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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Silver & Gold - Finished My First Christmas House!

Yep, finally did it! It has been quite the work in progress to get this little house done! I finally just made myself finish it and I am quite glad that I did!

Thanks to Amber, I re-learned how to Mod Podge. I forgot from when I was a kid to get the paper partially wet and then apply it to the surface with a coat of Mod Podge already on. Then once that dries, you can add an additional coat to give it a nice finished look. This helps prevent the annoying bubbles that I have gotten so upset about before! It makes me excited to use Mod Podge again!

So here is the finished project:

I got some snow in a can to add to the houses I am making. i am not sure if I like it. It doesn't stay fluffy once it dries up. I think I need more than what I added to make it work right, but I don't want to add any more because it will cover everything up.

I made the wreath using the bird punch from Stampin' Up! It is just the branches. I formed them into a circle and glued them together. It was pretty easy, just a little time consuming because I had to punch so many out. But it really wasn't bad at all to make.

Isn't the chimney so cute!

The snow in a can ate the ink on the tree a bit, so I didn't add too much on.
So there you have it. Not sure how I feel about the snow in a can. But I will try it whenever I get my next house done too. It will be probably twice the size as this one, so maybe it will work a little better.

Here are the supplies used:

House - Hobby Lobby
Patterned Paper - red swirl, tan {on lower part of roof}, brown {upper part of roof}, paper used on wreath Stampin' Up!; Green and cream {roof trim} My Mind's Eye; green, cream and red trim {on roof}, scallop border around base of house and cream strip around base of yard, red polka dot on chimney BasicGrey
Ribbon - tan on wreath, tinsel on tree Stampin' Up! green on chimney May Arts; red pom and tinsel Michael's Crafts; baker's twine is my own stash
Fabric - Stampin' Up!
Bling - Stampin' Up!
Glass Glitter - Stampin' Up!
Adhesives - Sticky Strip and Crystal Effects Stampin' Up!; Pop Dots Glue Dots; Mod Podge
Punches - Scallop Trim border, Scallop border, Bird Stampin' Up!; Large Corner Rounder {to make the large scallop border} EK Success
Cardstock - Stampin' Up!
Ink - Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Up!
Stamp - Stampin' Up!

Well there you have it. Hope you all are having a great Christmas Season and that everyone is well! Off to take Peyton to see Santa at the mall.

Oh, and look! I linked up to some parties! I haven't done that for a little while. Make sure to check these out:

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Have a Crafty Day!


Bella Michelle said...

Very, very cute!!!! I think I might need to brush up on my MP skills once again. Merry Christmas!p

Amber said...

Love it!!! I'm glad we both got something done this weekend! And I took the owl picture just for you!!

Young and Crafty said...

Oh my goodness this is cute! I just love the papers and the way you have the snow in the crevcies on the roof!

Thanks so much for stopping by SS!


LynneForsythe said...

WOOOOWZER girl....that is just the cutest!!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oh, it's just precious!! Love the pretty embellishments. :) Thanks for linking up with me. I hope you'll come back and visit again soon. :)

Cassie said...

This is so awesome!!!!!!
I absolutely love the rhinestones in the wreath!!!
Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Paper Issues!!