I had so much fun creating this Charming Cottage Box Village by adding two more boxes to accompany the one I posted last week. I used the Spellbinders Charming Cottage Box and paired it with the Cinch and Go Poinsettia and Impression Obsession Pine Pair, Pine Sprig Cluster, Fir Sprig Set, Tiny Flowers and Tiny 5 Petals.
Assembling the Box
- Cut two box sections for each house.
- Fold all the score lines and sharpen the creases of the fold using the Teflon bone folder.
- Apply double stick tape to the tabs and bottom sections and attach them together to complete the box.
The Windows, Shutters and Door
- Cut four windows, curtain inserts and a door.
- Cut four outer window sections to cut and use for shutters. (This applies to red house)
- Apply glossy accents to the back edges of the windows and attach the curtains.
- Apply glossy accents to the back of the door and attach to the front of the house.
- Cut the outer window sections in half.
- Lay windows face down, line up the shutter sections on both sides and attach them to the window using double stick tape. Leave tape backing in place to make shutters secure.
- Apply double stick tape to the back of each window and attach to the house.
- The picture below shows the back and side views of the box.
Roof and Snow Sections
- Cut ten black scalloped sections for red house and ten red for the white house.
- Cut four white scalloped sections to use as snow for each house.
- Cut two sections of the side roof panels for each house and attach to the box using glossy accents. (I wanted the side sections to match the scalloped roofs. I cut a piece of cardstock large enough to cover that section of the house die and ran through the machine)
- Apply double stick tape to the back of ten sections and layer them on the top of the box. Start with the lowest section and work up to the top.
- Apply double stick tape to the four white sections and attach them around the base of the box to create a snowy ground.
- Cut pine sprigs and fir sprigs and attach to the windows of the houses using glossy accents.
- Tie eight tiny red bows and attach to the windows of the white house using glue dots.
- Create tiny red poinsettias using the tiny 5 petals and tiny flowers and attach them to the red house windows and door using glossy accents.
- Cut poinsettia sections in red and green, form the petals using a stylus and molding pad and attach them together using glossy accents.
- Attach the larger poinsettia and fir sprigs to the box top of the red house using glossy accents.
- Create a multi loop red bow and attach it to the white house roof. Arrange pieces of the pine pair around the bow and attach with glossy accents.
The Christmas Tree Charm
- Cut two sections of the Christmas tree charm.
- Apply versa to the star topper of the tree and emboss using gold embossing powder.
- Cut the star topper off the second tree.
- Cut a slit half way up the center of the star topped tree and cut a slit half way down the center of the second tree.
- Trim off the trunk of both tree sections to create a flat bottom.
- Slide the top tree down over the bottom tree until the bottom edges meet.
- Turn the sections until they create the standing tree.
- I cut the star topper off both the additional trees so there would only be one star topped tree for my little scene.
Creating the Charming Cottage Box village was so much fun. You can see the full Kraft cardstock house here. The Charming Cottage Box set has so many different pieces that allow for lots of decorating possibilities. I for one love adding windows to my projects. Both the windows in the set could easily be used on full sized or gift card sized cards. Next time I pull this set out I think I will create a spring house with pastel colors and lots of flowers. Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.