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« on: November 26, 2018 08:41:06 AM »

I got a little Peaked Roof Matchbox kit from Alpha Stamps. The inside drawer slides out to make a tiny scene. The outside brown cardboard immediately reminded me of the color of gingerbread, so I decided to make a sweet candy house using dimensional paint and polymer clay canes that look like peppermint. The doorknob is a red brad. I used the paint to adhere the "candy", just as one would use icing on a real gingerbread house.


There are even some little gingerbread people (from a collage sheet) on the back.


If this roof were really made of candy, it would be a huge sugar buzz!


The drawer slides out the bottom to reveal a wintery scene. Isn't that vintage plastic Santa the cutest? His Christmas tree is decorated with seed beads.


So much Christmas goodness in a standard sized matchbox. Ho ho ho!
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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2018 08:42:42 AM »

Everything about this is delicious!
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2018 09:37:16 AM »

Just stop! So adorable!
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2018 10:03:44 AM »

Utterly adorable!
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2018 10:09:37 AM »

This is absolutely adorable!
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2018 06:43:30 PM »

So (figuratively) sweet! Just the perfect amount of detail and that little seen? C'mon! Such a wee, tiny Santa!
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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2018 11:55:03 AM »

Cool faux graham cracker structure and the festive interior diorama scene is great as well.

I've never considered using paint as an adhesive, but I've certainly unintentionally left objects in paint puddles that got fixed in place when it dried!  I'll have to remember that if I ever run out of, or can't find, a bottle of glue.
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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2018 04:13:36 PM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2018 06:57:18 AM »

Thank you!  Smiley
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