Monday, 31 October 2016

Gingerbread House Treat Box

For quite some time now, this particular bundle of stamps and dies has been looking at me reproachfully, unused, in the corner of my craft room - only because there's so much that I like in the Holiday catalogue and hadn't got to this one yet!  

Still on my search for the perfect addition to my Christmas table, I thought I'd try gingerbread house treat boxes. 
Stampin Up, #thecraftythinker, Christmas Treat Box, Gingerbread House,Xmas Table Favour, Sweet Home Bundle, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, NSW
I put some Crushed Curry cardstock behind the windows to give a cosy look

The box is made from Soft Suede cardstock, which seems to be the right colour for gingerbread.
Stampin Up, #thecraftythinker, Christmas Treat Box, Gingerbread House,Xmas Table Favour, Sweet Home Bundle, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, NSW
The back of the house

I decorated the sides and back of the box with "candy canes" and "pepermint sweets" (or lollies as we call them in Australia!).
Stampin Up, #thecraftythinker, Christmas Treat Box, Gingerbread House,Xmas Table Favour, Sweet Home Bundle, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, NSW
Side view
To make the wreath for the front door, I cut the wreath shape from the Home Sweet Home Thinlits and decorated it with little green leaves  and red berries that I cut with the dies from the Umbrella Weather die set.
Stampin Up, #thecraftythinker, Christmas Treat Box, Gingerbread House,Xmas Table Favour, Sweet Home Bundle, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, NSW
Dies to make leaves and berries
Stampin Up, #thecraftythinker, Christmas Treat Box, Gingerbread House,Xmas Table Favour, Sweet Home Bundle, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, NSW
A close up of the little wreath

I put a layer of a 2-way glue on the flaps of the lid and let it dry so that it formed a temporary adhesive.  This way the box can be opened and closed again.
Stampin Up, #thecraftythinker, Christmas Treat Box, Gingerbread House,Xmas Table Favour, Sweet Home Bundle, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, NSW
Thanks to 2-way glue, the lid can open and close again.
Will the gingerbread house make it to the Christmas table?  That will depend on whether I can summon up sufficient patience to make 15 of those little wreaths!

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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