Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Memory Box/Poppystamps Blog Hop



Greetings everyone!  Today I am participating in a blog hop between the Memory Box and Poppystamps designers.  I use a lot of products from both companies in my classes, and it is a lot of fun to mix the two for a project.

The theme of the hop is "Holiday Gift Tags and Treats," and I wanted to mix the Cute Cottage and Frosted Roof and Ledges from Poppystamps with some candy dies from Memory box.  To embellish my gingerbread house, I used the Goodie Gumdrops Die and the Tiny Candy Canes die.  I cut the candycanes out of white paper and then drew lines onto them with a red pen.  I worked on a method for making the gumdrops more realistic that we did in one of my classes.  Here is a close up of the gumdrops:


To make the gumdrops, I cut them out of white paper, colored them with an assortment of Copic markers, added some liquid glue from Art Glitter (dries clear), and dipped the gumdrops into Tim Holtz Rock Candy dry glitter.  That glitter is really chunky, and I thought it looked the most like sugar on the finished gumdrops.  I could have cut the gumdrops out of different colors of paper, but that would have taken longer.

As an inexpensive holiday gift, I tied a big red ribbon around a bunch of candy canes and then attached my gingerbread tag:



Of course, if you didn't want a tag, you could also turn the gingerbread house into a card:


Now it is time to continue your journey on the hop.  Here are a list of today's designers:

Memory Box- Donna Sledzik
Laura Fulcher (you are here)
Yoonsun Hur  

Be sure to leave comments on each of the designers' posts.  You will have a chance to win a prize from Birch Press Design. You can leave comments through December 10th.  The winner will be posted on the Memory Box blog on December 15th.

Dave Brethauer, the owner and creator of Memory Box and Poppystamps, has a new venture called Birch Press Design that features letterpress, laser cut, and printed card designs, as well as beautiful products for your home.  The Day 2 blog hop prize is a Tea Towel of your choice.

For a second chance to win – like Birch Press Design on Facebook, and share the post about the hop.  One person who does both will win a prize from Birch Press Design.    

The next person on the hop list is Michele Henderson 

38 comments:

Joan B said...

i love this. I thought those were real gum drops! So clever and cute. Have a merry Christmas, laura!

Antonella said...

What a cute way to mix the dies. I do love your "candy gum drop" roof, lol. What a super fun and creative project, love the colors and the glitter (of course).
Hugs,
Antonella :-)

Blanka said...

So cute! I love it!

Maryann Laursen said...

Love your little house here, it looks fantastic hun.

loulou said...

WoW! this looks good enough to eat.

pam said...

Fabulous cute house, great idea to add gum drops..
pam

Loster said...

Laura, your gingerbread house is so cute - and I love your gumdrops. thanks for sharing.

~amy~ said...

Absolutely SWEET!

Jeanne J said...

Oh Laura this is adorable! I love the photos and all the glittery goodness and color on those gumdrops! You need to link this up at the Poppy Challenge - the Cute Cottage is the prize this month!

crimsonowlcreations said...

I love the gingerbread house idea! So adorable!

Amante del Papel said...

I love it! is so cute!

Gail said...

YUM that is what I say about this lovely project! Thanks for Day 2 of the hop - have a Merry Christmas!

Mary said...

What a yummy little gingerbread house. Very sweet!

Sandy Dehon said...

I love gingerbread houses (and people) and your house looks absolutely delicious!!!!!
Sandy xx

Kathy Krug said...

Love the gumdrops as a garnish to your house. Wonderful design.

cghundley said...

Too cute and
I love the
gumdrops!
Carla from Utah

Tammy J said...

I just love your ginger bread house. It is so adorable. I love MB and PS dies. I wish I could own them all. TFS

Patt H. said...

Love this tag & love it even more as a card! Those gum drops look good enough to eat!

Sabrina said...

Oh so very adorable!!!!

HelenM said...

so cute!! the gum drops look soooo real!!

Janet L said...

The tag is awesome!

Janet L said...

This does not get any cuter!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love The idea to use tag again on a card.

rosemarie calpin said...

Your gingerbread house looks good enough to eat. Thanks for the gum drop tip. TFS.

Deb ONeill said...

Wowee. Love this

Yoonsun Hur said...

OMGoodness! They are so sweet tag and card!! Pretty!

Craftybee said...

Wooow! Absolutely adorable!

Lynn Gauthier said...

Ohhh...I'm in love with your Gingerbread house. The glitter gumdrops are awesome and sure make it pop! Thanks for sharing with us!

papierscrapetc said...

Ho, comme elle est belle...a croquer!!!

mimi said...

OMG... Those gum drops look so real - I just want to eat them!!!!

Lynn R said...

So cute!!

Katie said...

Great card! Love the sugar plums! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

SCRAPGIRL : PATTY TANUZ said...

Yummyyy, fantastic and so christmasssss project!!!!

Marybeth said...

Your house is darling and the gumdrops look so real! I love the way you photographed this with the candy canes. Wish I picked this set, Laura!

Ruthie Lopez said...

wow!! Beautiful card! Love the details!

Sue McRae said...

What a great looking gingerbread house. Love the sparkle of the gumdrops (thought they might be real)!

Mary-Anne V said...

Adorable gingerbread house..love the detail.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

super cute!