Santa House

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.

santa #9

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.

santa #10

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.

santa #8

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.

santa #7santa #5santa #4

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.

santa #6santa #11

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.

santa #3

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.

santa #2

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.




1 Response to “Santa House”

  1. 1 yvonne walker December 20, 2011 at 8:01 am

    WOW Narelle, what a creation you have done here it is amazing. The detail that you have put in is awesome. Well done.

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Hi my name is Narelle Hoggard and I live in Auckland, New Zealand. I am married to a wonderful and very supportive man Nick and together we have two gorgeous children, Caitlyn and Bradley. I love to scrap and make cards, I find it very relaxing at the end of the day to create a page or a card.

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