Saturday, February 5, 2011

ULTIMATE Card Kit: Home Made House Gift Boxes Re-Post

Nichole at Papertrey Ink is sponsoring this wicked awesome contest. Check it out here. You have to pick your favorite project using Papertrey Ink stamps. This is the project I'm submitting. I so love these little houses and the stamp set. The posibilities are endless.

I orginally posted this on 12/9/2010.

***(Edit: The house is one of Lauren Meader's, My Timeless Templates. It is called Home Made and can be downloaded/purchased at Papertrey Ink. Click here for the link.)***

I made a whole bunch of these little houses while I was watching the Patriots play on Monday Night Football. It was a great game. I love these little house because they are functional, too. There is enough room inside to pack a present.

I used my Scor-pal to make the siding on the house. A Martha Stewart punch, combined with some Class A-Peels stickers from Stampendous made perfect little window dressings. Flower Soft was sprinkled and it looks like snow had just fallen on this little Christmas Cottage.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink-Homemade
Template: My Time Made Easy-Home Made
Ink: Versafine, Memento, Tim Holtz
Paper: The Paper Company, Papertrey Ink
Misc: Score-pal, flower soft, stickers, paper punch, sticky strip, ribbon

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Are you going to post a tutorial on the House Gift Boxes. I just them, would like to make some for my self.

  2. The houses are adorable!! Is the template a die or just a plastic template? Can you tell us the exact name of the house template. I have a Big Shot and am looking for a die to make these

  3. I found the template on Papertrey ink as well as the coordinating template. I am assuming you have both. The coordinating template...does that cut and emboss to create the doors?? Just wondering...These are really great and I'm considering getting them both!

  4. I have both the template and the coordinating stamp set. The template is a pdf. You print it out on your printer and then cut out the pieces. The stamp set has the doors, windows, curtains, and sentiments. I used the scor-pal to score the house and to make the siding. The template comes with directions and different ideas. I highly recommend buying them both!

  5. So sweet! Love the colors and the way you used the single dormer at the top!!

  6. OMG! Adorable! what a great idea.