Heidi Swapp | Out of the Box Paper Christmas Houses
post-template-default,single,single-post,postid-57570,single-format-standard,vcwb,vcwb-ver-2.6.1,woocommerce-no-js,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,select-child-theme-ver-1.0.0,select-theme-ver-4.6,side_area_uncovered,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.5.2,vc_responsive,elementor-default
Heidi Swapp Christmas paper house

Out of the Box Paper Christmas Houses

Christmas is my most favourite time of the year! One tradition we have in my family is a special Christmas party with friends every year. Being Summer the kids swim all day then settle down with a movie at night after going outside to see their Christmas Lights. It is always a highlight to go outside and I love hearing their squeals of delight! I needed to capture last years such event, so today I am sharing a little out of the box project in layout style!

I love my silhouette cameo, I love all the Christmas cuts in the design store but I was thinking…..what if you didn’t own a cameo? how else could you add a cut file to a layout?

Take a peak below and see if you can guess what I used!

Heidi Swapp Christmas paper house

Yes I used one of Heidi’s paper Christmas houses which come ready in their pack to be assembled into a 3d house to create a little Christmas village scene for your home decor!

IMG_9999 copy

I opened the packet, then trimmed off parts of the sides and I had my die cut house! I then added some Marquee Love glitter to the roof and some strips of paper to accentuate the roof and my house was done!

Heidi Swapp Christmas paper house

I dug into my stash and found that colourful pattern paper from the Maggie Holmes Carousel collection as my base and then layered over some white cardstock. I then adhered my house down to the white cardstock. The flamingo came from my stash of Crate paper Oasis chipboard and I just hand cut a Santa hat for her!

Heidi Swapp Christmas paper house

I used my Wr R Memory Keepers Deer head and some pattern paper from the Turn the Page collection from Paige Evans to add that cute decoration on the roof!

I found that Merry glitter word from my Christmas stash from a previous collection and layered it over the house.

Heidi Swapp Christmas paper house

I love the little doors that open so I created a little interactive element by trimming and  adhering a clear Instax filler card inside the door!

Heidi Swapp Christmas paper house

I finished off with some splashes of colorshine to make my layout come together.

Heidi Swapp Christmas paper house

If you do  not have a Silhouette cameo or die cutting machine be sure to think a little outside the box for your next layout, it is super fun and easy to do!  The cute little paper houses can be found at your local or online store!

Supplies |  Paper House and Tree, Glitter stickers, Crate Paper Oasis collection chipboard, Maggie Holmes Carousel collection pattern paper, Paige Evans Turn the page collection pattern paper, We R Memory Keepers deer die