Thursday, May 31, 2012

DT Thursday: House Die out of the box

Welcome to Impression Obsession's DT Thursday! I thought I'd share some of my cards made with the recently-released House Die....

 It's always fun for me to look at an image or shape from as many angles as possible to see how many different uses it may have. The house shape is so versatile - here are just a few fun ideas I've come up with, using a combination of dies and stamps....
 A house-shaped card is obvious, and this is such a great size for enclosure cards, tags, ornaments, etc. The accompanying dies are perfectly sized and can be used in a variety of combinations.

These types of cards are great for using up scraps of designer paper. I used the Mini Messages sentiment set on an Inchie Square here. These would make cute chipboard picture frames, too, with a square cut out of the center, and I'm sure the size would be great for charms made from shrink plastic too!

A birdhouse is another possibility for the shape, and there is a sweet collection of dies for more realistic touches.  For the roof edge, I just tucked the fence die under the rollers of my diecut machine part of the way, just enough to cut the top edge. The sentiment I used is from the No Place Like Home cling set which coordinates with the dies.

This pencil was my favorite to make - it would be a cute back-to-school card or teacher gift tag. Crayons would be cute with this shape too. I used the negative from the fence die to cut the edge of the colored section. The sentiment is from the Mini Messages set.
 Here's one last use for today - a pocket! I folded the edge over and used the fence die upside-down, lacing my ribbon through the openings. The stamp I used is called Pretty Peony and I watercolored it using Derwent pencils.

You can find all the dies by clicking HERE!  More are coming soon!  Sooo......... what else could it be? Any more ideas for me?!!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Four beautiful creations and what imagination to come up with these different uses of the house dies !

  2. Great ideas! I love all of your wonderful projects! Especially love the pencil idea and that cute little birdhouse. I really like the little bird die as well. You could cut or fold the house in half for a boat of a sleigh or a pocket, or fold it again to make a paper airplane card...silly I know. Anyway, Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  3. Awesome creations, Dina!!! How creative, fun, and pretty too!!

  4. Love how versatile this die looks on all your super cute projects. The house is adorable.

  5. I agree, the pencil was a great idea.

  6. all your beautiful!!!
    Heaney xx

  7. These are so fantastic! Especially love the pencil and the pocket. Great details on all of them. TFS.

  8. OMgoodnes Miss Dina these are just Awesome! Love your Amazing creativity! Such great idea for out of the box ways to use this Super die! I'm really Loving the pencil card! Just super! and the Pretty lacy edged pocket you created is just Beautiful! 8-) Thanks as always for the Wonderful inspiration my friend! 8-)


  9. Great projects and you are such an artistic lady! great to see how versatile you used this die! Thanks for sharing Dina, warm greet Miranda

  10. What wonderful ideas and inspirations. Would never think that one house die could make so many things. Love it tfs

  11. Gorgeous creations with this house die, Dina; and very inspirational!!