Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop Week 1: Gingerbread House

Here it is at last! The Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop! Here's what I designed with the 3D House die cut.
I had so much fun with this; I could have gone on and on with all the different ideas that I had. I wanted to create a whole village!
To create this Gingerbread House, I used the die cut I received from Sizzix. All other materials were purchased.

If you want to create your own, you'll need:

Sizzix supplies:
#656836 Sizzix Scoreboards Pro Die - House, 3D, by Eileen Hull
Sizzix 12x12 matboard, white
Sizzix Big Shot Pro die cutting machine
Then, I added:
Acrylic paint in a gingerbread color (I mixed two Plaid Folk Art(R) paints - Terra Cotta and English Mustard in equal amounts.)

Dimensional Fabric Paint in white for the frosting (Tulip Slick(R))

Multicolored faceted rondelles (Darice(R))

Double-sided tape

Tacky glue (Aleene's(R))

White craft foam glued to a piece of foam board for the base
Optional items: Small scrap of yellow tissue paper, small bow from thread or yarn, small pieces of colored craft foam, a small tree, fluffy stuffing
Tools needed:
Scissors, paintbrush, waxed paper

General Instructions:
Create the house following the general instructions using double-sided tape to hold it together except for the door and window frames and the fence. Cover work surface and paint the house with acrylic paint and let dry. Glue small squares of yellow tissue paper over the window openings
Place the window and door frames on waxed paper and add dimensional paint. Let dry separately. Add the dimensional paint to the house in the patterns of your choice and let dry. Glue the door and window frames in place. Add dots and lines of dimensional paint and place rondelles as desired. Add a circle of paint and place green rondelles for a wreath. Add a small bow to the wreath. Add more paint above the windows and door and anywhere you need to cover up an oopsie!
When dry, glue house to base. Cut the tabs off the fence piece. Measure 1/2" up from the base of the fence and draw a line. Cut the fence on this line. Trim the top edges to match the center pickets of the fence. Trace this piece onto the piece you cut off the bottom and clip the points on this piece of fencing. Glue these pieces on either side of the door. Cut small pieces of colored craft foam for the stepping stones and glue these between the fences. Add dimensional paint lines around the base of the house, around the stones and on the fence.
Add a small tree and other miniature ornaments around the house or cut small gingerbread people from mat board and paint to match.

Now, it's time to hop to the next fun design! Just click on the navigation button at the top of my blog to go forward or backward to the next blog. And, here's a link to the Sizzix master list.

Happy hopping!


  1. Terry, this is just yummy to look at! nice work!

  2. Scrumptious! I love all the little details. It really does look good enough to eat!

  3. Yay! I love gingerbread!! This rocks.

  4. Looks good enough to eat, I was sure you had used real icing! Great job.

  5. I agree,,,it does look good enough to eat! the piping effect is just so real!

  6. I have always wanted to make a Gingerbread House and this would be the perfect way...great house!

  7. Terry how cute! Now I want to make one of these! Looks real enough to take a bite out of. Thanks for working with my die :-)

  8. It does look like real gingerbread and royal icing too!

  9. This is great! looks like a real gingerbread house.

  10. This came out great! I love those rondelles.

  11. WOW. Thanks for being part of the hop
    Rebecca Minor

  12. What an awesome idea that you came up with!!!
    So very cute!!! TFS!!!!

  13. At first I thought you used icing on the gingerbread... YUMMY what a great idea to use fabric paint. TFS!

  14. Oh so delicious-looking! Mahalo for the sweet peek.