A cute charming house

I had so much fun with the challenge given to the designers this month: make your own embellishment out of GCD Studios paper. When we first got the list I really wasn't sure what to pick so I just took the first thing on the list 1.)HOME. While I was laying in bed one night the idea for this card hit me and it was so easy to create just cut out a house shape,snip green paper for grass, and roll some scrap piece of paper fun right? YES!Photobucket
Here in the closeup you can see the scrap rolls, the snipped grass and how I used the Die-cut CTRL + Click to follow link">http://gcdstudios.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=1715&category_id=22&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=144">Die-cut Ribbons - Antiquities Collection by Donna Salazar for the roof of the house.Photobucket
So next time you're digging around looking for that perfect embellishment try making your own from the scraps you have laying around.

Now would y'all like to create one of these cute little houses? Well let me share with you how I recreated this little house to use on a large tag.
First I raided my GCD Studios scraps I gathered a bunch of different colors and sizes plus a border strip.Photobucket
I cut drew a house onto cardstock and cut it out.
Then I adhesified the the house because when I create stuff like this i like to work in an assembly line.Photobucket
Next roll those scrap papers.PhotobucketPhotobucket
Tip1 if the papers are tough use a pencil to help get them rolling.Photobucket
Tip2 Put Adhesive on the edge of the paper so that your roll stays rolled up.
Arrange the rolls in the order you want then start placing them/adhering them to the house.
After all your rolls are adhered to the house you'll have some excess paper here and there go back and snip it off with your scissors.Photobucket
Your house will then look something like this.Photobucket
The roof is up next this is where the border strip comes in I measured the house and cut the border a smidge longer so there would be some over hang.Photobucket
depending on how fancy you want it you can double up the scallop edge like i have or not. Because my border was a light color i inked it with a dark brown.Photobucket
Once the ink is dry adhere to the house.Photobucket
To make the grass I used a combo of a border punch and my scissors then stitched the 2 together. I also adhered them to the bottom of the house so that the rolls that are a bit jumbled at the bottom are not seen.
Embellish as you wish. I used twine, Epiphany Crafts Heart Shape Studio, a brad, chipboard tree and stickers.



  1. I love this! I have to make one as decor for my spare room or maybe my craft room, such a cute idea!

  2. Ohhhhhhhh this is sooooooooooooo ADORABLE! I loveeeeeeee that house...thanks for sharing how you made it! :):):):):):):):):):):)