Beth here on the blog today to share with you a project that was inspired by a quilt block pattern – Faux Quilted Home Sweet Home, houses! They are a great addition to your home decor, plus they are quick and easy to make in just an evening or afternoon with Crafter’s Inks and Background Basics Stamps by Ann Butler Designs for Clearsnap!
- Ann Butler Designs Crafter’s® Ink by Clearsnap – Aquamarine, Sunshine, Lilac, Limelight, Tangelo and Berry
- Ann Butler Designs Colorbox® Background Basics Stamps – Checks, Diamond, Basket and Picnic
- Tombow – Xtreme Permanent Adhesive, MONO Aqua Liquid Glue.
- Wooden Houses (unfinished, set of three) found at Michael’s; Pastel Cardstock in Lavender, Pink, Yellow, Peach, Light Green and Blue; Ruler; Pencil; Ribbon; Scissors; Baby Wipes; White Letter Stickers, White Enamel Dots; Three Varieties of Lace.
Here is how I made faux quilted home sweet home houses:
Step One: Stamp each of the sx Colorbox® Background Basics Stamps by Ann Butler Designs – Checks, Diamond, Basket and Picnic both the square stamps and the triangular stamps with the Ann Butler Designs Crafter’s® Ink by Clearsnap – Aquamarine, Sunshine, Lilac, Limelight, Tangelo and Berry once on the coordinating cardstock. I love how Ann’s brightly colored inks pop off the pastel cardstock colors!
Step Two: Cut out all square and triangular stamped images with scissors. Dry fit colors and patterns on each wooden house shape. There are six sides to each house and six different colors of stamped images, so you can mix and match! Apply stamped images to houses with Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue with the broad tip. Then use the base of the glue bottle to smooth out the paper and obtain a good bond.
Step Three: Apply lace trim to each house with Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Runner.
Step Four: Cut out doors and windows from stamped images and apply to houses with adhesive runner.
Step Five: Apply white enamel dot “door knobs” to each door. Apply letter stickers to each house to spell “HOME SWEET HOME”.
Display on a shelf or coffee table to brighten your home sweet Home during the dreary days of winter.
Make a set to give as a gift for a helpful co-worker or to congratulate a friend on their new home!
More creativity and inspiration can be found on Ann Butler Designs Facebook Page.
Thanks for stopping by! -Beth