Monday, September 29, 2014

Gingerbread...with Love

Well hello there and welcome to my little corner of blog land!  Have you been enjoying Marcella's incredible first ever Christmas release at Power Poppy so far? I am pretty certain I already know the answer to that question!  Today I get to share a little card I made using the featured set today, Frosted Gingerbread.  If this set doesn't make you feel like a child again, I don't know what will!

Is that not the most darling gingerbread house?!  And, I can personally tell you it is an absolute joy to color up!  Let me show you what this sweet set inspired me to create...

So, my idea here was to make the whole card look like a big ol' gingerbread cookie.  I thought that really delicate die cut looked a lot like the pretty piped icing you see on some cookies so that is where I started.  I stamped my image and colored it up using a insane number of Copics, but I wanted this to be super colorful hence the basket full of Copics.  Next, I fussy cut out my image then went to adding glitter, Glossy Accents, and some Tulip slick paint to look like icing.  I had a ball decorating this little house but I also wanted to use the precious "with Love" and "Merry Christmas" sentiments out of this set.  For the "with Love" sentiment I stamped it out, used a couple of copics to color it in, then added Glossy Accents over the "Love".  This made it look like shiny piped icing plus it acted as a mask (once it dried) so I could sponge some brown ink in my little oval die cut.  I used another die cut to stamp the "Merry Christmas" and then used a little more of the Tulip paint to "pipe" on a little icing.  All that was left was to do a little stitching and then assemble the layers.  Oh, I'll let you in on a little tip here.  I did not have any card stock that looked like gingerbread......I know, I can't believe it myself (and neither could my  So, I used what I had but sponged on some Stampin' Up! ink in Creamy Caramel and I have to say.....I think it ended up looking a lot like gingerbread!  :)

So here she is, all decked out in a Necco Wafer roof, with some Red Hots, Candy Canes, Starburst welcome mat, and some candy orange slices for the shutters (those are for my grandma, they were her absolute favorite candy ever!).  This really brought back some fun mama makes some of the best gingerbread and she would make the houses for us so all we had to do was decorate them ( we still do this at!)

So, that is all for my card today, but you know that there are more gorgeous creations by my super talented Bloom Brigade sisters just waiting for you to see.  Make sure you leave them a little blog love and then go ahead and be making plans of how you will decorate your own little gingerbread house when you order this must-have set from Power Poppy!  You know you wanna....;)  I hope you will join me tomorrow because I have another card to share with your for tomorrow's sneak peek and I'll give you a little's a botanical!  Marcella + Christmas + Botanicals = Pure Joy!  See you tomorrow, and until then, take care!  :)

Christine Okken 
Cindy Lawrence 
Danielle Kennedy 
Dawn Burnworth  
Julie Koerber  
Katie Sims <------You are here
Leslie Miller  
Tosha Leyendekker
and .....
Marcella Hawley <------The Head Cookie Baker, herself, with some insight into the creation of  Frosted Gingerbread! :)

Supplies:  Images- Power Poppy's Frosted Gingerbread stamp set; Paper-Classic Kraft card stock from Papertrey Ink, Classic White card stock from Flourishes, polka dot paper from Simple Stories' Handmade Holiday 6x6 paper pad, red paper from scrap; Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black, SU!'s Creamy Caramel, Ranger Distress Ink in Antique Linen; Dies-Die-namics Oval Tab from MFT, Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large, Deckled Edge Classic Ovals Large, Marvelous Squares, Grand Scalloped Squares, and Grand Squares; Other-red gingham ribbon, Martha Stewart Glitter, Atyou Spica clear glitter pen, Ranger Glossy Accents, Tulip Slick fabric paint in white, Wink of Stella clear brush pen, and these Copic colors (like I said, I used a ton of markers on this one)- Y13, Y15, YG21, YG23, YG25, YR12, YR14, YR17, YR18, B0000, B000, C0, C1, C3, C5, W1, W3, B21, B23, B24, G40, G43, G46, R21, R24, R27, R29, R30, R32, R35, V12, V15, E21, E23, E25, E27, E31, E33, E34, E35, E53. E55, and E57.


  1. ooooooo, your card is beautiful! Love how you did multicolors on the roof and love all the gingerbread colored paper to really set this off! Really love this new set.

  2. WOW! Katie, your card is a labor of love! Every layer is perfect! I love the die you used as the base of the card -- scalloped edges, perfect; then the stitching on the nest two layers; then the delicate die, as you say reminiscent of icing; and how you sneak the gingham ribbon on there; then you use the icing tube image for the sentiment and the die with the curved top that fits perfectly with the Merry Christmas sentiment -- Genius or what? Holy Smokes! I'd like to be a computer chip in your brain when you're working -- forget that fly on the wall malarkey! How do you think of this stuff??

  3. Oh, Katie, I knew it would be fabulous! I was so excited to see what you had created with this set! You always do just the most amazing and perfect and well thought out designs. It does look like it's made of gingerbread! Love the dies you used. Yum!

  4. Wow! You really did a phenomenal job on this card! Your roof is what really draws me in because you used the same colors that I love seeing Christmas trees decorated with! Love the different elegant and textural techniques you used!

  5. Katie, this is magnificent! Wow - you have combined so much into this card, from the colouring (fabulous as always), the different dies you used, ribbon, glossy accents, glitter - just amazing, a true labour of love card. Thanks for the inspiration, hugs,

  6. Fabulous Katie! You really captured the warmth of gingerbread! And you’re right the die really does have that fancy icing feel.

  7. This is darling, I love this gingerbread house!

  8. Oh, Katie! Your card is just fabulous! It really DOES look just like gingerbread! I can tell that it brought back warm, wonderful memories as you colored, layered, and piped the 'icing' on your card! Making gingerbread houses was our special family tradition, too! Even as an adult, I would decorate a gingerbread house for my classroom, filling my students with delight!
    ♡ Dawn

  9. Well what's a gingerbread house without piped icing! You are a genius my friend. The card is simply gorgeous in design and all those little extras...well they are icing on the cake, I mean house. LOL Couldn't resist. hee hee It's truly wonderful Katie girl! Hugs!

  10. Oh my is that ever gorgeous, so love the coloring and the way the white framing just pops against that inking that you did that does look just like gingerbread :) Fantastic!!

  11. This is so fun. I love that the card base is gingerbread too. This is such a great card. Love all of it. Your sponging is always so perfect. I need to practice. Great job.

  12. Oh my goodness... simply yumo! you have the best design style Katie! I adore all of this, from the sentiment panel to the coloring and your fun layout. Just yumo!

  13. Oh, my, Miss Katie, you've really done it with this set! WOW! I want to eat it!! It absolutely captures me to see ALL the wonderful details and deliciousness! I have Tulip Slick white fabric paint on my list for my next Mike's visit! Gotta have it! And, yes, they look just like the Necco candies...oh my, what memories this brings back! Girl, you really made it gorgeous, and thanks for the tip on how to make card stock look like gingerbread...just make sure you don't bite into it - haha!! Love it, sweet friend! (Can't wait to play!)

  14. Tehehe... almost good enough to eat! Love all those brightly coloured roof tiles - they remind me a candy we have in Canada (called Smarties). Love the colours, the arched sentiment... okay, I love it all! Awesome cards this release girlie!

  15. It does look like gingerbread Katie! Darling!