A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, it's easier for people to discover it if you choose a great title for your thread.
Total Members: 297,696
Currently Running With Scissors:
605 Guests and 22 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Playing Card Houses - featuring Elmer's products  (Read 2734 times)
Tags for this thread: sponsored_project , tutorial , washi_tape  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Phizzychick
Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, and ATCs Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 11827
Joined: 31-Mar-2005


View Profile WWW
« on: November 01, 2012 11:06:36 AM »

Sponsored Content
* To see the overview of this Master Craftsters campaign, click here.
* To read more about the tools and supplies used in this project, explore Elmer's website here.

Playing Card Houses - featuring Elmer's products

I love playing cards, endless possibilities for crafting! I picked up a box of mini playing cards at my local charity shop and decided to turn them into wee houses.



I used lots of nick-naks in these, but the main things were...

  • Mini playing cards (any size will do Wink)
  • Various inks and ink mists
  • X-ACTO Paper Trimmer
  • X-ACTO Precision Tip Scissors
  • Elmer's Precision Emellishment Glue
  • CraftBond Permanent Dot Runner
  • CraftBond Gel Pens
  • Elmer's Painters (Sherbert Swirl)
  • X-ACTO Self-Healing Cutting Mat (used for measuring and because it's fun to craft on a pink mat!)
  • Bronze powder
  • Various papers
  • Washi paper tape
  • Wire
  • Buttons
  • Ribbon & bits of old lace

Phew! Cheesy

Let's begin! Gather your supplies together. These cards already had some age to them, but I wanted to distress them further.


All sprayed up and ready to go!


Using your lovely pink board Grin mark off a triangle which will be the roof of your house. Do the same at the other end. (You can save the bits in the middle for triangles.)


I used the X-ACTO Paper Trimmer to trim off my triangles neatly.


Et voil! Ready for embellishing!


This card will have a lace trim for the roof. You could also use paper or ribbon.


Using the embellishment glue, dab a little along the edge on both sides of the lace. The nozzle makes this really easy!


Now the real fun starts! Root through your papers and find some little interesting pieces to add. Glue and trim the edges.


Using the Elmer's Dot Runner you can run a line of sticky dots along your card which you can use for glitter and powders and lots of things. I'm going to use a bronze powder. So decide where you want your dots and simply press the dispenser along the card.


Shake a little of the powder across the sticky dots. You don't need to be too heavy with it, just a dusting.


Brush the powder off and you get lots of little bronze dots Grin


Now you can start to add some more layers and textures. First a little ribbon...


...then maybe some more paper, or buttons, until you are happy with the look.


If you're making these to hang then you'll want wire or ribbon to hang them. I used a rusty star garland so I could have the star at the front of the roof.


I was able to just poke the wire through the roof. Then I bent and twisted the ends together. You could use pliers if the wire is thick.


Some last minute primping and preening, I added some dots using the paint pens.


There you go! Three wee houses Smiley


And a few more without hangers...
THIS ROCKS   Logged

sweets4ever
Administrator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 41244
Joined: 18-Jan-2005


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012 11:14:09 AM »

The bronze dots are fabulous!  As is that garland again.  Can I just live in your craft space?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Craftster has gone mobile!!  Read the news here.
alwaysinmyroom
Craftalongs Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Life is Moving Along Splendidly
Offline Offline

Posts: 28731
Joined: 12-Feb-2006

Make all things!!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012 12:19:28 PM »

Adorable!  I love how you used something old (the cards) with something new (the supplies!)....

I think they would make wonderful ornaments for friends and family!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

50 Projects in 2014
123/150
PINTEREST
Will swap for art
HSG
Global Moderator
Glass Crafts Moderator
Guest Blogger

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Oy Vey!
Offline Offline

Posts: 10246
Joined: 18-Aug-2006

Margaritas & Facial Masks


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012 12:20:21 PM »

I bet there is no scrap of anything that goes unused in your stash. And each piece has a beautiful purposeSmiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Phizzychick
Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, and ATCs Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 11827
Joined: 31-Mar-2005


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012 12:48:05 PM »

Thank you! Yeah the dots worked so well with the powder because you can see them so clearly. I can see I'm going to be buyig more of that stuff!

Yep, much to the annoyance of my bloke I keep everything. Nothing is wasted here!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

batgirl
Global Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Part Librarian, Part Superhero
Offline Offline

Posts: 20118
Joined: 23-Sep-2005

Stop Pinning, Start Making.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012 01:36:02 PM »

Another adorable version of tiny houses! LOVE!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Just added lots of new items! Use coupon code "craftster" for 10% off! http://www.LilyLovesBernie.etsy.com
 50 Things
MissingWillow
Global Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 9385
Joined: 31-May-2010


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2012 03:01:10 PM »

This is a really lovely tutorial.  It's fun seeing your creative process.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Farm Life Blog  
I'm a shepherd and have raw fleece.  PM me if you want to swap for some.

Craftster has gone mobile!  Read all about it here
Mountains and Clouds
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

don't worry, be happy. for realz.
Offline Offline

Posts: 2218
Joined: 30-Dec-2010

Mo' bettah you live Hawai`i


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2012 12:31:38 AM »

I love your style, Phizzychick!  And you put so much thought into your pieces!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Smmarrt
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 4690
Joined: 27-May-2005


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2012 01:23:59 PM »

I can see that my holiday ornament crafting just got WAY easier. Thanks.
Do I have 52 friends?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://www.pinterest.com/smmarrt/
Fabric Art Journal Pages Swap ROUND 3 - Done
Altered Puzzle Pieces - Done
Ninni Swap in mid September
Fall Dotee Swap -Visit the gallery!
rackycoo
Global Moderator
Swap Moderator
Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, and ATCs Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Member of the Papercraft Gang
Online Online

Posts: 26516
Joined: 01-Apr-2005

"Best of 2013" Winner; too lazy to change avatar.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2012 07:41:27 AM »

These are so Phizzy!

Great job; I love them.  Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out my Etsy shop. Scary Toys and Halloween for everyone!
My blog: junk&stuff
Pinterest
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Do a Blanket Stitch
How to Gift Wrap with Tissue Paper
How to Wrap Clothes as Gifts
How to Do Double Bows
How to Wrap Bottles
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Honey Roasted Parsnip Soup
@Home This Weekend: Bee Magnets
Tute Tuesday: Rustic Fabric Pumpkins

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.