Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop Week 1: Gingerbread House

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

Until next time…

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

  2. Candice Windham says:

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

  3. nikimeiners says:

    Love all the candy

  4. 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.

  5. Love your gingerbread house, it is sparkly and fabulolus!

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

  7. Madeline Arendt says:

    It says “YUMMY”!

  8. brendapinnick says:

    so cute! I also love the tiny window!

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

  10. Wonderful job! Looks like gingerbread ready to eat.

  11. Ann Butler says:

    This is great Carla…

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

  13. Roxi Phillips says:

    Love it, Carla! So sweet… literally!

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

  15. HawaiianLibrarian says:

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

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

  17. alwayscharlie says:

    Terrific! Loving all the projects on the hop!