Carly is 22 now, way beyond making a gingerbread house with me, but it wouldn't be Christmas without at least attempting a gingerbread house, so I got to work with my papers, embossing folders, die and stamps to create a mess-free gingerbread house.
This project is made with all Lil Inker Designs. I laid out all of my Lil Inker dies and started picking and choosing any one that could even remotely be used to make my house. Here's a list of the dies and stamps I used:
House Base: Stitched Mat Square and Stitched Mat Rectangles (the square is turned on its side to create the roof.
The icing on the roof: Stitched Scallop Border Die
Bow on top of house: Christmas Bits Die Set
Heart Window: Of the Heart Die Set
Window Curtains: Stitched Sentiment Flag Die
Holly/Berry Trim: Holly Jolly Die Set
Christmas Trees: Holly Jolly Die Set
Stars on Christmas Trees: Balloon Dies
Gingerbread Men: Christmas Bits Die Set
Gumdrops on the inside of the card: Holly Jolly Die Set
Jolly Sentiment: JollyWord Die
Stamped Sentiments: Jolly and Joyful Sentiments; Instant Camera Christmas Stamp Set
I am entering my little house into 4, yes, FOUR different challenges...three of them new to me. First, Craft a Scene where the challenge is to create a Winter scene with an option to make it a tri-fold card. The second is Winter Wonderland Challenge where the challenge is to use any kind of embossing. The roof of my gingerbread house is embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The third is for Christmas Card Challenges where all you have to do is make a Christmas card...how easy is that? The last is ColourQ#219 and a challenge that was a lucky surprise for me, all my gingerbread colors matched with this weeks challenge.
Thanks for taking a look at my house...I would love to see some pictures of any gingerbread houses you may have made with your kids, I am certain at least a few people managed to get some pictures!