Monday, October 14, 2013

Dutch Paper Crafts release.. All hearts go home for Christmas

The release i am using is called the Marianne Design "Garden Release" for Dutch Paper Crafts.
The set includes, 2 bench seats, topiary, butterfly, wheelbarrow and watering can.

For this project i created a Christmas tri-fold card using the "fancy" bench from Marianne Designs- LR0258:

Other dies NOT in this release:
Marianne Designs house
Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Doily Dies- Frame 8
Nellie Snellen Nesting Heart dies

What i did:
I cut out the house from music sheet designer paper  placed it on the front of a large blue card with the left side slightly extending over the flap.  Then i cut the excess off of the right side.  Next i made a small flap that would fit inside of the card but open on the front.  I matted the back of the flap with antique glitter paper and added a a light blue piece to the front of the flap.  I adhered the flap to the inside front with the part shown loose.  I added the bench seat and Tilda hanging over the edge.  To decorate the house i cut it out of the antique glitter paper and cut out the roofs and door/frame.  I added iridescent pipe cleaners to the roofs using a glue gun.  I placed Christmas tree paper inside the front door. I also cut out banners and machine sewed them in a strip to hang. On the inside of the flap i added the sentiment, Merry Christmas..and inside of the card i added a computer generated "All hearts go home for Christmas".

First flap w/sentiment:

Inside card:

Copics used:
Skin- YR000. 00, R20
hair- Y15, 19, YR23
bow- B000, 02
outfit- E53, CB
heart- R81, 83, 85

Scrapbook Stamp Society- Lots of Layers
Crafting Musketeers- Christmas in October
Emerald Faeries Challenge- Sparkle


  1. This is just so cool! Love the way it opens up and the great details on the house are just wonderful! The sparkle and the musical paper is just perfect!

  2. Love this house Bonnie. Great sparkle and banner too. Stuning. Hugs Bettina xx

  3. OMWord, this house is so cool! Love it! Fabulous decorating job, and love your die cuts and coloring! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. Hi Bonnie, I just love all of the House cards you have been making lately! And this one is so gorgeous! I love the glitter and sparkle! Thank you for joining the Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge! Hugs your friend Julie xox

  5. Oh my Bonnie,this is simbly adorable!
    Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Hugs Kaija DT-member

  6. what beautiful made Bonnie, look so cute.

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  7. This is wonderful. Thank you for sharing your lovely card for our 'Christmas in October' challenge at Crafting Musketeers, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too. x

  8. Great card, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog, Fran (DT) xxx

  9. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Musketeers challenge, Nicola X


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