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Christmas Houses; New SALE & FREE House Accordion Book!

Filed under Caroline Ouzts-Hay, Christmas, Lora Mahaffey, Teri Calia

Houses! Lots of fun houses today! We’re continuing our Christmas in July Sale this week with artwork by THREE designers!

Starting with the back-in-stock (and updated) Mini House with Windows Accordion Book Set! The revised set now includes the solid back cover and the black cardstock accordion book (shown in the wide photo below).

The photos at left and right are ornaments by Teri Calia and Caroline Ouzts-Hay using the front cover of the set. And note how Teri used the lid from the Small Paper Mache House to make a shallow shadowbox (you can also use the bottom of that same paper mache house to make a deeper shadowbox).

I’m giving away one of the Mini House with Windows Accordion Book Set FREE with all orders placed today through Saturday (ends at midnight July 16, 2022)! And I made a new collection from the supplies from both Teri and Caroline’s ornaments as just ONE of the TWO sale groups!

Plus there’s another sale group made from the supply list from Lora Mahaffey’s adorable Twinkly Little Houses shown farther below.

Twinkly Little Houses by Lora Mahaffey!

For your viewing pleasure, a wee village of small twinkly houses!

Thanks to the folks at Alpha Stamps for all the juicy glitter, bits and bobs and gorgeous papers!

Great little houses to decorate the center of my table this year. I want to mention that all the roofs lift off and those LED candles fit right inside. Because I am such a crap picture taker, I couldn’t do the warm glowing windows justice when the candles were lit inside the houses so today they are shining on the outside. Perhaps trying to attract a Christmas gnome or two…

The construction of the houses is not complicated, but it’s a bit fussy until you figure it out. My solution was to pre-fold all of the dotted guidelines on each of the houses, burnish the lines down with the round edge of a burnishing tool (you could use something like the rounded bit of a Sharpie marker) and then straighten them all back out again. If you do that, you’re not struggling with trying to get that line definition after you glue your papers on.

Since all of the houses are the same widths, the only difference is in how tall they are. That made it easy to cut papers. You only have to make one template…just make it from the tallest house and you can adjust the heights of the shorter ones thereafter.

After the papers are glued on the house sides I used the windows as templates and then cut them out using a scalpel. A good exacto with a new blade works as well.

Oooh, a couple of things I’d like to mention: I love the woodland creatures mixed into the paper designs (like those squirrels in the wide close-up photo below). And the houses are all so sparkly with the glitter Lora added around windows (and dotted or swirled on roofs) plus the little bits of polymer clay sets (like snowflakes or minty green candies) add color and just a bit of texture.

Thank you, Lora! Such a pretty holiday project! Here’s everything in Lora’s supply list. And be sure to visit her blog post! But don’t forget to come back for the sale on Lora’s supplies (actually two sales) — and to get a FREE Mini House with Windows Accordion Book Set!

NEW: Twinkly Little Houses SALE

First: a custom collection that includes ALL the supplies from Lora’s Twinkly Little Houses artwork!

BONUS: I added the other 2 Pink Christmas pads (6×6 and 6×12). AND I also added the FIVE Alice Through the Looking Glass Pads to the sale, as their pink and turquoise palette could mix & match beautifully with the papers in Lora’s artwork!

And the second sale collection I mentioned above: the House with Accordion Book collection includes the supplies from the 2 house ornaments at the very top of this page! See a preview in the second row below.

Use coupon TWINKLY-HOUSES when checking out to get an additional 20% off on EVERYTHING in both collections! (Yes, the coupon works with the items in either group.)

The sale ends SATURDAY NIGHT, July 16 at midnight PST.

See the Twinkly Little Houses sale collection here! Plus here’s the link to the House with Accordion Book sale.

Posted by Leslie, July 14th, 2022

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