While I had all my Halloween craft stuff out, I had a go at making an Eileen Hull's 3D Birdhouse into a mini Halloween-style house.
I cut the house base from Tim Holtz paper, and inked up all the edges. Before assembling the house, I cut little windows in it, using the Sizzix Base Tray, and a couple of dies from The Movers and Shapers 'Mini Openings' set.
I added some sections of Tim Holtz's new Cobwebs die, a circle punched moon, cloud from Papertrey Ink, and Movers and Shapers Bats.
I stuck vellum inside the windows, and put a battery tea-light inside the house (you can kind of see the glow in the top window!)
The swirls on the side were cut with My Favourite Things 'Fancy Flourish' die.
I also added some black Tim Holtz Distress Ink, in splodges to the roof and sides.
For the house front, I hand cut some little hinges and a door, which I used a Stampin' Up woodgrain stamp on. The little key plate is a brad. I drew some little stones for the window sill.
A note on my adhesives. I used the ATG (pink glue tape gun) for the flaps on the house - really strong. For the bits I need to have dry quickly, and by just a small edge (like the bat and moon onto the edge of the roof, and cobweb under the eaves), I used Beacons 3-in-1 glue. It's very sticky, grabs instantly, and dies very quickly. It also holds heavy items well.
For detailed gluing, I use glue pens such as Martha Stewart's Fine Tipped Glue Pen or those by Zig.
Finally, I used little square adhesive foam pads for the door.
These four kinds of adhesive are my absolute staples which I use on virtually every project I do.
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