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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Tiny Tin Houses

You know I love me some altered tins, so when Alpha Stamps came up with these awesome Altoids Tin Facades and Altoids tin roofs, I just had to make some homes for my little vintage bisque dolls. The base of each house is an Altoids tin with the lid removed, and the frames fit right on top! Bucky and Maria may have different taste in decorating, but they are still fast friends.

Bucky is a rootin' tootin' cowboy, and he loves to dress the part. He adorned his walls with stars and planted a fine cactus in his front yard. His curtains are cut from doilies, and his house number is from a sheet of rub-ons.

Hi ho, Bucky, nice digs!

Maria lives with her little dog Hoover in a lovely shabby chic home with a garden of fragrant blooms in the front.

Her house has the added benefit of a roof kit, so it looks 3D from all sides.

She's got more pretty flowers in the back.

Now some of my other bisque dolls are demanding new homes. Lucky me, there are other styles of these facades available. If you'd like to make some of these cute little tin houses, click here for a complete list of supplies!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Fancy Schmancy ATC Box

It's a bit of a departure for me to make something "sweet", but the new papers that Alpha Stamps sent me this month and the upcoming Spring weather seem to have gotten to my head. Plus, look at this box, designed to hold ATCs. Those curves!

A curvy box like this deserves some lacy trim and tiny feet, not to mention a spray of sweet flowers.

The top of the box has an oval cutout; I made a simple ATC using an image that fits the opening perfectly.

Spring flowers, a few light blue stamens, and some flat backed pearls adorn the top.

It's the perfect box to store a group of ATCs.

Just for fun, I played around with an ATC ticket journal. I enjoyed using paints, inks and collage to make this little fairy piece.

Happy Spring (finally!) For a complete list of supplies, click here.
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