Here is my newest house - the Old Book House. It's made with a sturdy box my brother saved for me. This post highlights this particular house which I am going to share with Frilly and Funkie's "On the Cutting Edge" challenge which asks you to use dies in your project. I don't know if I have ever made anything recently that didn't use dies. I love die cutting. I could not make these houses without the dies.
I am also writing a lesson on making books to join the Stamps and Stencil Challenge called "Technique School" which I will post later today.
Lucy, you amaze me every time I visit! This house is fabulously spooky and every single detail tickles me black and orange (pink)! I love your roof and the owl. Of course, the texture on your tree and shiplap is incredible! Oh, how I would love to pick this up and hold it, so I could see every crack and cranny! Well done, YOU! Oh, before I forget I want to say thank you for playing along with our On the Cutting Edge challenge at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs! Sara Emily
The book base is such a neat idea here! You always use your house dies in such creative ways, this has so many neat details. It's a joy to see you playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie. Hugs, Autumn
What a cool and fun Halloween gift/decoration! You can put a surprise inside the book as a treat! Spooky and beautiful all rolled in one. Thanks for playing along with us in the Frilly and Funkie Cutting Edge Challenge!
Love reading about all the details in this house project. Can you share more about the dies from Ebay and the arbor press you use? This is a great looking house - I can't believe it is the off cuts! - and the book is gorgeous.
I wrote a little bit about those dies and the arbor press in a post on the Cardboard Christmas forum today. See if that answers your question - https://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=1376
I hope that helps.
Amazing and inspiring work! I’m so happy to have found your blog!