Saturday, August 25, 2018

Gingerbread Home For the Holiday

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog. 

Our new Christmas dies are available, and on a 25% sale,  in the online store.  There are 29 new designs in this release and it's only Part 1. The design team has been featuring these new designs and we are hoping to give you lots of ideas for your Christmas cards.

For my card today, I am using the Gingerbread House Mini's die. As soon as I saw these cute little houses, I thought of snowbanks and pine trees and the gingerbread houses nestled in among them. And on this card I brought my idea to life. So let's get started with some details on how I created the card.

Step 1: Started my card by cutting the gingerbread houses. I used a soft brown cardstock for the base and then white cardstock for all the trim. The houses are just a bit over 2" when assembled. So this size is perfect for layering on a snowbank.
Step 2: I wanted a snowy background so I used a snowfall embossing folder for texture and ran it through my Big Shot machine.
I cut 3 snowbanks from white cardstock and added chunky glitter to the hill tops.
I stamped my sentiment with the help of my MISTI.
Step 3: Started card assembly. I attached the snowbanks to the embossed background with dimensional adhesive. After I secured the snowbanks, I realized that I covered most of my embossing. I didn't want only 2 hills so I decided to leave it as is.
I added the houses and pine trees to the little snowy scene. The pine trees are older CottageCutz dies. I have a picture and link below of what I used.
I scattered a few red, green and gold sequins around the sentiment just for some added interest and color.
Attached the image panel to a red card base.
Red Card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Image Panel: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
That completes my card for this week. I hope I have given you an idea for a different way to use these super cute gingerbread houses.
They are on sale in the online store for 25% off. Some of these new dies are selling out so if you are planning on buying some I wouldn't hesitate.

dies used to create card:


World of Animals, Inc said...

I love the gingerbread house that you made out of the stencils. This card looks great! Thanks for the share, hope you have a fantastic weekend. Keep up the posts.

World of Animals

Pam MacKay said...

Love the layers of sparkling snow and those gingerbread houses are so cute!

Janja said...

It looks great. Wonderful!

Jeanne said...

This is clean and simple perfection! I love this card. I'm a gingerbread collector and I somehow missed these dies. I sense a purchase coming up for me in the very near future! ;)

Tam said...

These gnome dies are so cute and really caught my eye when I saw the new release. I've got then in my wishlist though it will probably be awhile before I can get them. I love Cottage Cutz dies and I definitely have more of these than any other company by far.