Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Hershey’s House Tutorial

Several weeks ago I was asked if I could come up with a design for a Hershey’s House. Thanks for your suggestion Susan H. I think the Hershey's house design would make a darling house-warming or welcome gift.

The roof was easy enough to make out of kisses, but for the base I switched to Hershey’s Nuggets. I chose bright colors for these houses, because I loved the bright colors of the houses I saw on our beach vacation over Spring break. I have left the back of the house open, so that the recipient can see what the house is made of. :)

If you would like to make your own Hershey’s House, just follow my step-by-step instructions below. I recommend Stampin’ Up! card stock for all my Hershey’s tutorials. Its 80 lb weight is perfect for holding my designs together. For a complete supply list and link to my Stampin’ Store, please see the end of this tutorial.

Hershey’s House Tutorial


Step One

1. To make the roof, start with a 6-¾” x 1” strip of Smoky Slate card stock. On the long side, score at the 2-1/8”, 4-¼”, 6-3/8” marks.


Step Two

2. Put a piece of sticky strip on the tab end.


Step Three

3. Fold along the score lines. Remove the sticky strip liner and bring the ends together to make a triangle. Set aside.


Step Four

4. To make the first of the roof filler strips, start with a 7” x 1” strip of Coastal Cabana card stock. On the long side, score at the 1”, 2”, 3”, 4”, 5” and 6” marks.


Step Five

5. Fold the strip into triangles as shown.


Step Six

6. Place triangle-folded strip into the roof piece.


Step Seven

7. To make the second of the roof filler strips, start with a 3” x 1” strip of Coastal Cabana card stock. On the long side, score at the 1” and 2” marks.


Step Eight

8. Fold along the score lines to create a triangle.


Step Nine

9. Place the triangle into the roof piece.


Step Ten

10. Pop four Hershey's kisses into the roof piece.


Step Eleven

11. To make the house base, start with a 6-3/8” x 1” strip of Crisp Cantaloupe card stock. On the long side, score at the 1-3/8”, 3”, 4-3/8” and 6” marks.


Step Twelve

12. Put a piece of sticky strip on the tab end.


Step Thirteen

13. Fold along the score lines. Remove the sticky strip liner and bring the ends together to make a rectangle.


Step Fourteen

14. To make the house base filler strips, cut a 7” x 1” strip of Crisp Cantaloupe card stock. On the long side, score at 1-3/8”, 1-7/8”, 3-¼”, 3-¾”, 5-1/8” and 5-5/8”.


Step Fifteen

15. Fold along the score lines as shown.


Step Sixteen

16. Place the strip inside the house base.


Step Seventeen

17. Pop three Hershey’s nuggets into the rectangular spaces.


Step Eighteen

18. Put two strips of sticky strip on the house base. Remove the sticky strip liner and attach the roof to the house base.


Step Nineteen

19. To make the front of the house, start with a 2-5/8” x 1-5/16” piece of Crisp Cantaloupe card stock. On the long side, score at the ½” and 2-1/8” marks.


Step Twenty

20. Leave the piece of card stock on the Simply Scored Scoring Board. Make a ¾” score mark at the 1-1/8” and 1-½” marks.


Step Twenty-one

21. To make the door, cut up one of the ¾” score lines and over to the other ¾” score line.


Step Twenty-two

22. Fold the side tabs of the house front. Insert the house front into the house frame.


Step Twenty-three

23. Decorate the front of the house.


Step Twenty-four

24. Decorate the roof with shingles. I used the ½” circle punch to create a layered shingle look. Layer the circles starting from bottom and layering to the top. A faster way to create the look of shingles would be to cut TWO 2-1/8” x 1” panels and run them through an embossing folder.


Step Twenty-five

25. To make a chimney, start with a 3-3/8” x 3/8” strip of card stock. On the long side, score at ¼”, 1-¼”, 1-¾”, 3-1/8”.


Step Twenty-six

26. Place a strip of stick strip, on one of the tab ends.


Step Twenty-seven

27. Fold along all the score lines. Remove the sticky strip liner and bring together to make a trapezoid. Also, place a piece of sticky strip on the angled end.


Step Twenty-eight

28. Remove the sticky strip liner and adhere to the roof.


Stampin’ Up Supplies:

  • Card Stock: Smoky Slate (131202), Coastal Cabana (130024), Crisp Cantaloupe (130021), Bermuda Bay (131197), Calypso Coral (122925)
  • Ink: Smoky Slate (131179)
  • Tools: Simply Scored (122334), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889), ½” Circle Punch (119869)
  • Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)
  • Adhesive: Sticky Strip (104294), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)
  • Other Supplies: Hershey’s Kisses, Hershey's Nuggets

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  • Sunday, June 23, 2013

    Birthday Basics Card

    What do you do when you have a bunch of birthdays coming up and you haven't made one card yet? You reach for the NEW Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper (130145). This paper has so many cute designs on it, that the only thing I needed to stamp was "Happy Birthday".

    The banners from the Hearts a Flutter Framelits make cutting out the banners a snap and the Coastal Cabana Ruffle Stretch Trim finishes off the edge. I hope you like it! :)

    Stampin' Up! Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets: You're Amazing (W 132103, C 126722)
  • Card Stock: Bermuda Bay (131197), Whisper White (100730), Birthday Basics DSP (130145)
  • Ink: Raspberry Ripple (126859)
  • Tools: Big Shot (113439), Hearts a Flutter Framelits (130159)
  • Embellishments: Rhinestone Jewels (119246), Coastal Cabana Ruffle Stretch Trim (130024)

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  • Wednesday, June 19, 2013

    Hershey's Maple Leaf Tutorial

    Today I’m going to let my Canadian side come out, eh? Although I have lived in the United States for over 10 years now, and I love my American friends, my Canadian roots are as strong as ever. One of my friends on Splitcoaststampers, who has always shared my enthusiasm for all things Canadian, suggested I design a Hershey’s maple leaf. Thanks Gail K. (aka Basketballmom) for your suggestion. I would like to dedicate this tutorial to you.

    The maple leaf was one of my most difficult design challenges to date. A maple leaf is not an easy shape to recreate, but because it is an iconic Canadian symbol, I was determined to make it work. With a little trial and error, I think I have come up with a design that looks reasonably close. I think this maple leaf would also make a cute fall favor if you make it in autumn colors.

    If you would like to make your own Hershey’s Maple Leaf, just follow my step-by-step tutorial below. Please Note: I recommend Stampin’ Up card stock for all my tutorials. Stampin’ Up! card stock has the proper weight to hold my designs together. A complete supply list and link to my Stampin’ Store can be found at the end of this tutorial.

    Hershey’s Maple Leaf Tutorial


    Step One

    1. To make the middle piece, start with a 7-5/8” x 1” strip of Real Red card stock. On the long side, score at the 1”, 3-1/8”, 4-1/8” and 7-¼” marks.


    Step Two

    2. Place a piece of sticky strip on the tab end of the strip.


    Step Three

    3. Fold along the score lines. Remove the sticky strip and bring together to create a trapezoid.


    Step Four

    4. To make the filler strip for the middle piece, start with a 11” x 1” strip of Real Red card stock. On the long side, score at the 1”, 2”, 3", 4", 5", 6", 7", 8", 9" and 10" marks.


    Step Five

    5. Fold into triangles as shown.


    Step Six

    6. Insert the triangle strip into the trapezoid.


    Step Seven

    7. Pop five Hershey’s kisses into the spaces.


    Step Eight

    8. To make the top piece, start with a 4” x 1” strip of Real Red card stock. On the long side, score at the 1”, 2” and 3” marks.


    Step Nine

    9. Place sticky strip on one of the end segments.


    Step Ten

    10. Fold the strip along all the score lines. Remove the sticky strip and bring together to create a triangle.


    Step Eleven

    11. Pop a Hershey’s kiss into the triangle.


    Step Twelve

    12. Place sticky strip on the bottom of the triangle and adhere it to the middle piece. Make sure you adhere the triangle to the long side of the middle piece, NOT the short side.


    Step Thirteen

    13. To make the bottom piece, start with a 4” x 1” strip of Real Red card stock. On the long side, score at the ½”, 1-7/8”, 2-3/8” and 3-½”.


    Step Fourteen

    14. Place a piece of sticky strip on the tab end of the strip.


    Step Fifteen

    15. Fold along the score lines. Remove the sticky strip and bring together to create a trapezoid.


    Step Sixteen

    16. Pop a Hershey’s nugget into the trapezoid.


    Step Seventeen

    17. Place sticky strip on the top of the trapezoid and adhere it to the bottom of the middle piece.


    Step Eighteen

    18. To create the outside of the maple leaf, start with a 10-¾” x 1” strip of card stock. Then take a deep breath. I’m going to ask you to score 19 times on one strip. If you have 19 Simply Scored markers, break them out and double check your placement before you start scoring. On the long side, score at ¼”, 1-5/8”, 1-7/8”, 2-¼”, 2-5/8”, 2-7/8”, 3-¾”, 4-5/8”, 5”, 5-3/8”, 5-¾”, 6-1/8”, 7”, 7-7/8”, 8-1/8”, 8-½”, 8-7/8”, 9-1/8” and 10-½”.


    Step Nineteen

    19. Place sticky strip on the following segments 1, 4, 5, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 20. The strip is scored symmetrically, so it doesn’t matter which end you start counting from.


    Step Twenty

    20. Fold along the score lines as shown and remove the sticky strip liners.


    Step Twenty-one

    21. Start by adhering one of the ends to the side of the bottom piece that holds the nugget. Each successive pair of sticky strip pieces are adhered to the sides of the three points of the maple leaf. Finally the remaining end is adhered to the side of the bottom piece.


    Step Twenty-two

    22. To make the stem, start with a 3-3/8” x 1” strip of Real Red card stock. On the long side, score at the 5/8”, 1-5/8”, 1-¾” and 2-¾” marks. Please Note: In my photo, the marker for the 1-¾” score mark is not shown, just the dotted line. This is because the markers never fit 1/8” away from each other.


    Step Twenty-three

    23. Place sticky strip on both ends of the strip.


    Step Twenty-four

    24. Fold along the score lines as shown and remove the sticky strip liner.


    Step Twenty-five

    25. Adhere to the bottom of the nugget. You are now done, eh? Happy Canada Day to my Canadian friends.


    Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Card Stock: Real Red (102482)
  • Tools: Simply Scored (122334), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889), Simply Scored Place Markers (125625)
  • Adhesive: Sticky Strip (104294)
  • Other Supplies: Hershey’s Kisses, Hershey's Nuggets

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