I may have mentioned once or twice in previous posts, that we are currently undertaking a project to extend our house. I've secretly code-named it Operation Craft Room (shhh don't tell the hubby! lol). Anyway, the house is a complete mess, dust and mud everywhere - inside and out - as you will see from the dusty window in the picture below. In the midst of all this activity and noise, I was busy building a house of my own (I do hope my builders are better at their measurements than I was with this project, ahem!).
this is the house that I built - out of upcycled Stampin' Up! packaging
cardboard. I used the heavy duty cardboard that comes in packs to keep
the product flat such as the treat boxes, DSP etc. I drew the windows in
after cutting the roof shape and cut them all out by hand with a
Stanley knife adn a metal ruler! (Oh I so need an e-cutter!).
Now unlike my builders
who do know what they are doing, I kind of made this on the fly and got
the measurements for the "floors" wrong. I made them as wide as the side
walls when they needed to be slightly smaller so I had to re-score the
side flaps on each side at the back. This left a bit of an unsightly
warping and wrinkling, plus the seams in the various pieces of Whisper
White were very noticeable. I had been wondering what to do when I saw
this project from Patty Bennett in the US - kerching! Bricks from the
ticket duo builder punch - brilliant! I was able to hide the seam on both sides at
the front with the little ticket and the seam and the ugly warping at
the back!! Fantastic - thank you Patty!!
I hope you like it too! Thanks for stopping by.
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Sunday, 16 November 2014
Upcycled Stampin' Up! Advent Calendar
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