Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hidden Doorways House

Happy New Year!
It's still January, I can still say that, right?

As always, I've been enjoying the month's paper crafting here at Club Scrap. The January kit theme is Random Doorways, and what a fun theme it is. When designing the Club Stamp project for this month, I started with the thought of a door shaped mini-album. However one thing lead to another and I ended up with a door shaped mini-album attached to a hand crafted house.

I made this house project after shooting the project card for the kit, the Random Doorways Club Stamp Project kit comes complete with printed paper for wrapping the house and coordinating cardstock for creating the door, but I used my own papers and embellishments to create this paperless version of the kit. I think it's such a fun project that I wanted to keep sharing by doing this blog post:)
The house lifts off the base and has room for a hidden doorways mini-album also on the inside.
Lots of room for rubber stamping and pics inside the mini-albums.
I enjoy seeing all my great Club Scrap rubber stamp quotes inside along with my snapshots.
While I'm at it, here is a little bit about the construction. Of course the project kits from Club Scrap come with full instructions (that's really the way to go),
 but here are more visual tidbits about this project.
First the house is constructed from book board.
Then I rubber stamped on white text weight paper and wrapped the house.
 I applied acrylic paint using baby wipes onto the house.
The moisture from the baby wipes gives the paint more of a washed worn antique look.
After selecting papers and an Extra! Extra! transparency from my Club Scrap stash, I began construction on the mini-albums.
The Club Scrap Random Doorways Unmounted Rubber stamp sheet happens to have this perfect door image to cut around for making pages for the cute little album. I continued until I had enough pages for my albums and then used the basic kettle stitch for attaching them together. Then of course I glued the mini-album onto the front of the house.
Lots of room for creativity in this house I would say. It was a great project for a cold winter Wisconsin day! A cute little Valentine house for my daughter would be a fun idea too, with Valentines stuffed into the inside, I better get going on that one.
Don't let January slip by without doing something creative, even if it's on a mini scale!
Thanks for looking,