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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:51 pm 
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Here's some new fairy houses I just built as of late. I'm trying to start a putz house building class locally for kids on their Summer vacation. These were made from using the cutting dies I own. :) Also, my 500th post. Woohooo!! Wow, am I a veteran now? lol... :lol: :mrgreen:


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Will...

summer camp project for kids!...what a great way to introduce a new generation to the hobby!...I hope you can pull it together...

I can tell you from first hand observation that summer camp is big business...parents spend many dollars filling the long hot days with activities...I would suggest you get in touch with a church or religious community alliance that sponsors summer camps...

Howard...


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Love the doors! Are those printed on vellum? And what a great new craft for kids to get into - super idea.


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Thanks for the info Howard. I am already building a FB page about it and applying on local "Day Camp" websites. I'm going to give it 100%! :mrgreen:

Yes BurghGal, it's vellum. I love the stuff, but it's a bugger to glue down! lol... :lol:

I'm excited to do this little enterprise. I do hope it does well. :)


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Will,
I notice that you use the Sizzix Village Dwelling house, but the windows are smaller on some of them. How do you do that?

Also, I am very interested in how you plan to make the houses - have them prebuilt and then let the kids do the painting, glittering, and add all the details? I ask that because I am planning on having a Little Glitter House Making party in November for my co-workers who like my houses. My current plan is to have a bunch of die cut houses prebuilt and then have my co-workers cover them with either paint, papers, glitter and then add details. My plan is not fully hatched, that's why I'm asking.

Thank you for sharing your cool ideas.
Lucy


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Hi Lucy,

Email me for details. I would be more than happy to share! therealwill65@gmail.com


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Pretty cool, Will, thanks for sharing!

Great idea, Lucy!


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Nice little Cottages Will!! Great job!
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Here is another one I just got through building. It's my own design with some die cut windows and door. Used some different kinds of textures/elements for the outside. Enjoy!... :mrgreen:


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Great stuff. The different lighting from within makes a striking difference - great way to transition the same house from Halloween to Christmas.


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