My daugther kept asking what dayof the week it was and with whom she would spend the day. So I made here a day-of-the week calender, which she decorated herself. One tag for every day of the week. We took polaroids with references as what happens every monday, tuesday, etc. It works very well, by turning the tags, she knows whats going to happen.

While I was at it, I also made two gift tags. For the stamps (stamp set by Lawnfawn) I used a very light colour ink and Copic markers.

 

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09. September 2015 · Write a comment · Categories: Paper · Tags: ,


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A lot of time was spend in my crafting room this weekend, building this paper house. It became one of my favorites. I used so many different materials, I hope I got them all listed. For the house itself I used my sizzix bigshot machine and die, but there are many alternative templates available on the net, you can find some here:

http://www.juxtapost.com/site/permlink/52742830-7 70e-11e1-bb24-ffbe11cddf1a/post/paperhouse_template/

http://babbledabbledo.com/design-for-kids-paper-houses/

The house was made with leftover paper (watercolor paper for the frame & base and ordinary print paper for the roof, as the roof needed to be less sturdy). Also I made some book photocopies and used the copies for the trims and twigs and leaves. The fence is made with a Martha Steward punch. For the paint technique check out my tutorial here:  Stained paper tutorial .
Oh! And the little bicycle? It came from an old maquette and I used Sharpie markers to color it.

  • Main materials used:
  • Sizzix bigshot machine with:
  • Sizzix Bigz XL Die – Country Cottage, 3-D
  • Sizzix Bigz Die – Garden Greens
  • Martha steward daisy lace punch
  • Watercolor paint and paper
  • (Photocopied) bookpages or bills or love letter from your ex. What ever you like to cut up.
  • Plain paper
  • Martha steward punch
  • Glue
  • Embellishments

Tips:

  1. Paint the papers after they are cut.
  2. Do not glue the whole house together until you know exactly what comes where. This way you can re-arrange when you come up with a new idea (like I do. Al the time).

 

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