I am so excited to share with you what I created using the new Sweet Home bundle from the Holiday Catalog…an Up movie inspired house! When I saw this bundle, I knew I wanted to use it to create the house with all the balloons. If you have not seen this movie, I highly recommend that you do, because it is such a sweet movie.
This bundle includes the Sweet Home stamp set, which contains 25 photopolymer stamps, and the Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies, which has 22 coordinating dies. The images in the bundle allow you to create a variety of houses to use as treat boxes or to decorate for different holidays. One awesome feature of the thinlits dies is the use of score lines on some of the dies. It is obvious that the house die incorporates score lines within it, but the not so noticeable one is that the doors have a score line built in. It creates the perfect hinge to prop your door open (and give a little peek of what’s inside, if you fill it with goodies).
Enough about the bundle, let’s get into the tips for making this house!
First, you need to die cut 2 house pieces (with a door and 3 windows cut out as shown below), 1 door frame, 3 window frames, and 10 shingles pieces.
Stamp, fold, attach frames, and assemble house except for the roof part. Then add 5 shingles pieces to each side of the roof.
Since this set didn’t come with a chimney piece, I created my own to have a spot for the balloons to come out of. My chimney template is included in my full PDF tutorial found in my Make With Me Library. You can get access to my library by signing up here.
Once the chimney is attached and the roof assembled, it’s time to punch out a bunch of balloons. Arrange them as desired, and glue together. My tip for holding them up is to attach a few toothpicks on the back, with enough sticking out of the bottom to connect to the house.
Add some baker’s twine and pop it into the chimney with some glue to finish your Up inspired house.
If you want to recreate this house, a list of the Stampin’ Up! supplies used can be found at the bottom of this post (and in the PDF tutorial located in my Make With Me Library).
Now that I’ve made this house, it’s time to work on some haunted houses and gingerbread houses. When you get this bundle, make sure to share with me what you create.
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Love it! I have to make this as soon as I get the bundle!
This is super adorable! I would love to share this on my blog for ‘My Crafty Friends Monday’ (a round up of amazing cards from amazing stampers!)! Please let me know if you would prefer that I didn’t share it (of course I give you credit and link back to your blog!).
Yes, you may share this on your blog. Thank you for including credit and a link back to the post. ~Mackenzie