Monday, July 8, 2013

Peony Cottage for a Friend

This is a house I have been wanting to make for a very long time. I've had this SVG collection for over a year. I finally had an occasion to make as a gift for a great friend.  You can find it at called Peony Cottage here.  It is a great container and makes a wonderful home decor. I chose to use Spring/Summer colors for this house.  The papers used are from my paper stash but any color combinations would be great. The only change I made to this cut file is adding vellum card stock behind each of the windows...........finished size is 6-1/4" x 3" x 6".
House Front:
The front door is embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and has an adhesive pearl for the door knob.
The window sills are 3D and pop out from the house;
The roof each piece is embossed using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, then edged with brown ink.
Here are the flowers on each side on the front with adhesive pearls for the center of the flowers.
SURPRISE!!!  Look what is inside.......two tea lights.
House lite......looks cool, eh?
Back of house:
Box bottom:
I love how this house turned out.  Thank you for stopping by today...................a very happy crafty day to you.


Jan Castle said...

Well done Patti!!! Your friend will certainly enjoy the tea lighted house...kind of like a fireplace ambience!
Paper Hugs,

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Gina Taylor said...

Ahhhhh, another adorable house! I still use my village you helped me make several years ago.

Also...we had a nest of sparrows hatch and left their nest in the chimes on the front porch. One baby bird didn't survive, so I made a cute little house, put him in it and had Don bury it in the backyard in our pet cemetary. xoxo Gina

eunice said...

OMG...such a fabulous gift for a very special friend! Simply amazed at all the details , and especially love all the window details and the shingles and eaves on the roof...Wow! I'm exhausted just thinking of you putting this together! Beautiful work, Patti!

Karli said...

another winner! I think this is a gift all by itself *Ü* TFE ~ Thanks for enabling...;)