Sunday, 25 September 2011

New house, new home

A couple of weeks ago, I couldn't resist buying some pop-up Bigz XL dies in the Sizzix sale. The house pop-up was sitting on my desk when this gorgeous old colonial house turned up on the Graphics Fairy's blog.

"New Home Card Front"

I printed a few copies off and made a decoupage, then used another fabulous Graphics Fairy image for a frame, and that was the front of the card.

"New Home Card Inside"

We lived in Cornwall for ten years, and I just had to turn the pop-up house into a Cornish cottage. I'm a little disappointed that the walls don't sit quite straight when the card is opened, but the overall effect is still quite good.

"New Home Card inside side wall"

Some printed card was used for the walls, and the "slate" roof is just a piece of black card with pencil lines to mark the edges of the slates.

"end of house showing door"

A second die-cut was made from white card and cut out to provide window & door frames. "Slate" windowsills were made from more black card.

"end of house showing shrubbery"

An edge punch was used to make the greenery growing up the chimney end of the house.

"Organza flower"

Finally, the garden was filled with handmade organza flowers with jewel brad centres, and "New Home" added using a Tim Holtz alphabet. Hope you like it :)


  1. Wow so clever. I love the graphics fairy. Love the pop up. xx

  2. Wow, thats amazing, must have taken ages!!!!

  3. Fabulous card, love your attention to detail! x

  4. stunning cards on your blog! Fi x

  5. wow super ... well done and happy crafting love sandy xx

  6. My giddy aunt, Ive missed everything from yesterday and was trying to wonder how. But of course it was "sleepy day"!! This is an incredible project Maddy. I just love your style of crafting, its right up my street. But Ive told you that loads of times Im sure. Your flowers are lovely too. Lee xx

  7. Brilliant card, love this. Alison xxx

  8. Gorgeous gorgeous cards. Love this house one. So much detail. x


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