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Filed under Art Projects, Christmas, Miniatures, Shannon Cooper

Such a cute little set of gifties by Design Team Member Shannon Cooper! Shannon used the new Miniature Paper Model Christmas Village (a set of 5 sheets) and put them in decorated glassine envelopes for ornaments that each hold the parts for making a tiny 3D house!

Starting with some text from Shannon’s blog post:

Here’s a quick and easy project you can finish while also managing the holiday hustle. It involves simple cutting, folding, and gluing. That’s it! The best part is you can make as many parts as you want and they can be hung on a tree, used as gift tags, or, for those adventurous crafters, cut out a bunch for an Advent calendar. So, what in the North Pole am I talking about?

Tiny glassine envelopes with a surprise inside! See? Super easy! The ornament is nothing more than an envelope with a tag-shaped rectangle of scrapbook paper adhered to the front, followed by a red punched doily, then a holiday collage sheet image. There’s a sprig of holly garland and a tiny red ribbon hot-glued on the top. I punched a little hole in the scrapbook tag before sticking it to the envelope so a length of baker’s twine could be strung through. I had six finished in two shakes of a reindeer’s tail.


Now for the fun part: what to put inside the envelope? I’m a sucker for paper toys of all kinds, I just love them. When Leslie asked if I would like a sheet from the Miniature Paper Model Christmas Village, my reply was “SEND THEM ALL!” followed by a shocked cat emoji. She’s probably used to that by now.


Yes, cat emojis are expected from Shannon! See how tiny the houses are from the one directly above (on the left side in Shannon’s hand). That’s about 4cm tall.

Thank you, Shannon! Such a fun little project! Be sure to visit her blog post for more photos. And see below as everything Shannon used plus all of today’s new items AND a bunch of related houses and collages sheets are on sale!


NEW: Mini Paper Models & 3D Houses SALE

This is a TWO PART SALE! First: a coupon sale in honor of Shannon’s project above! Plus bunches of extra Tiny 3D Houses that I added (from chipboard to resin houses)!

I also added the new 7cm Tall LED Lamppost and 1 Inch Decorated Green 3D Tree (shown at right) to the sale! Either one could be used in a tiny winter scene with a 3D house!

Use coupon TINY-HOUSES when checking out to get an additional 20% off on EVERYTHING in this collection! That’s 20% off beyond current sale prices! Over 30 items!

BONUS: The Paper Dolls & Toys Collage Sheets are also on sale at 40% off! That includes some more 3D paper houses to put together (see a preview of a couple in the photos below).

BOTH sales end SATURDAY NIGHT, November 20th at midnight PST.

See the 3D Houses sale collection here! And remember to use the coupon TINY-HOUSES when checking out!

The separate group of sale collage sheets: Paper Dolls & Toys. Over 50 collage sheets!

And don’t forget to visit Shannon’s blog post for tons more photos!

Posted by Leslie, November 18th, 2021

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