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I have a cute home decor idea for this month’s “Around the House” blog segment at 
PINK PAISLEE


 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
To 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.


From 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. 


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 :)


For 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. 


The 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 love 'off-the-page' projects...don't you?!? :)

Comments

  1. This turned out incredible Shellye! The colors you used are so pretty and I adore the little house you used! :)

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  2. This is totally awesome! Love the house - gorgeous work!

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  3. Love it! And love the papers you chose from this collection!

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