Jul 19, 2017

Tim Holtz Tiny House Christmas Ornaments


It's time for a new challenge at Frilly and Funkie and our hostess Cec has chosen the theme Christmas in July.  She says, "You might be experiencing summer heat but let's think cool by getting a head start on Christmas preparations.  Your vintage or shabby chic creation could be a card, something to present a gift in or a decor item for the house or tree."  I decided to get a start on my handmade gifts and made a pair of ornaments with the Tim Holtz Tiny Houses die.


I covered thin chipboard with paper from the Memoranda collection before die cutting.
TIP: Normally, you cut dies with the pattern face down, but this die scores marks for the folds and should be cut with the pattern face up.


I punched a hole in the top of each roof and to string Tim's green jute for the hanger.


I made my compositions with a Label die, a Holiday Words die and a small talk sticker.  For the larger house I nestled a discontinued bird die over the branch from the Small Tattered Florals set.  Both were cut from thin chipboard and sponged with Vintage Photo.  I added a small loopy bow and topped it with two snowflakes from the Mini Paper Snowflakes set and a gemstone from my stash.


For the smaller house, I used the branch that the above mentioned bird die sat upon.  I paired it with handmade flowers using the Small Tattered Florals and a pearl center and two branches from the Holiday Greens set.  The flowers were dipped in Fired Brick and Frayed Burlap and the greens were dipped in Peeled Paint, Pine Needles and Vintage Photo.  I hope you like them and are inspired to play along with our current challenge for a chance to win a $25 giftcard to the Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Happy Christmas in July friends!






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35 comments:

  1. Wonderful little houses! Hug, Valerie

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  2. Oh Autumn these are fantastic, I've not used my Tiny Houses but you have really sparked my imagination now. These would make wonderful gifts and will most certainly look adorable upon the Christmas Tree. Thank you for sharing your delightful makes.. Big Hugs Tracey xx

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  3. I love all sorts of house motifs in mixed media - along with birds, butterflies, dragonflies, etc, houses are so fundamental, aren't they? These look so cute and will make wonderful tree ornaments in about 5 months' time!And the possibilities with that die are endless - I'm seeing a whole village of whimsy houses LOL!

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  4. Those little holiday house are perfect ornaments. Super cute!

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  5. Autumn, these littlenhkuses make wonderful Christmas ornaments! You made them Christmas Tree worthy with those beautiful flowers, ribbons and embellies. I love this project!

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  6. Autumn... These little house ornaments are charming and beautiful! I love that you burlaped the roof! (I made burlap a verb..hee hee) Beautiful designs and so wonderful for the tree! (I can see these as decoration on a present which then becomes an ornament for the lucky recipient)

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  7. How precious your Christmas houses are, Autumn! Love the woodsy colors, and the delightfully whimsical elements. wouldn't it be fun to do an entire Christmas tree with them? Beautiful! hugs, de

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  8. Ooooo, I just love these tiny houses with burlap roofs! My favorite is the little one with those gorgeous flowers nestled on the branch! It's pretty hard to get me in the mood for Christmas in July - but you're coming pretty close with these adorable ornaments!

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  9. Wow-what great gifts! These tiny houses are awesome- Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's Christmas in July challenge!

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  10. You are SO creative! These are AWESOME!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Die Cut Sentiment as Focus’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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  11. These are so gorgeous!! I love how you decorated each house!! They look so amazing!! How beautiful they will be hanging on a tree!! Love them, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  12. So clever and so adorable. Gorgeous elements and stunning flowers and stunning project...love them x Thank you for the tips and the step by step x

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  13. Your tiny hous ornaments are amazing!!! Love how you decorated these up. Fun papers and cute little details! It's so hard to think of Christmas when it's in the 80's, lol!
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie K

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  14. I just fell in love with these little houses when I saw them on FB, they are absolutely adorable. I love the textured roofs and your handmade flowers are stunning! Hugs, Anne xx

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  15. What brilliant festive decorations for your tree come Christmas, love these, they are beautifully designed and decorated xxx

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  16. Oh how gorgeous - someone will be ohh-ing and arh-ing over these when they receive them
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  17. Wow, that tiny house die set makes great Christmas ornaments, love them both! Of course, the way you decorated them has a lot to do with it!! I especially love that they look like rustic birdhouses - great idea, Autumn! Hugs :-)

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  18. What darling festive houses!! They make for a perfect Christmas ornament! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us this month!!

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  19. I love your sweet little house ornaments Autumn! Your decorations on them are perfect as well as the colors you used! I am inspired to make some for my own tree this year!! Julia xx

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  20. these are awesome Autumn - Love those burlap roofs - brilliant xx

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  21. Beautiful birdhouses great embellishments and love the hessian roofs and flowers
    Carol x

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  22. Ooooh, Christmas in July! I LOVE these adorable little houses. So sweet!

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  23. Love your gorgeous creation. The flowers and the embellishments are fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  24. A brilliant way to use Tim's die - love these adorable festive dwellings - perfection!
    Alison x

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  25. I'm baaack! Oh, how sweet are these tiny houses to decorate your tree! I'm tickled pink by the way you've chosen burlap for the roofs and your sweet flowers! So clever to use the labels and words for your layered sentiments! Love these houses to bits! And you, too, sweet friend! Hugs!

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    1. Congratulations on your Top 5 at ABC! I'm sure there are many more where that came from...these are so adorable. Was playing with my die cuts you sent today, but hoarding for another day! Hugs!

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  26. These tree houses are absolutely adorable Autumn!!! Love the mix of papers with burlap and festive bouquets xx

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  27. Beautifully festive small decorations. They would make a sweet gift or home decor item. Lovely work.

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  28. These are darling! 💕

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  29. Hiya Autumn - just popping back to say thanks for joining the Things with Wings challenge at Countryview challenges and Good Luck! Hugs rachel x

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  30. What a cute project! So pretty.Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!

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  31. Beautiful project! What an ornament to be treasured!!! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ! --Gail

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  32. Beautiful ornament. Thanks for playing along at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Carissa

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  33. Oh these are brilliant I love them so much! so cute... Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
    hugs Samantha :0)

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  34. Hi Autumn, just had a lovely browse - I seem to miss so much these days. Love these little houses and the burlap roof adds a great texture.
    Avril xx

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