For several years I've been infatuated with cardboard. The truth about any supply or substrate: the more you use it, the more you learn. Since cardboard is a plentiful supply, it is always within reach, and you can try all kinds of things with it. There's nothing precious about it....trial and error is a good thing. The only thing you need is a fresh set of blades and some imagination. After writing articles about using cardboard, including matchboxes and small kraft boxes, for more than a year in my column for Somerset Studio, I thought the year end finale would be the perfect place to show off my Gingerbread House.
I've been wanting to make one like this for a while, and finally got around to it. As I say in the article, it doesn't take any less time to make versus bake, but it will last alot longer. I planned ahead, and have hinged openings in the back, with little shelves behind each window, to accommodate a battery operated votive. HCIT!
My scallop and stone stencils were the perfect tool to create shingles and a brick fireplace. I have to admit I kinda knew that when I was designing them. I know, it's early for thinking about Christmas decorations....I'm just putting out Halloween stuff....but it's the time of year when days fly by. Let me know if you make one of your own!