Over at Bitten By the Bug 2 the design team has challenged followers to make a Christmas Gift Container. I'd been toying with this idea and this was the push I needed to try it. Also, going over to FCCB Beyond Red and Green Challenge!
So..... Here it is!
Now the roof! I ended up cutting free hand a couple of triangles for the front and back. I adhered them to the house. Now came the challenge for me. I had to think this one through. I decided I wanted the roof to slide on and off. I cut the rectangle and folded it in half, but then my shingles were upside down on one side. I cut it just off center of the fold and glued it back together and then evened up my sides. (Luckily, I had cut it bigger than I needed it!) I reinforced the fold of the roof with a strip of cardstock and cut four squares of the same cardstock to reinforce the sides where the holes would go.
I ran the ribbon through the holes and knotted the ends. Now the roof (box top) stays with the house (box)!
Ok, off to prepare for the winter snowstorm headed our way. We all know what that means.......a day off from work and lots of crafting! Yay! C'mon snow! Wait, that also means more barn work......hmmm.
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