8.11.11

House Shaped Box with Punchcraft and Quilling- Recycled Craft

House Shaped Box- Recycling Craft
I get pretty excited transforming a throwaway object into a useful and beautiful creation! I didn't actually plan to make this when I started to alter a package-- The house shaped box just took shape!
Here is the front of our house with handcut silver corrugated paper windows and doors
House Shaped Box 
A closeup of the punchcraft roses in the flowerbeds.
Punchcraft Roses
This is what I transformed in to my House shaped cardboard box. I cut the box in the middle in a slanting fashion. 
House shaped Box -Recycling Craft
I first thought I would use the box halves to store paper scraps like I did in an earlier Paper Oraganizer I had made.But by keeping them as shown below I got the idea to turn it into a house shaped box!

House shaped Box-Recycling Craft
For the roof of my house I  recycled a cardboard piece from another packaging box.  
House shaped Box-Recycling Craft
I scored the roof piece in the center and folded it and trimmed it down to fit my house.

House shaped Box- Recycling Craft
To camouflage the original box I wrapped light blue chart paper around the "house".

House shaped Box 
A house needs a chimney dont you think! I recycled my hubby's tie box by scoring it in this fashion.

House shaped Box
I decided to change the shape to a triangular chimney as the rectangular one looked odd! [I sometimes have weird ideas!-Whoever has heard of a triangular chimney I wonder ?!! well I can claim it as artistic license!!].
The gorgeous patterned paper on the roof was a gift from blogger pal Angelin  who sent it all the way from UK.  Angelin and I became such good blogger buddies as both of us love recycling so do check out her blog for some unique recycling ideas!The photo below shows the roof with all the fringed flowers.
Fringed Flowers
I decided to keep parts of the original tie box exposed and used a heart punch[Here is the link : Heart Punch Rose Tutorial] to make the Punchcraft Flower.
Punchcraft Rose 
This is the closeup of my double colored fringed flowers on the roof. You don't need a quilling tool to make these.I used pink chart paper and regular A 4 white paper to make these fringed flowers.
Fringed Flowers
The roof is detachable and is secured in place with Velcro strips stapled to the walls of the house shaped box .
House Shaped Box  
When the house started taking shape I knew it would be a very special gift for my mother who loves roses.My mother stays in an apartment nowadays and misses having her own rose garden so I made this house with lots of flower beds and punch craft roses!
Punchcraft Roses
 To make the flower beds I again recycled what was left of my hubby's tie box [ he is a darling and saves such throwaway stuff for me to craft!]. Red arrows and dotted lines indicate the places I scored and folded the card strip to make the flower bed.
House shaped Box
To make 3 D paper objects such as the chimney and the flower bed cut away tiny triangles as shown at your fold points so as to keep your gluing easy and neat.

House shaped Box
Here is the flower bed attached to our house.

House shaped Box
And then we [my kiddo helped in this one] filled it with punchcraft flowers and leaves.Here is the link to make the punchcraft flowers : Heart Punch Rose Tutorial
Punchcraft Roses
I let my 5 year old daughter add the silver glitter to the flowers and leaves. Here you can see how seriously she is concentrating as she plans and executes her craft!! She even criticized me when I carelessly got too much glitter on a leaf!
House shaped Box
We also made a tag from the tie box packaging by sticking paper strips left over from the roof and adding some roses [ made from a 6 petal punch]. I also used an eyelet for the first time!![I had bought some on impulse without knowing how to use it and Ha Ha I had to google how to correctly use it!!]
Punchcraft Roses
My daughter really had fun [and sticky fingers] by decorating all the flowers and leaves with silver glitter glue!
Punchcraft Roses
So this is how our hand-mixer package ended up as a present for my mother!
  
House Shaped Box 
I hope you enjoyed my recycling idea.We went all out on this project and I used up all my stash of handmade flowers but it will give my mom many hours of happiness I hope!!
Do let me know how you like this recycling idea.
Linking to Createmepink,MIM
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Edited: This recycled project won both at Wee Memories and Create me Pink-- Yippee I am thrilled my  recycling is winning!
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132 comments:

  1. its amazing dr sonia...i made this type of house in my 4th standard,of course it was not this pretty...

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  2. Oh Sonia! this is super duper cute box! I wish I had a home like this... so pink and girly... love the way you have embellished it... thanks for the tutorial too!

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  3. Oh, Sonia, this is an wonderful little house. Seam to be from the fairy. Looks adorable!!! Congrats for your work!

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  4. What a pretty little cottage house- I want to play inside of it!!! I just love the details and beautiful sparkly flowers! :)Amy

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  5. Beautiful Dr. You are so imaginative. Great job.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

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  6. Sonia
    Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!!!! Your mom will love it.
    Thanks for the tutorial. You make a great teacher. Your little girl is adorable and I love her concentration. :)
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such great comments (you are a great encourager).
    Myrna
    http://whatwasoldisnewagain.blogspot.com

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  7. Beautiful Dr. You are so creative...anything you imagine..you can bring to life. Great job.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

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  8. Wow it's so adorable ,love all the details and colors, Your Mom has got to be very proud of your creation!!!!
    Paula

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  9. oh this is fabulous... i love the pretty colours and flowers... so cute
    Lisa x

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  10. how amazing! Your mother is just going to adore it, that is so thoughtful of you to add the flower bed just for her. I really like the look of your fringed flowers, the whole thing is so detailed and pretty!

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  11. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I am speechless .what a fantastic gorgeous fairy tale house .happy to see those papers on a fabulous project .your mom would be really happy to receive this lovely house.
    give my love and hugs to the little fairy pirasha

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  12. Stunning, simple stunning! What a fun project and you show us once again that we don't need all the gadgets to make a really great project. NancyD

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  13. Wow! That was once a box? Holy cow! Thanks for playing with us at Wee memories!

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  14. Sonia, this is just awesome!! You continually amaze me every time I visit your blog!! Can I ask, what do you do with all of these creations??

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  15. This house creation is bee-utiful. Like the flowers, door, windows, etc. This is a labor of LOVE.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  16. Beautiful! Love the great papers and wonderful flowers~!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  17. Very Creative:)

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  18. Wow, how creative you are, taking an empty box and turning it into a beautiful little house! So pretty; thanks for sharing!--Pat N.

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  19. You come up with the most clever and creative things. I love this

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  20. Amazing...even the poor little Philips box must be pleasantly surprised to realise that it hasn't ended up in a wastebox.You are a magician Doc.with the midas touch.well done and I am sure your mom will be thrilled to rec this

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  21. very pretty doc !!loved it !!

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  22. Simply fantastic Doc! I wish I had the patience and creativity to do half of what you do! :) But I will def try with atleast the roses! Ha ha!

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  23. Again one gorgeous creation. I like Your small rose garden.Your mom definetaly love this.

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  24. Ooh...this is soooo pretty Sonia! Love the corrugated board for the windows and doors and the pretty blooms! Your mother will love this gorgeous piece in her apartment! :)

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  25. This is so adorable I just love all the glitter on the flowers. It is such a happy little house.
    You are so talented.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

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  26. hi sonia ,Right side of your blog you have one gadget for tutorials with dropdown menu can you guide me how to do that.

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  27. Enchanting Doctor. I have book marked this page to come back later ,.Don't have the time to do it justice.

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  28. Absolutely beautiful,love everything in this!!

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  29. How awesome is this...windows, door, flower beds. So pretty and creative. Your Mom will be so excited over this. Gosh, tie boxes and so many recyclables. I can see that your daughter keeps you in line..how cute, sweet and funny.

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  30. wow! superb work Sonia. Liked the cute house. The illustrations are too good. The decoration is very very beautiful. The door, the cute chimney with the rose.....well done!

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  31. Seems like Tinkerbell's home!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow wat an awesome thought and work...Big hug to U dear Doc...I loved each detailing, write up, sequential pictures.....and wat not?

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  32. Страхотна къщичка с невероятно красива градинка!Много,много ме очарова!Поздравления!

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  33. ahhh!! my deary how do find time to do such detailed works with lots of flowers?it should ve consumed lot of time and I am sure ur mother lucky to receive it!

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  34. This is gorgeous sonia. I'm making one too for my niece to gift her on her b'day. But its a quite small. And love your tut ur a pro in that :)

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  35. Hats off to u dear.. its beautiful !

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  36. lovely yaar,i wonder from where do you get so much patience to do all this...amazing ....

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  37. Какая прелесть! Чудесный домик.

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  38. Wow! Thisis is just beautiful! I can see that so much has gone into this! Stunning!

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  39. WOW Dr. Sonia.. it is just awesome... love it..

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  40. all those comments before say almost all about this! i have one more to add: SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS!

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  41. Beautiful....love it..esp the bookmark...
    Hey then your feature in creating my way to success will some up on my blog http://jewelsofsayuri.blogspot.com/ tomorrow...so do check it out

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  42. A very adorable little house! Love the colors and the flowers are so, so beautiful with glitter! I am sure your mother will be delighted to have so many flowers in her apartament!
    Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  43. This is so so pretty!!! I love all the tiny details..the flowers on the side..the doors, the chimneys!! I love it all....gotta ask hubby if he and I can move in near you? Then Prisha and I will keep fighting as to who gets to keep these gorgeous projects..(she will win...I can't break a 5 yrs old's heart)
    This I will try...now to find a box that I can actually cut apart!! hmmmmmm....

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  44. Very beautiful...fabulous..very creative.Loved the photo of your daughter....the way she is concentrating...amazing. God bless her. love archana

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  45. Wow...this looks like a fairy tale cottage straight out of one of my much loved childhood nursery rhymes. What an amazing creation. It must have taken you and your sticky-fingered boss hours to create it. I am laughing at how she directs you with the glitter glue. She is the picture of concentration in your photo. A very serious crafter. The flowers and lacey touches make this such an amazing piece of eye candy. And I love the matching tag with your 3-D roses. Beautiful work.

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  46. Its super cute :)
    You are so hard working dear :)

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  47. you have super duper ideas I must say. it is wonderful project. I want one for my show case now :) at any cost :D.

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  48. So pretty ... what a lovely project!

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  49. This must be your prettiest project to date... love the gentle colours. Super colour combo. And your daisies look the best. So generous with the flowers there but your mum deserves it.

    xxx Monica

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  50. GORGEOUS!!!!!! So amazing. I want to live there!

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  51. wow..Amazing beauty....!!! one little fairy waiting to live in it..right...? so cute...so cute ..sonia..love ur all works..

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  52. OMG......what a fabulous project....its awsome...your mom is very lucky....beatiful roses...what not..all are exceelent in this lively house....

    Hugs
    Prasanthi
    http://creativecrafts-arts.blogspot.com/

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  53. Dear Friends Thank You so much for taking the time to write such sweet encouraging comments. Each one made my smile brighter!!
    Asmita- google drop down menus and you will get lots of tutorials.

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  54. Oh Sonia this is the most beautiful house you have created!! Just delightful with all the lovely flowers and fun colors. Makes you want to move right in :)

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  55. Sonia...can I live in there? Please?

    It's so inviting...like a wonderful wonderland! The punch craft roses are my favorite! I'm sure your daughter had a great time working on this project with you!

    Thanks so much for playing with us in our FLOWER challenge :)


    http://www.facebook.com/CreateMePink

    Thanks!

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  56. Hey Sonia, this is such a beautiful creation. I really love to recycle. Just love the roses, flowers and EVERYTHING...

    Keep sharing such beautiful ideas. I also admire the patience you have to give us detailed step by step process...

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  57. WOW Wow wow and wow!!!!!!!

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  58. What a beautiful project! very colorful, love all the details. I will definitely try the rose tutorial! Thank you for sharing

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  59. as always, its simply adorable dear..beautiful creation

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  60. Oh my goodness! WOW! this is amazing - as are the other photos of your work I'm seeing in your sidebar! I just read your interview over on Jewels of Sayuri and had to come and see more! Your work is fabulous and I love that you recycle so much to make your creations! I'm going to follow you blog and look forward to coming back and seeing more!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  61. I don't even have words to describe this...stunning, gorgeous, amazing!! Absolutely FABULOUS creation!! :D

    Lisa
    indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  62. Wow that is just so wonderful, I know the gift was well received!

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  63. You certainly did go all out making this house. I wish my flower beds around my house looked this beautiful. LOL

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  64. gorgeous !!gorgeous and just gorgeous !! i love everything thing about this house project from the flowers to the chimney to the striped roof and the garden...its excellent kudos to you for creating something so spectacular from recycled boxes its truly amazing!!!

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  65. Such fantastic and wonderful creations as always!! Thanks for the tutorial...=)

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  66. It's wonderful! It's gorgeous! This is the most beautiful house for fairies!

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  67. Wow wee, this is simply stunning! I love the pearls over the door and the butterfly, such elegant touches!! Great, great job!!

    Laurie

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  68. WOW!!!!! This is a stunning project Dr Sonia.. I don't know how you find the time to make such masterpieces..Loz

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  69. speechless, wow, love your creative flair so unusual and so fabulous
    Hugs Kate xx

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  70. Wowza, this is fabulous Sonia!!! so creative & beautiful! you did an incredible job creating this wee house!
    hugs & blessings

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  71. Your creativity is out of this world! Absolutely beautiful job. :)

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  72. Your all creations are just amazing Dr Sonia..I loved your blog..great job!!

    Poonam
    http://kaladalan.blogspot.com/

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  73. This is fabulous Sonia. Love the colours. And those flowers are just gorgeous.

    Judex

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  74. OMG its beautiful! :D
    LOVE the recycling!
    Soo fabbie with all the colourful flowers and beads!.. The tag is pretty too! :)
    Your mom is soo lucky! :)

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  75. STUNNING Dr Sonia! Love the colours so bright and fresh, gorgeous flowers, your mum is sure to get many hours of pleasure looking at the beautiful house, have a wonderful weekend, take careX:)

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  76. wow!! This is soooooo pretty!! Love the detailing done on the house!! & your kiddo is really so cute!! :) your mom is surely going to cherish this gift..

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  77. Wow, this is fantastic!!! Love it, I think I will try to do something like yours :) Thanks for playing along at Wee Memories Challenge.

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  78. oh wowwee.. such a gorgeous project.. look at all the decor and embellishments... wonderful :D

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  79. WOW!!! This is fantastic:) Very good idea... Looks very cute and lovely with the cute roses..Super:)

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  80. Adorable project, love the house and the roses!

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  81. Beautiful way to use the left over pps..very preety work...i love the flowers so much...

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  82. OH MY GOD!!! this is absolutely fantastic!!! gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!! i have gone back and forth thru the whole thing like 10 times and still cant get enough of this beauty!!! super detailing and adorable stuff Doc!!!

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  83. very cute!!
    Nati from Brazil
    http://natiquill.blogspot.com

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  84. From Sonia To Sonia
    Wow! I love your house creation... Amazing! I found this project at Create Me Pink and I see you Win. Congrats!!
    -Sony

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  85. Congrats Sonia, on winning this at Create me Pink. You know what, I had guessed long time back when we submitted the entries for this challenge that you would be the winner. Amazing creation with so much of intricate work without messing up. Hats off!

    Cheers,
    Durga
    http://durgasartgallery.blogspot.com

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  86. Sonia Thank You for letting me know-- I dont often keep track of the challenges I enter so am grateful you let me know
    Durga Thank You for the confidence in my creation!

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  87. Wow wat a fab win....U deserve it doc....Congrats for ur little one...too.Mom and baby in a crafty mission....Keep Goin!!!!

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  88. Gorgeous gift for you Mum, You'll have to get busy restocking your flower stash LOL, I don't know how you find the time, I saw this one again on MIM, good luck in the challenge,
    Sandy

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  89. so wonderful, it reminds me of a gingerbread cottage, only much prettier...ty for showing us how you made it, I saw it on MIM and came by for a closer look
    ty for your lovely comments on my blog Dr. Sonia :)

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  90. Wow, stunning creation! Who would of thought you could turn such a boring box into such a beautiful house, love it! You must have a lot of patience. Saw it at MIM!
    Helen x

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  91. This house project is really great, congratulations on winning a challenge with this, it's brilliant!

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  92. noticed this on Make it Monday’ So glad i came over to look.
    It is just stunning, love all the detail you have added, that tag is stunning too

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  93. What a masterpiece and great instructions too. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look.
    TFS
    Paul
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

    P.S. Visit my blog to see some candy – I have some Digital Scrapbooking softwear up for grabs, all you have to do is comment on my post.

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  94. beautiful box home Sonia. so so so pretty

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  95. This is absolutely brilliant you are so inventive. I saw it on MIM and had to have a closer look.
    Hugs
    Margaret M

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  96. Love this I'm so pleased I saw it on MIM xx Jan

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  97. Seriously, do you ever sleep??? LOL
    My goodness...this is amazing too! WOW
    Love the little flower box on the side...that is precious!

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  98. Wonderful work, so pretty, just senn you on MIM challenge blog
    Hugs Jacee

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  99. Oh HOW VERY PRETTY! And what a wonderful tutorial to go with it! I love your color choices! It was a pleasure to pop over to your blog from Make It Monday!

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  100. absolutely beautiful.. how fabulous!!

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  101. Wow what a great way to recycle boxes.Your house is sooo lovely. Thanks for sharing this tutorial. I am surprised being a Dr. how do u manage your craft work and that too with perfection.You are a admirer.

    Poornima
    http://papercrafthorizon.blogspot.com/

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  102. Anonymous2/12/11

    plz tell me which scoring board should I buy, have option of score pal,fiskars paper trimmer,martha stewart scoring board..or any other option:)

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  103. I have a scorepal bought just a month back!-- have no knowledge about the others- you may have to do a bit of research online and see as I am no expert to recommend

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  104. Anonymous4/12/11

    k thanks:)),frm where did u bought scorepal nd how much it costed u....nd plz tell me frm where i cn get jef punches-online or any store in delhi:)

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  105. I got scorepal from Aditya Imaginations-- link given under craft supply stores.
    I have given links to online stores too check them out

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  106. hello mam,Im looking frwrd to buy sum jef punches......u have any advice.....i mean is it a gud investment...

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  107. Megha
    Punches are fun but not as an investment as they do get stuck and stop cutting any time!

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  108. k, bt it depends upon the the usage?which brand punches do u prefer to buy? how long can a jef punch last?

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  109. k, bt it depends on yr usability ? which brand do u prefer to buy?
    bt still how long will they last?

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  110. No Megha I once bought a punch [Jef]costing Rs 800 which got stuck after using for 2 days [ punched just a couple of flowers]with thin paper.-- My hubby had to open it up and repair it and then I could get it to work though not smoothly!On the other hand I still have my first punch costing just 100 and more than a year old and from an unknown company which is in such good shape and punches clean every time still! So I am wary of buying very expensive punches nowadays. And no I dont recommend any particular brand as so far I have used only limited brands such as Jef, Punch bunch and recently was gifted a Fiskars.

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  111. thanku so much,fr helping me out :))

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  112. You are welcome Megha glad to be of help.. also the price of the same punch will vary widely from shop to shop in the same city so check out before you buy. So far what I have seen is they seems to be cheaper in Mumbai[online prices]

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  113. just wow.......this is such a beautiful creation.

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  114. SON BELLISIMOS TRABAJOS, FELICITACIONES Y GRACIAS POR COMPARTIRLOS.
    NO HABLO INGLES SOLO ESPAÑOL, VIVO EN EL SALVADOR, CENTRO AMERICA.

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  115. u have made such a wonderful house .. out of a box .. ur blog has so much to learn and get inspired from ... i was looking for some tips on buying craft supplies thanks a ton! thanks!

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  116. Awesome... check out my blog www.arushiaggarwal.blogspot.com

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  117. Bravo! Apa anda memiliki banyak kecerdasan!

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  118. Fantastic project Sonia. I saw this on MIM..Faye

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  119. Gorgeous House Box Sonia. I saw this on MIM...Loz

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  120. This one's lovely too! The striped paper works so well for the roof. Beautifully decorated, with lovely glittery details.

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  121. Wonderful recycling project . What a fabulous gift .Loike a fairy house just beautiful. Love the butterflies , the flowers and all the magical glitter. Thanks for sharing each step with us here on Make it Monday .

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  122. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #165, #189, #217, #227 and #228.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  123. Hi Sonia

    Wow, absolutely outstanding recycling project! Your Mum will love it. I adore your beautiful flowers.

    Congratulations on your wins, so well deserved.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

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  124. Love the colors and your dp is perfect with the template!! Saw this on MIM.
    Hugs,
    Nicki

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  125. I saw your beautiful creation at Make it monday and had to take a closer look. OMG!! Fantastic.

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  126. This is a wonderful house - thank you for sharing it with us:) Best wishes to you:)

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  127. best of all your creations ! love it ! .ATB.

    attyfattycrafts.blogspot.in

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  128. u r sooo creative , u r art is superb

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