkle border.