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« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2010 11:23:20 PM »

I don't know what a chunky house is, so I'll have to look it up before giving an opinion, but in general, I like Halloween.

Okay, so I looked at the gallery from round 5 and they're like mixed media collages.  Is there a template to use for the base house or a specific size?  Is it made of wood or clay or ?  I'm curious now.
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« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2010 07:17:15 AM »

Hey irid3sc3nt! 

Yep, mixed media collages is a pretty apt description for the chunky houses Smiley  There isn't a template for the houses, but the size requirements for each house is approximately 3 to 4 inches by 'not to exceed' 7 inches.  The shape of the house is entirely up to the person who's making them.  Variety it good Smiley  The bases can be made with any sturdy materials...wood, thick cardboard, layered pieces of cardstock, foam core boards, backs of notepads, etc.  Again, it's up to you! 

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« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2010 08:39:24 AM »

For my house bases I've been using the cardstock houses available at Michaels.
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« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2010 09:00:08 AM »

I have read that a chunky house should be able to stand up. is that correct? I thought it was just a thin cardboard based object. can anyone point me to a thread that defines a chunky house?
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« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2010 12:43:31 PM »

might do this if time permits
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« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2010 02:00:56 PM »

I have read that a chunky house should be able to stand up. is that correct? I thought it was just a thin cardboard based object. can anyone point me to a thread that defines a chunky house?

Hmmm, I don't know if there is a good definition of a chunky house, but Phizzychick would probably be a good person to ask Smiley 

Anyhow, the house shouldn't flop (i.e. it should be made with a rather substantial and fairly rigid base material).  By standing up, I think we're simply expecting to be able to prop the houses against a wall or other object.  For example, it's possible to prop a piece of carboard againt a fall, but try doing that with a piece of paper, and that won't do. 

Anyone else wanna chime in on this?
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« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2010 08:34:34 PM »



How about including a question in the sign-ups that allows each swapper to indicate whether he/she would like to receive a cute chunky house, a creepy chunky house, or a surprise...with the understanding that all participants should be prepared to make either cute or creepy houses for their partners

Does this sound like a fair approach to the swap?  My main concern is that if we include a question that asks what the swapper would like to make, we might have a problem pairing folks up if we get more swappers that like cute chunky houses, or vice versa Undecided     



I think if we are going to cater to each other then a broad question would be the way to go. People are creative and can make cute, creepy or Christian themes work. This is a great idea!!!!
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« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2010 08:27:58 AM »

Yep, I like this swap idea.  I would join.
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« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2010 11:16:21 AM »

I've made a couple of ATC sized chunky houses, and I've seen some awesome regular sized chunky houses on here, so I think this would be great fun!
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« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2010 11:34:31 AM »

I've made a couple of ATC sized chunky houses, and I've seen some awesome regular sized chunky houses on here, so I think this would be great fun!

Would those 'couple of ATC sized chunky houses' happen to be the same ones that are sitting pretty in my craftroom? Wink
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