Monday, September 22, 2014

Halloween House - Fall/Halloween Scor-Pal Tutorial week

Today is Day 1 of a week of Fall/Halloween tutorials at Scor-Pal
My tutorial is for a cute Halloween House, perfect for hiding treats in!

Project Recipe:
Cardstock and Patterned Paper - Unknown
Scoring Tool - Scor-Pal
Adhesive - Scor-Tape
Fence Punch - Martha Stewart
Scalloped Punch - Fiskars
Pumpkin Dies - Dayco

Take 2 pieces of cardstock 5" by 12" and score at 1" with the 5" side at the top fence and then at 1", 5" and 11" on the 12" side.

Burnish all scored lines and snip as in the photo to create flaps.

Add Scor-Tape to the flaps to form the base of the house.

Form 2 sides of the house using one piece of the cardstock and your Scor-Tool to create crisp corners

Repeat with the other piece of cardstock and attach together to form the 4 walls of the house. (don't worry about a base it will come later) Your house will measure 6" by 4"

Punch a 12" strip with your fence punch from a full piece of cardstock. After punching trim to a height of 2" on a trimmer. Then on your Scor-Pal score a line 1/4" from the bottom of your fence and burnish. These measurements will vary depending on what you use for your fence. Just remember that you need to leave room to be able to form a flap that will attach to the base.

Repeat with other strips until you have enough to go around the base of your house. Form corners as in the photo. I wanted my base to measure 6 1/2" by 5" and adjusted the punched pieces to fit (with their repeating design matching up) and trimmed to form a gate space (so the trick or treaters can visit the house :).

Attach the base to the fences with Scor-Tape

The house will fit to the base. You will attach with Scor-Tape later after decorating.

To make the roof start with a piece of cardstock 4 1/4" by 8" and score at 8" on the 8" side and burnish.

For the sides of the roof have 2 pieces of cardstock 5 1/2" by 4". At the center point on the 5 1/2" side (so 2 3/4") mark with a pen. Draw 2 diagonal guide lines from the that point to each bottom corner. Use those lines as a guide to line up on your Scor-Pal and score the diagonal lines and burnish.

Attach the roof sides at one side to the roof top as in the photo. Sorry it is hard to see, it is hard to edit it lighter with it being a black roof.

Trim off the overlap so that the sides match the level of the roof. It is so much easier to do it this way as the scored diagonal lines are easy rather than have to measure in on the sides before scoring and you are much less likely to make a mistake. Also trim the tiny piece that overlaps on the front too (I left it on the photo so you could see what I was referring to)

Attach the other side of the roof and use your Scor-Tool in the corners to complete the roof.

Now decorate the house as you desire.

The roof is easily removed to add treats if you would like or you could use it as a gift box.

I hand cut windows and a door and found this little round sticker that I thought looked a little like a wreath to fit on the door. You can decorate how you like.

I hope you enjoyed this and be sure to drop me a message if you have any questions.


A Girl Who Crafts - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
DL Art - Anything Goes (one entry a day)
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
A Creative Romance - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Nutcrafters - Anything But Square
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (not cards)
Decorate to Celebrate - Anything Goes (decoration/not a card)
All Crafts - Anything But a Card
Dragon's Lair - Anything But a Card
Divas by Design - Anything But a Card
Hobby Cutz - Not a Card
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper
Corrosive - Autumn/Fall (3 entries only)
Craftin Desert Divas - Fall
Great Impressions - Get Your Spook On
One Crazy Stamper - Halloween/Christmas (no digi)
Come and Get It - Use 3 of Something (3 pumpkins)
Robyn's Fetish - Die or Punch


Janice said...

Hi Katie, wow such a talented lady, a lovely Halloween house. I've popped over from Hobbycutz as I'm on the DT. Very clear and precise instructions and photos. Janice x

scraphappenswithrhonda said...

This is really amazing. Would like if you would enter into the anything goes challenges over at hugs

scraphappenswithrhonda said...

thank you for joining the anything goes challenges at decorate to celebrate. hugs

Bunny said...

What a great project, Katie. I love the papers you used. Especially the gingham. Fantastic job. Thank you for playing at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Dee's Craft Room said...

Oh my this is amazing and so pretty. Thank you for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Anniversary Challenge.

Thank you for the tutorial too.


Mynn xx said...

This is AMAZING! I adore the patterns and I totally LOVE the sweet images and texture! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Michelle said...

This Halloween House is so adorable. Great idea. Thank You for sharing with us over at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog.

Michelle (DT)

Wendy said...

Fabulous project...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

Sylvia Anderson said...

This is fantastic, Perfect for our challenge.....
Thank you for entering our challenge (Not Just Cards) Good luck. Sylvia DT x

Sarah Biswabic said...

I love your holloween house! So adorable! Thanks for sharing it with us at Decorate To Celebrate! DTM, Sarah

Debbie said...

Wow-really fantastic creations.So spooky and fun.I am in awe of your creativity.Love it.Thanks for joining in with us at Nutcrafters.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

Wendy L said...

This is a fab creation ,thanks for joining us at Hobbycutz. xxxxxx

Barbiedi said...

beautiful halloween house, a lovely idea

Lisa (aka CropDropNRoll) said...

Wow! This is amazing; and you laid out the instructions very nicely! Love the added touches! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create.

Debbie said...

Wow Wow Wow, I'm going to have to try my hand at this! LOVE it, especially the spook in the window!Thanks for joining in our challenge at The Corrosive Challenge, and I wish you luck in the draw!


Norma said...

WOW! this is one amazing Halloween house and the tutorial is fabulous, thank yo for it. Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!!

mum of two said...

How fabulous! What a great Halloween project. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Divas Autumn Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Craftin Desert Divas DT)
Purple Monkey Moments

Lisa B said...

Where do I start??? OMG this is over the top! Not only is your project fantastic you included an incredible tutorial. THANK YOU!! I think my favorite part is the mummy peeking out of the peep hole!! Adorable and very well done.

Thanks for joining our Fall Linky Party over at Craftin' Desert Divas! DT Lisa

Angela said...

Wow, great project and great the mummy peeking out of the door! Thank you for playing along with us at Ruby's Rainbow!

May said...

Amazing creation...Love it and a fantastic tutorial.... Thank you for joining us at Craft my life... Hugs May x x

jonim52 said...

WOW! This house is amazing. Fabulous tutorial. Thanks for sharing.Thanks for joining our "Spooky" challenge at Great Impressions.

Barbiedi said...

fantastic house thanks for taking part on Dragons Lair

Chriss America Real said...

This is just the cutest witches house ever! Thank you so much for playing along with Decorate to Celebrate Design Team!

Katy said...

Thanks for the tutorial...LOVE this little house! Thanks for linking up to DTC #84!

Hazel said...

Fantastic project. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September challenge with your super creation - hope to see you again soon x

Deanne Saunders said...

Awesome!!! I love it! Thanks so much for participating in our DECORATE TO CELEBRATE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper