Good morning, firstly I will let you know there are a lot of photos in this blog to show you every angle of the house.
I made this santa house for a shop up the road that sells girls pretty dresses and dress ups. I was given no idea on what she wanted, it was simply to be a letter box for the girls to post their wish lists to santa in. So here is my house. I designed this with little girls in mind (since that is who she has in her shops) it helped that I have a 5-year-old girl so I knew just what she would want to see.
The house: Captions for each photo minus this one are the top of the photo not underneath.
For the door I have embossed the cardstock and then sponged it. I have cut out a stamped reef and placed a little bow at the bottom. The window is a basic stamped image and then boarded to look like a window.
One side, I embossed the window box and sponged it. the flowers are made with the bird punch and the Teeny Tiny Flower punches. I have stuck peals in the centre of the flowers and given them dimension by curling them. the Stamped imaged is embossed and finished with a gold star Brad on top of the tree.
The other side, here I have done the same but finished it differently, I have used a stamp and the stuck …………… over the top and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds over it. I have placed a piece of acetate over it to give the sense of glass. The icicles are made from Crystal Effects and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds while still set.
Now the inside: For the main area I have made a cute little fire-place, this have to be my favourite part of the house. I have embossed the wallpaper and made a 3-D fire-place including Chimney, this is also on the roof for santa to sit in. the stockings are hanging on pegs and can be moved if needed, I also made fire for the inside of the fire-place. The Christmas Tree is made from my Cricut and I just cut out a few and made it into a 3-D one.
The couch is from a little set I brought from the shops, I thought it suited a little girls shop perfectly. For the pictures on the wall I cut out some Christmas paper and framed them. on the other wall I made a mirror that was also framed. On the floor I made an oval rug finished with the Delicate Doilies punch.
For the top shelf have placed the rest of the little furniture here and some more pictures on the wall. This isn’t the main focus so I didn’t want too much up here.
now for the roof: On here I have used Duvet stuffing (sorry can’t remember the real name right now) and drizzled a bottle of Crystal Effects over it to give the sense of icicles. I then sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds over it to sparkle. The Sleigh also came in the little furniture pack, it was actually a carriage with a horse but it fitted perfectly. I cut the reindeer out of cardstock on my Cricut and of course I made the lead one with a red nose. They are tied together with silver strings by a loop I made for their necks.
Well I think that’s about all, sorry once again for the long post, The lady did end up changing a bit as she wanted elegant not girly. Next time I know to ask for more instructions and to find out exactly what she wants. This took me about 13 hours to complete so I was pretty gutted when I found out. But I loved the end result that I made so to me that’s all that matters.