Tuesday, February 18, 2014

What A Cute House!

One of the very first stamps I ever bought (back in the 80s) was a house stamp.  I've always been drawn to sweet little houses.  Well, this one is not little, but I do love it!

And it is sweet, too!  It measures 5 1/2" tall.  This is another new image from Woodware Stamps called Tall House.  I have four available in my store.  I think this house can be used all year long.   I can see covering the topiaries with little Christmas trees, adding snow, a little wreath...  Wouldn't that be darling?

I added the image to a cute little box that I made on my new Stampin' Up Envelope Punch Board.

I found a video that gives you great instructions.  You can see it here.  Her box is 1" x 4".  I needed a box that was 2" x 4".  So I've figured out the differences.

Cut cardstock to 6 1/2 x 6 1/2".  

On the first side, line up the left side at 1 3/4".  Punch and score.

On the same side, slide the cardstock over to 3 1/4".  Punch and score.

Do the exact same thing on the opposite side.

Use the score guide to line up for the other two sides.

Line up the two points at 4" and cut off a little bit of the two side points.  

Cut slits on top and bottom vertically.  You will make 4 cuts.  Fold on all the score lines.

Fold it up and glue.  You can see why you need to cut a little off the sides.

I've colored up the house again, but it's not finished and I haven't done anything with it yet.  Just playing around.  The colors are a little different, but I kind of like it.  Kind of Dr. Suess-ish. I think the topiaries need  something - not sure what yet.   Those pearls are just too pale.  

I've had another thought:  This house would be great for Mother's Day.  The sentiment could be "Home is where Mom is."    Okay, give me some more ideas.  I'd love to hear your suggestions!


  1. cute little houses! perfect for house warming gifts with gift cards to area restaurants or stores.. or garden supply centers tucked inside!
    have a great day Lori. stay warm!

  2. oh my word.. I can't express how much I LOVE THIS.. so totally fun...

  3. Everything you touch turns to gorgeous! I love how you take one thing and make something completely different out of it.
    Cute way to boo people at Halloween as well :)
    Lisa x

  4. Great idea to use the envelope maker, thanks for sharing the tutorial! Love the house stamp and colours! TFS

  5. Wow Lori! You could make a whole village with these fab looking houses, totally colourful and superneat!! Hugs, Ira
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  6. Amazing and creative! From the tutorial and coloring all the way down to the tiniest of embellies. Wow-wee! Love the flowers with pearls on the trees. Very cool!

  7. These are so so adorable!!!!

  8. So adorable that I ran right over to your ETSY shop and bought the stamp!! Thanks so much for sharing how to make this---it's lovely!!

  9. This is amazing my friend. I LOVE it..



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