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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

UNITED STATES MINI STAMP OF APROVAL!





Here is just a quick post to show how miniature making can stretch beyond being just a hobby. These are the latest United States Postage stamps!




"Baker Teresa Layman created each of the houses featured on the stamps over a period of two weeks. They were constructed out of gingerbread, royal icing, and various candies, including sugary fruit slices for shingles, peppermint sticks for support beams, and round, candy-coated chocolate for doorknobs and holly berries. To keep the houses from sagging in high humidity, Layman watched the weather forecast to know when to bake and decorate.

The four Gingerbread Houses stamps will be released on November 6, 2013. Look for them online and in a Post Office near you." (USPS website)"

From what I have read in a NAME  Yahoo group, Teresa is a miniaturist and appears to be a member of  the National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts (NAME)

"Renowned gingerbread house architect Teresa Layman built the actual gingerbread houses under the direction of stamp art director Derry Noyes. Stamp artist Sally Anderson-Bruce photographed the houses." 

READ MORE HERE:

http://www.wusa9.com/news/photo-gallery.aspx?storyid=281729

and here:


KUDOS TO HER!


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20 comments :

  1. Hello from Spain: I like this American postage stamp. Cute little houses .. Keep in touch

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  2. Those stamps look great, grandmommy! Here in The Netherlands you can order and make your own designed stamps too :D! Lovely idea, huh?
    Hugs, Ilona

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    1. Hi Illona,
      We can do that too. I have never tried it but maybe one day I will! Congratulations on your win!

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  3. Very nice post. It's interesting how miniatures are everywhere.

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    1. Hi Troy!
      Thanks. I always like to catch them in movies and tv shows. :-)

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  4. Love it! I can imagine them being just a bites worth and tasty ;P Tis the season for little tiny gingerbready goodness ;)

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    1. HI Jane!
      I never thought of that! LOL Yep it would be just enough to get into a cavity. LOL

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  5. Qué bonitos son! Me gustaría conseguir alguno. Un saludo.

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    1. Me encanta que se llevó a cabo por un miniaturista!

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  6. Love this post today...Those stamps are so lovely! Pretty gingerbread houses...she gave a lot of attention to details!! Hugs,
    Loretta

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    1. Hi Loretta,
      Just imagine how they must taste!

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  7. Hello Grandmommy,
    How much fun and how perfect for the holidays are those stamp.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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  8. Wonderful stamps. The gingerbread houses are amazing. Thanks for showing these.
    Hugs Maria

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    1. Maria hi!
      I think they are fantastic also and you are very welcome.

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  9. I just receive some mail with those stamps --so cute-- I'll have to pick some up, myself.

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    1. Hey John!
      I saw some in the post office yesterday. Didn't want to buy them at the time and risk losing them during my errands, but I will get some...just because.

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    1. Hey Isabelle,
      I think they would even make nice pictures in a mini scene!

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It is fun hearing from all of you!