Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

Gingerbread House Candied Layout

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2014 Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)

Here’s another layout for you – a suitably candied-looking page about a gingerbread house:

Gingerbread House Candied Layout by Jennifer Grace Creates

This photo is of my sister and little miss with a gingerbread house we put together – it was a shop bought kit which we had lots of fun decorating. And sneaking the occasional sweet to eat of course!

I wanted the page to look iced and candied just like the house itself – here’s what I did…

I started with a Webster’s Pages All That Glitters ‘Shimmer’ piece of paper:

Gingerbread House Candied Layout by Jennifer Grace Creates

I cut a piece of wood patterned paper to make a mantlepiece – inspired by my Christmas Cards On The Mantlepiece from FF2013. Then I stamped some icicles onto white card:

Gingerbread House Candied Layout by Jennifer Grace Creates

I fussy cut the icicles , leaving a border at the top of them so I could adhere them to the back of the mantlepiece. Then I adhered the mantlepiece to the patterned paper using foam tape to give it some dimension:

Gingerbread House Candied Layout by Jennifer Grace Creates

I added a ‘gingerbread house’ card from the Webster’s Pages Gingerbread Village collection, and a gingerbread house sticker from the Pebbles Home For Christmas collection, to the top of the mantlepiece. I also painted crystal Stickles onto the icicles:

Gingerbread House Candied Layout by Jennifer Grace Creates

I gathered an assortment of beads that matched the colours of my layout:

Gingerbread House Candied Layout by Jennifer Grace Creates

And started sticking them as a border around my photo. I used glossy accents for this, with a blob for each larger bead along the top and the bottom edge of my photo:

Gingerbread House Candied Layout by Jennifer Grace Creates

And a line of glossy accents for the seed beads down the left and right hand edges of my photo:

Gingerbread House Candied Layout by Jennifer Grace Creates

The beads look just like sweets stuck on a gingerbread house:

Gingerbread House Candied Layout by Jennifer Grace Creates

I of course added a few gems for good measure too:

Gingerbread House Candied Layout by Jennifer Grace Creates

What do you think, is it sweet enough looking?

Be Inspired:

Create some icicles by stamping or cutting out triangles of white card

Use lots of beads for a border

Use a phrase card as the title for a layout or a sentiment for a card

Do you ever make a gingerbread house?

I’ll see you again in 60 minutes!

Jennifer x

15 thoughts on “Gingerbread House Candied Layout”

  1. So sweet and fabulous! Love all the colorful beads and the way you used the images. What a festive LO that really captures this holiday memory in the sweetest way!! LOVE it!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  2. This is lovely! And what a fabulous thing to do between mother and daughter! Nope haven’t made a gingerbread house yet, but its certainly on the list to do. THe beading is gorgeous – love how the little gb house sits on the mantel!

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