Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop - Week 1 Rose Cottage

FINALLY, we got to the first week of the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop!
Every Thursday, a new die from designers: Eileen Hull, Brenda Pinnick and Karen Burniston will be featured in very different ways by 62 designers! Click on the Sizzix button at the top right to jump from one design for a peek at some wonderful eye candy!

The first Sizzix design is from Eileen Hull, the 3-D House Die. Cut on a Sizzix machine using mat board, it is a very study form and so much fun to put together & decorate.

Here is my finished design using Eileen Hull's 3D House: Rose Cottage

When I first saw this die, I had fairy tale visions running throughout my head, thus Rose Cottage was created. Decorated with fabric roses, silver foil and scrapbook paper, this little cottage is waiting for a future queen to arrive.

A close up shot at the foiled entrance.

Late at night you can even see the soft glow of the lights from inside Rose Cottage, further beckoning tired wanderers in for a much needed rest.

To create this fairy tale cottage for your own little ones (or big ones):


Sizzix Big Shot Pro Die Cutting Machine
Sizzix 12 x 12 white matboard

#656836 Sizzix Scoreboard Pro Die: 3D House by designer Eileen Hull
Quick Grip Adhesive by Beacon Adhesives
Zip Dry by Beacon Adhesives
Fabric roses, pink & white
Yellow scraps of yellow vellum
Pink ribbon
Ornate silver foil frame (cut apart)
Silver foil crown
Silver brads
Battery operated candle tea light
Tim Holtz: Vintage Shabby Pink scrapbook paper
Clearsnap ColorBox Pink dye: Razzberry

  1. Cut house out, instructions on house assembly provided.
  2. Apply Zip Dry to house, cover with Shabby Pink paper
  3. Cut out areas for door & windows
  4. Color all aread to be seen with pink dye: door frame, window frames, roof edges
  5. Apply roses to roof with Quick Grip adhesive
  6. Adhere yellow vellum scraps to inside windows
  7. On small roof top, adhere ribbon & trim edges with small roses
  8. Silver foil on entranceway & Crown on house exterior
  9. Insert battery operated tealight & mount main roof



Paul and Carol said...

Love your version of the house... or should I say cottage. Liked the addition of the lights. -Carol

creativegoddess said...

LOVELY little cottage! I love the little details!

Denise Clason Studios said...

So very cute! I love roses!

Phyllis said...

This is really cute!

CyndiU said...

Way cute! CyndiU

Karen B said...

This is so pretty! I love everything about it.

Candice Windham said...

Love it, love it, love it!!!!!

Mod Podge Amy said...

This is so pretty. I LOVE that crown!

Jen Goode said...

Love the roses! Reminds me of a fairy tale my mom used to read when I was little.. Snow White, Rose Red... I'm sure they lived in a house like this.

TheresaCifali said...

I absolutely love how it lights up! It's so cozy.

Colleen Schaan said...

This is fit for a princess.... love that it lights up!

Michelle Cummings said...

oooh! Love that crown, of course! Beautiful house! You did wonderful!

Ann Butler said...

This is a great cottage!

Eileen Hull said...

Beautiful Ronnie! My favorite is the beautiful metal embossing. So pretty! Thanks for working with my die :-)

Madeline said...

Very pretty design and finishing touches.

Terry said...

This is so cute...TFS!!

gscrapbooks said...

So pretty! Love the detail around the door, very cool!

Roxi Phillips said...

Love all the details, Ronnie! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Love the foil ornamentation and the paper you used for your house. Nice job.

Melony Bradley said...

Ronnie- this is the last project I got to look at and boy is it one to end with! It is magisical - I LOVE it

Einat Kessler said...

I love your house. very regal indeed :-)

Terry said...

I love the doorway! I want to walk right in!


WOW. Thanks for being part of the hop
Rebecca Minor

craftaholic said...

Just love the detail of this project, Job well Done!!! TFS!!!

Lyneen said...

I love Rose Cottage I think I see a princess in the window.... what a sweet house. love all the detail!

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Oh, Rose Cottage is so elegant! I love the cottage's lights. Mahalo for the detailed how-to.

alwayscharlie said...

So very special! Thanks for sharing thiswithus!!

pat moyers said...

So glad you led me to this hop. It has taken me all week to see all the wonderful art work. Love your cottage. We need to look for some little fairies to live in your cottage. they would be sooo happy there.