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New Digs

Day 3 of May Arts / Our Craft Lounge Blog Week!

New Digs


Welcome to the May Arts / Our Craft Lounge Blog Week.  We’ve had so much fun creating with the fun images  from Our Craft Lounge and combining them with our versatile and gorgeous May Arts Ribbons.

I had the opportunity to play with the fun set called New Digs and some really cool Sparkly Fluff (this would make awesome clouds, ladies!) 



 I love to take homemade cookies or bread to welcome someone to the neighborhood but we know that it’s the packaging that counts, right?



Who could resist this sweet little house complete with a textured shingle roof, gingerbread trim and flowers in the window boxes filled with homemade cookies?

I’m going to show you how I used May Arts Ribbon to construct my shingles on the roof.


Here’s your supply list for the house:

  • May Arts Ribbon – Velvet Corduroy: 357-34-28, 357-34-16 (This ribbon is absolutely gorgeous!)
  • House template – Papertrey Ink
  • Cardstock – Papertrey Ink Orange Zest, Green Leaf; Crate paper Carnival Collection; scrap white cardstock
  • Other – double sided tape, Martha Stewart border punch, cotton ball, foam tape, 2 small jewelry rings, pliers, Petaloo flower



1.     Print the template for the house and roof.  Assemble the base as directed in the instructions that come with the template.   Adhere the patterned paper to the sides of the house.  Embellish with stamps as desired. 


2.     Stamp the “grass” stamp in the NEW DIGS set onto scrap white cardstock.  Stamp again slightly above the first stamp.  Apply drops of glue to the grass tops to make flowers.  Apply Sparkly Fluff to the glue flowers.  Let dry.  Stamp the gate image from the New Digs set onto scrap cardstock.  Color if desired and cut out.  Glue flowers to the top of the gate.   Apply May Arts Cotton Crochet to the base of the house with double sided tape or glue dots.   Add the fence and flowers underneath the windows using foam tape.   Set the base aside.


3.     Cut out the house roof.  Embellish with patterned paper if desired.  Cut May Arts Velvet Corduroy into 2” lengths.  You will need approximately 28 pieces of each color.   Staple each piece together to form a loop.  Arrange in your desired pattern on each side of the roof.  Once you have an appealing pattern, attach the loops with strong glue dots or double sided tape.   I wanted mine slightly askew to simulate a clapboard roof.



4.      Assemble the rest of the roof following template directions.  Punch a 2 inch wide strip of designer paper with the Martha Stewart punch.   Cut and attach to the base of the roof line.  Attach May Arts Cotton Crochet above the punched layer.   Cut and punch cardstock to cover roof peak.  Attach with strong glue or tape.  Attach chimney, if desired.   Insert a bit of the cotton ball in the chimney.



5.     Stamp and color the sign image from NEW DIGS.  Cut out the sign adding about an inch to the bottom of the base post.  Cut off the lined portion of the sign.  Stamp the Home and Sweet images on scrap cardstock.  Cut to fit sign.  Stamp largest heart from NEW DIGS, color, cut out and attach to sign.  Use a small hole punch to make holes in the horizontal post.  Attach rings to the sign first and then to the post, closing with jewelry pliers. 


6.     Cut a piece of green cardstock slightly larger than house base.  Attach sign to base.


Now …  Fill your box with homemade cookies! 



You can find the recipe for these yummy Chocolate Chip Cookies here.

You’ll want to write a note of welcome to your new neighbor and the NEW DIGS set is perfect for a fun card to match your bright and happy house.



Here’s the supply list:

  • Cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Bazzill; Crate Paper Carnival Collection Designer paper
  • Ink:  Memento Black Ink, Copic markers



Isn’t this little house the sweetest?  I used Crystal Effects in the windows and more Sparkly Fluff for the flowers.   It really adds great dimension.



Home really is a Sweet Home thanks to May Arts Ribbon and Our Craft Lounge.


Blog post by: Charlene Driggs

  1. DeniseB

    Sweet project! LOVE your ribbon roof!

  2. Kelly Braund

    Such a cute project!

  3. Karen K

    Really cute and very creative projects!

  4. twiglet

    Fantastic little cottage – thanks for sharing.

  5. Shartl

    Oh wow, I don’t which is more impressive! The cool house box or those YUMMY cookies!! Love this!

  6. Wendy aka Roo

    OMGosh!!! The house is Amazing, with all the beautiful ribbon & lace..Great job!!! AND the card is sooo cute!!! Love the colors, this is such a cute stamp set!!!

  7. Denise Coulter

    The ribbon roof is amazing. I definitely need to try this technique!

  8. jean marmo

    Can you say AMAZING!!!!

  9. Karen aka Soccerboyzmom

    i love this stamp set as my son is looking for a house and it would be cute to give him treats like this after he gets it.

  10. Tanya P

    These are darling! I love the use of the sparkly fluff!!

  11. ellen s

    this is priceless! gorgeous gorgeous!

  12. Barbra Byrnes

    what a GREAT project. I too was thinking Christmas when I saw it. Can’t wait to get some time to try to duplicate it.

  13. Bonnie

    Oh wow Charlene…I thought this cute lil’ house look fabulous on your blog but oh my word after coming over here I see you can put cookies and treats inside too….awesome! Love the matching card too so sweet! 😉 Hugs x

  14. Aki

     Argh.. Why is it so cute? Sweet home~

  15. lisa808

    Awesome house, card, and OCL stamp set!!!

  16. Sue D

    Fabulous ensemble! I like the sign in front of the house.

  17. Kristie Maynard

    Now isn’t that the cutest darn thing?!?! Who wouldn’t love getting this gift?

  18. indy

    Loving your designs! DARLING!

  19. Debbie Fisher

    WOWZERS!!!! These projects are awesome!

  20. Cynthia B.

    Adorable project! Love the ribbon roof!

  21. SLachan

    love the detail on this box – thanks for sharing

  22. Sandra ltb

    very cute! Love it!
    Sandra ltb

  23. Mumsie

    This would be super cute as a gingerbread house!

  24. Holly Tolman

    I love this. It would be darling done up as a gingerbread house for Christmas.

  25. Mary McMillan - AKA Glitter Grammy

    Wow…what a welcome to the neighborhood. You’ll certainly be the favorite neighbor. Fantastic idea…

  26. b. poteraj

    WOW, I like the shingles. I just don’t know if I could use that much ribbon. I’m frugal with my May Arts ribbons.

  27. sharon gullikson

    I love the circle card. Flowers in the windows!!!!

  28. natasha g.p.

    Oh my gosh, how adorable!

  29. Crafty Math Chick

    Super sweet indeed! Perfect for us – we just moved into a new house!

  30. Anita A

    What a stunning idea! I love the shingles.

  31. Jingle

    This is adorable!


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