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Holiday Gingerbread - 3235J

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.


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

VersaMagic-Aegean Blue

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

been 6-1/4").

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

side lines.

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

as shown.

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.


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

Memento-Desert Sand

Distress Ink-Vintage Photo

Starfire Glitter

One Blue Rhinestone One snowflake from my stash

1/4" Tear-ific Tape Tweezers

3M Foam Tape

Dimensional Glue

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.

Before adhering the house image, set on a coffee

filter; apply Nuvo glue pen on all the snow areas.

Apply Starfire Glitter, dump the excess on to the

coffee filter and empty back in to the jar.

Using Tear-ific tape adhere the 2"x7" periwinkle

rectangle to the inside 5" panel.

Using Mama Elephant dies (Tree & Star ) on

Bazzill-Kraft run through the Big shot. Using

smaller tree on white scrap run through the big

shot. Using the small embellishments on scraps

of Red, Green and Yellow,run through the big shot.

Using Memento- Desert Sand of the edges of the

Kraft shapes, then repeat with Distress Ink-Vintage

Photo. Using Copic G00 color the small white tree

shapes. Assemble parts as shown... (Cookies)

Adhere the House image to the 2" panel.

Using 3M foam tape to adhere the tree cookies

as shown.

Cut your sentiment 1-1/2"x6-1/2", apply Versa

Magic-Aegean Blue to the edges. Apply 3M Foam

tape to the backside, center on the periwinkle and


Adhere a snowflake to the left of the sentiment as shown.

Adhere a blue rhinestone in the center of the


We have finished our easel card.

Santa himself would love this bit of sugar and spice. Visit often and find different creations and the tutorials that will inspire.

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Dec 02, 2019

Jan, your cards are always so fun and full of whimsy! I can just picture being with you in the kitchen, making gingerbread, laughing as we put things together! These masterpieces are pure magic! hugs, de


Verna Angerhofer
Verna Angerhofer
Nov 20, 2019

What a cute stamp set and I love the cards you have created with them. All are so festive and fun!


Nov 20, 2019

I love the Gingerbread set and I love your back story of making a gingerbread house for your daughter! How delightful. :-D


Lynn Hayes
Lynn Hayes
Nov 20, 2019

Jan, these are awesome! What wonderful memories too. LOVE your gingerbread houses and all the dimension. They're so pretty.


Anne Temple
Anne Temple
Nov 20, 2019

Your cards are amazing and such a sweet memory for both you and your daughter :-). Great step by step instructions too.

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