Yesterday we had a wonderful day at my Mom & Dad’s house.  When we got ready to leave my wonderful Mother, a/k/a Granny (the one with the “cute little ass”), sent home an assortment of her delicous Christmas cookies & breads.


Notice the labels….they say “Joyce”.  Just “Joyce”.  Not “Joyce & John”.  Just “Joyce”.

My Mother didn’t mean to neglect Johnny, she knew that I would share because that’s the way she raised me…BUT…apparently my Husband CAN’T READ and he thought they said “John”.  Just “John”.  Not “John & Joyce”.  Just “John”.

Apparently HIS mother didn’t teach him to share because this morning, when I went into the kitchen anticipating yummy goodies & milk for breakfast, this is what I found:


WHAT??!?!?!?!?!  When he wakes up he is going to be in sooooooo much trouble!!!  Next time I bring home my Mom’s delicious goodies I’m hiding them and I’m not going to share one single bite!

My Mom is quite amazing.  She bakes all these fabulous Christmas cookies & breads, yummy fudge, peanut brittle & delicious Divinity for EVERYBODY!  All seven of the brothers & sisters get packages, neighbors & friends, people my Dad works for, and many more get her wonderful treats! Unfortunately, I didn’t inherit her baking/cooking gene.  But thanks to Stampin’ Up! and the Scentsational Season stamp set, I can make adorable gingerbread men and gingerbread houses!

I absolutely LOVE this gingerbread house!!!  It was such fun to make!  

My step-by-step tutorial is at the end of this post.


I CASE’d (Copy And Share Everything!) this design from “Stamp With Heather”.  I only made a couple minor changes.  I added the wreath above the door and I embossed the door with Stampin’ Up!’s Woodgrain embossing folder.  Also, instead of gluing down the top row of shingles, I just attached them with the cute mini library clips that are available on the Clearance Rack!  That way you can use the gingerbread house to hold a small gift or Christmas candy!


All supplies used are from Stampin’ Up!

Scentsational Season

Scentsational SeasonClear-Mount Stamp Set (#121190) Price: $14.95

Wood-Mount Stamp Set (#121026) Price: $18.95
A nice, warm cup of cocoa and a few delicious cookies are all anyone needs to make their holiday merry and bright! For a real treat, pair this scrumptious-looking six-piece set with our Scented Stampin’ Emboss Powder in Peppermint Sticks or Sugar & Spice. Coordinates with our Holiday Collection Framelits Dies.Set Quantity: 6

Holiday Collection Framelits

Holiday Collection Framelits Dies 127814
Price: $24.95
Designed to frame around stamped images from the Scentsational Season Stamp Set, so you can see where to cut the images! Tree: 1-3/4″ x 2″. Cut single sheets of paper. 6 dies. Use with Big Shot machine, Standard Cutting Pads, and Multipurpose Platform.

Scentsational Season Bundle


Purchase the Scentsational Season Stamp Set and the Holiday Collection Framelits Dies together!  Priced to save you 15%

Scentsational Season Clear-Mount Bundle  (#129946)  Price: $32.95

Scentsational Season Wood-Mount Bundle (#129945)  Price: $36.95Mini Library Clips

Mini Library Clips 109857
Catalog Price: $12.95Let your inner librarian run wild when you clip a tag to a project with one of our adorable Mini Library Clips. These clips are 1/4″ x 1/2″ and each package contains 12 each of 4 colors (Black, Silver, Antique Brass, and Pewter).

Milk Carton Die

Mini Milk Carton Bigz Die 117310
Price: $32.95
You’ll find plenty of reasons to use our Mini Milk Carton Bigz L die to create an adorable and functional carton. Just the right size to hold a handful of treats, it’s also a snap to make.* Designed to cut through one sheet of paper or card stock at a time
* Use with Sizzix Big Shot machine and standard or extended cutting pads; for best results, also use standard or extended premium crease pad
* Finished carton size: 1-5/8″ x 1-5/8″ x 3-1/8″
* Die size: 6″ x 8-3/4″


I hope that I’ve inspired you to be creative today! Download the PDF for my step-by-step tutorial.

Download Scentsational Season Gingerbread House Tutorial

Also, Heather has a short video showing the assembly of her gingerbread house on the link provided earlier.

Now head straight to your kitchen and bake some delicious Christmas cookies and mail them to me!  Be sure to mark the package:  

“For Joyce.  Just Joyce.  NOT Joyce & John. Just Joyce.”  Ha ha!

Sending wishes that your Christmas holidays are filled with….

Peace, Love & Joy,


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