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Gingerbread House Card

Gingerbread houses are a classic Christmas craft to make. You can make gingerbread houses in more ways than one when you make a Gingerbread House Card. Send warm wishes this Christmas season with a card that looks sugary sweet. Homemade Christmas cards like these will be cherished by your loved ones when they receive them in the mail. Best of all, this card is scraptastic! You can make such a cute card with leftover scraps of paper. Celebrate Christmas with handmade Christmas card ideas like this beautiful craft.

Gingerbread House Card

Materials:

  • 8.2” x 5.7” Light Yellow Marbled Cardstock
  • Left-over Piece of Pink Marbled Scrapbook Paper from the Tradition Collection by Crafts Concepts, product  code CR 900097 (see http://craftconcepts.com.au/)
  • Red and White Corrugated Cardstock
  • Black Sugar Paper
  • Left-over Pieces of Green Cardstock
  • Left-over Piece of Pink-with-white-polka-dots Scrapbook Paper
  • 0.5” Flat-sided Metallic Angel
  • Multi-colored Diamond DIY Car Sticker Decoration Strips
  • Pilot Silver Marker Pen
  • Papermate Marker Pens: Black; Brown; Blue; Red and Yellow
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Quick-drying Craft Glue
  • Tree-shaped Paper Punch
  • House-shaped Paper Punch

Instructions:

1. Score the light yellow marbled cardstock in half to create a card sized 4.1” x 5.7”.

2. With the fold at the top, cut off two equally sized triangles at the top left and top right corners to create a house-shaped card.

3. Glue the pink marbled scrapbook paper to the front of the card and cut off any protruding edges.

Gingerbread House Card

4. Cut diagonal strips (0.6” wide/1.4” long) from the corrugated cardstock. With the fold at the top, use these strips to add a roof to the house. Alternate the strips between red and white when gluing them to the house and cut off any protruding edges.

Gingerbread House Card

5. Cut a door and two windows from the black sugar paper.

6. Use the Pilot silver marker pen to add a door frame and door handle, as well as window frames.

7. Glue the door and windows on the front of the card, and then add the angel to the door.

8. Use the multi-colored diamond DIY car sticker decoration strips to add festive lights around the door and windows.

Gingerbread House Card

9. Use the Papermate marker pens to add a row of corrugated bricks to the left and right sides of the house.

Gingerbread House Card

10. Use the multi-colored diamond DIY car sticker decoration strips to add festive lights below the roof of the house.

11. Cut three small candy canes from the pink-with-white-polka-dots scrapbook paper. Glue them to the roof of the house, and add a few festive lights to each with the multi-colored diamond DIY car sticker decoration strips.

12. Punch a few trees and houses from the green cardstock and glue them to the roof of the house.

Gingerbread House Card

Bonus! Find this project and more in our collection of 18 Free Printable Christmas Cards and Homemade Christmas Card Ideas.

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