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Melbourne Craft & Sewing Show - Caulfield

A Gingerbread Christmas

Well, have I made you wait long enough?  LOL! For those of you who popped by in our Blog Hop on Saturday, I promised a little bit more than the taste of what was in the background of my Stocking Card photo, and here it is!!

Gingerbread House

This very yummy little house was inspired by one on the cover of the latest Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft Magazine which arrived in the mail last week. I couldn't wait to try it out using ALL Stampin' Up! products.

The stamped images are from Jolly Bingo Bits, a new stamp set which appears in our latest catalogue. The house is constructed mostly from Soft Suede and Whisper White card, with roof tiles of Wild Wasabi and Cherry Cobbler, punched out with the 3/4" circle punch.

Gingerbread House a

Then, because I was in a gingerbread sort of mood, and inspired by that cute little gingerbread man stamp, I decided I would also make a larger gingerbread man.  But you know me, I can never stop at just one!!

Gingerbread Men

These little guys are a double layer of Soft Suede - I cut one set of three and decorated it, then cut another set of three, embossed it with the Square Lattice embossing folder and attached it to the backs to cover over the backs of the brads, and hold the ribbon ends in place. It neatens it up beautifully, with the embossed texture actually hiding the lumps and bumps of the ribbon ends and brads under it, and not only that, the pattern actually looks a bit like the cake cooler rack the gingerbread would have been left to cool on!!

Gingerbread Men & House

That was a lot of fun! We had a great time at our stamp camp and hope more of you can come along when we do it again next year!

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