Hello crafty friends. It’s Bobbi here and I’m sharing a few peppermints and shiny candies on this cute gingerbread house covered in holiday papers by Sunny Studio Stamps. I’m using the Gingerbread House dies with the new Joyful Holiday pattern paper pack and the cute penguins from the Penguin Party stamp set and dies. Inside, I also used one of the sentiments from the Holiday Greetings stamps and dies.

To make this gingerbread house, I die cut the elements from the vibrant and coordinating paper from the Joyful Holiday Paper pack and Neenah 80lb. Classic Crest Solar White cardstock for the white elements. I also used a blue-violet color cardstock for the window insets and green and pink for the peppermints, too.  To make the white card base, I scored an 8-1/2″ X 5-1/2″ piece of white cardstock and placed the largest house die on top of the folded cardstock, ensuring the top cutting line (i.e., the rooftop line) was above the folded edge. This keeps the fold line intact and creates a scored card base.

In addition to adding the many cute accent elements from the gingerbread die set, I also applied Pearl Pen (similar to Nuvo Drops) to add red, glossy candies around the roof line and on the bottom. Next, I stamped and colored a cute penguin using the Penguin Party stamp set and dies. I colored the penguin using Copic Sketch markers in 100, C7, C5, C3, C1, YR68, YR09, RV09, RV55 and YG03. I added a garland of red candies between the penguin’s hands, too. I used a white gel pen to add extra “fluff” to the penguin’s Santa hat.

Inside the card, I added an outline of the pink confetti paper (cut out using the two different sizes of house outlines in the die set), two more penguins and a script phrase using the Holiday Greetings stamps and dies. I used blue ink for the script. Using my Copic markers, I added tiny confetti dots of color around the sentiment and penguins to match the pink pattern paper. I kept them tiny so that they would not bleed through the white paper. I used the following Copic Sketch markers to color the penguins: 100, C7, C5, C3, C1, YR68, YR09, RV09, RV55, RV02, R29, and YG03.

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