Monday, December 12, 2016

My Other Creations: Paper Christmas Village Using Hero Arts' Gingerbread House die

"Let There Be Snow" is this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme.  I made a mini paper village celebrating the first dusting of snow, which is always beautiful!

I started out by building a 3D house using Hero Arts' Gingerbread House die.  The houses are nice and deep, so I actually cut one house in half to make two more narrow houses.  I stuck on some patterned paper and washi tape to give them some oomph.

Once I'd embellished them a bit, I added a thin layer of white paint here and there to represent just a touch of snow.

The little kitty cat is from Crate Paper's Cute Girl paper pad and the flower cluster is from My Mind's Eye's Hello Gorgeous collection.

The second house has patterned paper from Bo Bunny's Believe set (orange polka dots), Perfectly Plaid, and another flower from My Mind's Eye's Hello Gorgeous line.  I added a number from a strip of measuring tape ribbon I had in my stash.

I made some trees for my village by cutting triangle shapes and rolling them into cones, then adding stars to the top.  The paper is from Sizzix's Merry and Bright collection and the stars are cut with a die from Neat and Tangled called, "Seeing Stars."  The "Merry Christmas" sentiment is washi tape from Doodlebug.

Hope you stay warm and dry (or pleasantly cool- depending on the climate) for your holiday season!  And if you do get snowed in, browse Simon Says Stamp!  Here are the supplies I used that you can find there:

What wonderful snowy creations will you create this week?  Be sure to upload your project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store!