Sunday, November 24, 2013

November PTI Blog Hop: Paper Houses

  It's been awhile since I last updated my blog. But hopefully, I will be able to get back in the swing of things and start posting regularly. It's been a whirlwind the past couple of months, but I'll save that for another day. So what enticed me to post?? That could only be one thing. Pti's monthly Blog Hop. The challenge this month is to create a paper house!!!! I couldn't resist.

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 My house isn't displayed in any fancy way. In fact being able to finish it, take a photo and upload it to my blog on time is a major accomplishment in itself.


 I used the template provided. The shutters & door were made using the Banner Builder Dies. I used vellum and  the square print die for the windows. The heart came from the Tiny Tag dies. The tree was made using the Layered Postmark die.

A side view of the house.


My 2nd house used a different template.  It was a little smaller. I cut a semi circle for the front window.

A side view: I used Prisma Glitter on the scalloped roof.

Here's the houses side by side.



  These houses were fun to make;but, a little time consuming.  I had wanted to put the pink house on a base and add a picket fence using the die, but didn't have enough time. I would like to find a template for a church to add to these two house. If time permits, I might make one.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek. I can't wait to see all the other houses. I am sure they will be beautiful.









15 comments:

Leigh Penner said...

These are both lovely! I especially love the scalloped roof!

BethieJ said...

I LOVE both your sweet little houses!!
Have a GREAT day!!

A Crafty Person said...

Two very fun houses. I love the little heart up under the eave. I kept thinking my house had an empty space that needed something and you found the prefect little something to go in there. Love them both!

Carolanne said...

I love how you made the windows with shutters. So cute! Great idea to make the tree from the postmark dies. Also love the heart at the top. Sweet houses!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! This is so FUN and BEAUTIFUL!! LOVE the idea!!THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Linda Nicholson said...

These are both lovely! I always admire people who can use dies in a different and imaginative way...it's a skill I tell you.

Larissa Heskett said...

Wow!! Such a FUN Design!! I LOE the colors and alloc the little details!! Thanks so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!!

Kathryn A said...

This is terrific! Love how you've used Square Prints for the windows ;)

Darnell J Knauss said...

You definitely should pursue adding to your two adorable houses and trees, Carol, even if it's not until after the first of the year! You have a knack for it, that's easy to see! Your details are fabulous, especially that realistic roof!!

Glad to have back in the Land of Blog and hope to see you again soon! Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving me some love! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!! Hugs, Darnell

Kristii said...

I love your two houses and your trees!! I love all your details!! Fabulous!

Marybeth said...

Hey at least you made two! They are adorable! Love the detailed roof.the trees are a nice touch. I think it was Terri on the hop that made a church and she showed how she did it. I never found the time . Maybe after Thanksgiving for fun. The care!

Terri said...

They are both very cute. I especially like your use of the banner dies for the shutters and the trees too.

Nancy Guse said...

Hey Carol, nice to see you back. Wow you made two house, they are great and the glitter on the roof and the trees and the cute windows! Happy Thanksgiving!

Helen F. said...

Carol, Both of your houses are lovely! Love the glittery scalloped roof and window shudders on the 2nd one :-)

Joyce said...

What a cute little neighborhood you created.