Welcome to another day on our hop with Eileen Hull’s team using her Vintage Canister Scoreboard die with our Cottage Home and Mushroom Home sets as we take a stroll Along the Garden Path. Sit back and enjoy projects from the designers participating in today’s hop.
Three lucky winners will win their choice of Cottage Home or Mushroom Home plus precut matboard from the Sizzix Canister Scoreboard Die. Sponsored by Sizzix. Deadline to comment is February 28th. See Official Contest Rules for details.
Here's what I've created for our grand finale...
If you visited my blog yesterday, then you've seen the toadstool house with the purple roof (which is a stash spot for Hershey's Kisses!). Today I've added two additional gnome homes, along with a display for them all. Remember the one below was constructed with Eileen Hull's large matboard boxes, which I've covered in machine-embossed die cut pieces of Core'dinations® cardstock, using the Dreamweaver Chevron Stencil and the Honeycomb stencil. They were die cut and stamped with the new Stampendous Toadstool Home sets.
This tiny little house was created with a small box matboard die, with stamped accents from the Toadstool Home sets and the Cottage Home sets. For the roof I just punched small circles and layered them for shingles on the "roof". The heart "chimney" was a stamped matboard die that was generously in our design team packages from Eileen Hull for this collaborative hop.
medium matboard box, covered in a golden cardstock, machine-embossed with the Dreamweaver Stone Wall stencil, and brushed with ink to highlight the raised design. Windows and doors were stamped, cut out, and adhered as with the previous two houses, and colored a bit with Sakura® Gelly Roll Flourescent pens. The die cut roof was die cut from the Cottage Home set, and machine-embossed with the Dreamweaver Large Scales stencil, and also brushed with ink.
For display purposes, I used a unfinished wooden frame from a local big box craft store, which I stained with Ranger Distress Stains by Tim Holtz. Moss was adhered on the little houses, as well as this frame, and jute cording was wrapped and adhered over the frame for a more rustic look.
I inserted a panel of cardstock and a piece of glass within the frame, and placed many of my collection of tiny pebbles and stones. I like how this display turned out as it makes a more cohesive, "I-meant-to-do-that" look, especially with coordinating colors of the cardstock. This way, tiny surprises can be added to each box, and still be something wonderful to share when the treats are gone!
For more creative ideas from Eileen Hull's amazing design team, as well as our own stupendous Stampendous team, head over to these links...
Pam Hornschu (you're here!)