Gingerbread all the way

I’m not a baker — probably will never be one. So around here, a gingerbread house will only be made from scratch from paper. I wasn’t sure what project I was going to make next and suddenly I found myself working on this. I don’t even remember how the idea came about.

I decided to post this ugly photo below to show you what I did to get to the final version of this project.  I knew that the roof of this project was going to be the hardest part to figure out and boy was I right. Because I knew it was going to be an issue I decided to use some paper that was at the bottom of the stack of my new sheets. These are colors I wouldn’t use unless I was in dire straights or it was Halloween. I think I made about 6 rooftops until I was happy – whew!

 

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Believe it or not I had to stop myself from adding more details. The little girl in me starting envisioning decorating the interior a la doll house – fireplace and everything! Maybe something to think about for a different project.

I wrote the instructions after building my version and I saved you all my mistakes. Believe me when I say I built my final version in the most backwards way ever. It was kind of ridiculous. Lol!

One idea I have of trying is adding some glitter along the edges of the rooftop. I even considered sprinkling the whole thing with powered sugar but how would that stay and not mess everything up? Maybe a mist of white ink or paint would work, but I’m not sure what to use for that. Have any of you ever done something like that?

Thank you so much for all your orders over the weekend! I’m so happy that so many of you will have this Gingerbread House Gift Box project to work on. It was a lot of fun to put together. I say that about a lot of projects don’t I? I guess… no, I know I’m lucky that I work on something I truly love.

Set some time away from the holiday hustle and bustle for some paper crafting you won’t regret it.

Have a great start to the week!

 

 

 

 

The gift of making

I’ve been thinking of what I’ve accomplished this year at A Little Hut and I realize that even though it was a slower pace than usual I’m pleased with the results. However, I’m not completely satisfied. I want to take things further and I’m taking some steps to get that going. I’m doing some research and I’m narrowing my scope.

The idea is to develop an online course. What I’m trying to figure out is what to cover. For me it’s all about sharing the gift of making (yes, I’m totally aware that that sounds kind of cheesy — but I don’t know how to describe it in any other way). That’s the goal. But what I really need to know is what paper crafters would enjoy. What would you want to learn from me? What would be your wish for a paper crafting course? I’d love to know your thoughts. Send me an email (info @ alittlehut.com) if you’d like to share privately. I’d love to hear from all of you!

Oh and before I forget the class will require having a cutting machine. I want it to be about how you can take your projects further with your amazing tool (I love mine!).

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For now, there’s a new Christmas project that I posted this week — the Poinsettia Gift Set. It has everything you need to either give someone a framed paper cut holiday artwork, decorate with an ornament, wrap a small gift with two different sizes of boxes or simply send a holiday with with a beautiful card. All of it could be one gift itself!

The project started with the 3D flower and I thought of just selling it on its own but I felt it was missing other things to go along with it, so I kept going. The two-dimensional illustration came next and then it felt like the idea was complete. If I’m perfectly honest, I love, love the white-on-white flower. If I could I’d make everything white!

Have fun paper crafting!