Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday Funday with Pebbles and Maya Road

TGIF folks! I have a fun tutorial today for you, maybe something you can try your hand at this weekend.  As you know I love altered and 3D crafts of all kinds.  I have had this Maya Road sheer house album for quite sometime.  So I had an idea, why not turn it into a 3D house?  Wanna see how?


Supplies to "build" the house:

Maya Road Sheer House album or something similar in shape

Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun

Glue Arts Extreme Tac- the best for 3D

Thick Cardstock- I used Bazzill Swiss Dot

Pattern Paper- I used Pebbles Line Happy Go Lucky

Border Punch


To start I used the front and 1 piece of the album for the front and back of the house.  I trimmed down two other pages to create the sides of the house.  Using extreme tac on the "rough" side of the album apply your pages to paper.


Using my x-acto knife I cut around the sides.


For the roof I measured from the tip to the edge for the length.  Be sure to cut on the correct side of the page.  The side that is the same width as the side of your house you want to keep intact so you don't have to make any extra cuts.  Apply your paper and trim out.  Keep in mind your pattern on this one too because they will be butting up against one another.


Now that our sides are all done let's build our house.  Trim your cardstock down to about 2 2 1/2 inches and fold in half.  Trim your piece down to the length of the sides of your house as shown.  I used my glue gun to attach the pieces to either side as shown.


Repeat the process for all four sides.  For the final side I simply put my hand inside to make sure the glue stuck after I applied.


Alright so your house is built, but not so pretty right?  So depending on the punch you use will determine the size of border you will create.  I left a 1/4" gap in the middle and punch down each side.  This is going to create like a sort of siding to cover up your gaps in the house.


Fold your border in half and trim down to size.  I used my glue gun again and applied the border to each side of the house to cover the folds.


Now for the roof.  You are going to follow the same process for the sides for the roof.  Using cardstock create your fold and attach your two roof pieces together.


To apply your roof you will follow the same process (again!) as we did for the house base.  Using cardstock fold in half, trim down and apply to the insides of your house to attach your roof too.


Once I had my roof attached I punched more border strips and trimmed them down to cover up all my edges.


So the tedious part is done!  Now for the fun decorating part. 

Supplies Used:

Pebbles Happy Go Lucky Paper

Pebbles Felt Embellishments

Pebbles Toothpick Flags

Pebbles Brad

Pebbles Pearls

Silhouette SD

Butterfly Punch

Chipboard for base of house.

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A lot of my house decorating was done using my Silhouette.  I used it to frame out my window squares with paper and title work.  I finished off the windows with a sweet felt birdie.

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I also used the Silhouette to create my tree.  I layered chipboard along the back to make sure it stayed stiff.

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I cut out a small yet sweet banner for across the top and punched out some tiny butterflies to embellish.  I added some Pebbles Pearls to the tops and corners of my house to cover up any edging show through.

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For around the house I cut out grass and layered it together to give it some depth.  I cut a base for my house using misc chipboard, covered and attached a fence made with cardstock.

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to finished I added some sweet flags and finished off with a matching brad.  WHEW!



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