Tuesday, December 24, 2013

December Off the Page Project Kit with Photo Instructions by Angel Rodrigue

My Creative Scrapbook design team member Angel Rodrigue is sharing the masterpiece she created with our December Off the Page Project Kit!

Here's Angel:

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This month I got to work with the Off The Page Project for December!

Pam sent me a Bag Full of Snow Village Pink Paislee Products along with other items to decorate these cute little Village Houses made out of light weigh chipboard. Below is a Peek at all the Goodies...


Here are a few items I added from my stash...Also Not shown is the Die from Tim Holtz -Christmas Carolers. 

Close up of the village set. They come to you flat and all the folds are already there and you just have to decorate them and glue them together.

To get started I used some paint to coat the edges . I did this as my paper would not go over the seam and I did not want the chipboard color to show. You can use any paint you like. Here I used Americana (light mocha)

Note : The following directions are used to do each house. Only the decorations on the houses is different and this can be to your liking..

In the kit there was a pack of Pink Paislee goodies. I picked out all the vellum pieces to use behind my windows as I had plans on putting lights in the houses and want the light to show through when turned on. I did this to all 5 houses. I just adhered the vellum to the inside of the windows as shown below.

Next I took the pattern paper that I wanted to use for this particular house and traced the chipboard shape before cutting out.Then I cut the traced piece on each fold.

This is what the cutout pieces looked like.I also inked each piece with Tim Holtz distress ink.

Then I adhered each piece on the chipboard house.Then make the box form and added liquid Glue to hold in place to form the house.

This Is How I did the roof. I used a circle punch (this can be any size just keep in mind the smaller the more you need the bigger the less you need) I folded each circle in half and adhered one side to the roof and I did this by staggering all the circle pieces going across and starting back on the next row.

For this roof I added a doily from my statsh and cut it in half . I added a piece to each side as shown.

Then I cut a strip of card stock and used a Martha Stewart boarder punch on both sides of the strip for the center of the roof.

Now I decorated each house .
Here I added a bow, some of the diecuts flowers and a spray from my stash that I cut in pieces and used through the village. Then added a bead trimming around the window.

Below is a fe close up pictures on how I added the decor. 

I also Used a snowflake punch throughout the village as well..

Every village is a decorated a little different so I will show you a close up of each one.





Pam had asked me to show how I made the pond in my snow village in case anyone wanted to try it there selves. 
First I got some Blue cardstock (the shade you want) and cut it in the shape of a pond.

Then I inked the edges with distress ink. This was my man's idea.He says when the water is low you can see the dirt on the edges. I had to make dirt on the edges...

Then I used crackle accents all in the pond. Remember you must apply it kinda thick not thin so it can crackle and have the gloss look of water.Below is a close up of the water.

Very Fun Project !!! Thanks Pam!

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1 comment:

Lisa M said...

That is FANTASTIC!!! Oh my goodness..incredibly festive and truly inspiring. Merry Christmas to you :)