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Cindi Bisson - Fat Cat Creations is now Cindi McGee - Behind These Eyes™. Since I've been on this creative journey for over 17 years - I have a LOT of project links out there in cyberworld! If you are looking for a particular project you have found on Pinterest, Facebook, FaveCrafts, HomeTalk, Twitter, etc. and the link is not working for you, please feel free to email me at cdjb11@yahoo.com and I'll be sure to get you the new link to the instructions. Have a creative day and remember to DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop is HERE!

It's time for the first entry into the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop!   Our challenge this week was to work with Eileen Hull's Scoreboard Pro House 3D #656836 - http://www.sizzix.com/product/2353.  Additional Sizzix materials used include:  Sizzix 12x12 matboard  http://www.sizzix.com/product/2354, white, and Sizzix Big Shot Pro http://www.sizzix.com/product/1711 die cutting machine. 

Additional materials sponsored by: 

Makins Clay® - http://www.makins-usa.com/
Judikins® - http://www.judikins.com/
Elmer's® - http://www.elmers.com/
Plaid® - http://www.plaidonline.com/

Makin's Clay® was used to transform the paper house into a "good enough to eat" Gingerbread House which is illuminated using tiny Christmas tree lights.   The roof pieces were hand covered with white Makin's Clay® to resemble white frosting.  Individual "gum drops" were then made from Makin's Clay®, allowed to dry overnight and then mounted to the frosting roof using Elmer's Craft Bond Adhesive.  Once the glue was set, each was dry brushed with more Craft Bond Adhesive and sprinkled with tiny clear glass beads for a sugared effect.    The main walls of the house were covered with Terra Cotta Makin's Clay rolled thin on the Ultimate Clay Machine®.  The house itself was used as a cutting template, and once the clay was applied to t he chipboard, it was textured with a Makin's Texture Sheet from Set A to resemble gingerbread.   Once the house was assembled and the roof mounted, it was time to begin completing the decorations.  The frosting trim on all edges was created with white Makin's Clay® using the Ultimate Clay Extruder®.  The tiny peppermint candies for the trim and roof of the entry were created by extruding two thin ropes of red clay and white clay, alternating them together to form a cane, then cutting into tiny slices.  Once dry, they were applied to the gingerbread walls and coated with Judikins Diamond Glaze™ for a bit of shine.  The same twisted canes were used to create the candy canes, which were also coated with Judikins Diamond Glaze. The lollypops were created with primary colors of clay and natural clay sticks.  Once dry, they were mounted to the gingerbread walls and then coated with Plaid Mod Podge® Dimensional Magic for a dimensional glassy shine like a real lollypop (dries clear - shown wet in photo).  Faux Life Saver Candy wreaths were created with green and red clay and mounted to the roof peaks.  Clay gumball accents over the door finished the


Take the time this week to visit each of the participating designers sites - all linkable through the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop block at the top right.  Each design is unique and they are all truly inspiring!  


  1. Amazing! I love how scrumptious this looks.

  2. Yummy- A gingerbread house is a great idea for this time of year- thanks for the detailed process shots as well


  3. I love the gumdrops! Gorgeous piece.

  4. Wonderful design! Love the products you used to create the look.

  5. this really does look good enough to eat

  6. OY! I am so craving sweets now. Love your house!

  7. Be careful...Hansel and Gretel may be close by!!!!! Love this.

  8. I can't believe that is all clay! WOW... looks delish!

  9. Cindi this is wonderful, making me think of the holidays!

  10. Cindi this is just ymummy! Love the clay that looks edible- wow. Thanks for creating with my die :-

  11. OMG that looks awesome! All the candy looks so real. I especially like those gumdrops.

  12. I could just eat it all up! Great tutorial!

  13. The candy all looks so real! I love gingerbread houses! Very cute

  14. WOW. Thanks for being part of the hop
    Rebecca Minor

  15. WOW... you sure made a lot of CANDY... what a wonderful gingerbread house... looks good enough to EAT! Love all the glitter. TFS