Happy New Year! Ok….so you know how much I love making house projects. I thought I would welcome in the new year with a peek at a new die set being released from Poppystamps called Madison House. The window, flower box and door are perfect miniatures of the larger ones that most of us already have.  What fun they are to play with.

KC Poppy Stamps Madison House 1 right
I started by cutting out the dies and measuring for the size I would need for the house itself.  I wanted to create a wide enough house that I could fit windows on both sides of the door.  It ended up being 3 and 7/8” and still left enough room for the roof to be overhanging on both sides.  I added score lines to the house to add the appearance of siding and then attached to the card base. I attached the roof section with adhesive along the top edge and with mounting tape along the bottom edge to pop out for dimension. I cut openings through both the house and card base so you could see thru the windows. If you would like more details on see thru windows you can check out my tutorial here. 

I cut the blinds with the roof section so the scallops would match and attached them to the inside of the windows.  I attached window frames on both the outside and inside openings for a clean finish. I attached the door flat to the house base.  I thought the fence border was the perfect size to fit with the house and to add another element for interest. I attached it with tiny strips of mounting tape.    

KC Poppy Stamps Madison House 1 center

I attached the tiny flower boxes to the window with mounting tape and cut tiny pieces of foliage from the lavish branch to fill in and then attached the tiny red flowers made with cuts from the flower mound. I added a tiny floral section over the door and a few clouds in behind the roof for a finishing touch.

KC Poppy Stamps Madison House 1 left

I think you should hop on over to Ellen’s and put this set on your wish list for when it becomes available.  It is definitely a set you will want to have in your collection.

Have a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year.

      Poppystamps Dies, Madison House   Memory Box Dies, Lavish BranchMemory Box Dies, Flower MoundMemory Box Dies, Puffy CloudsImpression Obsession Dies, Fence BorderAccents, GlossyHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2ATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkRetractable Craft PickMemory Box Die, Metal Adaptor PlateTeflon Bone FolderGlue Dots, 3/8Soft Grip Embossing and Stylus SetComfort Craft Craft Knife by Ingvild Bolme


Paper:  Blue, Red, White, Olive     Accessories:  Poppystamps Madison House, Memory Box Lavish Branch, Flower Mound, Puffy Clouds, Impression Obsession Fence BorderMounting Tape, Craft Knife, Paper Piercer, Glossy Accents, Glue Dots, Metal Adapter Plate, Paper Piercer, Teflon Bone Folder, Stylus, ATG, Big Shot, Scor- Pal