Monday, February 20, 2023

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: House on Wheels using Tim Holtz's Paper Village #2 Die Set and AALL & Create's Poets Washi Tape

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is "things with wheels."  I cannot resist the urge to put houses on wheels, so here is my project:

I started with Kraft Heavystock paper and Tim Holtz's Paper Village #2 die set.  I cut out the house pieces, then added some white paint so the colors I was planning to add would show up brighter.

Next I tacked on some AALL & Create's Poet washi tape and added more paint colors.  This is a very exciting moment in the universe because Dina Wakley has added fluorescent paint to her collection!  I know!  I've only been waiting for this for like five years or so.  I could not wait to get my hands on the hot pink and it did not disappoint.  And appropriately enough, it is named Stoked.  Amen to that!

I assembled my house, then I got out my Tim Holtz Junk Drawer Baseboards to use for the front decor of my house and for the base.  I sanded them a bit and added some paint around the edges.  I wrapped some wire through the holes in the 65 piece.  I also added a few more colors to my house.

I glued my house elements together and got working on the wheels.  I found some wooden spools in my stash and covered them with Tim Holtz linen tape.

I cut out some letters and text paper and glued those to the front and backs of my wheels, then added some more paint.  I assembled everything.  And then, because I like to do things the hard way and didn't learn from the last time I made a house, I decided to add some flowers coming out the roof after I'd already glued all my points of access shut.  I had to poke holes down into my roof and glue the flowers in place in a backwards-ish sort of manner.  If you're trying this move, stick something through the roof BEFORE the house is assembled!

I added a fabric pennant to the top and this little house was ready to roll!  Get it?  Roll?  Because it's on wheels?  I know, I know.  I'll stick to crafting :).  

Here's a side view of the finished product:

I liked making this little house and am looking forward to what you create that has wheels.  Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

Be sure to upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.  You'll inspire others and have a chance to win a $25 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.