Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Home Sweet Home Village

I was planning all sorts of paper crafting yesterday, but I got involved in one project and it took me most of the day and that's where it stopped! I had a lot of fun, but I didn't get as much done as I had planned. You see, I opened my Sweet Home Bundle, which consists of the Sweet Home Photopolymer stamp set and the Home Sweet Home Thinlits! The possibilities with this bundle are endless, but I worked on three projects: a regular house, a Christmas gingerbread house and a Halloween haunted house.

As I said, it was a lot of fun, but let me caution you that you should not attempt one of these projects unless you have an ample supply of time, fine motor skills and patience! The results will be well worth your time, but a quick, five minute project this ain't!

Here's Bonnie from Head Office to tell you a bit more:


Here are some different angles so you can see what I did with my little houses:

I made extensive use of the Fine Tip Glue Pen. You know, the more I use it, the better I like it! It was sure a big help with all the tiny pieces I glued on these projects. The two things to remember are to hold your piece in place for a couple of seconds to let the glue set up a bit before letting go and try really hard not to get the glue on your project as you can't use your adhesive remover on it. I found the last one difficult with all the tiny pieces, but it was only on the gingerbread door that I had issues and I fixed it by adding a new one.

  • This was a pretty extensive project to give you all the ins and outs, but a couple of hints are to die cut the doors and windows and all the pieces before assembling. Glue on the doors and windows, window frames, shingles, decor and pretty much everything before assembling the house. It's much easier to add the items on a flat, horizontal surface than if it's already vertical and 3D.
  • The flowers for the window boxes on the regular house were stamped and die cut using the Jar of Love stamp set and Everyday Jars Framelits. They are just the right scale for the house.
  • The gingerbread man is actually just fussy cut from a piece of Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper.
  • The door on the haunted house is embossed using the Woodgrain Embossing Folder and sponged with Soft Suede ink. The hinges and door knob are actually a dismembered bat from the Home Sweet Home thinlits. (Ewww!) The hinges are the wings and the door knob is the body!
  • I die cut the windows right through the walls of the haunted house, but then stamped spider webs on the corners of a piece of Whisper White, sponged it with Smoky Slate, cut them out and glued them behind the windows so the spider webs would fit where I wanted them.
Get yourself this bundle and have fun. You can actually make a bird house and a dog house as well! Can you imagine what you could use them for?

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