Sunday, November 1, 2009

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

It's time for our wonderful Stamp of the Month Blog Hop again! We will be featuring November's SOTM, which is Around the Block, a set of 26 stamps. If you've come from Antoinette's Blog, you're on the right path. We have over 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I was inspired by Karen Pedersen's gingerbread house cards. I figured if you could make a card, you could make a gingerbread house. It's not very often I design something, I'm usually CASE'ing and tweaking from someone else. I had fun letting my imagination guide me (that's scary).


I started out with a 4.5" x 9.5" piece of Desert Sand Textured Cardstock which I scored at 2.25", 4.5", 6.75", and 9". I stamped the house outline in Chocolate ink, as well as the door and windows. I traced all the stamped lines with Liquid Applique then heated with the Craft Heater to give it a frosting/icing look. (You can probably tell I don't do much frosting/icing!)

For the roof, I stamped the roof piece in Chocolate Ink on a piece of Desert Sand Textured Cardstock and cut out. The actual roof is 2.25" wide by about 6 inches. I scored at 1/4" intervals with the embossing stylus to give it a little texture and image of shingle lines. To join the roof to the front pieces, I started with glue dots to hold it in place then added a line of liquid adhesive to the inside to secure it (think caulking). I carefully trimmed the excess cardstock off the roof. Again, I traced the stamped lines with Liquid Applique, as well as the embossed lines on the roof, and heated with the Craft Heater.



The shutters are stamped on the olive side of the Jingle Level 2 stripe paper at an angle to resemble candy cane pieces. Then each was cut out and adhered to the house. I finished off the house with a couple of cranberry buttons from the Holiday Craft Buttons, and a Hollyhock Twinkle Brad (for the doorknob).

I hope you enjoyed my little gingerbread house. Now "Hop" on over to Jen's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! The complete list of participants is here. Remember, the November SOTM is only available until November 30th! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

If you get lost along the way, or find links that are broken/missing. You can get a complete list of participants at Jena's Blog.

Until next time...

18 comments:

HELLO!! said...

That is so COOL!! It really looks real!
Thanks for sharing!
~Antoinette

Haley D. said...

Deb, your creation is AMAZING!!! I can see bringing this out year after year. What a wonderful tradition you've started, just by letting your imagination run wild. I can't wait to try this for myself! Thanks for the inspiration.

Pamela O'Connor said...

Absolutely fabulous! I am so digging this stamp set.

Cibele Glazer said...

Looks good enough to eat!

Leslie said...

Love it. That Karen Pederson really started an epidemic, didn't she?

Carla said...

Fantastic creation!! Great job!

Brenda said...

Love your house Debra .... another to case :)!

Amy said...

Now that is just super duper cute!!!!!

Barbara said...

all i can say is WOW!!!
This is amazing!
I didn't join the blog hop this time but I'm still hopping anyway to see all of the gorgeous creations...lol

Lori said...

great idea! I am SO gonna have to lift this!

Jen Rubio said...

Wow Debra! That is one real-looking gingerbread house!! THANKS so much for sharing and inspiring me!

Wendy K. said...

This is so super cute, I love it!

Terrie in AZ said...

I'm off to work on my first PAPER Gingerbread house! Awesome take off on the gingerbread theme. Very Cool!

Kimberly said...

Love the 3D gingerbread house!

roxybonds said...

WOW very clever and creative :)

Krista Ritskes said...

So cute! Love the gingerbread look.

Nancy said...

Gorgeous Creation.

Jena said...

Wow, love your gingerbread house - too cute - TFS!

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