Friday, October 27, 2017

Holiday Village with CTMH...

taken from ctmh's blog

Holiday Village

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The winter village on the cover of our Holiday Expressions idea book has been getting a lot of attention, SO we are breaking it down on the blog today for you to make one of your very own!
First things first—to replicate our little paper houses exactly, you will need 3 kraft tapered tote boxes, two 6″ and one 8″ like these:
When we assembled our village, these were readily available at one of our local craft stores, but we’ve found some similar options available online that you can use to get the same look (see the recipes’ below for the links).
Now, let’s take a look at how we transformed these boxes into festive holiday decorations!

9″ Sparkle House
Tips:
  1. Use Beary Christmas pocket scrapbooking cards for roof
  2. Trim holly from Beary Christmas zip strip to attach to front windows
  3. Front door is a sticker from Cats & Bats Complements
  4. Use a gold pearl as doorknob
  5. Dovetail “SPARKLE” sticker from Silver & Gold Complements and attach above door
  6. Fold chimney, cut to fit on rooftop, and attach with thin 3-D foam tape
  7. Attach cotton ball to roof inside chimney and pull up to create “smoke”

7″ Shine House
Tips:
  1. Use scallop border Thin Cuts to create the shingled-roof look
  2. Green tree on front is one of the white trees from the Beary Christmas Complements colored with marker
  3. Front door is a trimmed sticker from Silver & Gold Complements
  4. Attach black tree with thin 3-D foam tape
  5. Side shutters are a trimmed sticker from Silver & Gold Complements

7″ Bright House
Tips:
  1. Front door is a trimmed sticker from Silver & Gold Complements
  2. Draw a line with journaling pen to create double doors
  3. Green tree on front is one of the white trees from Beary Christmas Complements colored with marker
  4. Embellish green tree with red glitter stars from Beary Christmas Complements
  5. Attach black tree with thin 3-D foam tape

4½” Village Lamp Post
Cricut® Shapes:
Artistry
½” Shape (cut 4, p. 43)
1″ Shape (cut 2, p. 43)
Tips:
  1. Attach two 1″ silver foil paper circles to dowel by wrapping dowel with thin 3-D foam tape
  2. Attach silver foil circles to each other at top with glue dots
  3. Wrap black shimmer trim to one end of dowel
  4. Glue together four ½” black cardstock circles to form base
  5. Attach dowel to base with glue gun

Trees
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Cricut® Shapes:
Artistry
2¾”, 3½”, and 4″ Icon-2 (cut 2, p. 48)
Tips:
  1. Trim stars and tree trunks off the Cricut® shapes
  2. Cut slit up the middle of tree shapes and slide them together to stand
  3. Color edges with marker

There you have it—our secrets to creating a paper winter wonderland! Please ask questions or share any tips of your own in the comments below!

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