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Around The House: Off The Page

Greetings!  Shellye here today with a cute home decor idea for this month’s “Around the House” blog segment.  For my off the page challenge this month I was lucky enough to find a very inexpensive wooden house-shaped frame at Michaels and I knew I wanted to pair it up with some goodies from the Hey Kid Collection.

Shellye McDaniel-Hey Kid House2To begin, I painted all of the edges of the frame with an acrylic paint from Plaid called Sublime Lime.  Next, I created a template for the inset part of the roof by using a heavyweight sheet of tissue paper.  After cutting out the template, I carefully traced the design onto the blue dot paper from the Hey Kid 12×12 Paper Pad.

Shellye McDaniel-Hey Kid House3From the same blue dot paper and using the Pink Paislee Cutting File: Sunny Days ,I cut two of the cloud motifs and sanded around the edges before adding them with foam adhesive.  Two simple pink stars from the Hey Kid ephemera adds a nice contrast and make the clouds POP even more!  For the eaves of the roof-line, I used the scalloped Vellum Borders and scored each section approximately 1/8″ from the straight edge and then attached with a strong adhesive tape.

Shellye McDaniel-Hey Kid House4 I cut matching strips from the black/cream dot paper (found in the Hey Kid 12X12 Paper Pad) and covered all of the raised areas of the ‘house’ with it.  My vision was to have a Spring-like garden of flowers at the base of the house, so I left the bottom portion uncovered with the green paint showing through.  I used several paper punches to create the various layered flowers.  Add your favorite buttons for extra charm :)

Shellye McDaniel-Hey Kid House5For the rooms of the house, I lined each section with pink star paper (Hey Kid 12X12 Paper Pad) and to the  inner room, I added one of the sweet Subway Flags.  As a finishing touch (and to hide any gaps), I edged each section and the inset of the roof with baker’s twine.

Shellye McDaniel-Hey Kid House1The colors (with the addition of the lime green) match my daughter’s room perfectly, so I made this with her in mind :)  I glued on medium-sized clothespins above the ‘rooms’ so that she can clip on different photos as she wishes.  A pretty ribbon bow adds a little softness to the top and completes this whimsical collaged house!

I’m so glad that you’ve joined us today at Pink Paislee! Don’t forget how fun it can be to use your craft supplies for “off the page” projects too!


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3 Responses to "Around The House: Off The Page"

  • Amante del Papel
    February 4, 2014 - 10:18 am

    is a fantastic job!

  • Melissa Morrelli
    February 4, 2014 - 11:29 am

    Such a sweet idea! Fabulous idea, Shellye!!!

  • Jean A Marmo
    February 4, 2014 - 6:23 pm

    Oh my goodness! Stunning! LOVE the papers and flwoers! This is just darling!