I couldn't wait to try the Home Sweet Home Thinlits dies and see how the little house looked in person. I decided to start with a Halloween house since this will be the next Holiday coming up - and since it gave me the chance to use the new Pumpkin Pie glimmer paper as well (love!).
I got the idea to use the corrugated paper we used to carry in the last annual catalogue. The Thinlits didn't cut all the way through it because of the thickness, but they left a clear enough impression for me to just go over with scissors and cut the sides out. I made sure to cut apart all four sides and glue them on a house base I cut out of regular cardstock. The corrugated cardstock would have been too thick to use as the base of the house itself. It wouldn't have folded nicely and would have been too bulky to use as tabs to assemble.
Also, because the corrugated paper was so thick, I wasn't able to cut windows all the way through, so I just did the overlays and placed vellum cardstock underneath for a frosted window look.
Along with the new Pumpkin Pie glimmer paper, I pulled out the Black glimmer paper as well from last year. I'm not sure why SU! didn't continue carrying this one, as it is absolutely gorgeous. I used it along with the Layering Squares Framelits to create a base for my house. It's both decorative and also stabilizes the base of the house.
On the back, I used some of the stamps from the coordinating stamp set (sold with the Thinlits at 10% as a bundle), Sweet Home. For the little pennant banner, I pulled out the Labeler Alphabet stamp set to add the word "Boo!" on it.
I die-cut the shingles on the roof out of Pumpkin Pie glimmer paper. I needed four shingle strip for each side of the roof. I'm submitting this project to the Stampin' Royalty challenge gallery #340.
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Doux foyer (Sweet Home), Labeler Alphabet
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Vellum,
Glimmer Paper (Pumpkin Pie, Black), Corrugated Paper
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, Soft Suede
Accessories: Home Sweet Home Thinlits, Layering Squares Framelits,
Tear 'n Tape Adhesive, Sponge Dauber