Vintage Lodge 3D project

Woohooooo! My favourite craft is playing with paper to create 3D items, and this specific project has been the biggest challenge to date - BUT I achieved it!

I absolutely LOVE the 3D cutting files available at SVG Cuts, and when this one was made available I knew I had to try it. Funny thing is that when I started cutting all the various pieces out, I suddenly realised that the end product is going to be much much bigger in size than I envisioned! It is 41cm (front width) x 27 cm (side width) x 27 cm (height to top of chimney). There were so many pieces of shaped papers that I had to sort them out into different sleeve packets so I would not lose them. This is what my desk looked like - a HUGE mess!

After spending 20 hours putting this all together, my daughters and I created a scene with:
  • a draped white tablecloth
  • a snowman made out of polystyrene balls (granddaughter helped with that one)
  • a pathway made by spraying glue onto a strip of paper and sprinkling pool filter sand on it
  • two trees made by cutting branches of my fir tree and putting them into pots with sand and glue and then spraying them with snow spray
  • Christmas decoration made by stringing small red beads onto cord
  • just about covering the whole area with white flower soft (I was dreading that someone would sneeze over the display) 
  • and finally fastening a small LED battery-operated light set inside the house (the roof lifts off easily). 
Between us we managed to take 100 photographs of this scene, from various angles and close-ups!!!!

So, here it is - my masterpiece with the lights on at home.

Now for the 'cherry' .... the basic construction of the house was built solely using 6 sheets of the fabulous pure white Ivytree Studio paper from the  Hadeda Garden Collection for the base elements of the house and roof. Why? Because this paper is thicker (240gm) than standard cardstock, is pure pure white, and does not have any texture. I was wondering how it would stand up to being scored, folded, cut on the Cricut, and glued, but it surpassed ALL my expectations! It cut absolutely beautifully either with scissors or the Cricut, scored beautifully, and folded so well without any little nicks or tears. (Thanks Ansu and Surita for producing this great paper).

Front door with kitty cat (kitty as per granddaughter's instructions!)

Bay window showing snow and Christmas decoration

Side window and shutter, also showing embossed panneling piece

Night time!

Ivytree Studio Elements used
161/39Solid colour (white)Hadeda Garden
172/10Rosy Wood Panel/Dotty BlackboardLove

Additional materials used

green cardstock (4x)
cream glitter paper (for snow on roof) (4x)
brown cardstock (3x)
black cardstock (6x)
grey cardstock (3x)
red beads and chord
LED battery-powered lights
pool filter sand
spray glue
Flower soft (white)
small pebbles
cotton wool (smoke in chimney)
tiny snowdrops flowers
ribbon and bell
craft glue
embossing folders (2x)

The white and wood-panel papers are available from Ivytree Studio

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  1. Wow this is fantastic dear Margy! Absolutely gorgeous!
    xoxo Olga

  2. WOWeeeeeeeeeeee, an incredible piece of work, I don't think I could attempt this. LOVE all the details and the lit up house too.


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