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The House that Donna Built

Designed by Donna Salazar

 

Materials:

  • Mix’d Media Inx® CHOX by Donna Salazar: Sparrow, Driftwood, Bluejay, Sage, Pomegranate & Midnight
  • Mix’d Media Inx® by Donna Salazar: Jasmine
  • Mix’d Media Inx® Embossing powder by Donna Salazar: Jasmine
  • ColorBox® Stylus Handle 3-pack
  • ColorBox® Stylus Tip 3-pack: White Circle
  • Stamps by Donna Salazar: Branch
  • #8 Shipping tags (6¼” x 31/8”) - 6
  • Cardboard & Vintage book pages or The Crafty Chronicle by Donna Salazar
  • Pearl shank button
  • Marker: Fine tipped permanent black
  • Ruler and scissors
  • Craft knife and hot glue
  • Bone folder and white glue

Directions:

  1. Score 2 shipping tags, vertically, 2¾” from the right side. Measure & mark 3” from the bottom on both tags then measure and make a 2nd mark 5” from the bottom. Use a ruler to draw a line from the 3” mark on the edge of the tag to the center of the tag (do not include the ver-tical score on the side when measuring the center) The center should be 1 3/8” from the edge. Use a ruler to draw a 2nd line from the 3” mark (on the scored side) to the center 1 3/8” from the score line). Cut the scored side at the 3” mark and cut along the lines you’ve just drawn to form a peak. Repeat for the 2nd tag
  2. Score 2 tags, vertically, 2” from the right side. Measure and mark 3” from the bottom on both tags then measure and make a 2nd mark 4” from the bottom. Cut both tags at the 4” mark and score both tags at the 3” mark. Make a 1” cut on the score line where the 2” score and the 1” score meet (from the edge to the score) on both tags.
  3. Cut book pages or The Crafty Chronicle to fit the center portion of all 4 tags: 2 pieces 2 3/4” wide x 5” tall with a peak at the top & 2 pieces 2” wide x 3” tall. Adhere paper to the tag centers with glue & white wash by misting with water and wiping over wet paper with a white Stylus tip inked with Jasmine Mix’d Media Inx®.
  4. Ink around edges of the paper with CHOX in this order: Driftwood blending toward center, Sparrow blending along the edges, then Bluejay at the very edge. Use Sage to stamp a foliage stamp along the bottom edges of the covered portion of the tags
  5. Add glue to the front of the 3” scored portion of one of the 5” tall covered tags with a peak and adhere to the back of the 3” covered portion of the 4” tag. Make sure the scored side of the shorter tag is on the left and that the uncovered 1” tabs of the shorter tag are below the bottom of the tall tag (the 3” sides line up). Add glue to the 3” scored side on the left of the 4” high tag and adhere to the back of the 2nd 5” tall covered tag making sure the 3” sides line up. Add glue to the 3” scored left side of the 2nd 5” tall covered tag with a peak and adhere to the back of the 2nd 4” tall covered tag making sure the 3” sides line up and that the scored side of the shorter tag is on the left. Add glue to the 3” scored side of the shorter tag and adhere to the back of the first 5” tall tag (making the house a 3-D rectangular shape)
  6. Fold the 1” tabs on the bottom of the house in and glue together where they overlap to form the base of the house. Cut the remaining 2 tags to 3” wide. Measure and cut 1 tag 3.5” from the bottom and the second tag 4” from the bottom.
  7. Score the 2nd tag 1/2” from the bottom, add glue to the inside of the scored edge and adhere to the top of the 1st tag to create a roof that is 3.5” long on both sides. Distress the edges of the roof with a distress tool then ink the edges of what will be the underside of the roof with Driftwood and/or Sparrow. Glue the roof to the top of the house (hot glue works best)
  8. Die cut, punch or hand cut approximately 30 cardboard shingles for the roof and chimney (my pieces were 1.25” tall by 1” wide). Ink the edges of each shingle with either Driftwood, Sparrow or Bluejay. Glue the shingles to the roof starting at the bottom front edge. You want the cardboard to overlap the tag on the bottom and sides. You also want the bottom edge of the shingles to overlap the top of the shingle below it. You can do the front and back edges of the roof first then the center, do rows from the front to the back or make the shingles random.
  9. After the roof is covered you will need 3 shingles to create the chimney. Cut 1 shingle vertically. Hold the other two with the smooth sides together at the front edge of the roof at the angle you want the chimney. Cut along the angle of the roofline through both shingles. Cut one of the skinny shingles to the height of the short side of the chimney and the 2nd skinny shingle to the length of the long side. Ink the smooth sides of the chimney pieces with Midnight and the corrugated sides with Pomegranate and Sparrow to create a brick red color. Glue the chimney pieces together then glue the chimney to the roof.
  10. Cut a door out of cardboard. You can make straight edges or use decorative edge scissors, a punch or a die. Ink the front of the door with Bluejay then ink the edges with Sparrow. Add a shank button or a decorative brad for a doorknob, then glue to the front of the house. Cut 2 circles out of cardboard. Ink one with Bluejay and set aside. Use a craft knife to cut window panes out of the second circle, then cover with Jasmine, sprinkle with Jasmine powder and heat set. Ink edges with Sparrow. Optional (I used a black marker to draw wiggly lines around the edges of the window). Glue the white circle to the blue circle and adhere to the front of the house.
  11. Die cut, punch or hand cut 5 layers of book pages or The Crafty Chronicle. Wrinkle then ink each layer with Sage CHOX. Distress the edges then glue all layers together slightly askew. Glue to the base of the house.

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