Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Village of Frostiness

Make this adorable decoration for the holidays! Sprinkle yours with Mica Flakes from the Holiday Mini Catalogue for a snowy scene.


 Cut 2 X 4 into 3 lengths: 6-1/4 in., 8 in. & 9-1/2 in. Don't worry about knots and small imperfections.
I used my Radial Arm Saw and shaved off the sides a bit to neaten them.
Measure and mark the pieces as shown with a pencil and cut on the lines for the houses.
Sand to smooth and remove pencil marks.
 Paint the houses with craft paint. I tried to match Real Red, Marina Mist and Chocolate Chip. Wipe with a damp cloth to allow the grain to show.

Red House

 Whisper White card stock 2 X 5-1/4
-score across width at 2-5/8
-score lengthwise at 1-5/8, punch edge and trim overlap
Letters To Santa DSP 1-5/8 X 5-1/4
-score across width at 2-5/8

 -glue card stock to house even with back
-glue overlap
-glue DSP roof to card stock

 Early Espresso card stock 2 X 3-3/8
-score lengthwise every 1/4 in.

 -turn and score every 3/4 in.
-score brick pattern
 -slash from bottom as shown, fold on score lines and cut away tab section
-position in Stampin' Score and score diagonally as shown
 -trim as shown
 -glue tab section under opposite side to form box shape
 -apply glue to remaining tabs and adhere to flap
 -allow to dry
 -glue chimney to roof, even with back

 Whisper White card stock
-use Big Shot and Perfect Pennants die to cut doily
-cut away section below 8 scallops
Letters to Santa DSP
-cut with 1-3/4 in. circle punch and cut away 3/4 in. section keeping stripes vertical
-adhere to card stock and glue 1/8 in. strips to window

 Old Olive card stock 2-1/2 X 3-1/2
-stamp Woodgrain with Early Espresso ink
-adhere 3-8 in. strips of Whisper White card stock to top and sides
-pierce hole for brad
-insert Red Rhinestone brad through small Filigree brad circle and secure to door

-glue door and window to house
-make wreath from plastic garland and glue to door
-make a bow from ribbon and adhere to wreath (see main photo)
Blue House
Whisper White card stock 2-1/4X 5-3/4
-punch edge with Scallop Edge punch
-cut off tips of scallops with personal cutter

 -score 2-1/4 in. from both sides
-score lenghtwise 1-5/8 in. from straight edge
 -position on house and mark overlap of peaks
 -cut away overlaps of centre section
 -glue card stock to house
Letters to Santa DSP 1-5/8 X 5-3/4
-glue to roof

 Riding Hood Red card stock 5/8 X 5-1/4 & 2-5/8 X 3-3/4
-cut (4) 5/8 in. squares and (2) 5/8 X 1-3/8 rectangles from strip
-score 1/8 in. from edges
-glue door panels to door
-pierce hole and insert Antique brad

 Whisper White card stock
-punch 3/4 in. hole
-position 1-3/8 in circle over hole and punch
-cut 3/8 in. strip from card stock
-on wrong side, mark every 1/2 in.
-turn and mark 1/8 in., then every 1/4 in.
-cut from marks across strip to make window trim sections and glue 4 pieces to circle window frame

 Letters to Santa DSP
-punch 1-1/4 in. circle and adhere under window frame
-glue window and door to house
-make a swag from plastic garland
-thread 3 mini jingle bells onto Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's twine and wrap around swag
-glue swag above door trim (see main photo)

Brown House
 Old Olive card stock (5) 1 X 12 strips and (15) 1 in. circles
-cut strips with Big Shot and Tasteful Trim die
-glue to front and sides of roof
-trim corners
 -fold circles in half and glue over corner edges on sides and peak of roof

 Chocolate Chip card stock 2-5/8 X 3-5/8
-use Big Shot and Stripes embossing folder
-glue 3/8 in. strips of Whisper White card stock to top and sides
-pierce hole and insert Antique brad

 Letters to Santa DSP 1-1/2 X 1-5/8
-glue 1/8 in. strips of Whisper White card stock across paper to make window panes
-glue 1/4 in. strips of Whisper White card stock to sides

 Whisper White card stock & Letters to Santa DSP 2-3/8 X 3-3/8
-adhere paper to card stock

 -punch 1 long edge with Scallop Edge punch, starting and ending with a full scallop
 -score lengthwise at 1/2, 3/4, 1-1/4 and 1-3/4
 -turn and score both sides from between 2nd from end scallops to top
(you'll have to move the paper/card stock along the top guide since the scallops don't fall exactly on 1/8 in. spacing)
 -cut away side sections from 2 score lines above scallop edge, then cut an angle as shown
-score diagonally from corner of cut away area to between first scallop on both sides
-cut away angled section leaving a tab
 -fold on score lines and glue top section to back of awning forming a wedge
 -trim away end scallop and glue tabs to back of awning
 -glue awning to house just below shingles
-glue window under awning
-glue door to house
-thread 2 bells onto Rose Red seam binding and tie a bow
-glue to door (see main photo)


-paint glue over 1 in. and 1-1/2 in. styrofoam balls
(I used my piercing tool to hold them)

-pour Dazzling Diamonds glitter over glue
-roll in glitter and let dry
-glue balls together
-glue bottom to a 3/4 in. circle of white card stock for stand
-insert twig arms, brad eyes and twisted orange card stock carrot nose
-tie Baja Breeze seam binding scarf around neck

Potted Tree (not shown in main photo
 -trim Evergreen garland strip
 -coil into tree shape

-colour Basic Rhinestones with permanent Sharpie markers and adhere to tree
-use hot glue to hold tree in tiny plant pot

Woodgrain stamp 117100
-Early Espresso ink pad 119670
-Letters to Santa DSP 122349
-Whisper White card stock 100730
-Old Olive card stock 100702
-Riding Hood Red card stock 111348
-Chocolate Chip card stock 102128
-Early Espresso card stock 119686
-Simply Scored Tool 122334
-Personal Cutter 104152
-Big Shot 113439
-Stripes embossing folder 123128
-Tasteful Trim die 120893
-Perfect Pennants die 123126
-3/4 in. circle punch 119873
-1 in. circle punch 119868
-1-1/4 in. circle punch 119861
-1-3/8 in. circle punch 119860
-1-3/4 in. circle punch 119850
-Scallop Trim Border punch 118402
-Scallop Edge Border punch 119882
-piercing tool 116631
-Antique brads 117273
-Neutrals brads 119736
-Circle Fire Rhinestone brads 109110
-Filigree brads 112577
-Baja Breeze seam binding 122331
-Rose Red seam binding 121884
-Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's twine 123125
-Mini Jingle Bells 124116
-Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon 122988
-Dazzling Diamonds glitter 102023
-Tombow glue 110755
-Mica Flakes 124115

1 comment:

Gail said...

These are really cute!