Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop

This month's blog hop over at Papertrey Ink is all about cute little holiday houses.  There's even a template available for download so you can make your own miniature house. 

For my house, I used the template and made the large part of my house out of a nice sparkly patterned print cardstock.  I used some of the dies I have to cut out windows and used vellum to back them.  I also used some of the dies from the City Scene set to make a door and some trees across the front of the house (I made the trees dimensional by adding an extra top piece and sliding it down onto the main piece), again in some coordinating sparkly paper.  The roof was edge-punched to add a decorative touch and I fashioned a chimney from the same paper I used for the house to top it all off.  I finished the house by adding the banner across the front showing Love Lives Here from the Love Lives Here stamp set.

This little house would be cute with one of those little battery operated tea lights shining through the vellum windows.  Maybe I should make a whole village!

ETA:  I just so happen to find one of those little tea lights so I turned it on and took a photo with it inside the house.  See the nice glow from the windows?  Would be very cool at night!

Photo from the PTI Blog Hop

My Holiday House

Thanks for looking!


  1. OH, this is SO adorably SWEET, & how lovely it looks all lit up!!
    Fabulous creativity! Beautifully done!

  2. Adorable patterned paper delight, Shelly! The little tea light really shows it off! And, yes, you should make a whole village!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. So cute! Love that you used patterned paper and the punched edge on the roof is fabulous!

  4. I love the patterned paper you used and your trees are fabulous! And great idea using the tea light...makes it look so warm and cozy! :0)

  5. Oh, this is lovely! Great patterned paper choices!

  6. Oooohhh, love the sparkle paper. Your house is just so pretty, Shelly. The tea lite is a great idea too!


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