Friday, February 26, 2016

Another Stampendous and Sizzix Collaboration

Welcome to another day on our hop with Eileen Hull’s team using her Vintage Canister Scoreboard die with our Cottage Home and Mushroom Home sets as we take a stroll Along the Garden Path. Sit back and enjoy projects from the designers participating in today’s hop.

Three lucky winners will win their choice of Cottage Home or Mushroom Home plus precut matboard from the Sizzix Canister Scoreboard Die. Sponsored by Sizzix. Deadline to comment is February 28th and winners will be announced early next week. See Official Contest Rules for details.
Here is my project for the day:

CSD05 Mushroom Home Perfectly Clear Stamps and Dies Set
CSD06 Cottage Home Perfectly Clear Stamps and Dies Set
Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die Square
Mixed Media White Paper
Sizzix Little Sizzles 6x13" Mat Pack Cream
Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handle
Stencil Brush
Stazon Jet Black
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Payne's Gray
24 Pack Crayola Crayons
Paint Brush
Paper Towel
Wet Glue
Manual Die Cut Machine

1)  Cut the pieces for the large box from the cream mat board.
2)  Assemble the large box.
3)  Cut the mushroom roof and the cottage bottom from the mixed media paper.
4)  Stamp the images you choose. I used stamps from both sets.  Don't forget the box!
5)  Color image with the crayons.  Color hard on all the stamped images, but lighter on the background.

6)  Water down a little of the paint to create a wash.
7)  Paint wash over the entire piece and wipe gently with paper towel to remove.  Let dry.
8)  Paint the back of the house pieces with two different concentrations of the gray paint.  Let dry.
9)  Glue the roof to the house and the house to the box.

I hope you enjoyed today's post.
Here are the rest of the blog links for today--and don't forget to comment for your chance to win!


  1. Terrific use of color to make the mushroom house really pop!

  2. Such a lovely mushroom house ATB so beautifully coloured x

  3. Love that blue roof. It really makes it "pop"

  4. This would be awesome for a summer party!! You could put cupcakes or other treats in the box for a cool party favor or have a picnic with the kiddos and put there sandwiches, chips and a box drink inside the box for carrying to the picnic site. So adorable!! TFS!

  5. What a sweet white-washed home box!

  6. Crayons for the resist, great idea. I wouldn't have thought of that. It really looks wonderful. I am going to have to do this for sure. Thank you for your wonderful little mushroom home.

  7. Super cute and I love the colors you used!

  8. Love the light colors for the house.
    Looks good and it's useful too.
    thanks for sharing a fun idea.

  9. ADORABLE! I love the colors and I immediately thought this would be great for children gift boxes! Love it, thank you for sharing this week I've enjoyed seeing your creativity with these boxes.

  10. I like how you stamped the windows & put one in the very top like an attic window. I am so excited to craft some of these for my grandson to play with. ♡HUGS

  11. I have enjoyed seeing your great projects during this hop. This is a cool box with great spring colors. Thanks for the inspiration

  12. What a sweet little house. Love it.

  13. I love your little cottage. The colors are great.

  14. So adorable! Makes me think of the Smurfs :)

  15. this is darling. I love your color scheme.

  16. Very cute and colorful mushroom box.

  17. This is so cute! I love the little mushroom box. So many things could be put in it. 💗💗💗