Friday, April 3, 2015

How to Make an Easter House Out of Card Stock Tutorial 4/03/2015

How to Make an Easter House Out of Card Stock

Supplies needed:
Card Stock solids- Bazzill, DCWV, Recollections
Design Paper Prints- Recollections
Specialty Papers- Recollections- cream embossed glossy paper
Scissors, Pencil, 
Scoreboard and bone folder
ruler or use the measurements on your score board
paper trimmer, Score Tape or other strong tape, ATG runner, Zig glue pen
Windows and door die cuts- Used Cricut cartridge Christmas
tiny flowers Cricut Bloom Cartridge, leaves- Cricut Create a Critter cartridge
Digis- Robyn's Fetish
Color medium- Copics
3mm and 2mm pearls- Recollections
mini Glue Dots, Foam squares or tape
grass- I cut mine by hand
Martha Stewart Traditional Scallop border punch
Martha Stewart Picket Fence border punch

NOTE: The flowers, leaves, grass and fence can be cut using any dies, punches, or cutting machines you have. I am just listing what I used. 

Gather together your supplies and set up your work station

Cut 2 pieces of card stock at 5" x 12". These are for the walls. Cut one green card stock piece at 6 1/2" x 5".

Cute 2 pieces of card stock at 5 1/2" x 4" and one piece at 6 1/4" x 8 1/4". These pieces are for the roof.

Score the Wall pieces of your card stock lining the 5" side at the top and score along the 1" line.

Turn your card stock and score at 1", 5", and 11".  Score the other wall piece just like this one. 

With the bone folder, first fold and crease the 12" long score line. 

Unfold and then fold the score lines and crease them at the 1", 5" and 11" lines. Do this to both wall sections.

This is how the wall sections should look.

Cut the flap pieces as the photo shows and add Score Tape as the photo shows.

Remove the tape backing on the first corner section and on folding up the section that is not sticky. Place the corner of the fold in the corner of your score board in order to get a right angle fold as the photo shows. Once it is correct, fold down the flap onto the flap with the tape. Press into place.

Do the same thing at each score line, lining the folds up in the corner of your scoreboard. 

You should have 2 wall sections that look like this.

Now insert the wall section into the corner of the other section so that you have a 4" x 4" wall on the end as shown. I found that you need to add a strip of tape on the section of the wall that did not have tape to make the corner secure. I did this to both corners.

Your house should look like this now. Set the walls aside for now.

Take the 6 1'4" x 8 1/4" card stock piece and along the 8 1/4" side, score it at 4 1/8".  Just slide your card stock over 1/8" so you can score it on the 4 1/4" line if your score board does not have 1/8" lines at that point.

Fold the scored line and crease. This is the roof.  It should look like this.

Get a pencil and ruler or use your measurements on your scoreboard to make a tiny mark on the 2 pieces of card stock that are 4" x 5 1/2".  Mark them at the 2 3/4" line along the 5 1/2" side.   Put the pencil mark on the back of your card stock.

I am changing scoreboards as this next step is easier on my score buddy. I am lining up my mark and the bottom corner along the 4" line on my scoreboard.  As you can see, there is an extra groove for scoring right before the 4" line. This makes it easy to line up the card stock for a slanted scoreline. 

Score along this line from the corner to pencil mark. 

Turn your paper and score from the pencil mark to the other corner. This way you will have 3 triangles.  Do this to the other piece of card stock.

Fold and crease the score lines on both of these pieces of card stock. These are the end pieces of your roof.

This is how the roof end pieces should look at this point.

Add score tape to the 2 outer triangles on both pieces of card stock.

Fold down the one triangle leaving the backing on the tape.

Now fold down the other triangle and remove the backing from the tape on this one. 

Take the side of the triangle that has the fold to the edge of the roof and line that up so that the biggest triangle meets the V in the roof.

This is how it should look.

Attach the other roof end to the roof. This is how it show look at this point. 

Now attach the other triangles to the other side of the roof. It should look like this. 

Pick up your roof and cut off the over hanging corners.

Place the ends of the roof on your score board and score from the edge of the roof to the other edge. 

Cut along the score line to remove the over hang of card stock. Do this on both ends.

This is how your roof should look. Set it aside for now.

Cut three pieces of white card stock at 8" x 2 1/4" or two pieces at 12" x 2 1/4".

Using a fence border punch, punch out a fence on all 3 pieces of white card stock.

Aline your fence so the fence faces away from the wall of your scoreboard. Score along the 2 1/4' side at the 1 3/8" line on all your fence pieces.

Fold and crease the score lines.

Unfold the folds. Using score tape, adhere the pieces together to form one long fence. Make sure  you match up the design on your fence. Measure your fence and cut it at 21 3/8".

Score your fence at 2 1/4" and 7 3/8". Turn your fence around and score the other end at 2 1/4" and 7 3/8"

Fold the score lines and crease the folds.

Now cut on both sides of the score lines to form flaps.

You should have 5 sections.  Add score tape to the flaps where the flaps will adhere together.

Place the longest  piece against the top and into the corner of your scoreboard. Hold up the other side until you get it in place to form a right angle. Then press it to the tape on the other flap. Do this to each section making right angle corners with each one.

This is how it should look. Now add Score Tape to the cut out edges and around the fence line. 

Place the green card stock on the base. As you can see,  my fence is not a perfect square. Do not worry. It won't show once you add the house and decorations.

Add Score Tape to the bottom of the house as shown. Set it aside and cut designer paper or card stock to decorate the walls and roof.

Cut 2 pieces of Designer paper at 4" x 4"and 2 pieces at 6" x 4" or  2 pieces at 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" and 2 pieces at 5 3/4" x 3 3/4" if you want a border of card stock showing. 

For the roof, cut 2 pieces out of the Embossed Specially Paper at 6 1/4" x 4 3/4". Using the Traditional Scallop Border punch, punch along the one end on each piece, making sure the design of the embossed paper is going the same way.

Add the papers to your house. I used my ATG runner for the walls, but for the embossed paper I used Score Tape. ATG is not strong enough for the embossed paper as it has rag in it.

Now remove the tape backing from the bottom of the house and attach the house to the green base.

Cut a piece of card stock at 5 7/8" x 3 7/8" to go inside the bottom of your house. I attached it with Score Tape to give a stronger hold.

Place the roof on the house. Now you are ready to decorate it.  

Note: It is best to add the windows and door now before you decorate with your other items. 

I am using Robyn's Fetish digis called "Easter Girl," "Easter Egg," "Lily Lamb," and "Kid Bunny," You can find them in the Robyn's Fetish digital store here

"Fluffy Duck," "Babe Toddling Duck," "Basket Full of Eggs," "Bunny Rabbit" are additional digis by Royal Inspirations by Retta.

Note: I did not use all of these digis. I colored extra as I wanted to make sure I had plenty for this house and another one in case I messed up.

This photo shows the front of the house. I will turn the house so you can see each side of it. 

The side going around the corner by the Easter Egg.

The back of the house.

The side of the house going around the corner from the bunny.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial on how to make an Easter house. This house design can be used for any holiday, special event, or season. It can be used as a gift container or decoration. 

Until next time Happy Crafting! 


Where I first saw this technique.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Store

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