Recently Deb from Say It with Letters contacted me and asked me if I would be interested in doing a Guest Designer Project with their products. I said yes of course since I think their products are super fun. I seem to have a thing for house themed projects so of course asked if I could play with the Happy Homes Collection.
For my project, I decided I wanted to set my houses upright on a base. I used a wooden sign that I picked up on clearance at Hobby Lobby. I painted the sides a dark brown and then covered the center portion with green pattern paper.
I painted the sides and backs of each house and then covered each with different pattern papers. For the house with the doors and windows, I added window frames and vellum so that I could set a battery powered tea light behind it and get a soft glow through the openings. I also cut strips of chipboard and gave each little house a roof.
To adhere each house to the base, I put a line of E600 glue along the bottom of the house and placed it on the board. I sat something behind each house to keep it setting upright until the glue set, which was fairly quickly.
For the little house in the set, I did a bit of handwriting on the paper that I covered the house with. I toyed with the idea for several days of what phrase I would use. As it always does, this phrase came to mind as I was laying in bed. I had to get up and jot it down because I knew I would never remember it in the morning. To finish out my scene, I added a few small flowers at the base of each house and covered some chipboard trees with paper and used foam strips to adhere them to the houses. (Products: Houses- Say it With Letters; Pattern Paper- BasicGrey Nook & Pantry; Chipboard Trees- Maya Road; Flowers- Making Memories; German Foil Trim- Red Lead)