Friday, December 11, 2015

From Our House to Yours

Aloha everyone,

I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season.

 I found this lovely diorama tutorial from Mel Stampz and just knew I had to try my hand at creating my own.
This was super easy to put together with my handy dandy silhouette, dies, stamps and the super cute svg moose.

To recreate Melz diorama without using the products she used, I turned to my Silhouette and the online store.

 (Just a side note, if you have ever thought about purchasing a subscription, I highly encourage for you to get one. I joined during their Black Friday sale and am totally loving it so far.)

Next, I used some basic shapes found in the store as well to help create the inner and outer frame for my cupcake box.

 I must mention, the file that I found for the cupcake box came with handles. If you use a box with handles you will need to do some cropping to remove the handles. If you decide to keep the handles, please keep in mind that your shape's width and length may not be equal and you will need to make sure your shape is placed so that the widest part of your shape is horizontal. You don't want the shortest part horizontal because you will need width to create your scene. I hope that makes sense.

To create the red band on the outside frame you have to offset on the inside of your shape instead of the outside.

 For the inner frame (cupcake holder) release the shape it comes with and replace it with a smaller shape of your outer frame, align your new shape over the existing shape and you may also have to fiddle with the length and width of your new shape. Once you are satisfied with your new shape, remove the original shape and create a new compound path.

I used Pretty Pink Posh stitched borders #3 for the edging around my frame, and paired it with the house found on Taylored Expressions Baby, It's Cold Outside stamp.
The back of the frame was created using my Lawn Fawn snowfall die and their Christmas tree stamps.

For the end result of course I had to top it off with my Jaded Blossom Holiday dies and their tags die. The sentiment comes from Elizabeth Craft Designs Merry and Bright.

It's hard to see but I found this adorable cloud stamp by October Afternoon from the Saturday funnies series and fussycut the clouds out.
To add a little more pow to my diorama I threw in some miniature led lights and there you have it!

Hope you guys enjoyed this project and are encouraged to make your own. 

Hoping you have a wonderful holiday season and as always, have yourself a scrappy day!


  1. You are so talented and creative. I love your ideas. For Christmas, I made a glass block snow family for my parents from my kids after I was inspired by your penguin glass block. I also am making some personalized ornaments for my kids after seeing your cupcake snowman ornament. You can see my glass block at my facebook page at Thank you for sharing your talent and creativity.

    1. Hi Amanda! Thank you for such an awesome compliment. I visited your facebook site and your glass block is too darn cute! Those little cutie pies look like they are having the tine of their life and I just love the way the light comes through.

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