Hello friends. Time once again for Papertrey Ink's monthly challenge, and this month we were challenged to make a paper house. Papertrey provided the template for the house, and we provided the designs! Fun, fun challenge! A little time consuming, but still had lots of fun doing this one. Originally I had planned on making a whole little village, and even printed out the templates on a bunch of different colored cardstock. Needless to say, after making just one house, I figured a village was just out of the question. Oh well, maybe another day! But anyway, here is the house I did finish:
I apologize for my picture quality, but there just isn't a lot of sunshine in Michigan during the winter months! If you click on the picture to enlarge it, you will be able to see a lot more of the detail. Here's another shot, so you can see my roof a little better:
It's hard to see in either photo, but I started by running the template through my Cuttlebug with PTI's Herringbone Impression Plate...it gave my house a bit of the rustic look I was going for! My roof I made by punching out 3/4" circles and sponging them with Soft Suede ink before layering them down. This probably took the longest, but I really like the look it gives the little house! :0) I had fun adding the Christmas lights (Impression Obsession) to the roof line and all the little evergreen branches too (MS punch). My 2 trees in the front are from PTI's "Winter Hill's" stamp set. I used another MS punch for the white picket fence, and then added some snow (cotton balls) and candy canes (Hobby Lobby) to finish decorating my little house. Again, a lot of time went into just this one little house, but I had Christmas music playing on my ipod, and I was a happy camper while playing! :0)
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