Today’s card is a fun little gingerbread house.  I needed a quick card to get back in the swing of things.  And although it has a variety of products, this card was a pretty quick one.  The So Very Merry stamp set really is a Fun one to work with.


Stampin' Up!, So Very Merry, Christmas Tidings, Circle Punch, Double Oval Punch, Basics Embossing, Jackie Beers

Stamp Set

There are a variety of products used on this card, but the star is still the So Very Merry stamp set.  The images all have the look of stained glass.  And since I love to color, this is a good thing.  Although I kept the little gingerbread house fairly simple in colors.

It is stamped with Early Espresso Ink for a dark brown base.  I then colored it with a variety of brownish Stampin’ Blends.  The roof got a bright Yellow and the trim of course is peppermint.  All of the Blends are listed in the Supply List at the bottom of the post.


There are two different embossing folders used here.  That is very unusual for me as I sometimes go a while without using even one.  But in being truthful I will say that the second one was because I cut the first one wrong after I had embossed!  I am sure I am not the first person to ever do that! LOL!!!

The Christmas Tidings Embossing Folder has great details and is really pretty.  It is embossed on a piece of Lemon Lolly.  The second folder is from the Online Exclusives Basics Embossing folders trio.  I used the Polka Dot one on Real Red card stock.


The focal point is a simple one with Circle Punches.  I began with the 2″ Circle for the gingerbread house.  And then the  larger circle is the 2 3/8 Circle.  There are a variety of dies in sizes that will work and you may have  older circles in your supplies.

The final touch is the sentiment.  I love this simple and sweet saying.  It is punched using the Double Oval Punch.  You know that is my favorite and most versatile punch with the two in one!


There must be bling!  Although this bling is a little different as I made it part of the gingerbread house.  I colored the Iridescent Pearls with the Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blend.  They are placed on the trees at the front of the house as well as a couple along the roof line.  Then two more are on the sentiment layer.  Again, bling is never a bad thing!

Thank you for stopping in today.  I seem to have been gone a lot lately.  Two vacations and just when I thought things were back to normal, a curve ball was thrown.  My sweet hubby fell and broke his ankle.  And it was a doozy!  So he had surgery this past Wednesday and is non weight bearing for six weeks.  Needless to say I have been busy taking care of hime and us getting used to his knee scooter and balancing on one leg!    However, life happens and I think things are as calm as they are going to be for a bit.  I should be back to my regular posting now.  Thank you for your following me!!


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