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!