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Gingerbread House Tutorial

Recently we shared pictures of the tremendously adorable Gingerbread House design team member Bianca made for her fellow team member, Caroline (see that post here: http://bit.ly/17QW09P). We knew you would all love it as much as we did, so we asked Bianca to whip up a little tutorial!

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Here is how she made it:

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Using kraft or brown card stock begin by embossing the bird house on the Sweet Things embossing board.

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You will need to emboss two of these and cut them out, rather than cutting out the triangle part of the birdhouse I lined up the top part of the main house section and embossed but you can do this either way. Before sticking the two sides together I added some distress inks to the sides.

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Now to sick the two sides together, for this I used the tacky glue as you need a strong adhesive.

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Before adding the roof tiles I cut a piece of kraft card measuring 9 1/2cm x 17cm and scored in half, next stick just on half of these piece of card to the flaps of the birdhouse roof, leaving the other side open so you can use it at a box.

I cut some small pieces of hook and loop tape so the roof can open and close. Using the board again you need to emboss and cut out ten of the roof tiles. It might be an idea to make this the first thing to do if you are going to add snow.

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For this I used white crackle paint or you could use any acrylic or dimensional paint. Whilst the paint was wet I added some glitter and left to one side to dry.

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Now to decorate! When your roof tiles are dry, starting from the bottom stick to your roof, for this I used 3d glue gel just applying to the top of the tile which gave the roof some dimension.

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Using some paper from the Sweet Treats CD-ROM I cut the sweets, sprayed them with some Spray and Sparkle and stuck them to the front of the house.

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The next option is to make a stand for the house. For this I cut a piece of thick card stock measuring 5" x 5", I then cut some wadding to look like snow to size cutting a hole in the middle big enough for the house to sit in.

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Using the Die'sire Fir Trees die I cut 1 of each size from the set and added some Spray and Sparkle.

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Using my small circle epiphany punch I cut some more circles from the patterned paper and added them to the larger tree.

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I stamped and embossed a Gingerbread man and sentiment from the free stamp sheet which you get with the latest edition of the Inspirations Magazine.

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Next I glued them onto my base, for this I used my 3D glue gel, you do need to use quite a lot in order to get the tree to stand up but you can hide the adhesive with glitter.

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To neaten the edges of the base I cut some strips of card stock and glued them to the wadding adding some more of the cut out sweets which are folded in half to hide the joins. Finally I added a few acrylic gems to the roof.

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Now you should have your completed Gingerbread House all ready to fill with some sweet treats!

Wondering how to find the products Bianca used in this tutorial? See them on our website (click each picture below):


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