Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop Week 1: From Our House to Yours



Honored to be included with the amazing group of 60 allstar artists, I’ll be participating in a HUGE blog hop. For this week I’ve decided to turn Eileen Hull’s 3-D house into clever gift holder. On every Thursday, for 7 weeks, each artist will share a design created with a new Sizzix Die-Cut. Look at the sidebar of my blog to find the “blinkie” with the forward button and begin hopping your way through some of the most creative blogs in the industry!

I know it seems just a bit early, but Christmas is right around the corner for our family. With our “kids” each in a different state on both sides of this huge country, we get together and celebrate when we can. This year that means the first week in December. We’ll have Thanksgiving, Christmas and two birthdays, including our only Grandbaby’s very first birthday all at once! Yes, the Phillips’ will be partying like rock stars for an entire week!

I still take holiday goodies to my neighbors. Do you? We usually spread good cheer with cookies or candies, sometimes drink mixes, sometimes homemade cinnamon rolls or maybe jams or preserves. This little house makes perfect packaging for holding a bag of mulling spices or other treats and the roof turns into a simple gift card for including a sentiment or recipe.

So let’s get going...
Here’s how the pieces looked before the assembly began.



Here’s the how...
Sizzix supplies: (Sizzix link)
  Sizzix Scoreboards Pro Die - House, 3D, by Eileen Hull #656836
   Sizzix 12x12 matboard, white
   Sizzix Big Shot Pro die cutting machine
Other supplies:
Decorative holiday paper (double-sided or two coordinating papers)
Zip-Dry Adhesive by Beacon
ColorBox Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan
Letter stickers or die-cuts
Red-Liner Tape
Craft Scissors
Decorative Waxed Tissue (The Container Store)

Instructions:

1. Die-cut 3-D House from matboard. Use walls of house, large roof top and small house module as templates to trace onto decorative papers. Cut with craft scissors. Cut paper where mat-board folds. Do not cover tabs with paper.
2. Leaving roof off, assemble main body of house using red-liner tape on tabs. Adhere floor the same way. Cover house with decorative paper pieces using Beacon’s Zip Dry adhesive.
3. Cover small house module with coordinating paper and adhere to front of large house with red-liner on tabs, without roof.
4. Cover large roof with Decorative paper.
5. Ink all edges of house and roof (gift card) with Chalk Ink.
6. Ink window and door frames with Chalk Ink and adhere to house.
7. Apply letter stickers to gift card and face of small house module.
8. Fill house with goodies wrapped in waxed tissue.
9. Write sentiment or recipe inside of gift card.
Now go play Santa!

28 comments:

Jacki R. said...

What a great idea! I love what you did with the house!

Denise Clason Studios said...

Love it, I like the idea of making the house a gift basket! and the roof as the card! so creative!

Eileen Hull said...

Roxi, using the house as a gift box is such a great idea! Love what you did- thanks for working with my die :-)

Brenda Pinnick said...

Hi Roxi, this is a great idea- using it for a gift box!
super cute, good job!

Karen B said...

Brilliant! This is a great, great use for this die and beautifully decorated, too.

Candice Windham said...

Love the gift box idea! You rock, Roxi!

Mod Podge Amy said...

That's so pretty and elegant. I love it!

Tiffany said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the gift house idea!

JGoode said...

Such a great idea.. gift boxes - and your choice in colors is wonderful! (the Container store gift wrap section is one of my all time favorites)

Colleen Schaan said...

Neat idea! love the gift box idea.

Michelle Cummings said...

good idea! I would have never thought of this! also would be nice for a house warming gift!

Ann Butler said...

So creative, great idea!

Madeline said...

I love what you did Roxi and how you did it!

melonybradley said...

This is a very relevant, useful and cute project Roxi- would love to give this to my neighbors

Roxi Phillips said...

Thanks to you all for the nice comments! I'm blown away by all the clever takes and different ways to use this die! Thanks Eileen for your creative products!

GeorgiaBabydoll said...

Very nice and a clever way to use the die cut! Very pretty.

Einat Kessler said...

What a beautiful idea. I love it!

SandyLou said...

Roxi-I love the idea of a gift package-might have to steal that for my neighbors,,,,,so cute!

Cheryl said...

Great gift idea! Your neighbors will love it!

TheresaCifali said...

That's a fantastic idea!

Laura Bray said...

I love the idea of using the house as a gift container! So many good ideas, so little time!

Jessica said...

Such cute little boxes! Great gift ideas!

milkcan said...

What a sweet idea!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

WOW. Thanks for being part of the hop
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesignsATyhaooDOTcom
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com

craftaholic said...

Very good idea that you have done with the house and love the end results!!! TFS!!!
http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
Rexann

Lyneen said...

Love "from our house to yours" what a great gift giving idea!!!! Wonderful colors... TFS

HawaiianLibrarian said...

You are too clever! Mahalo for sharing a unique "housewarming" gift.

gscrapbooks said...

Gorgeous house! Love your colors!