Monday, December 19, 2016

Craftwork Cards Magic of Christmas paper Christmas house

Hello and welcome to my last Christmas post before Christmas. I'm design elf Katrina, I have the amazing job of showing you what you can make and do with the wonderful products the Fruit Pixie sells.    Christmas is just days away now and I thought it would be nice to show you a little house I made using the beautiful Craftwork Cards Magic of Christmas paper kit. I love to make these houses, in fact I have a whole village of little glittery houses that comes out at Christmas and has lights in them to light up their windows. You can buy battery operated LED lights now on the high street that make you houses look magical.     
I cut the base of my house using my Silhouette Cameo but you can find templates to print out free on the internet and you can also buy dies these days to make beautiful little houses.

The way I make my houses is to cut the base in plain card stock then cut the same again in the paper you wish to cover it with. I cut the constitution tabs off of the paper cuts and also cut along the fold lines as it's easier to cover your folds with ink after then get paper to curve neatly around a corner. I always decorate the house flat, then when you are happy with the look construct your house.

 To make the window frames I cut the house again in white card then cut the windows out leaving an even frame around them and  stick them to the house, then fold it up.

Don't forget the door knob, I used a sticky gem.

Also you can decorate the back too, I chose not to for this house.

The roof can be covered with a different paper to the walls. It can also a great place to add lettering or sentiments  too.

Of course no Christmas house could be complete without snow and sparkle. 

All this house needs now is its lights. You can use the battery tea lights but I find they are not strong enough to light my houses up so I use the battery operated fairy LED lights. Of course I don't need to tell you but for safety DO NOT USE A REAL CANDLE OR TEA LIGHT! 

These would be such fun to make with children, I would cut out all the pieces in different colours and paper then let them build up their own Christmas house. Great for a Christmas Eve activity.

Well there we are, my last Christmas post for 2016.

Can I take this opertunity to say a big thank you for reading my posts this year and wish you a very happy Christmas.

Join me after Christmas for more fun with paper, card, paint and ink!

Happy Christmas!
               Love Katrina 


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