15.8.12

House Shaped Box Tutorial

House Shaped Box Tutorial
This House Shaped Box is my Guest DT project for BGC [my cascading card came top at  BGC and I was invited to be Guest DT ].I designed the box with a detachable roof which can be snugly fitted back atop the house shaped box
House Shaped Box Tutorial
I am always anxious when I have to do a DT project and tend to fall back on what I love to do [which is recycling,and punchcraft]. I recycled this cardboard chocolates carton to make the house shaped box!
House Shaped Box Tutorial
I used die cuts, glitter and flowers on the roof  lid and base of my house shaped box. 
House Shaped Box Tutorial
I made the tiny daisies using a medium daisy punch and punched out tiny circles from glittery foam for the flower centers.]Here is the link to another type of punchcraft daisy tutorial]I wanted the flowers to jut at an angle so quilled some bells shaped stems and used regular white glue to stick it to the walls of my house shaped box.
House Shaped Box Tutorial
The pale pink balls are thermocol balls![so cheap and such fun to craft with ] The cute little doll is a ten rupee find from the local market.I die cut butterflies from glittery foam using my big shot ; and hand cut a door for the house box!
House Shaped Box 
Added more punchcraft flowers with quilled stems on the other side of the house shaped box.

House Shaped Box
The little windows were die cut from corrugated card using scallop square dies.This angle shows the back of our house shaped box.
House Shaped Box
The tiny punchcraft daisies are also made from pearlised paper so they shimmer on the roof of the house box !
House Shaped Box tutorial
This is a recycling craft and recycling an old box is the easiest way to make the house shaped box as you already have a sturdy box with you and not much scoring and measuring is involved!
Materials required
  • Box to recycle
  • Craft knife and scissors
  • Glue
  • Scale and pen/pencil
  • Cardboard piece or sturdy card stock for the roof [my roof is a recycled shaving set carton!]
On your box, mark and draw out a house.Decide how you would like your final house to look.Draw a horizontal line.Decide how high you want the roof to be and mark at the center as shown in the 2nd pic.Draw diagonals to meet this central point from the horizontal.This easy technique gives a symmetrical house shape
House shaped box tutorial
Cut along the box corner till the horizontal mark and then cut out the house shape marked earlier as shown in the box tutorial.
House shaped box tutorial
Cut on the side as shown in the first picture. Mark out the house shape on the back side of the box as earlier and complete cutting out your house shaped box

House shaped box tutorial
If you are lucky enough to have a little helper--this is the stage they can help while you grab a cup of coffee!Here is my little one helping to glue pattern paper on our house box.
House shaped box tutorial
I wanted a roof which was detachable and yet snugly fit to serve as a lid for the house box.To make the roof take a sturdy card [mine is hubby's recycled shaver box cover] and place it over the house box
House shaped box tutorial
Bend it over to create a roof.Mark and cut off extra lengths of your roof. Marking is easier if you invert the box as shown in the picture of the box making tutorial.
box tutorial
House shaped box tutorial
To add a lid on the roof mark out the triangular upper part of your house base on a thick piece of card. I have recycled Itsy Bitsy's embossing folder card for it [ yeah I am crazy and hoard and recycle all pretty papers including the packaging of my craft supplies!]
House shaped box tutorial
Cut out the triangle as shown. Snip off wedges from the corners as in the 2nd photo. Bend back the 2 flaps which will we stuck on the roof of your house box
House shaped box tutorial
Place it on the outer and top part of your house as shown and apply glue on the tabs as shown in the photo of the box tutorial.
House shaped box tutorial
The photo below is the aerial view to help you understand better this step of making the roof lid of the house box.
House shaped box tutorial
Firmly press down your roof on the glue tabs of the triangle as shown in the photo of the box tutorial.
House shaped box tutorial
Remove the roof and press the tabs well from the inside as shown below in the  photo of the box tutorial.
House shaped box tutorial
In the similar fashion make the triangular lid on the other side. Take your time and fiddle a bit in this step as the placement of these triangular pieces determines how snugly your roof lid fits your house box.
House shaped box tutorial
Once the framework of the roof is made you can decorate it as you wish. I added some die cut and embossed pearlised card over the roof base and added die cut butterflies and punchcraft floors to jazz up the roof of my house shaped box.
House Shaped Box
I made my lid to fit snugly so that it does not fall of easily. If you find your lid is loose, you could add a latch of velcro or ribbon on the lid of the house box.
House Shaped Box
I hope you enjoyed yet another recycling project. Do tell me what you think.
Here are links to some easy house shaped box tutorials:House shaped Box Tutorial , Doll House tutorial
Here is the link to other  Box tutorials.
Supplies: Big shot,Scallop and butterfly Dies, Embossing folder, pearlised paper ,card stock, glitter foam all from Itsy Bitsy. Doll- Raja Market Bangalore
Linking to Snehal's Challenge
Edited: This House shaped box came top 3 at Snehal's Box Challenge!
This project was featured at Craft Gossip- Recycled Crafts

109 comments:

  1. чудесный домик!

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  2. This is really interesting & so beautiful dear..You always come up with easy & useful recycling ideas..keep rocking1!

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  3. Love to see such creations of yours!! They are amazing.....I always wondered, you make creations which are big in size....Where do u find space???? lol....my room is cluttered with mine....

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    1. Kavya I hardly ever buy curio items so have a show case which has room forlot of handmade stuff!Plus my mom takes most of our creations to her home!

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    2. This was so beautiful! Thank you for taking the time to show everyone.

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  4. awesome..just AWESOME stuff..love it!

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  5. Hi Sonia, this is beautiful. I must find time to give this one a go. Thanks for joining in at Unstampabelles this month.

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  6. Very beautiful house!!

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  7. Wonderful as ever, thank you so much for the step by step too

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  8. What a cute house shaped box. Love the roof overhangs and the little windows. Many wonderful details here, Dr. Sonia.

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  9. I love, love this. The colors (so soft and pretty) the butterflies, the flowers, the beautiful little doll. I am always amazed with how you take an empty carton and make it so useful and beautiful!! Great job my friend!!

    Laurie

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  10. I love this little house! Thank you so much, Dr. Sonia for sharing the step by step instructions. :)

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  11. Pretty with all the embellishing. Cannot go wrong with chocolate box recycling; especially Cadbury of which we like Cadbury Dark Chocolate Bars.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  12. Love your storybook cottage and your pretty little princess doll. I imagine that you will have to wrestle your daughter for who gets to keep this one. :)

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  13. U are such a talented crafter!! I love ur work and this house shaped box is awesome... It's gorgeous..evrything...the colors...the doll ...evrything..love it...definitely definitely gonna try this out...thanku soooo much for sharing:)

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  14. another amazing project .. i just love the die cuts and punched elements .. so pretty
    Lisa x

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  15. This is awesome, love all the embellishments and details,the princess is adorable!!
    what a neat idea, recycling box !!!!!
    Paula

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  16. Beautiful house nice presantation

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  17. Oh my Dr. Sonia~
    You are so inspiring - this is so gorgeous... Love every detail work you put into this precious house... And your lil' one is such a big help too! Great tutorial and you need some patience and steady hands with this project too...
    TFS - you are one awesome crafter..

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  18. Hi Sonia you are so clever, this is fabulous and how super that you took the time to photograph each stage, Well done and its gorgeous in PINK Hugs Elaine

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  19. Amazing little house. Love the papers used, the embossing, flowers and the added doll. Thank you so much for the step by step instructions.

    Hugs Nana♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
    Email Me

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  20. This is GORGEOUS!!! You do such beautiful work, my friend! Always a pleasure to visit with you!

    Hugs!

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  21. Wow.what a gorgeous inspiration and box.thanks again for linking it up to my challenge doc

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  22. The step by step teaching leaves me in awe of you. Loved the box!!

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  23. very beauiful,lovely,cute,innovative.
    megha
    http://meghanuj01.blogspot.in/

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  24. beautiful...as usual!i love the way you've explained it......really nice.

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  25. Your sweet little girl is so talented and the house is very sweet in colours and ornaments! hugs

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  26. Its very nice,how cute your daughter does the work in your crafts. Good that you encourage her to do as a Parent. I wish every parent is like that.

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  27. This is just wonderful Sonia, so many beautiful details and so pretty.Fantastic tutorial too.and lovely to see your little helper again..gorgeous project.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  28. Fantastic House project Sonia..Loz

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  29. what a beautiful fairy cottage - you can't beat good punches when you want to guarantee an effect.

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  30. Such a fantastic house....love all the detail and of course a terrific tutorial. Must say the chocolate looks yum too....we have Cadbury in Oz but not that variety. Thanks for joining in our paper flower challenge at Unstampabelles.

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  31. Wow!!!Another master piece from prisha and you...i love these doll houses you make they are so beautifully decorated and you put so much thought into it...its really amazing work!! i love everything about this box and of course your tute is the cherry on the cake....
    Thank you so much for playing along my challenge at yvonne's blog...And Best of luck :)

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  32. U are so creative with paper craft... loved this house..even if its too pink :)

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    1. Ha Ha I agree its a bit "pink" but my little girl loves pink and purple and so we end up making everything pink and purple!!

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  33. Another winner Sonia! Your little helper look so busy and full of concentration! Beautiful flower. Thanks for joining in the fun again at Unstampabelles this month for our Flowers Challenge!

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  34. Oooooh...this is sooooooo sweet! Love the pretty colours and amazing details!

    Thanks for playing along with my guest Hussena's challenge!

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  35. Sonia, a beautiful little house. You are a very creative young lady. Thanks for visiting my site... I've entered your name 3 times....good luck

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  36. Sonia....Thanks for the sidebar link....

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  37. lovely one hats off to ur creativity :)

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  38. O my you did a great job on creating this little house. Very nice to look at and such wonderful details. Gorgeous!
    Gr. Samantha

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  39. OMGoodness! Sonia, that is so adorable. Wouldn't that make a lovely gift box? And, I meant to say this before, your little girl is just precious. What a sweetie. You must have such fun crafting with her.
    Blessing hugs,
    Teresa

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  40. Wow, marvel at your creative talent and patience.

    Monica xxx

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  41. Gorgeous house (gift box) , looks lovely in pink, you are certainly getting good use out of new heart punch. Xx

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  42. Oh my goodness...this is amazing!!! So many lovely details, it's hard to pick a favorite. Thanks so much for posting the tutorial as well. I could see this being a great Christmas decoration with a bit of green and red. Great job and thanks for playing at the Unstampabelles Challenge!

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  43. Really Sonia, you can do so much with our products. And the embossed roof looks fantabulous! We're having a sale for Internet shoppers. Appreciate if you pass the word around.
    ItsyBitsy - The Blog Place

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  44. A lovely doll house !! Thanks a lot for tutorial.

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  45. Beautiful project, Sonia! So glad you chose to play at The Outlawz Color Challenge! Love your blog!

    Roxann, DT

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  46. What a stunning project. Thanks for sharing and the tutorial. Love all your projects.

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  47. Such a beautiful project Sonia, wonderful tutorial as well, thanks for sharing!

    Laurian

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  48. Thank you so much for stopping at my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I love your house you have created such an inspiring creation. Thank you for sharing a tutorial with us. Love the beautiful colors, wonderful embossing and all the wonderful details.

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  49. Thank you, Sonia, for following my blog and leaving such nice comments! I am following you, too, as I see you love detailed work, also! I think this project of yours was a good deal more detailed than my card--LOL! But I love all the work you put into the most minute bits of this! It is just darling. And I see you, too, like pink and green! :^)
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  50. Lovely project , Such a delight it must have been for Prisha to make this one.

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  51. You are one super talented lady Sonia!! Your house is gorgeous, love all your beautiful detail, the embossed roof is a nice touch, have a lovely weekend, take careX:)

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  52. Such a genius idea! The patterned roof is adorable. If I was your little girl, I would never want you to give it away because I loved playing with dollhouses when I was young. The more things I can turn into one, the better and why not--this creation is beautiful and exciting! Great job!

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  53. this is ultimate....love the idea behind and it has com out cutely....

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  54. So beautiful recycled box..neat from inside also. Like the use of MS punches n your photography skills too !!

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  55. Sonia you create an amazing house shaped box. Thanks for sharing your very creative projects.
    -Sony
    sonia-studio60.blogspot.com

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  56. Oh wow, this is the most fabulous project!! I love all of the details and of course, your tutorial is amazing!! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  57. Hi,

    I found your blog through Carla's Cards and this house shaped box is amazing! I would like to invite you to share this and any other posts you would like to at my Creative Thursday Link party at www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com (open every week until Monday night). Have a wonderful weekend.

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  58. Super cute box. Love the glittery butterflies.

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  59. such a wonderful creation! Thank you for joining in our Paper Flowers Challenge at UnstampaBelles.

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  60. Wow that is pretty amazing! Thanks for the tutorial too. Thank you for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend.

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  61. Wow........Absolutely Beautiful! Love all the detail, thankyou so much for the tutorial too!

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  62. Awesome idea and wonderful :) Pretty pink

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  63. Awesome idea and wonderful..Very pretty

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  64. Wow! That is quite a work of art! Wonderful little house! I have been doing a little blog hopping and have enjoyed visiting you! I have added myself to your followers! Hugs

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  65. Hi Sonia, just saying congratulations on your top 3 award for the beautiful box. I see you have a tutorial for it, so will go and have a good look. Many thanks, it is gorgeous and you deserve the win for it.

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  66. I love this - such a great tutorial too!

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  67. Thanks sooooo much for following my blog!
    Hugs, Sindhu.

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    1. You are immensely talented so happy to follow you Sindhu!!

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  68. What a lovely creation and it's so creative of you to used a recyclable!

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  69. Stunning house box Sonia. I saw this on MIM. Faye

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  70. Sonia this is just gorgeous. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look. Thanks also for the tutorial. Love the colours and beautiful design. Hope you are having a fab Monday.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    Doing Life
    Digistamps4Joy DT Member
    Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

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  71. Wonderful creation. You really are a very talented lady. I love how you recycle rubbish to make something beautiful.
    I saw your link on MIM.
    Sarah-Jane xx

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  72. This is stunning! Thanks for playing along at BMD this week! Good luck! Ani

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  73. Hi Sonia
    Thank you so much for voting for me over at Fashionista's. Very much appreciated. As it happens I won the vote.
    I have to say your all your projects are super stunning!
    Michaela xx

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  74. Dr. Sonia, you and your daughter always make the best projects! NancyD

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  75. This is such a sweet bird house. Lovely colors and beautifully decorated too! Thanks for the tutorial, I might have a go on this in the future! Spotted this on MIM.

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  76. This is superb.. I mean really... There are people who like recycling and then there is you... Phew.. next time you buy chocolates.. send me the chocolates and you keep all the boxes to come up with the fabulous projects you always do.. Love love the house.. I don't think I would give it shot because honestly my brain doesn't work like yours but this is Superb!! Doc, I salute you!

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    1. Logging in on a Tuesday morning and seeing your comment just made my day Khush!!Ha Ha I would love to send you the chocs!!

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  77. Fabulous little house & a great tutorial, thank you for sharing Dr Sonia, This is my first visit to your blog, but it surely won't be my last because there is so much to read & appreciate, plus I love that you craft with your little girl :)
    Jane x

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    1. Thank You so much Jane you are so kind

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  78. Oh my goodness, what a fantastic project! I love the happy colors and the details on your house. You are one crafty person and I enjoy your 3D projects so much. Thanks for linking up with us at Make It Monday. :D

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  79. Thank you, my sweet friend, for stopping by today and leaving me such a kind comment! But, when I can create projects with just a fraction of the beauty of all of yours, I'll be truly happy!

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  80. Oh, I forgot to say thank you for the advice on resizing my photos to have more room in Picasa album. I appreciate that!

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  81. Its really beautiful! Its a great project!

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  82. oh Sonia, this is fabulous hun, I love all the pretty details! You do amazing work, love it!!
    hugs & blessings

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  83. I have just found you via Mrs. B's Blog, and WOW, what a find! Your project is so beautiful. I LOVE the fact that you recycle (I often do too), and also LOVE that you craft with your little girl. She must feel very special, helping her mummy, and will always have happy memories of doing so when she grows up.

    Hugs,
    Jennifer. x

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  84. Gorgeous creation, Sonia! I love that you always share HOW you make your creations as well :)

    Btw, I saw you on MIM.

    Happiness,
    Corrinne

    PS - I invite you to join us at Tuesday Alchemy http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com for our newest challenge!

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  85. Wow, this is fantastic. I saw it on MIM.

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  86. Such a beautiful project!! Love the little house, it"s so cute!

    Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us!!
    Thanks for sharing your project at MIM!
    Blessings
    marissa Isabel

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  87. Wow- this is fabulous- you make some of the coolest 3-D projects- I love all of the neat details! It is fun to see the step by step tutorials too.

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  88. Wonderful project and tutorial! Spotted you on MIM :0)

    Leigh S-B
    http://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com

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  89. What an amazing recycling job you have done Sonia. all the pink shades are just perfect and such a pretty selection of embellishments too. just perfect.

    Shirley

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  90. LOVE this project!!! Such a cute little house!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving an encouraging comment!!

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  91. 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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  92. Love the colors and your dp is perfect with the girl!! Saw this on MIM.
    Hugs,
    Nicki

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  93. Adorable! I'd like it in gingerbread!

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  94. Beatutiful!
    Have a nice day.
    Hugs from Randi

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  95. Stunning project Sonia. I saw this on MIM..Faye

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  96. Oh my goodness - what can I say....WOW! It is really fabulous and thank you for sharing the tutorial too :) Sarah xx

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  97. Such a super cute house.. Bet your little one totally loves it.. :)

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  98. Oh my word Sonia, I think this is the most gorgeous house I've ever seen...STUNNING!! Lovely tutorial also, you are just amazingly talented...
    Thank you for sharing such a Beautiful project with us this week at Make it Monday...it's always lovely to see your gorgeous creations...
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  99. I saw you over at MIM and just had to see what you were up to. This is sugary sweet. I bet your little one loves it too. My grans would have loved that to sit on their shelf. I re-purposed an oatmeal box last week and thought of you. You are my Re-purposing Queen. Here's a link to mine if you want to see how much you have influenced me. LOL
    http://www.turtleinthesand.blogspot.com/2012/08/ruler-is-so-tall-and-heavy-it-kept.html

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  100. Very pretty! I have to admit it's much easier to cut things out with a machine, so I really appreciate all the work that you put into it! I'm sure your daughter loves it!

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  101. hey madam..i love all ur works a lot..and so craze about it..And this house is the first thing which introduced me to your blog sister..no words t say soooooo preetty amazing beautiful house sis..u r gifted with such a creativ brain sis..so lucky to be part of ur blog..Thank u a lot for all your tutiorials sister..lov u and ur amazing works and creativity too..and my kind request to visit my blog once u r free..i too made house shaped box using your tutiorial sis ..so i eagerly expecting my teacher (sonia sister)comment over my blog sister..take care sister..actually im from small town in tamil nadu,so i couldnt able to buy materials which and all used,i had made the house with the things which i got here..take care sis ..bye..

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  102. my dear sister my blog is http://sathisweety.blogspot.in/..im eagerly waiting for your over there.take care sister

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