A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Monday, June 13, 2011

My Garden Cottage

Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you are having a fabulous day! I have been working at my scrappy desk today and wanted to share my project with y'all. I am playing along in a little challenge at a new forum. It is a forum headed up by Marivic...you may remember her from my post a few days ago. She created the gorgeous handmade tags that I used on a card and an altered frame. HERE is the link to the forum if you are interested. The specs of the 'June Purple Garden' challenge are:
1. Use the colors purple and green
2. Use flowers on your project
3. Project may be layout, card, altered, etc.
4. There are also some pix on the forum that you can use to see the colors you may use in the challenge. I used those pictures to help me pick out my patterned papers.

Purple is not a favorite color of mine. I always seen to have trouble working with it. But I decided to jump feet first into this challenge and give it a go. For my project, I have created a little gift box that is in the shape of a little cottage. I cut this box out using my Cricut, Sure Cuts A Lot Software, and the 'Peony Cottage' SVG set that I purchased at SVGCuts.com. If you would like to check out this set of files, go HERE. Now, I have to be honest, this was not the easiest thing I've ever cut out and put together. I had a lot of trouble getting it put together right. As a matter of fact, I think I have done a few things wrong and had to cover up a few boo boo's. LOL. But I am definitely going to give this a try again...maybe a Halloween or Gingerbread house. All in all though, I was pleased with my results. I am going to display this in my house for a bit. The 'roof' of the house comes off so that you can add things to the inside and make this into a gift box if you would like.

"Garden Cottage" Gift Box
Supplies Used
Cardstock: The Paper Studio, Core'dinations, The Paper Company
Patterned Paper: Die Cuts With A View
Rhinestones, Pearls: Queen & Co
Brads: The Paper Studio
Ink: ColorBox (Clearsnap)
Glitter Glue: Stickles (Ranger Industries)
Lace: Offray
Trim (along bottom of cottage): source unknown (picked this up at a discount store)
Electronic Cutter: Cricut Expression (Provo Craft)
Software: Sure Cuts A Lot (Craft Edge)
SVG's: SVGCuts.com

Here is my cottage...
 There are flowers in my patterned paper, but I also included the flowers that came with this set of svg's.
 I wanted extra dimension on my roof so I used strips of lace for my 'shingles.'
If you would like to play along with us in this challenge, HERE is the direct link for that. Also, check out the prize up for grabs! Some yummy scrappy goodies if you ask me!!!

Thanks for visiting my blog! Happy Scrappin'!
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mommaidwf said...

That is really cute Aymee! I can't wait to see how you do it as a gingerbread house!

luna47 said...

I love it! The lace on the roof is so dreamy looking! Way to use that bold paper - you totally made it work! TFS! :)

Celeste said...

oh wow your cottage turned out beautiful. I love it

Tammy E. said...

Gorgeous and unique!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Aymee this is Amazing. Love how it turned out. TFS

Lisa said...

What a beautiful creation. That looks like a dreamy, peaceful getaway place :)

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

I just found this, I love it. I want to make a little cottage that is a sewing basket, or a little doll house for my granddaughter. Now you've got me thinking! Thanks for visiting and following my blog, I get so excited when someone likes what I like!!! Hope to get to know you much better!