Friday, October 22, 2010

A Little Holiday Wonder...(TE Blast From the Past Blog Hop!)...

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I love the look on my little rugrat's face on Christmas morning when he sees the presents nestled under his little tree. I can't wait for this year because I think he is finally old enough to really appreciate the idea of Santa Claus. So, for this month's Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop celebrating Christmas and the holidays, I thought I'd create a fun little decorative scene using the adorable stamps from the Holiday Wonder set.

To make this little house, I used the housefront stamp and simply stamped it twice to create the front and back (flip the trimmed second image over for a perfectly lined-up back panel.) For the walls, I used a marker to draw in the clapboards to match. The entire house sits on a "snowy" lot made from some adhesive-backed felt. For the roof, I border punched strips of scallops and added some sparkly Stickles. To decorate the house itself, I paper-pieced the door, windows, and curtains, cutting out the main window and added the wee Christmas tree. What house is ready for the holidays without some strung lights? A snowman greets hello, and the cute little mailbox is just waiting for some Christmas cards to arrive!

(No "Spilling the Beans" today, as I think it might get a bit too long. If you'd really like to make this little house yourself and want some step-by-step instructions, zip me an email and I'll be happy to oblige.)

BEAN NOTES
HAPPY BEANS
  • Specialty Paper: Adhesive-backed Felt (generic)
I'm so glad you stopped by and I hope you find a little creative Christmas inspiration today!

26 comments:

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

Too stinkin cute! Love it!

Julia Aston said...

This is just SO cute! I used this set for my card today too - but it's flat!! LOL! I'd love the instructions - I'll e-mail you!

Natalie said...

I love this! It's over the top ADORABLE!!

Cassie said...

Sweet! What a cool project, Regina ;D

Lea L. said...

Such a cool project...that home scene is just darling!! Great use of the stamps!! ♥♥♥

Banu said...

WOW.Beautiful project. Really cool.

Pattie said...

SUPER CUTE! You have wowed me once again!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

SHUT up!! This is OUT of control Regina!! Can I come meet you in the City so you can show me how to make one of these??? LOVE!

Melody said...

WOW!! This is just amazing! Love it!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is a great project!! I love it!!

Susan Mangum said...

Wow! The little house made out of stamps is darling, what a great idea. You could make a whole little Christmas neighborhood, well, YOU could! I'd love to know how you did this :)

Eva said...

Ok, how CA-UUUTE is this!!!! So love your little decorated house and your scenery!!! You amaze me, seriously!!!

Ann Schach said...

Adorable! So unique and creative!

Melissa Sauls said...

This is just amazing girl!! Sooo super creative!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Regina--this is just too cute for words, I absolutely love it! I will be sending you an email to ask about the instructions, thank you so much for the offer to send instructions!

Chris L.

Jenn said...

Wow! Such a creative project, Great Job!

sillyleann said...

Very cute idea! Great job on this adorable house.

Joan Ervin said...

OMG!!! This is just as cute as it can be....you did an awesome job on the house and you even added Christmas lights and a snowman...toooo fabulous!!!

Carolina said...

Such an adorable decoration...beautifully done!

Rose said...

WOWZA I love what you have done, excellent work.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

OH MY WORD!!! This is fabulous, Regina! What an adorable creation! I LOVE it!

Carla Bazhenow said...

When you make your Christmas Village, add a Barber Shop for me... I can see it now. You so WOW me. Your house is so fabulous. Words just can't describe it. I love it!!!

Karen Motz said...

Get OUT!!!!! This is so stinkin' adorable!!!!!! You make THE most amazing things!!!!

Rose said...

This is absolutely adorable, Regina!! Love this!

Tangii said...

This is just too cute! I love the whimsy look of it and your colors are perfect! Awesome job Regina!

Joannna Munster said...

Wow! Your are so super talented Regina! That house is just gorgeous!