Building off of the red four-square house, this four-panel card becomes a wrap-around screen for a battery powered candle. This is the seventh house card in my series of “A Week of Christmas Houses” using Poppy Stamps 2020 Winter House Pop-Up Easel die set.
The house goes together easily by looking at the photos on the Poppy Stamps packaging. It does involve a lot of die cutting as there is only one die of each window type. (I cut lots of the small pieces and store the extras in a tiny plastic bags that I keep with the die set.) To add depth to the porch and dormer windows I cut those pieces four times and glued together. The snowy pieces are cut from glitter paper.
Papers Used: The house is cut from a dark red cardstock with the windows and porch posts cut from cream. Note that two matting layers to each house panel – one pale yellow and one on heavy weight white cardstock. The red, cream and pale yellow come from monotone color packs of cardstock by Recollections.
Once again, peach organza ribbon to create some sparkly interest at the windows of the house. I masked off the front door with sticky notes and used Walnut Stain Distress ink to darken the door and frame. A wreath cut with a Tonic Studios die set to complete the door. (See Day 2 for details.)
Once the four houses were assembled, I glued together the pale yellow and white matting layers and then used the solid house die to trace where the windows needed to be cut out on to the pale yellow with a pencil. Because the tracing was inside the window, I had to cut 1/8 inch away from the outer edge of the pencil lines to make the window opening as large or slightly larger than the die cut window openings. I used a metal ruler and a craft knife to do this.
Once all the window openings were cut, I could glue the house fronts on to their matting layer panels. Lining the four completed panels up, I then used clear tape to hinge the panels together.
The panels can accordion fold to fit in an A2 envelope which I stamped with a greeting since the card has no greeting on it. I expect this will be a hand delivered card with a boxed candle.
Free PDF of display instructions.
See more house luminaria:
Victorian Trim House Luminaria
See the more the series of “A Week of Christmas Houses”
Day 1 – From Our House to Your House
Day 4 –Keeping the Home Fires Burning
Day 6 – Santa Delivers to the Tropics
Day 7 – House Luminary
2019 – 12 Days of Christmas Trees
- Poppy Stamps -Winter House Pop-Up Easel Set – 2394
- Tonic Studios – Dimensions – The Toy Emporium Die Set -1855e
- Kaisercraft – Clear Stamps – Sentiments -Traditional – CS313
- Heavy White Cardstock 110# weight 8 ½ x 11 inches
- Recollections – 8.5x 11 inch cardstock – Shades of Red
- Recollections – 8.5×11 inch cardstock – Citrus
- Staples Printable Glitter Paper
- Colored cardstock scraps
- PVA Glue – Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
- Organza ribbon
- Clear tape
- Metal ruler
- Craft knife
- Die cutting machine
- Stamping platform