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If you watched my Swaps from Dortmund video you will have see the two little house ornaments I received as swaps – please see the last two photographs. As soon as I was given the swaps, I knew I’d have to have a go at making them. Yesterday I spent a large part of my day finishing off the last bit of putting up our Christmas decorations. Hubby had done most of the work over the weekend, but there were a couple of jobs for me, plus quite a bit of tidying up!
By the time I did get into my studio, I didn’t have as much time as I really wanted to play with these little house ornaments. I made three, but I’d like to make them a bit more sturdy so I can see myself playing with these again today! I also have some ideas that I want to try one of which would help increase the sturdiness. I don’t know who came up with this fabulous idea originally, but we saw a shop in Dortmund full of different papercraft ornaments.
My favourite of the three I made is the snowman with the blue hat, which I had stamped, coloured and fussy cut. I calculated the size of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) I needed so I could have a base below the snowman that I could score and fold. I adhered the folded part on to the “floor” of the house which made the house quite a bit more secure.
Before I started playing with this idea, I went through all my stamp sets pulling out those I thought I may be able to use. I pulled a total of thirteen stamp sets! With the bell and the painted snowman there’s a right side and a wrong side, but the punched snowman is double-sided. This means he can be standing at the front of the house or at the back, although I think he looks better at the front of the house!
Sitting here looking at these houses as I write, I can see one idea how to make them more sturdy, and in turn it has given me another idea, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to work out the necessary measurements. Today I will start working on this project sooner rather than later. I hope what I’ve shown you so far has piqued your interest!
I will be back again tomorrow with more ideas about making these hanging house tree ornaments, and I hope you like this novel idea as much as I do. I hope tou have a teriffic Tuesday and I look forward to be back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, happy crafting.