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Gingerbread House Card

December 23, 2014

Happy Holidays Crafty Friends!

The sights and smells of the holiday season are all around and one of my favorites is Gingerbread! I love making it, eating it, and seeing amazing Gingerbread houses created by incredible artists. I thought it would be fun to take the Holiday House die and make a Gingerbread House-inspired card. I love how it turned out!

ECD Dec 23 BP front 1a P1070333

Here’s how I made this card:

1. Fold a 5 1/2″ x 8 1 /2″ piece of white cardstock in half to form a standard A2 size card base. Cut a piece of pattern paper to  5 1/4″ x 4″, ink edges with blue ink and adhere to card front.

2. Adhere ECD Transparent Double Sided Adhesive to a sheet of white cardstock approx  5 1/2″ x 4″. Die cut the snowy hill using the hills from Outdoor Edges. Die cut 2 small rooflines and one large one from Holiday House. Glitter with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, polish with your finger to set glitter into the adhesive and bring up the shine.

ECD Dec 23 BP glitter dies 1a P1070314

ECD Dec 23 BP glitter 1a P1070319

ECD Dec 23 BP glittered 1a P1070320

3. Die cut the other pieces for the card, including 3 decorator trees in light blue cardstock from the Evergreen Pivot Card die.

ECD Dec 23 BP diecuts 1a P1070316

4. Ink edges off all house pieces except white ones with brown ink. Using a white Gel Pen, draw “frosting” scallops on the roof. Add transparent silver glitter dots to the trees. Assemble the individual parts of the house.

5. Assemble card front. Adhere snowy hill about 1/2″ from the bottom of the card. Add background trees. Adhere large house directly to card front. Add roof with chimney on foam adhesive. Add both door pieces on foam adhesive. Add glitter dots and glitter borders as “candy” decorations on the house.

6. Die cut Merry Christmas from red cardstock and adhere inside card along with 2 strips of pattern paper and a red heart to complete.

ECD Dec 23 BP inside 1a  P1070332

Here’s another view of the front for placement.

ECD Dec 23 BP front 2 P1070338

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season! Thanks for stopping by today. Try making your own Gingerbread House-inspired card with the Holiday House die and see what wonders you can create!

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:
944 Merry Christmas
918 Holiday House
914 Outdoor Edges
912 Evergreen Pivot Card
7010 Glitter Borders Assorted- Red/Gold
7018 Glitter Dots Assorted- Red/Gold and Transparent/Silver
Double Sided Adhesive
642 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

Other Supplies used:
Pattern Paper- Authentique
Cardstock -Bazzill
Foam Adhesive
Broken China Distress Ink
Vintage Photo Distress Ink



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  • Reply Natalie December 30, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    So pretty!! I could see doing this with my kids and letting them actually decorate the house like a candy gingerbread house.

  • Reply Arlene December 26, 2014 at 10:49 am

    This is one incredible house. I love how you created something new from this wonderful house.

    I do have this house and will be making one like this in the near future.

    To address Roxanne’s issues, you have to cut them apart with a small wire cutter (like they use in jewelry making) and then you can dull the nubs with a metal bar to sand them down. I believe Elizabeth Craft Designs sells the set. I have a jewelry kit I bought years ago and use those to cut through.

  • Reply Mary Prasad December 24, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Love the extended house! Great card!

  • Reply Sharon Welch December 23, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    I absolutely love your card. It looks classy yet cute, and the colors blend beautifully. Wish I had seen it before I made my granddaughter’s Christmas card. But, I now what to make next year. Thanks for sharing it.

  • Reply Roxanne December 23, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    I love this set….I have the older base die by Sizzix and house that went w/Karen’s first house die. So naturally I bought this too. Love the idea of the extra side entrance! 🙂 The only problem I had was taking the die pieces apart and now all have lil’ jagged stubs where I separated the pieces….wish it came already smooth and separated….I almost ruined the thin dies trying to separate them. Love this set though! Merry Christmas!

  • Reply Cheryl Newby December 23, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    What a beautiful card

  • Reply dyeandpigment55 December 23, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Ooooo, great card. Love the color combo and design.

  • Reply Raquel Mason December 23, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Wonderful colors Debra. I love the blue trees & addition to the Holiday House.

  • Reply Candy Spiegel December 23, 2014 at 8:36 am

    This is so pretty!

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