Good morning fellow crafters and Happy Monday! Are you all ready for Thanksgiving? I know I sure am, I cannot wait for Thursday! I was so excited when Nichole Heady showed us the theme for this month's blog hop over at Papertrey Ink. I thought, Paper Houses? How easy could that be?! (Can you picture me rolling my eyes here?) This was hard! I couldn't come up with any ideas for the life of me! I wanted to "make" my own windows using the Framed Out Stamp Set and Die sets, but they just weren't turning out right and some were just too big for the size of the template Nichole provided for us. And then I had my AHA moment! I remembered that I had this Hero Arts Simple Things Stamp set and it turned out to be perfect for my doors and windows! Now knowing that I have this stamp set I can't wait to make more of these little houses! My youngest daughter is particularly happy because she loves playing with all things "little" and has in fact all ready stolen my little paper house! Anywho, as I have to be to work in less than 30 minutes, I better make this quick!
I printed the template on Kraft cardstock and cut it out. The only thing I didn't cut out was the bottom line of the house, I cut about 1/4" past that line because I wanted to have something to attach to a bottom piece of cardstock. Then I embossed the house with Paper Studios A2 Stripes Embossing folder. I stamped my windows and Door and colored them in with Prismacolor markers, then cut them out. I adhered the house together, added some scalloped punching to my roof, and then added glitter to the roof and bottom of the house to make it look like snow. My final touch was adding the tiny little Snowman from Papertrey Ink's Tiny Treats: Christmas Stamp set. I really wanted to add some kind of wreath to the front of the house, but I couldn't find a stamp set small enough!
So cute! Even though I know I am about to be BLOWN AWAY by all the talent of all you wonderful crafters out there, I love my little house as it is the first one I have ever made! I cannot wait to see all the other houses you all make! Have a great day everyone, thanks so much for stopping by!