Friday, February 26, 2016

GNOME-one Does Box Dies For Stampendous Gnome Homes Like Eileen Hull!


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.

The final house was created from a 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...

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18 comments:

Dee Ann Matthews said...

The roofs and the houses are fabulous- now where are the three little pigs?

Dee Ann Matthews said...

The roofs and texture of the houses create the perfect homes for the three little pigs- beautiful!

A Pink said...

Your two additional houses are gorgeous and the scene you have created with all three is fabulous . Really lovely x

Linda Agers said...

Love your little scene. It's perfect in every way.

barbara macaskill said...

Squealed so loud I woke my neighbor!! LOL This display is lovely!!!! I am a Fairy girl and love all things Fairy so this is right up my alley!! LOVELOVELOVE it!!!! TFS!

D.Ann C said...

What a fun little village you've created and putting rocks in the back of that frame was a terrific idea!!

Cynthia Xavier said...

What a masterpiece! all the houses are so darling.

Denise Bryant said...

Wonderful little scene! I love the textures from the stencils!

Lucy said...

What a lovely little gnome town. The houses are wonderful. Thank you.

Mary Holshouser said...

this is wonderful.
It would look great sitting on my dining room table.
I like to have several pieces that work together
to make a scene - and you did a fantastic job with
this one.
thanks for sharing.

Jenn White said...

These ALL turned out great. Genius idea putting the rocks in the frame. Looking for the big bad wolf...ha ha So cute I cannot wait to create these for my grandson to play with during story time. So much FUN! ♡HUGS

Stampendous said...

LOVE, LOVE, love it! Pam, this is gnome heaven! Fantastic stenciling and layer for the roof and a sweet little rock garden bed for them to stay. Awesome projects this week, Pam thank you for sharing your talent, creativity with us this week!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

How cool is this. Love the little rock garden. Thanks for the inspiration

McStamper said...

Your little town is just adorable.

Viki Banaszak said...

So cute!!! I love your display for the houses. It is perfect.

Dollie W said...

Oh my goodness! Your gnome village is absolutely adorable!

Jean Bullock said...

How creative. Love the variations and the set up. Well done.

Sue D said...

Love the display you created for all of these.

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