Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas! Paper Sweeties Favorite for 2016!

Hi, Friends!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Favorite for 2016!  Today, the team is sharing their favorite project from this past year!

Since it's Christmas and I'm certainly in the Christmas mood, I'm sharing my gingerbread house project I made last month!  

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

Just a reminder for the Paper Sweeties Monthly Challenge!   And, I'm excited to announce ...*** The December challenge winner will receive a $100 gift certificate for a shopping spree in our boutique!  Enter as often as you wish to better your chances on a win! ***  A wonderful festive Christmas tree!  It is loaded from top to bottom with pretty!  I hope you're inspired by the beautiful photo to join the challenge!

Thanks so much for dropping by!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  Happy creating...take care!



  1. This is fabulous, Maria. I feel so blessed to be the newest teamie at Paper Sweeties with all of you talented gals, and I look forward to working with you all and to creating with the sweetest stamps and products out there.....Paper Sweeties!!! Hope you're having a happy and blessed Christmas.
    Karen Letchworth

  2. Yup yup! This was a pretty awesome one! Love this! Merry Christmas to you too Maria!

  3. Maria, I am so glad your aresharing this fabulous creation! LOVE!!! You are SO talented!!! Merry Christmas!!!

  4. The gingerbread house was an absolutely amazing project, Maria! I could never make something like that, but if I did it wouldn't leave my house--haha! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas, my friend!

  5. So fabulous! A favorite of mine, too!

  6. Absolutely precious, Maria! Wow! You've totally outdone yourself! Too CUTE!