This week on the Sisters in Stamping blog we are featuring Stampin' Up's Decor Blocks found in the Definitely Decorative catalog. I have had a very busy week getting ready for my MEGA Christmas Card stamp-a-stack tomorrow so had not had a chance to work on my project for the week before my downline meeting last night. During that meeting I mentioned that I still needed to create a project - Gaylyn Pantana kindly offered to create a project with them for me. THANK YOU, Gaylyn! She was my presenter for the meeting and had shown us fun ways to use our new waffle paper (I promise to share those pics this weekend) and she envisioned a gingerbread house using the waffle paper with one of our blocks. I think she did a fantastic job, don't you?!
This is the way our Decor Blocks look when you open the box... pretty plain - a blank canvas. Gaylyn wrapped a block with a large piece of brown waffle paper, adhering it with SNAIL. She created the roof with a piece of early espresso card stock that was run through the Big Shot with the Clear Square Scallop bigz die. The "icing" was created using the Tasteful Trim bigz xl die and whisper white card stock.
The door is a real red tag punch with a clear rhinestone brad door handle. Isn't it cute? She added dazzling diamonds to the icing trim to mimic snow and ice and for the candies she used the itty bitty shapes punch with the Candy Cane Christmas specialty DSP. The windows are made using the petal card double punch. What a fun project - thanks for helping me out this week, Gaylyn!! You will find her blog here... go and leave her a comment asking her to start posting some of her amazing projects! She is a busy Mom of 4 young kids but she needs to share her creativity with us... be sure and check back tomorrow when I share some photos of her waffle paper projects from last night's downline meeting.
Some of the products used with today's project include: