Hello Stamping Friends,
Hostess Code for December is 6KSWKDMM. There will be no organized swap in December just holiday greetings to one another if you choose.
The club Christmas party is on our standard second Tuesday, December 14, from 9:30 – whenever! I provide lunch as a thank you for participation in club either as a member or guest. We each bring a white elephant gift – garage sale value between $5 and $10. We’ll make a Christmas tree ornament this year.
January is our last club rotation so contact me if you would like to be a part of a new club rotation starting in February. Guests are always welcome for a $5 fee or a $25 order. We have such fun and have made lasting friendships!
November’s stamping schedule was way wacko since Paul tested positive for COVID and we had to isolate for 14 days. (He is fine and said he has had worse colds than this.) Our regular club meeting was moved to the day we would have had the Zoom meeting (4th Tuesday) with a Mystery Card Challenge. So I created a new challenge – make a Gingerbread House using a Dutch Fold and bring it to club. We will vote and the top Gingerbread House will receive a prize!
There are a lot of Dutch Fold Cards on social media but the one that inspired me was Anna Helman’s Hen House:
She has all the instructions on Youtube which I posted here and we need only to change it to a gingerbread house. In the video the basics of the house structure runs from about the 2 minute mark to the 10 minute mark. From there your creative genius kicks in to do a gingerbread house.
Basics for a house-
- 11 x 5 3/4″ Card Base, Scored Vertically at 1 1/2″ and 3″ then turn and Score Horizontally at 2 3/4″ and 8 1/4″ (this gives you 2 3/4″ on each side). The vertical scores are the roof and lay horizontally on the house.
- Cut off the top section on both sides cutting along the 3″ vertical score line to the 2 3/4 ” horizontal score line and then cut to the top
- Burnish the folds; Bottom should have two folds like doors that meet in the middle and the top folds down from the 1 1/2 score line to the 3″ score line- this is the roof
- Make the gables on your roof by making a pencil mark 1 1/2″ from the right and 1 1/2″ from the left on the folded roof and cutting through both layers in a diagonal from 1 1/2″ mark on each side to the 2 3/4″ score line (the top of your door).
- Think Gingerbread House and have fun!
I pulled out my left overs from last year’s Paper Pumpkin for a front entryway to my house and die cut little windows with the Tailored Tag hole reinforcers. The icing on the roof and below the windows is from the Gingerbread Dies and the icing on the walls and the snow on the ground are from the Polar Bears Dies. The greeting, the tag, the little candies and the stamped entryway are all from the Paper Pumpkin. I had trouble keeping the front shut so I dug up one of my little reindeer paper clips from Stampin’ Up! retired products. A square of gold glimmer paper behind the star and two jewel doorknobs complete the front.
When you open up the roof you can see the extra chimneys that show on the front:
For the inside I used a greeting from the retired Wrapped In Warmth stamp set and die cut it out with a Hippo die. The greeting was mounted on two more of the little house pieces from Paper Pumpkin.
It would be weird to win your own prize. Sort of defeats the purpose of a contest.
The winner of the prize was Jo Brooks:
The details, the wreath, the designer series paper and the glitter paper – oh my! Just beautiful!
A box of gingerbread cookies! Fitting don’t you think?!
Ann Hausmann made a gnome house:
Those little gnomes are so cute! And remember they had to figure out all the layers themselves. They just had directions for the base.
Well, they did have that and Sharon even did the pop ups on the inside of her house like the video showed:
She put an amazing amount of work into the inside. With most of her cards, the inside is as creative as the outside!
Lori went with a different roof line on an Early Espresso base, oodles of candies and puff paint!
Love those heart windows!
Thank you, friends for participating in a fun challenge.
I would love to see what you make as a gingerbread dutch fold card! Send pictures!
This month is the last for the mini catalog and the home office has posted the retiring list – with savings!
And today is the last day to sign up for Paper Pumpkin in January, a Lots of Pun kit!
If you are a demonstrator you can preorder now from the new mini catalog and even earn the Sale A Bration products!
If you would like the perks of being a demonstrator, contact me and I will help you get started. Learn more by clicking on the blue ‘Join The Fun’ link. There is no pressure to sell and no penalty if you decide it is not for you. There are hobby demonstrators and there are business demonstrators so you can join to just get the discounted products or to make a little extra, it is all in your own control! You pay $99 for a starter kit and you get $125 of products that you choose for your kit! Win – Win!
Thanks for stopping by to see some fun cards! Come back again soon.
SAL, Sparing A Little time to have some fun
Hostess Code for December is 6KSWKDMM, click on little Sal in the computer to shop