Gingerbread House Candied Layout by Jennifer Grace Creates

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 Comments
  • that really is a sweet page…the beads looks great as a frame and I am totally in love with the background paper..off to google it now!

    November 9, 2014 at 12:33 pm
  • Jackie Edwards
    Reply

    Super layout!! We had one of these little houses…they are lovely to make…the children loved it!!

    November 9, 2014 at 12:44 pm
  • Adorable layout, Jennifer, perfect use of that paper and your beaded frame is so fun!

    November 9, 2014 at 12:51 pm
  • Really like this layout, would never have thought of using big images like this but they look fab

    November 9, 2014 at 12:51 pm
  • Fab layout. I love the background paper, I would have trouble using it and not hoarding it!

    November 9, 2014 at 3:37 pm
  • I always buy the kits too! I love how you’ve made your whole page look like it’s inside a gingerbread house. All those beads really do give it a fun feel x

    November 9, 2014 at 4:33 pm
  • 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!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

    November 9, 2014 at 4:56 pm
  • Just love all those beads round the photo – great frame!

    November 9, 2014 at 7:07 pm
  • LOVE the beads!!! Visions of sugarplums…

    November 9, 2014 at 8:14 pm
  • 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!

    November 9, 2014 at 8:22 pm
  • Jean Bullock
    Reply

    This is darling. I don’t think I have made one. If I did, it was a long time ago.

    November 9, 2014 at 10:18 pm
  • Love how the gems look like sweets on the LO.

    November 10, 2014 at 9:28 am
  • Sue D
    Reply

    Very cute. I like the star background and all the beads.

    November 11, 2014 at 7:04 pm
  • The beaded border looks fabulous! I’d never thought of that.I have photos of DD with a gingerbread house so might create something similar.Love the star circle background too.

    November 15, 2014 at 12:45 am
  • Fantastic work, I particularly like the icicles a lot!

    January 5, 2016 at 5:29 pm

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