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Monday, April 18, 2016

The making of a house.......for Unstampabelles

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 

 Over at Unstampabelles the Challenge is to create a paper project without using a stamp (digi or rubber) around the theme of Flora and Fauna - and it does not have to be a card! The twist is TEXTURE!


Anonymous said...

WOW Susan this is fabulous! Your CASing is brillant. So many little details - just wonderful.

Wynn Walton said...

Susan I love love this project. I couldn't wait for your post to show us how you did it. I am thinking 'fairy house' for a child's bedroom. So I would find a purpose Lola xx thank you for all the details. Not sure if I could make it but I might have a go I love it sooooo much. Wynn xxx

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice project thanks for sharing!!!