One day, I was looking through a craft magazine (as you do) when I spotted a page devoted to Die'sire Metal Dies, and was inspired by the creations there to make a house for my DT project at
This is what I saw!
It just looked so cute
I had to start from scratch and create my own pattern, and use the bit's and dies that I had that might suit, so mine is not exactly like this one, but it is the inspiration for mine.
I have a problem with making objects/projects that don't have an obvious use
I ask myself "Yes, but what is it for?"
If I cannot find a practical use I am reluctant to involve myself in the creation of the project, but this house just sang to me, and I found myself making something just for the enjoyment of making it, rather than as a useful thing, and I enjoyed it!
Here is my house
It stands about 20 cm's or just over 6 inches tall, and is a 7cm square (or 2.75 inches approx)
I made the top by trial and error, and it is part of the walls, folding the triangles to fit together at the top, and cutting out a bit either side to reduce the amount of card inside the structure.
I did make a box base to sit inside the house as extra security but it is not a container.
I don't have a door die (yet) but this ornate window stood in for me
I made the base structure and added panels of card which had been embossed and sanded to represent brickwork, and the door and window were cut out of these panels but not the base structure
The door knob is a bit of bling
My 'garden' die you have seen before, as have you seen the the cats and the birds and the snail, but they fit the theme at Unstampabelles of Fauna and Flora
The roof is covered with a "creeper" created from a semi-circular die, cut to fit as it could
My lace curtains are stuck on the base structure and the window placed on top
I wrapped the top (the guttering) around - a sticky backed lace trim
The one I was copying had a ribbon bow on the front door, so I added one too!
I also added a snail at the front step!
The roof from above
A close-up of the sides