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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 8:07 am 
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greetings to all...

here's another little house that fits in with all the other "Pack-O-Fun" size houses...let's call it the "May Cottage"...i was inspired by the image of the vintage original house shown below...my version just had to be condensed and squeezed to fit on a smaller base measuring approximately 3" x 4 1/2" x 3/4" thick...

i'll post the pattern sheets later this week...

my very best regards...

Howard...


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 4:40 pm 
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Howard:

Are the fence posts paper wrapped around bamboo Skewers?

I think that's what I'm seeing.

Steve


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 7:33 am 
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update...5-7-2018...

the PDFs below are the two pattern sheets for the "May Cottage"...

Steve...yes...the 1' tall posts are copy paper wrapped around a bamboo skewer...i learned the method from forum member, Tom Hull...he uses toothpicks and strips of newspaper...but the concept is the same...i think this is the right link to Tom's method posted on Ted's site...
https://cardboardchristmas.com/papateds/fencemend.html

my very best regards...

Howard...


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 8:08 am 
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update...5-14-2018...

my little "May Cottage" is finished...see the picture below...my color pallet is slightly different than the vintage original...but's that's OK since there are really no rules we have to follow...i do see a few little details i may touch up later this week...probably needs another layer of clear glitter on the white snow area on the roof as well...

my very best regards...

Howard...


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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 2:15 am 
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I just think the colors on this house are beautiful. You keep adding to the fun, Howard.

Lucy


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 3:41 pm 
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Pristine, perfect and beautiful -as always! Howard I always enjoy seeing your work! So inspiring.


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 1:25 pm 
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Greetings to all…

Here are two more remakes of previous projects…but I condensed the bases down to the “pack-o-fun” size which measures 3” x 4 ½” x ¾” thick and changed the fence details…these two will also be done with color schemes that are different than the first time…

The barn roof house…but the pattern has been “flipped”…and I left off the side room…here’s the link to the original version…
https://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1219

The front entry house…it truly is just a remake…go here…
https://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=953

Pictures of these two completed houses will be posted later…

My very best regards…

Howard…


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 5:07 am 
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Lookin' good Howard! I love the "pack-0-fun" style houses! :)

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update...06/09/2018...

greetings to all...finally finished two more little houses...went with "apricot" and "true blue" for the main colors...(no pastels this time)...window mullions are hand-cut card stock painted with "emperor's gold" metallic craft paint...

i have two more "Pack-O-Fun" houses ready for primer and paint...and plans for a more between now and Christmas...

my very best regards...

howard...


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These colors make me smile :D


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