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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

TH Village Winter Dwelling & Daisy the Elf

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Made a house using Tim Holtz Village Dwelling & Village Winter Dwelling that can be used as a decoration and looks nice when a flickering tea light is placed inside.

Used Kraft cardstock for house walls & chimney.

The scale of this house had me guessing as what to use for a wreath on the door. Used a Cricut cartridge with size 1/2" for height of wreath. Was not able to cut that small with my former Cricuts without it tearing but the Cricut Explore Air can cut small with no problem. I cut multiples of the wreath and stacked them for dimension. Added some mini red gems. Added a red ribbon bow, tightened the bow & trimmed it to the size it needed to be for small wreath.

Since the tree stamp was small and my fussy cutting something that small is not the best I used a tree punch to punch out the stamped tree. 

Daisy the Elf is happy with the glitter snowman on her dress.

Supplies List

adhesive: glue dots, hot glue, red tape, 2 Way Zig glue pen
Cricut cartidge: Christmas Cheer 1/2" wreath
gems: mini red - added to wreath
ink: Memento Cottage Ivy
machine: Cricut Explore Air, Sizzix BIGkick, Tim Holtz Vagabond
marker: red - tree ornaments
paper:  cardstock -  Kraft brown - majority of house,  
   white - tree stamped on, white glitter - house platform, snowman punched out
pen: Wink of Stella - clear on the tree ornaments, gold - on tree stars 
punch: Martha Stewart - snowman, tree
ribbon: mini red bow - pulled tighter and trimmed
stamp:  Hero Arts Merry Christmas LL795 - Tree
Tim Holtz:  cardstock - red - windows
   die - Village Dwelling, Village Winter Dwelling
tools:  hot glue gun
   MISTI  - I stamp the cardstock placed on foam inside this tool even when the stamp
   is a wood rubber stamp

Entering this into the following challenges:    

12/11  CHNC Christmas Ch258 Time to Decorate   UE   12/5  Decorate with house

12/12  OSAAT #248 Anything Goes w/ Winter    UE  11/29

12/13  Kraft Journal Ch253 Santa or Snowman  2E(#2)  12/7
12/13  Simon Says Stamp Mon: Holly Jolly Stamping - Christmas theme proj  5E(#2)  12/7

12/20  Craftin Desert Diva Craft it Up & Link It Up Linky Party Ch#69 Christmas  UE  11/22
12/20  Fantabulous Cricut Ch#266 Anything But a Card   3E(#2) 12/7

12/25  DLART 3rd Annual Elf Antics Linky Ch  Elf,Red, Comment  1perday  11/27

12/31  Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Ch Extra Dec 2015  UE  12/
12/31  DL.ART Dec Linky Ch  1Eperday/no stack  12/1 
12/31  Inspiration Journal Ch: Tis the Season : everything goes  UE  12/8  

1/2  Sweet Stamps Dec Anything Goes  UE  12/6

1/10  Bunny Zoe's Crafts Nov/Dec Ch Sparkle  UE  11/20
   Sparkle - glitter cardstock for snow 


  1. wow what an adorable house and love how you lighted it up
    Dr Sonia

  2. This turned out fabulous - love the snowman in the front of course since I am a snowman freak - lovely creation and just right for the season

  3. OMGoodness, Melissa!!!! This is awesome! Is it a die? Wow! I love it! It looks amazing with the little tea light candle! Daisy is impressed too - I guess that's why she wanted to wear the glitter snowman!

  4. This is FABULOUS!!! Love your wintery house :-)

  5. Lovely house - and it looks fab lit up. Great to see that Daisy scored herself a decoration!

  6. This house is just adorable! Was this die cut or do you buy it pre-made? I love the glittery snow on the roof and all the cute details! Your sweet elf Daisy looks proud to pose beside it!

  7. Beautiful, this is so adorable and festive for the holidays.Thanks for playing along over at DL.ART!

    Hugs, Lori m
    DL.ART DT Member

  8. Cute house! Love the traditional color in your work! thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbarayaya

  9. Lovely house you made for Christmas decor. Thank you for joining us at One Stitch At A Time AG with Winter Challenge.
    Deborah DT

  10. Fantastic! Absolutely stunning, your Christmas house is simply perfect! Thanks for playing with us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party!
    Giorgia DTM

  11. Thanks for sharing your sweet little Christmas house in our Santa/Snowman Challenge.
    The Kraft Journal

  12. This is so cute...might have to take some of my Christmas money to get these dies! Adorable!

  13. Fabulous project. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Crafty Hazel Nuts this month.
    All the best for 2016!
    Fiona DT xx