We are switching things up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog this year and instead of having a designer challenge, we are having group posts each month. Each month the group post will have a theme and some or all of the design team members will participate. For November's theme it's all about the Holidays!
For this month's group post, I created this Christmas Village House perfect to add to my Christmas Decor this year. To create my house, I've used dies from Joset Designs. Grab your favourite Christmas beverage and read below as I have a tutorial for you so that you can re-create my Christmas Village House at home. You'll also want to make sure to stop by the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to check out the rest of the team's projects.
To start, choose a piece of patterned paper from the Christmas in the Country collection from Prima Marketing Inc. Die cut the Holiday House Box out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the house using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Adhere your box together. In order to have the handles down, slide one handle into the top of the box. Adhere the other handle to the top on the other side of the house. This way, your house has a peaked roof.
Cut two pieces out of brown cardstock that measure 2 3/8" x 1 3/4". Cut four pieces out of the brown cardstock that measure 2 3/8" x 1 1/2". At the bottom of each cardstock piece, choose one of the edges from the Valentines Edges and die cut it out.
On the left side of the roof, adhere three of the roof pieces, staggering them as desired. On the right side of the roof, adhere the other three roof pieces, staggering them as desired.
Die cut twelve trees from the Village Edges die out of White Cardstock. Make sure that you have a variety of the trees. Use a blending tool with foam to blend Walnut Stain Distress Ink at the bottom portion of the trees. Use a blending tool with foam to blend Peeled Paint Distress Ink over the top portion of six trees. Use a blending tool with foam to blend Forest Moss Distress Ink over the top portion of six trees.
From the Village Edges die, die cut the fence four times out of kraft cardstock. Cut two of the fences down to 2 3/8". Cut the other two fences down to 1 7/8". Ink the edges of the fences using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
From the Christmas Door die, die cut the bow out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Fired Brick Distress Ink over the entire surface of the bow.
From the Christmas Door die, die cut the two wreaths out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.
On the front of the house, adhere three trees and a 1 7/8" fence.
On the right hand side of the house, adhere two trees and a 2 3/8" fence.
On the back side of the house, adhere three trees and the 1 7/8" fence.
On the left hand side of the house, adhere three trees and the 2 3/8" fence.
Adhere the two wreaths together. Adhere the bow to the top of the wreath. Use foam squares to adhere the wreath around the top window on the front of the house.
Here are a few photos of the finished house.
Here is the finished Christmas Village House.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:
Other Supplies Used:
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss & Fired Brick and Blending Tool with Foam
- Prima Marketing Inc.: Christmas in the Country - Northern Regions
- Misc: Kraft Cardstock and Brown Cardstock
Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope that I have inspired you to recreate your own version of my Christmas Village House.