Saturday, 29 July 2017

3D Gingerbread House

Hi bloggers!  Did you know that you can easily make the Gingerbread House into a 3D project by just using the Gingerbread house roof die with it?  I will walk you through the steps and give you the measurements needed in today's video.  Use an electric tealight (no open flames) inside to make it glow through the windows too!

The winner of this week's Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Donita Naylor!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your card.

You can see the electric tealight here through the door.  It looks like a flame but do not put a candle inside!!

The finished dimensions are 3 1/2" x  3"  x  4".  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, gorgeous
Congratulations to winner Donita, get a lottery ticket girl, 2 lucky windfalls.
Elaine, hope the Barbie goes well and the weather us good. Hapoy birthday wishes to Helen.
Donita a perfect a lucky windfall, enjoy your spend.
Dawn sending caring hugs. Sorry to hear you have a health problem, I hope you get the help and support you need.
Kelky and the boys got a bpnew French Bulldog puppy yesterday., the boys are so hapoy, 8 weeks old, black with whitechest, he us gorgeous. They have called him Dave, don't ask why, their choice lol. It's nice to see them so hapoy again.
Hope everyone us well, especially poorly and missing friends.
Daily hugs to all.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful cute little gingerbread house. Congratulations to the winner.

Pam said...

Don't know what's wrong with my fingers that should have been Jelky and the boys got a new puppy. Sorry.

Pam said...

Kelly, I give up

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

Such a brilliant concept and it's a fabbie size too! So many of these 3D dies make such teenie tiny things that are quiet useless, but this definitely doesn't fall in that category, so it's fantastic in my book.

Krafty Runner x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely little house thank you.
Congratulations to Donita have fun.
Pam you are not having a good day, have a nice cuppa and start the day again, take care.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Lovely cute gingerbread house today.Great idea being 3D with battery light,it will make a little gift for Christmas.
Jan x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love this brilliant project, great little house.
Oh! Pam I can imagine the excitement the puppy will bring.
Have great weekend everyone.
Patricia xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Love, love, love the gingerbread house!
Pam, blame predictive text! Enjoy your holidays, and your new grand-puppy. Happy birthday to Kelly and Helen.
Donita, well done on winning Sue's card and on your windfall. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great gingerbread house, you could go crazy with decorations on this.

Denise Bryant said...

Really cute house... love all the details! Fun project!

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a cute fun project! I love the idea of putting a battery light inside, you could make a little Christmas village that could be used year after year!
Congratulations Donita!
Hugs x
Heather T

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, this is such a lovely creation, I never bought the die but will have to change my mind now after seeing this. The tea light is the perfect combination too.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above, don't worry about the fingers, mine are doing that all the time. I can type over 100 words per minute but these new keyboards with the keys so close together and the extra keys in different places means I have to keep looking at the keyboard which frustrates me, I think there is a little gremlin inside.

Off to a Groovi workshop this morning, got all my stuff packed and ready by the door.

Congratulations Donita,

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Dragonsnap2 said...

Love the house. I don't have these dies but will have to add them to the list I think.
Congratulations to Donita on your win.
Thoughts and prayers to all in need.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

Marion Scott said...

Hi Sue, fabulous little gingerbread house and great video.
Congratulations to Donita.
Marion S x

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, such a cute little project!!!
Congratulations to Donuts!!! Enjoy!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Lynda Mellor said...

That should say Donita!!! Sorry!!!

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A very cute card which looks lovely with the battery tealight on inside. Thank you for the tutorial.
Congratulations to Donita. X

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW I love this cute little Gingerbread House. A great creation to make for family and friends and such a great idea about the tea light. I know what i am making for my family for christmas. Thanks for making these dies and a fantastic video Sue. Congratulations to Donita on this weeks win.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

TDQ Karen said...

So cute, Congratulations to Donita

PharmacyMichele said...

Fabulous project. Looks fantastic.

Congrats to the card winner.


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A fabulous project.
Congrats to Donita.
B xx

Chris Curry said...

This is a real fun project, even my teenage granddaughters would love it. Thank you Sue. Xx

CHERYL Brown said...

Hi Sue,

Thank you for your gorgeous gingerbread house, my grandchildren will have so much fun making one too. I might even tell the Brownies about it. They have a stall at Cannington Christmas and sell cards, tags and simple gifts they have made to raise funds.
I buy a gingerbread house every Christmas but none of my family like gingerbread so as the Terry's choc orange phrase goes 'It's mine, all mine'. Not even Pete liked gingerbread but he did eat ginger biscuits.

Congratulations Donita on your win, enjoy your prize dear heart.

Results back from all my tests & x-rays and surprize, surprize nothing wrong according to the hospital. That does not explain why I have so much pain in my hips and legs. My doctor is sending me a précis of the results and also referring me to another consultant for discovery. Keep taking the tablets and grin and bear it is the action at the moment. I shall soon rattle.
Gentle hugs and healing prayers to all in need of them. I hope your day becomes kinder to you.
Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Jan Sayer said...

What a lovely project.

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a lovely project , I didnt buy these dies but seriously might have to now as it looks gorgeous.

Had a lovely coffee yesterday with Maria from this blog we met for the 1st time and it was really lovely to meet another crafter in my area and looking forward to the next time.

Congrats Donita enjoy your prize.

I reiterate all Pam has said and send love and healing hugs to all xx

Have a good day all

ethansnanna said...

A lovely project for this Saturday, will catch the
video later.

Congrats to Donita; you're on a roll this week!!

Doreen x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning gingerbread house & who wouldn't want to make one. Congratulations Donita. Yvonne xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all . The Gingerbread house is stunning , another amazing collection to your set. I could see you have so much fun creating this house. I will catch the video later. Congratulations to Donita . Crafty hugs to all.... Wendy

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, sorry I didn't comment yesterday but thank you for showing your beautiful Angel. Will be giving that one a go sometime soon.
As for today's gingerbread house...... absolutely stunning. I haven't got this die but can see myself being part of the rush to buy it after today's offering. Congratulations to Donuts. Hugs xx P Austen

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. What a delightful project this morning and the little tea light just sets it off. Lovely idea. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

P Austen said...

Sorry Donita don't know what went wrong there.

Netty The Runner said...

So cute, looks lovely with the tea light.
Annette x

hazel young said...

Lovely model Sue x xhazel

Catherine Lyons said...

Morninh Sue,
A stunning Gingerbread houseand a great video Congrats to Donita.
Catherine V94 xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Just gorgeous, thanks for the video.

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Must watch Video as I haven't seen this one before !
well done to Donita Naylor!
Lets hope they find something they can cure Cheryl !
Love Marg

Yorks butterfly said...

This is great and will be lovely as a Christmas Decoration with a Tea Light inside. Also great that you can also make a card using this die. Great Video

val jones said...

What a cute Gingerbread house Sue. Great decoration with the tea light.
Well done Donita.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Suemac said...

A really cute card

Clare Powell said...

Such a cute house, great for Christmas decorations x

Tressa said...

That is ver,y different and very cute


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a great idea especially with the tea-lights. Well done Donita on winning Sue's beautiful card. Best wishes

SueJ said...

This is a great project and every detail has been thought through.
Congratulations Donita, enjoy your gorgeous card.
Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, a brilliant idea. Congratulations Donita xx

karenlotty said...

Very cute

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

This looks like a fabulous rainy day project, will watch the video later when I have more time...

Congratulations DONITA...or should that be


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is gorgeous what a fabulous project

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely Gingerbread house, so pretty.
I will watch the video later on today.
Evis M.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a great video thus morning and such a cute gingerbread house. It's a lovely idea putting tea lights in them, they would look lovely holding placenames and lighting each once on Christmas Day wouldn't they. I can see funds being raised for many a school sale and girlguide/brownie group with these. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today, the new puppy sounds fun and it's good to hear the boys are picking up again. Xxx
Donita many congratulations on your win, with this and the windfall I wonder what's next! Xxx

June Horrocks said...

I love this little house I must get the die the little light is brill love it !!!!!thank you
Love you sue
June horrocks xxxxxxxxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A lovely magical Gingerbread house ,so beautiful with the added tea light .
Congratulations to Donita on Sue's win and your windfall , luck comes in three's so you must get a lottery ticket .

Pam ,so pleased the boys are happy they will have much fun with Dave , xx

Sharon , nice to meet a fellow crafter , you are both so lucky .

Dawn i am sorry to read you are not well .Take care xx

Littlelamb, i found some Christmas stamps and dies , so i have boxed them ready to make a start soon .xx

Crewe Trish and Carmen, enjoy your holidays. xx

Andrew was feeling better yesterday so they went to the caravan , Helen cooked him a 32oz steak for his birthday tea with peppercorn sauce & just a few chips, he ate the lot { yes he is feeling better } Thank you all for the good wishes for them both. xx

Well we are off to the Town today looking for a New ActiFry as mine blew up yesterday and would you credit my Hologen oven went bang last week also ,cant afford both so the ActiFry wins .

Take care everyone
Big Hugs to all.
Elaine H X

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a fantastic 3D project, would look great on a Christmas table. Love it with the little tealight in. Well done on winning the card Donita. Off to watch the video. Have a great day all. Bx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow your timing is spot on Sue, just what I needed. A video project for my grandson to do and as I won the ginger bread house on your wonderful site and I bought the roof to go with it woohoo we are off. Thank you so much for all you do and give from one very grateful Nanna and her adorable grandson. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

BenteS said...

So cute and lovely with the candle inside :))
Thanks for the great video!

Susan Battensby said...

Such a cute project.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for the great video, you explain everything so well, showing how to make this cute house
Pam echoing all your lovely comments

Donita congratulations on winning the lovely Wednesday card, wonder what the third lucky thing will be!

Love and hugs to everyone

Scottydog said...

Wow! My children would have loved this! Like the idea of the tea light. Thank you Sue for the detailed instructions on the video.
Congratulations on your win Donita!

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, what a cute little house. I know my little Grandson would love this. Don't have these dies but feel a shopping trip coming in.

Love Rosemarie X X

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Very cute! Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to Donita.
Have a great day everyone.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

This gingerbread house is so cute its just gorgeous.

congratulations to Donita

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

I love 3D projects and this is no exception its so cute and in kraft card does look like gingerbread with candy decorations...Just so much fun and fab to do with the kids...

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Another Truly Magical Project Also A Tremendous Video Tutorial Which Like
Scottydog, Mentioned You Always Explain The Detail Instructions Exceptionally Well, But Then You Always Do
I Love Your Superb 3D Projects You Always Design Them So Extremely Well, Also So Useful
If You Didn't Use The Gingerbread House With A Battery Tea Light You Could Make As Gifts Then Wrap A
Few Sweeties In Cellophane, Then Place Inside.
Products Used In Today's Project:-
"Creative Expression Kraft/Coconut White/Red Foundation Card
"Creative Expression Vellum"
"Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Acrylic Glue"
"Creative Expression Iced Snow"
"White Gell Pen"
Star's In Today's Card:-
"Sue Wilson's Gingerbread House Cutting Dies From The Festive Collection"
"Sue Wilson's Gingerbread Roof Cutting Die From The Festive Collection"
Sue, Thank You For Your Magnificent Project Also Your Superb Video Tutorial's Which Are Just
Exceptional, So Very Informative I've Watched This Particular Video Tutorial Possibly Three Times, I
Enjoy It Each Time, It's Wonderful To See Other Christmas Video's Now Coming On Board, One For Me Is Just
Phenomenal A Pure Masterpiece, I Can't Stop Watching It, It's Very Impressive, Luxurious Opulent.
I'm Sure It Won't Be Too Long Before It Has It's Day On Your Outstanding Blog.........
Sue, Thank You For Your Daily Inspiration I Appreciate Everything You Do, My Folders That I Save With All
Your Tremendous Cards Are The Ones I Turn To When My Mojo Goes....... (Quite Often)
Sue, Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx
Congratulations To Donita For Winning This Weeks Wednesday Tremendous Gift Card Enjoy.....................

Laura O' Connor said...

Great card. Cute. Laura O

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, your gingerbread house is so cute. I love it with the little opening door and tea light inside. Thanks for your video. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this Gingerbread House and you could have so much fun adding things like Candi to the walls to look like sweets. I like Sam's idea of filling it with sweeties as it would make a lovely gift. Your video explains the construction perfectly, thank you.

Pam - Dave sounds great and we all know that animals have magic healing powers.
Dawn - I'm so sorry you have had bad news healthwise and hope that you get the help you need.
Donita - Congratulations (through gritted teeth lol) on being this week's Wednesday Winner. I know you will love your beautiful prize.


Kate's Cards said...

So cute! Xxxx

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Everyone,

I was just going to pop in for an eyeful of the card. Wasn't going to comment because of the late hour (in the U.S.) but THEN saw my name. Completely stunned. Incredulous. Remember when I said that the winners would be going around all week not knowing that something good was about to befall them? Of course it wouldn't be me. Looking forward to seeing one of Sue's cards in real life and being able to study the bow, layers and stickpins.

Will watch the video after recharging.

Pam, your three posts were the finest in comedy this morning.
The grandpuppy Dave makes me happy. A bright spot for everyone.

Apple loves changing my name to Donuts. It even happens to me, which is embarrassing for someone who used to be an editor..

Thank you for reminding me that I'm a lucky girl. All of you are my third thing.

Elaine, I have never heard of an ActiFry or a Hologen. I'm guessing electric deep-fat fryer and microwave oven. Glad to hear the birthday boy could put away such a big steak.

Extra love to those who need some,
Donita (Donuts)

Karen Drew said...

Looks amazing. Had to take a second look as it almost looked like a cake house. Love it
Congratulations to the winner
Karen xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card . Love Jean Z xxx

ursula said...

This is really cute, I know two little grandsons who would love it...thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I can't believe how much detail you have put into these dies and the finished result is fabulous. Very Hansel and Gretal.


Jaye said...

Gorgeous gingerbread house. It's really cute and so much fun, especially with the addition of the very realistic little tea light. I don't have these dies but I can see I will have a struggle to resist them.

Congrats to Donita.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Very cute - looks like you could eat it! Congratulations to Donita
Doreen R

CraftyJo said...

Cute idea :)

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
A gorgeous gingerbread house - reminds me of xmas in Germany...
Great video, too.
Hugs, Rose

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fabulous! Happy weekend.

Yorkie girl said...

Good Afternoon Sue and everyone
I don't have this die but I can see it is a lot of fun to use I wish I had some little ones to work along with so I won't be putting his on my must have list
Enjoy your workshop today and tomorrow June you will have to let us see your makes pm me
Elaine glad Andrew is feeling a bit better
Congratulations to Donita on your winning streak get the lottery Ickes girl
Pam glad the boys are ok but with you there to support them I had no worries hat they would enjoy your time off
Hugs to all that need one
Take care
Theresa G xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's cute and gorgeous Sue, beautiful make.
Gr Karin

Jean said...


barbara macaskill said...

I am seeing large Gingerbread House villages cropping up everywhere! This is so awesome! TFS!
Congratulations Donita on winning this week's lovely card! Enjoy!

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
Love the gingerbread house. My grandchildren would love this, every year we make a gingerbread house. It always gets smashed and eaten on Christmas Eve. It has become a pre Christmas ritual. Your version would be a real keepsake.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Pawprintx4 said...

Such a darling decoration for the mantel or Christmas table. I love the light inside.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend,
Stephanie K

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great fun. This is adorable, it would be lovely as a decoration or a gift box for children. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Donita Naylor.

Best wishes

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Just caught up with everyone's comments am afraid wfI is a bit hit or miss.Sue love your Christmas offerings.Having a lovely time but too hot.Hugs to all

Suzzette Yandle said...

What a cute gingerbread house you have made. You make the construction of the house and candies look so easy, too. What fun! I am so pleased you did a video showing how to do this. I would be adding some type of Peppermint fragrance diffuser inside the little house along with the battery powdered tea-light. What? No royal icing had to me made either nor sugar all over the house!

Rosemary Stickland said...

Really cute little gingerbread house.
Rosemary xx

sued99 said...

Gorgeous gingerbread house. So cute. X

Anne said...

This is so cute, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Betty McAlister said...

Lovely gingerbread house Sue. Gorgeous.
Congratulations to Donita on your marvellous win. Lucky girl xx

Nanny Jo said...

Sue, it's brilliant!! I can see the ladies at my craft session will love this! Jo x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This is fabulous, and I'm loving the roof !!
Congratulations to Donita, enjoy !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Sorry I'm a bit late but I have watched the video and the one from the other day!! I'm playing Catch up or something!
The little house is beautiful and isn't at all complicated either thanks to your lovely Dies and then the video to boot!! As I read down the comments there have been some good ideas about possible additions too , as well as alternative uses!
Donita - I'm so pleased you have won! You don't have the chance to attend the Craft Shows here where you can see Sue's work in real life. You will love it! As for the new name - it made me giggle! Congratulations on your other win too and love your idea for a fender/ bumper sticker!! See, I'm bilingual!! Lol!
Crewe Trish - sorry it's too hot - it isn't here !! Have a lovely family time!
Pam - the new puppy sounds gorgeous! He has a sensible name too! I've heard a few mad ones when I've been out and about!! Predictive text gets us all! I remember someone once turned Norah into Norway!!!
Have a good weekend ladies!
Lots of love, Myra ( Friend of Maureen!!) xxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Such an adorable little gingerbread house I think Ill have to my these dies to my wish list
Donita congratulations on your prize you're certainly having a lucky streak lets hope it lasts!
Cheryl I do hope the consultant finds out what is causing you so much pain
Sending good wishes to all

Theresa Pace said...

great project. i will have to watch the video later though as streaming is a bit difficult with my dodgy internet at the moment, hugs xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning, such a beautiful Christmas project, or a project for other times of the year, i.e. birthdays, anniversaries, etc. You have made it so easy to build (and so quick), I should imagine once you have made it you would fly through it the next time. Fantastic.
Di B. x

Winifred Kennedy said...

Hi I am new to card making and was wondering where I can purchase the gingerbread house dier.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, cute little gingerbread house card.

Barbara V

Myra said...

Winifred - welcome to card making . Try Joanna Sheen online. When you get to her online shop click on Sue Wilson's Christmas Dies 2017. Enjoy your crafting! Love Myra ( Friend of Maureen! ) xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Love your gingerbread house!!! Will watch the video when I can but off to Sydney today on the first leg of our big US adventure. We are taking off Tuesday morning so excited. I hope I can still access the blog when away.
Am thinking of fun times making this beautiful gingerbread house with the grandchildren and also the surprise of friends that you give those special cards too. Think I may NEED the dies for this lol !!!
Muriel x

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue
Sorry I'm late not sure where my day went just seem to disappear.k
Love Your gingerbread house I haven't seen video yet.I must say yesterday's Angel card was
Stunning sorry I didn't get in my tinnitus was really bad which resulted in a Migraine so most of yesterday i was in bed
Love & hugs Lynda Brock Xx
Congratulations to the Wednesday card winner.

Littlelamb said...

Love the gingerbread house Sue. Looks fun to make. Thank you for this wonderful die. Elaine glad you have sorted your Christmas dies and stamps. I must do the same. Have been saying that after I put the. Away last Christmas. They are all in different boxes. I need one box for all the Christmas dies then perhaps I can make a start on the cards. Echoing Pam's comments.

Latenight SandyH said...

The Gingerbread House is so cute and looks such fun to make. Thanks for a super video which makes it seem really do-able for me.
Congratulations to Donuts Donita on winning the card giveaway. Let us know what your third piece of luck is.
Elaine, pleased that Andrew was well enough to celebrate with that huge steak.
Take care everyone.

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Vie Carter said...

Fabulous project, love this


SRUN POR said...

I was very fortunate to be able to visit your page.

Dawn Holben said...

How cute is this, i love it.
And wow it looks lovely with the tea light in it too.
I definately have to get this die.

Debra K. said...

Aww, how sweet! Love this little gingerbread house especially with the tea-light inside.
Congratulations to Donita! Debra x