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This week is flying by!!
Do you have family traditions for the holidays that you have kept going over the years? Or have those traditions transformed into new traditions?
One of our family traditions centered around the grandchildren. Shortly before Christmas, all of my nieces and nephews would gather at my house for an afternoon of cookie baking. We started with sugar cookies cut with all the different holiday shapes. My mom would bring her buttercream icing in all the holiday colors and of course there was an assortment of sprinkles and candy! As the children grew up, I introduced gingerbread houses to them. What a fun time! The children have grown and most are in their twenties now. Our tradition was retired a couple of years ago, but the memories will always be there to bring a smile.
Today's project is the end result of an idea I had ever since the release of the new Papertrey Ink Home Made Timeless Template and coordinating stamp set. Our family tradition came to mind as well as those gingerbread houses we worked on! I actually used a page in the current Harry and David catalog as inspiration for my gingerbread house. You can see the Gingerman Tower here.
Stamps: PTI Home Made
Paper: PTI Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Bitty Dot Basics, White
Ink: Ruby Red
Accessories: Timeless Template Home Made, MS Border Punch, White Metallic Dots