Hi everyone! Hope this finds you warm......and crafting up a storm! The big day is only 14 days away. I recently purchased the Sizzix Country Cottage Die. It's Bigz die meaning you have to use the extended platform to cut it out. No problem. I used a lightweight chipboard and my trusty Big Shot cut it out like butter! Then I cut a second house section of SU designer paper which has newsprint on it. I distressed all the edges with Vintage photo very lightly. Glued it together. I used Distress dry glitter over Multi Medium to do the house and the roof is silver chunky glitter. I wanted it to stick in some places and not in others....as though it were worn off. On the base I used a little Snow Tex, some pearls for snowballs and a mini bottle brush tree topped by a star. A seam binding bow topped it off. Inside I put a blinking LED light.
The house is off center on the base because I wanted to use the tree. The base piece has a little slot to glue to the house but I didn't use that. You can use the house without a light. You could skip gluing the house to the base You can leave the roof unattached to insert the light (or a tiny gift or treats) or you can do what I did. I used the tea light base to draw a circle under the house on the back side of the base. I then cut that out just SLIGHTLY inside the line and was able to put the tea light up inside and have it hold nice and tight. That way I can just turn it on and off from the underneath side.
What fun this was! I envision spring houses, patriotic houses, halloween houses.....stop brain, I'm on overdrive. Have fun today with your crafting and happy holidays!