Thursday, April 30, 2009

Home Sweet Home...

For a few weeks, I have been playing around with making a 3D paper house and template.  I finally got all the dimensions down just in time to create my project for the SASI blog.  Here it is...
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.
Step one:
Score your paper at 2.5", 5", 7.5" and 10" and 2.5" inches in from either side.  Cut flaps to intersecting line.

Step Two:
Mark the center point (1.25") on each of the top flaps.
Step Three:
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.

Step Six:
Punch a hole in the top portion of two (not side by side) of the flaps/triangles.
Step Seven:
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.
Step Eight/Completion:
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...


Anonymous said...

This is too cute!

Dawn Easton said...

holy moly this is cute cute cute Jen!

Donna Baker said...

this is awesome!!

Jenn D said...

Wow, this is stunning! What a fantastic project.

Denise Marzec said...

Ack! That's awesome! Seriously, girl, you ROCK!

Jami said...

Oh wow I love this and the directions actually seem like something I could follow!

Me Myself and I-N-K said...

Fabulous project! I was just going to ask you about the template and/or directions on your blog - teehee! Thanks for sharing...Thanks for directing me to this site as welll - lots of great projects!

Alma =)

Karen Motz said...

How adorable is this! Fabulous project Jen, and thanks for the step by step instructions. :)

Justine said...

This is to Die for. Fantastic and what a great tutorial. I might even be able to do this!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Super fabulous - Jen!!! I love this gift idea!!!

Leigh said...

This is so cute, I HAVE TO DO ONE NOW. Thank you for the tutorial. I've left something for you on my blog.