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Margie Higuchi

Gingerbread House Shaped Card Tutorial

Hello everyone! Today I am very excited to share with you a shaped card that I’ve wanting to do for several weeks…needed the time to just sit down and do it. All these pieces were put together with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products 🙂 What do you think?!

Gingerbread House Shaped Card Tutorial by Margie Higuchi

Let’s start with the card base. I die cut two of the Gingerbread House Border die (the silhouette of the house) with Kraft cardstock. One of the die cuts, I nested the Border die and the House die together on top and embossed only. Now it becomes the front of the card and it will embed another die cut.

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Scored part of the roof and chimney (about 1/2″ from top) of plain die cut. This will become the back of the card.

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Cut and emboss the House die with white cardstock using my manual die cutting machine and taking out the die cut with my Tool ‘n One.

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You will end up with these three house die cuts…

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Apply Dual Tip Glue in the scored area and then marry the two die cuts until they become one shape.

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Put the white house die cut back into the House die template and use as a stencil. Color through the die with Gelatos®. Then cover with Glass Bead Glitter Gel for sparkle and dimension. Repeat the same process with the candy dies.

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After drying (don’t forget to clean your die!), I applied Dual Tip Glue on the back and fitted into the embossed design which creates an embedded look – I love this technique! Then add the candy die cuts using a combination of Dual Tip Glue and 3D Foam Squares – Black, Small.

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The front door needed something – it has an embossed bow design but I wanted something BOLD so I took the Star from the 3D Foam Christmas Shapes set and colored it with Red Cherry Gelatos®. After it dried, I covered it with Glass Bead Glitter Gel. Let dry.

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Here’s another look…

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Gingerbread House Shaped Card Tutorial by Margie Higuchi


Supplies List:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: Dual Tip Glue Pen, 3D Foam Squares – Black, Small and 3D Foam Christmas Shapes
Die: Spellbinders® Creative Arts (Gingerbread House); Coloring: Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® (15 ct. Gelatos® Bright Set and Glass Bead Glitter Gel); Other: Kraft Cardstock and White Cardstock

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Margie Higuchi

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