Welcome to this week's Be inspired Challenge, sponsored by Marks Paper Company, a new company that debuted this past Winter at CHA. Please take a moment to visit their fabulous site, Here.
I was very excited to see all the great projects the DT created, using Marks Paper Company product; little houses, cards, jam jars, scrapbook layouts, frames, gift tags, even digital embossing using cuttlebug!
The card of the week will receive a pack of papers from Marks Paper Company, our sponsor for this week. So come and play along. You don't want to miss out on a chance to win this prize!
Here's what to do;
1. Make a "Home Sweet Home" card or project.
2. Upload it to your blog or online gallery (keyword for sites like Splitcoast Stampers is CBI28).
3. Come back here and leave a link to your project by Monday evening. Please use Mr. Linky at the bottom of this post.
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So lets get started with this cute little house by Christine Penaflor.
Home Sweet Home - Altered Chipboard House
1. For the roof: Paint edges of roof and chimney with brown acrylic paint. Let dry. Cut ten 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" strips of patterned paper and punch the long side using a border punch. Ink the edges of the scallops with a sponge and stamping ink (optional).Cut a strip of paper about 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" and punch a border along the long sides of the paper. Fold this strip in half the long way and adhere to top of the roof. Adhere punched strips of paper on the roof as shown in photo. For the chimney: Cover chimney with patterned paper. Cut a 2" x 8" strip of red paper and punch a border along the long side of the paper. Adhere to the top of the chimney. Die cut a piece of silver glittered paper using the lattice border. Adhere this border along the top of the chimney as shown. Adhere the chimney to the roof. Using a craft knife or the edge of a fingernail, gently lift portions of the scallop borders on the roof for added dimension.
2. For the front of the house: Paint the sides and bottom of the house with cream acrylic paint. Let dry. Adhere various patterned papers to the sides of the house as shown. Adhere green patterned paper to the chipboard door. Stamp with fleur de lis stamp and embellish the door with the metal knob and rhinestones. Edge the door with a gold metallic pen. Stamp the front of the house with the script stamp. Stamp the bottom border of the house with the fleur de lis stamp. Adhere the door to the front of the house. Embellish with rhinestones. Adhere red patterned paper to the chipboard heart. Stamp the heart with the script stamp and edge it with the gold metallic pen. Adhere the metal letter to the heart, and adhere the heart to the front of the house as shown. Die cut a fancy corner from silver glittered paper. Adhere this die cut piece to the top part of the roof's gable on the front of the house as shown.
3. For the lattice borders: Punch four 2" x 5 1/4" strips of green paper along the border. Adhere to the sides of the house beneath the roof line. Die cut four pieces of silver glittered paper using the lattice die. Adhere the die cut lattice pieces on top of the green border pieces as shown on the house. For the sides with windows: Adhere silver vintage glass glitter to the two window panes. Let dry and then adhere to the sides of the house. Stamp the flourish border onto red paper twice and cut out. Adhere to the bottom of the windows as shown. Stamp two fleur de lis images onto green paper and cut out. Adhere to the center of the windows as shown.
4. For the back of the house: Stamp the back of the house with the round journaling stamp. Embellish the circle with rhinestones. Stamp a row of fleur de lis along the bottom border and embellish with rhinestones. Stamp a fleur de lis onto green paper and cut out. Adhere this image inside of the rhinestone circle. Hand cut images of boy and girl from the patterned paper and adhere to the back of the house as shown. Adhere a piece of lace to the top of this panel. Die cut two fancy corners from silver glittered paper. Adhere one corner below the rhinestone circle and adhere another corner to the top part of the roof's gable on the back. Cut four 1/8" wide strips of silver glittered paper and adhere to the bottom edge of each side of the house to complete.
Patterned papers: Marks Paper Co., Glittered paper: Marcella by K, Chipboard House: Maya Road, Stamps: Purple Onion Designs, Stamping Ink: Colorbox, Rhinestones: Heidi Swapp, Prima, Border punches: EK Success, Fiskars
Door knob: 7 Gypsies,Metal letter: Joann's, Border die: Provo Craft Cuttlebug Floral Borders (lattice), Corner die: Provo Craft Cuttlebug Fancy Corners, Die cutting machine: Provo Craft Cuttlebug, Acrylic paint: Plaid Folk Art (Coffee Bean, Cream), Gold metallic leafing pen: Krylon, Other: lace
The next project details are shared with us by Cassie Larson.
I know everyone loves this type of slide in cards, so I asked Cassie for some measurements just in case you want to try it yourself!
- Cut base (or "home") from paper to measure 4" x 7 3/4"
- Score at 3/4" and at 4 1/4"
- Fold so that the small portion is a "mountain fold and the other is a valley fold.
- Use a border punch to add interest to the eave or trim.
- I used sticky strip to hold my base together.
- For the roof, cut paper to measure 1 1/2" x 5".
Below you will see a simple trick to ensure that you get matching angles on both sides of your roof. This is also a great trick to use when making your own tags!
As illustrated above, trim the right side of the roof at a slight angle. Take the cut off portion, flip it over and line it up over the left side of the room. Trace the angle and then trim that side as well. You can see in the final pic that you have a perfectly matched angle.
"Welcome" was cut from the Welcome Baby Combo set. I just trimmed off the "baby" portion after die cutting it.
Here are all the measurements for my home:
- Base: 4" x 7 3/4" (scored at 3/4" and 4 1/4")
- Roof: 1 1/2" x 5" then trimmed
- Insert Base: 3 3/8" x 4 7/8"
- Insert White: 2 7/8" x 3 1/4"
- Door: 1" x 2"
- Upper Windows: 7/8" x 3/4"
- Lower Windows: 7/8" x 1 1/4"
- Chimney: 3/4" x 1 1/4" (5/8" showing)
The third spotlight project comes from Rosemary Zuba. Who would have thought you can use cuttlebug embossing on a digital layout? See those butterflies? They are embossed, then photographed and used to embellish this digital layout.
More inspirations from our fabulous DT!
Meda (top view)
Heidi Van Laar
Betty Bee Designs
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