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Topic: Exploding Halloween House - 3D House #2!  (Read 458 times)
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« on: October 19, 2018 09:47:37 PM »

I posted my first Halloween House here. This is my second one! I've been wanting to make an exploding box for quite some time and had the idea to make the outside look like a house for the Chunky Halloween House swap and then if you lifted to roof there would be a creepy scene inside.

My partner mandykaye had a short but inspiring list and in the end I included the following in her house: pumpkins, fall leaves, scary trees, and ouija/divination/occult.

  • Everything is made from cardstock, double layered, glued together.
  • The whole this is a little over 4x4 inches.
  • I used a cut file from the Silhouette store for the "base" of the design. I had to enlarge it to be able to fit the tree. I had to deconstruct and edit many pieces of the file because the cut file no longer fit the 8.5x11 paper I had.There was lots of geometry involved. Two roofs were made. Lots of black cardstock died.
  • I "borrowed" the window cut files from the first house I made and included them on this house so A.) It would look like a house and B.) You could catch a peek of what was inside.
  • Since I had to take apart and edit/redesign a lot of the cut file I edited the two back panels of the house so when it cut they were attached. That's how I got the two sides to stay "up".
  • I couldn't find proper Ouija board/divination scrapbook paper so I actually resized and printed the Ouija board/palmistry/woman photos on my computer and printed them on matte photo paper. (SIDE NOTE: I actually printed one of these on accident onto regular cardstock when I was making it and holy moly! There is a HUGE difference when you use the matte photo paper. So much more vibrant! You can't even tell it was something that was printed on a home printer.)
  • The inside made me nervous but it turned out. I used E6000 to glue the tree and pumpkins down because I was so afraid it'd fall apart during transit.


Hope you enjoyed this! Happy Halloween guys!

(P.S. As I was browsing the Halloween board I noticed a post by rackycoo that was very similar. Immediately I was like "Did I see this before? Did I subconsciously steal her idea?? Ahh!" But then I noticed the date and she posted it after I had finished 90% of myhouse. Check her post out! Her project is awesome and I love the little graveyard inside!)

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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2018 09:59:08 PM »

Very wonderful.  Love the Ouija printies.

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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2018 05:59:52 AM »

I love this!

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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2018 07:42:22 AM »

So creepy cool! I love that you made the "box" into a haunted house! Exploding boxes are so fun. Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2018 12:05:57 PM »

Whoa, wow!

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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2018 04:06:38 PM »

This is super cool. I love the papers you used to decorate your box. Right up my alley!

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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2018 02:21:25 PM »

This is all kinds of cool!

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