Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Paper Sweeties November 2016-Release Rewind!

Hi, Friends!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties November Release Rewind!  Today we make a project using new and previously released products!

Today I am highlighting the new Stand Add-on: Sweet Treats, which are the large candy canes, gum drops, peppermints, snow on windows, heart and siding on the house.  They were die cut using the coordinating die Sweet Cuts-Stand Add-on: Sweet Treats.  The gingers, small candy canes, and the sentiment is from a previously released set Ho-Ho-Ho.  The small holly is from the set Deck the Halls.  The wreath is from the set Home Sweet Home and the bow on the wreath is from Thanks Berry Much.  The window was made using Sweet Cuts-Window Add-on: Elements.  The banner was die cut using the Sweet Cuts-Be Happy.

I started with a paper mache house and painted it with white acrylic paint.  An old stamp pad was cut for the base and covered with texure paste and Martha Stewart glitter for the snow.  I wanted to be able to have the candies easily stand since they have a toothpick center.  So, the stamp pad provided a soft base.  The house was covered with kraft paper.  Many pieces were die cut for the siding and I made six small windows.  The front window was made into a shaker window with the background water colored.  The sequins are (Snowflake) and (Mistletoe).  The door was made using die cuts from the Sweet Cuts-Window Add-on: Elements.   And, here are couple more views of the gingerbread house...

I had so much fun creating this gingerbread house!  You can take the lid off and place treats inside, which would make a wonderful gift!  I wish you could see it in real life.  The photos just don't capture all the glitter and beautiful color!

Please hop along to see what my teammates have created!

Maria Patrick--that's me

And, just a reminder...I hope to see your creation over at the Paper Sweeties Challenge that is still going on until the end of the month!  A $20 gift certificate will go to one lucky winner!

Have you seen our newest KIT OF THE MONTH?  Our card kits have been RESTRUCTURED!  Our customers asked and we listened!  Our kits NOW INCLUDE the new stamps each month that were used to create the cards!  You’ll get two *NEW* stamps along with all the pre-cut supplies you will need to create two beautiful cards each month – WOW!!  *These make GREAT gifts too*

Thanks so much for dropping by!  I hope you've enjoyed the inspiration for this month's release!  Happy creating...take care!



  1. This is amazing Maria! Wow! What a fabulous festive project!

  2. Wow, Maria! Wow, wow, WOW! What a stunning gingerbread house! This is SO sweet! Love all the detail!

  3. Yup.. Wow is the word of the day here! This is just awesome!! So much work and love!

  4. Great job Maria ... Your little gift box house is fabulous!

  5. Oh what a clever project, Maria--just love all the darling details!