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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!
For this project, each of us started out with the following Sizzix products:
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.
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.
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.
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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