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« on: July 25, 2013 12:57:48 PM »

I was just in the Mail Art swap, and one of the things I sent inside the envelope was a template to make inchie houses.   I saw the idea in one of the 44cent swap galleries and thought it was an adorable idea and so drafted out my own template.    As I was writing up this tutorial I went to find the image post to give credit to the original crafter for the idea.  When I found it, I discovered that there actually are links to her templates on a later page in the gallery!    Oops!  I should have read a little further on and then I could have just used her templates!  Roll Eyes      However, since I went about it my own way I wanted to share anyway.   Smiley   With my method you can adjust the height of the peak to any size that you would like.   Or scale up (or down) the house to other sizes entirely.   Smiley

The original crafter was Sarcastra and this is the photo I got the idea from:

And a link to her template links:
You can use these to make little inchie houses like Phizzychick made here:

The photo of my template:

And a blurry (sorry!) photo of one of the little houses I made:

I made a template out of cardstock so I don't have to draft a house each time.  I then trace my template onto nice paper to make the houses.  

This is an inchie house, so most of the dimensions are just 1 inch.   The floor is 1" by 1" as are the walls.   So start by drafting out the 4 walls and floor.

The black and white dashed lines are the fold lines.  

I just freehanded the glue tabs.  I added extra glue tabs to the roof because I think it makes it a little more stable.  

To draft the peaks, you measure half the distance across the dashed yellow/black line at the bottom of the roof peak (for this house, that would be 1/2 inch) and then draw a perpendicular line straight up from this halfway point.  This is the blue line.

Now draw the diagonals for the roof peak (this is the purple line).   My purple lines measure 3/4".   Make sure both roof peaks have identical measurements.  

Take this measurement of the purple lines and make the green lines of the roof flap the exact same length as the purple line.

To assemble:

I find it is easiest to do the walls and floor first.  Then I put glue on the little glue tabs on the peak and glue roof tab A.   Then I glue roof B to the tab on roof A.  

Although maybe it might be easier to do the walls, then the roof and then the floor so you can get your fingers inside the house while assembling the roof.  I haven't tried it this way, but if you do let me know if its easier or not.   Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2013 01:49:52 PM »

neat!  thanks for sharing Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2013 07:00:34 PM »

Thanks, L2E   Smiley

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something else for me to try now, oh, what a shame.  Wink  Grin

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