Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Houses


Smiles persist throughout the day when I find flecks of glitter on my clothes and if I am lucky on my face.  How can you not be happy?  I have been working on several Christmas crafts.  Mixing vintage Christmas trims and images with new scrapbook paper is always a bit of a challenge for me.  One that I look forward to.


Houses for Miss Cindy's Ornament swap.  I cut out the house template from the back of an old broken picture frame.  My images are scans from vintage Christmas package tags.


Roofing from paper hexagon pieces.


Old pipe cleaners to hang bells from.


Snow glue for dimension.


Red glitter for edge trim.


Plastic holly and white splatter paint for snowflakes finish them off.


Every house has a door and mine is no different.  Perfectly appointed with a house sign and the year.


Packaging counts and they are bundled just so.


Holly leaves tied up with a bow.  I couldn't help but add some of the vintage seals newly found at an estate sale.  Glitter must have a magical quality that just makes people.  These have been magical to make.

23 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Awesome, darling and just "stinkin" sweet are your tags!
Fun finds too! I must get going on some crafts!
Deb

Lynn said...

These are just too cute!! Thanks for sharing!!
Hugs,
Lynn

Sandy said...

Renee,
I am so amazed at your creativity! I am suppose to be in Elizabeth's last swap and I haven't even started......I just do not have the imagination like some of you do! I hope soemthing comes to me soon!!!!!! These are cute from the very top to the the packaging!!!!!!

Perfectly Printed said...

Renee, Thank you so much for posting your "house tags". I am participating in the house swap too and have been struggling with what to do. I have been feeling the pressure to come up with something really terrific. All the participants are soooo creative, and I'm such a newbie! I have made two different models of houses and now feel a lot more comfortable!! Can't wait to get mine in the mail!!

chris

Mecky said...

Oh those are so cute! You have done such a great job. Everyone how receives them will cherish those for many years to come!

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh what a treasure to receive one of your creations. They will be surely blessed! I think everything needs a bit of glitter (or sprinkles!). Happy Creating!

Shirley Hatfield said...

I'm also in the house exchange. I wasn't able to wrap my houses like you did...mine needed to be in bubble wrap. Will that count against me? I am a newbie, so I am full of insecurities. =D

Kim K. said...

Darling, darling, darling! All the extra touches are just perfect. That snow glittered glue! Those holly leaves. Swoon.

Cindy said...

Hello sweet friend....guess what I found on my trailer door step 2 hours ago...your darling package!!

The houses are precious!! Everything arrived just perfect. Thank you for doing this!

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

birdie blue said...

darling, every detail just so...
you're such an artist, renee.

xo
molly

Pam said...

How cute! I would love to see these hanging on my tree! Thanks for sharing!:-)

Diane Mars said...

I know the feeling I was ready to go meet my client today to present a couple offers and while brushing my hair and brushing my teeth a quick look in the mirror and there it is GLITTER! You are so right it can always bring a smile to my face. Renee your tags are really cute right up my alley.
Hugs, Diane

Nan said...

Oh you did a beautiful job on these tags, you have been busy and you need 20 for Miss E. too! I haven't gotten there yet I'm still sewing.

Kathy said...

Love, love, love these! I figure I know it's Christmas when I spot glitter on THE HUSBAND'S face. I don't tell him it's there - hehe!

donna said...

Your tags are so cute my sweet.
Hugs
donna

delia hornbook said...

Those are so very lovely i love glitter ;-) dee x

magie said...

Those are just the sweetest! I like the added holly and who doesn't love a bit of glitter :)

Creative Breathing said...

Renee, these are so sweet and so you! The green gingham shingled roof puts these over the top with cuteness. Have a lovely weekend ahead! E

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh my! So sweet and so much creativity! The packaging is so perfect, too!

I hope to do paper crafts again some day but right now I'm still mad at them and my printer! ♥

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, Renee...all so prefectly perfect as they are sent on their way to their lucky new homes...love those glittery roofs!

How generous of you to share your vintage Christmas seals! I would expect nothing less from you, though...!

Hope your day is beautiful all the way through...with a liberal sprinkling of glitter on your cheeks, of course (my favorite thing, too!)

Julie

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

You've been busy!! Those are adorable.

tammyCA said...

Gosh, those are cute...esp. love the one with the little girl in the Dr. Denton's and polka dot package...such a great photo, too with the background.

Cindy said...

Renee...where in the world do you find snow glue? Hobby Lobby looked at me like I was crazy....lol

Hugs Cindy