Thursday, December 3, 2020

A Paper Pumpkin Thing - Jolly Gingerbread

Welcome to the A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog HopWe are a group of Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators who love to share alternative project ideas for Paper Pumpkin, the monthly One Stop Box from Stampin’ Up! Today we are featuring projects from the November 2020 Paper Pumpkin - Jolly Gingerbread
Thank you so much for stopping by today. My name is Anne Marie Hile and I’m from San Antonio, TX. Welcome! 

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The November kit is SO much fun and I’ve really enjoyed creating different alternative projects with it. Although, I also need lots of gift card holders for the holidays, so I made plenty of the original designs in the kit as well. For my projects today, I really wanted to focus on the stamp set in the kit, so I created a fun Christmas card and coordinating chocolate treat holder. Everything is better with chocolate, right?  

*I've listed all of the measurements and details for the projects below along with a full supply list at the very end of this post. 
Color Combo:
The little gingerbread house in the kit is absolutely adorable and one of the things I really like is that it is super easy to “fussy-cut”. Hooray for those straight I right? Every good gingerbread house is decorated with lots of sugary-sweet detail. So, I added some “icing” with white heat embossing on the stamped images, some fun gumdrop “bushes” and colorful detail to the house with Stampin’ Blends. Of course, no paper gingerbread house could ever truly be complete without a dusting of sparkly Wink of Stella. I popped in the striped pattern from the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper to coordinate with the color scheme, too. 
One tip I found when coloring the smaller spaces on the image with the Stampin’ Blends was to try to gently “dot, dot, dot” your color on instead of adding a lot of pressure to the marker. This will ensure that you don’t add too much color and have it bleed onto the white embossed detail. 
Card Measurements and Details:
  • Real Red Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Old Olive Cardstock: 4” x 5 1/4” 
  • Cinnamon Cider Cardstock: 3-1/8” x 5-1/8”, stamp two of the “flourish arch” images side-by-side in Versamark ink, heat emboss using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Stamp the sentiment in the bottom right corner and heat emboss.
  • Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper: 1-1/2” x 5-1/8” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock: scrap to die cut 3” circle from Stitched Shapes Dies
  • Cinnamon Cider Cardstock: scrap to stamp gingerbread house in Versamark ink and heat emboss with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Color embossed image using Stampin’ Blends (Light Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Highland Heather), accent windows on house with Wink of Stella. Cut out image from cardstock. 
  • Use two of the punch outs from the preprinted gingerbread houses in the kit to create the little gumdrop “bushes”. Color with Old Olive Light Stampin’ Blends and accent with Wink of Stella.  
  • Adhere a 2-3/8” piece of Old Olive ribbon to “ground” the gingerbread house/gumdrops.
  • Gilded Gems and gold trim bow
Here is a quick peek inside the card. I added a 4” x 5-1/4” piece of Whisper White Cardstock and a 4” x 1/2” strip of the DSP, then stamped the sentiment and little flourish images in Old Olive ink. 
The coordinating treat holder holds two Ghirardelli chocolate squares and comes together really easily. If you have visited me before, you know I LOVE making little treat holders for these yummy chocolates. They are my favorite and come in so many different varieties, they are perfect for any occasion! 

Treat Box Measurements and Details:
  • Cinnamon Cider Box Base: 5-1/4” x 4-1/4” 
  • On long side, score at 1-3/4” and 3-1/2” 
  • On short side, score at 1-3/4” and 2-1/2”  
  • Cut as shown in photo above, fold box together and adhere flaps using liquid glue 
  • Cinnamon Cider Cardstock: scrap to stamp, heat emboss and color two gingerbread house images.
  • Cut out both gingerbread houses and adhere to front and back of box using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Snip off the chimney on the house that will be adhered to the back of the box.
  • Whisper White Cardstock: 1” x 3/8”, stamp sentiment in Real Red ink, snip off ends at an angle and adhere to box using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Add gold trim bow using a Mini Glue Dot and fill with chocolate treats! Enjoy! 

I hope you enjoyed my card and treat box today! From here you can hop along to visit the fabulous Monika Davis. You are going to love her beautiful projects, I just know it! Please make sure to stop by and visit everyone on the Blog Hop to see their amazing creative inspiration. Happy Stamping, friends! 

A Paper Pumpkin Thing November 2020 Blog Hop: 

Thanks for stopping by today! All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

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Thanks so much for visiting.  
Have a HAPPY day today! 

-Anne Marie

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  1. I love your projects and the color combination you used! Fabulous! That treat holder is adorable.

  2. How CUTE! Those gingerbread houses are darling!

  3. Love your card and treat holder Anne Marie - I so wish this had been a global PP kit, I adore that stamp!!


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