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A Sweet, Simple House and Halloween?!

Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Giveaways, Newsletters, Nichola Battilana, Sale, Spring Farmhouse Kit

Simple Things House by Design Team Member Nichola Battilana

Oh, isn’t that the sweetest little house shrine?! I love how Nichola rearranged the Mini House Front Box and added a roof… more info on how she did that is in this intro from Nichola’s blog post:

While I am a HUGE fan of farting around on a project for ages and ages, and taking a zillion times longer than I should, and fiddling with a 100 different pieces and adding 14 dozen different types of embellishments… sometimes the opposite is nice.

Sometimes, I like playing with a couple of sheets of paper that already match. Let’s face it, some days just aren’t made for thinking too much. Some days designing and making arty farty choices is hard!

That’s kind of how this wee house came around. I just sort of day dreamed as I went along.

Now, I know what you’re saying, “Ummm, Nichola… you altered that Mini House Front Box for the base. That isn’t exactly taking the daydreamy easy route.”

Cross my lazy heart it didn’t take much to change the house box. I simply omitted the back piece, trimmed the tabs on the sides, and added a folded bit of card to make the roof.

“Ok, fine. But look at all those fiddly bits inside!”

Nah! There are only 9 fussy cut elements inside that house (and four of those are butterflies which really hardly count at all!) The elements are cut from Spring Farmhouse Simple Things Scrapbook Paper, and Spring Farmhouse 8×8 Paper Pad. The pretty vintage girl is from the Flower Girls Collage Sheet.

As for the outside, I really didn’t do anything. I just covered the front and sides with a sheet from the Spring Farmhouse Pad. And used a wood look paper to for the roof. A butterfly and snipped sentiment and that’s it!

(Okay, I did stamp emboss the roof a bit but it would have been just as pretty without that extra touch)

Beautiful! I love Nichola’s artwork! Remember to come back after reading the rest of Nichola’s blog post for new goodies, a new sale and a drawing to win EVERYTHING in Nichola’s supply list!

New & Back in Stock Goodies! (and Halloween!)

Hallowe’en In Wonderland Collector’s Edition 12×12 Pack
Back in Stock!

Ooh! Do you remember that fab Halloween in Wonderland Room Box by Teri Calia (shown at left)? Well, all the papers Teri used to decorate her room box are in this Collector’s Edition 12×12 Pack!

More info is in the original blog post and you can also see Teri’s supply list.

Tracy Roos Collage Sheets ON SALE!

Inspired by Nichola’s artwork: ALL Tracy Roos Collage Sheets are on SALE at 50% off!

Beside that sweet collage sheet with the girl in Nichola’s artwork, Tracy’s collage sheets include themes from Easter to Halloween to Christmas!

The sale ends at midnight TOMORROW NIGHT, March 18th.

Click: FLASH SALE to see everything!

Simple Things House Giveaway!

Yes, I said it! EVERYTHING in Nichola’s Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway!

Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Nichola’s artwork, which are also all included in the Giveaway!

Note: if an item is duplicated in the Spring Farmhouse Kit (included in the Giveaway) and also listed separately in the supply list, I’m just including one of those items.

To enter the Simple Things House Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Monday Night, March 18, 2019).

And what are you going to make?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via

Hey, who won the A Miniature Collector’s Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Janet Stoffel! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, March 17th, 2019

54 responses to “A Sweet, Simple House and Halloween?!”

  1. Kat Cashwell says:

    This is so adorable!!!

  2. jackie says:

    Simply adorable!

  3. Jean Marmo says:

    This is just simply lovely! Such fun details!

  4. Judy Adamcyk says:

    would be really fun to make

  5. karen young says:

    Every picture tells a story. These houses are perfect for seasonal details.

  6. KIM says:

    The little house is wonderful.

  7. Karen Adams says:

    That is sooo cute! I’d probably make something similar to it or maybe case it completely! ❤️❤️❤️

  8. Ronda Liebert says:

    So beautiful. I love this!

  9. Nadine says:

    The little house could be used for so many projects. Great ideas!

  10. Debora L. says:

    Love the simple things house.

  11. Ann F. says:

    That is so pretty! I love it and would definitely make something similar!

  12. Darlene says:

    Luv it!

  13. Luanne Shearer says:

    This is a lovely project. Thank you for the inspiration and the opportunity

  14. Sylvia L says:

    I like the sweet & Springy house. I would like to make a similar one.

  15. Erin Gardner says:

    I love these little spring kit ideas

  16. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome projects! Love that Halloween scene, and that’s the theme I’d go for too!

  17. Jo says:

    Love the little house and back to Halloween! Hooray!
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone! 🍀🍀🍀

  18. Celia says:

    Halloween! Cool….also love the little house

  19. Marykay chisum says:

    The Halloween room is spectacular!

  20. Barbara A says:

    Wonderful little house. Would probably make something similar. Another inspiring project.

  21. Kathy S. says:

    Simple is just the best.

  22. Sandy says:

    I am a sucker for any type house and this is on my list to make!

  23. Catharine McCammon says:

    Oh goody! I’ll fill the little house with some simple little candy for my grandbaby to find. (from the bunny)

  24. Anne says:

    I just love this! It would be perfect sitting on my bookshelf!

  25. Karen Mallory says:

    Such a sweet project! I would add glitter to make it a glitter house!!

  26. BarbMac Vt says:

    I often find that simple is spectacular! The little house would become a 2 room gnome home surrounded by a little fish pond and waterfall.
    Since Gnorm and Gnevaeh Gnome love gardening their roof will be flat and covered in flowers 💐 🌸 🌺 💐! TFS!

  27. Kim Lucak says:

    So sweet with a Spring or Easter theme 🙂

  28. This is just too adorable! Thanks for offering this as a giveaway!

  29. I would love to make a haunted Halloween house

  30. kathy sokol says:

    Dreamy! I would make a series using all the flower girls.

  31. Thiz says:

    Wow! Your second paragraph hit home! Every single project I do starts this way. This
    little house is just adorable. Thanks for

  32. LeAnn Aagard says:

    Something Halloween of course!

  33. Judy Goodwin says:

    i just love this

  34. Gail Shenberger says:

    I would have to move a Halloween scene into that little house .

  35. Carla M says:

    The little house is adorable and it’s never too early for Halloween!

  36. Sheila AR says:

    I adore Nichola’s little house, it is “simply” dear and wonderful. I would make something similar with spring and Easter and farm animals, bunnies, chipmunks and flowers in mind!

  37. Lea Cook says:

    So cleverly done! I need to get cracking on Easter projects

  38. Janet Turner says:

    The little house is adorable! I would love to make an Easter theme house for my mantle.

  39. Peggy Manning says:

    Halloween in March. Suits me! Let’s go for it!!PeginOKC

  40. Kathy Toews says:

    I would make a shrine using my grandma as the theme.

  41. Kitty Tatman says:

    I love the serene expression on the little girl. So sweet.

  42. Nancy E says:

    I love this little house. It would be great to make for Mother’s Day!

  43. Michelle G says:

    This is adorable! I would love to make a Halloween room.

  44. Helen says:

    Beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

  45. Rhonda S says:

    Mothers Day is a good idea for this house!

  46. Bonnie Moran says:

    Simply sweet!

  47. Carol Slowik says:

    I just LOVE Nichola”s work! Her work always inspires me to get started on a project and victorian themed anything is my favorite. I would like to “build” this house but with different images and “wee” things.

  48. ricki walker says:

    Love this! Would definitely make an “Alice” room!

  49. Angie M says:

    I’d make a simple she shed 🙂

  50. Suellen says:

    I so look forward to your emails! I get a creative spark every time I see what other folks are making. I save all your emails in a special folder so that when I’m feeling ‘stuck’ I can look at them to get inspired!

  51. Jennifer Sobolewski says:

    I agree – simple and sweet!

  52. Michele says:

    I would love to win the giveaway to try to make a little house for Halloween. I have never made a miniature before, but would love to try!

  53. Randi says:

    So adorable. I would do Halloween or maybe Christmas in it.