Monday, July 15, 2019

A Cottage by the Beach - Eileen Hull's new Sizzix House Ornament Die

Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team is creating all this month using her wonderful new dies - House Ornament Die and Gift Card Folder and Label.  I'm showcasing the House Ornament today.
The house measures 4 1/2" tall to the peak and 2" wide x 2" deep.  It opens from the bottom so a treat can be placed inside.
I have a few creation photos and then more views of each side of my cottage by the beach!  The house is die cut from white matboard (this one is black on the inside).  I added a little piece of lace to the top of the windows for curtains blowing in the ocean breeze!
I decided to cover my cottage with some pretty patterned paper from a pad I got at JoAnn called Clouds and Grasses $1.99!)  I love the green of grasses and soft blue sky/ocean!
I have this older Sizzix die that just cuts windows - and it matched pretty well to Eileen's die so I used it to cut window frames out of matboard.  I also die cut the frames out of a birch bark wrapping paper and adhered it over the matboard.  
(I now realize the window frame in Eileen's House Pocket Die fits this window! Duh??!!)
So here is a view of the framed window and lace curtains!
On the first piece of patterned paper I die cut to match one side, I left it as a whole piece and after I glued it on and then bent it on the scoreline - the paper tore as seen below on the left edge. So for the next panel I cut the sections apart at the score lines and then adhered them.
So that made me decide to cut some Tim Holtz Wildflowers to complement the ones on the paper and also add some dimension while covering the tears!  And that led to adding a fence and seagull from PTI.
The fence was wider than the side of the cottage, so as I was holding it, it bowed out a bit and I thought "that would be a fun look!"  So I just cut off one of the pickets and then adhered the fence to the side with foam dots just on the outside edges!
I tied green twine through the hole at the top which also loops through the tag on the other side.

I love the look of the lace curtains!
I added another fence on the opposing side, stamped some seagulls in the sky, added a pail, starfish and sand dollar.

I cut another sheet of patterned paper from the same pad to adhere over the tag and stamped the sentiment from The Greetery onto it.  Tying it on with the green/white twine.
Here is the bottom closed.
And open - so you can add a little gift!
My husband said I should have added a fence on all sides -but my creative plan was that the sides with the windows are  where we are looking at the cottage and the sides with the fence are where we are looking from the fenced yard of the cottage out to the ocean!
 So please check out Eileen Hull's blog during the month of July to see all of the wonderful creations the Inspiration Team has created using Eileen's new dies!

I'm linking my little beach cottage to:
Country View Challenges
July:  Blues and Greens

Stamps:  Fence Line Summer - Papertrey Ink, Sentiment Suite: Birthday - The Greetery.
Paper:  Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix, DP Clouds and Grass Paper Pad  - JoAnn, Birch Wrapping Paper - Pier 1 Imports, Greens Kraft Core-dinations, white - Papertrey Ink.
Ink:  True Black, Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone, Spring Rain Orange Zest, Classic Kraft - Papertrey Ink.
Accessories:  House Ornament Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Windows Die - Where Women Cook/Sizzix (old), Fence Line Summer Dies - Papertrey Ink, Wildflowers Thinlits - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Peapod twine - the Twinery, red line tape, lace from stash.


Loll said...

You've done it again! AMAZING creation Julia! I love all the well thought-out details that make this so special. Your beach house is adorable and I bet you had so much fun making and decorating it. Fabulous papers for the base.
The birch window frames with lace toppers are adorable ... as it that sweet picket fence. Great work Julia!! xx

Redanne said...

Julia, this beach house is gorgeous, I love the picket fence exactly where it is and the little lace curtains are just adorable. The box is a gift in itself! Hugs, Anne xx

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Congratulations!!!! This little house (gift box) is adorable!! I love all the various details (the lace curtains!). It would have me turning it over and over again! Excellent work!

Thelma said...

Julia, it is just gorgeous. So much detail.

Mac Mable said...

So much patience and creativity and what a unique and creative project.....Love the picket fence idea not on all sides x Your attention to detail is staggering x

Craftyfield said...

This is delightful! I love all the little details, a real beach hut!

Karen Dunbrook said... it!!
x Karen

Bonnie said...

This is an enchanting cottage, Julia! I can almost hear the waves crashing to shore! Wonderful details and a fantastic project!

Corrie Herriman said...

How lovely ! thank you for joining in with my challenge over at Country View Challenges !
Corrie xx

rachel said...

This is beautiful - I adore it - need to look out for this die! Thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges and good luck! Hugs rachel xx

eileen hull said...

Julia now that I have seen this gorgeous project in person, I am amazed at all of the cool details you added. Lucky the paper tore- it inspired even more fun additions. The fence is perfect! I see your vision :-)