Saturday, March 23, 2019

Bakery Box House Project

 Hi everyone.  Here is a close up of the Bakery that was created for the Loaded Envelopes Galore and More Facebook swap you can find here:  For the month of April I am the Guest Designer for the swap.  I created this project for us to swap.  Isn't it fun!!!
 This box is large enough to use your window dies that you might have in your stash.  If you don't have any, I show you in the tutorial how to create the door, steps, roof, and windows.  You only need a score board and a paper cutter.  It's simple.  You decorate as you wish!
 This is the backside of the Bakery.  It's decorated with pearls and swirls as I was going for a Shabby Chic look for this house.
 There are so much themes you can do with this house.  I am currently working on a "Coffee Shop" as I intend to fill it with Keurig (K Cups) as a gift presentation.  See, isn't that fun!!!  You could do a Flower Shop and include flower seeds inside!!!
The letters for the Bakery Sign were done on a Circuit machine.  The rolled Roses are a Marianne Creatables die.  Thank you so much for stopping by to view my project.  I have included the tutorial below.  I would love to see your houses.  I will be posting pictures of the embellishments that are included in these houses soon.  So check back.  Until next time,  Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, March 22, 2019

Lovely Loaded Doll House

Hello friends and crafters.  I am pleased to announce that I am the guest designer over at the Loaded Envelopes Galore and More for the month of April.  Please come and check us out here:  These houses measure 7" high, 5" wide, and 3-1/4" deep and perfect for "loading".  Gosh so much you can do with these.  I can imagine putting some cookies inside to bring to a new neighbor for a welcoming present.  Or how about bringing one of these houses loaded with candles inside as a hostess gift.  Wouldn't this be cute to present at a house warming, or how about a bridal shower with Bath and Body Works products inside.  Your imagination is the limit.
Here is the tutorial for putting one of these together.  All you need is a Score Board and a Paper Cutter and you can create a house.  How fun is that!!!
Your window dies in your stash are going to work on this house as you have a lot of real estate.  If you don't have any, I show you how to make the windows and window boxes as shown on the "Red" house.  Wouldn't this be great with your recipients last name on the house like as shown on the "Bakery".  Wow, they would proudly display that in their home!!!
 The roof on this house was done with a Martha Stewart Punch.  
 The house was created with a Sizzix Tim Holtz Embossing Folder that looks like Bricks.  I used distress inks on white paper to achieve this look.
 This is the back of the house.  The fence is a die from my stash, but I know there is a Martha Stewart punch that does a fence as well.  The tulips are from an Elizabeth Craft Designs die and so are the tiny flowers in the window boxes.  You could use a tiny punch from your stash for those as well.
 Thank you for stopping by to view my project.  I will be back tomorrow with close up pictures of the Bakery.  I will also take pictures of the embellishments that I loaded my doll house with to show you how much you can stuff in there!!!!  Until next time, Happy Crafting!!!!