From experience, I have learned that the "how did you do that?" question is inevitable. That's why we all do this stuff, right? That's how I got hooked, at least...the rest is history. Well, I don't have a printed template, but I hope that these step by step directions will help.
What you will need:
- 8.5" x 11" piece of cardstock (I used Kraft)
- Scoring utensil (Such as a Scor-Pal or the scoring "blade" on your paper cutter)
- Adhesive (I am a glue person, so that is what I am going to go ahead and recommend for this project)
- Small round punch
- Thin ribbon or cording (optional, if you want to hang this lil' house)
- Other paper, stamps and embellishments for making the house your own. I used the new set, Fresh Flowers.
Score your paper at 2.5", 5", 7.5" and 10" and 2.5" inches in from either side. Cut flaps to intersecting line.
Mark the center point (1.25") on each of the top flaps.
Create scored triangle by scoring from marked center point to lower corners of each flap.
Steps Four and Five:
Cut approximately 1/4" on the outside of each score mark. Using a bone folder, make a "hard" score mark by folding down at scored lines and running bone folder across. This will help create smooth lines when the flap are glued together.
Punch a hole in the top portion of two (not side by side) of the flaps/triangles.
Glue flaps together. You can use red line tape here, but I find that glue is more permanent, so that is what I chose to use.
Fill with your choice of goodies and fold and adhere bottom flaps. Decorate house as desired. Here is a picture of the "naked" house...
For the roof, I use the larger SU! oval punch and sponged the edges of each piece. I kinda got glue everywhere and need to be a little more careful next time I do a project like this! Here is a top view of the complete house...