When the Tim Holtz Village Rooftops dies from Sizzix arrived to my own real house, I was so happy because it added so much detail and personality to my little houses. I have used them on almost every house since then, I think.
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Examples of Paper Houses using the Tim Holtz Village Rooftops
Bat Clock House
Raven's Crest Clock House
Widow's Walk Halloween House
Added Bonus from the Village Rooftop Dies
One cool thing I noticed is that the off cuts can be used for rooftops as well. You can see a little bit of that on the Widow's Walk Rooftop where I used the off cut around the edge to give some spooky spikes to the edge.
Here are a few photos of the dies and how the off cuts can be used.
Staggered shake offcuts
Sometimes I combine these with the regular shakes so you don't have to cut out as many.
Staggered Pointy off cuts
I think these shingles look a little spookier than the others. I have just the house for this one.
Spiky Shingled Halloween House
Rusted Roof Widow's Walk with Spiky Detail
So if you are cutting out a lot of shingles for your little houses, be sure to save the off cut pieces of cardboard or card stock so you can save time and have even more options for decorating your little houses.
As I have said before, I love this die. It has made making the roofs so much more fun. Now I don't have to cut out shingles by hand anymore.
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