Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Build a Bear Dollhouse

So here's a project that I'm extremely proud of. I made this to enter in a contest in the Demonstrator Mag "Stampin' Success". I didn't win and having now seen the entry that did win, I'm a bit suprised. I wonder if it's because I've already won a contest in Stampin' Success, or was it some other reason? The frustrating part of this is that I will never know. Stampin' Up! doesn't answer questions regarding contest submissions. As they say in Quebec "Eh Bien, C'est la vie!"
Anyway, back to the dollhouse. I made it so that it folds down nice and small into a flat folder which is 6x6". Unfortunately I did not get a good photo of it that was in focus, so you will have to imagine it. So this is a photo of the house as it unfolds. The ribbon ties the whole thing together nicely when it's all folded up.
Above is a top view of the house. I made a kitchen, living room, and 2 bedrooms. One for each doll.
Above is the girl's room, and below is the boy's room. I used a lot of punches and sizzlits to make the furniture. The headboard is the scalloped envelope, the drawer fronts are word windows etc.
Below is the living room. The "photos" on the walls were from the build a bear stamp set. Again, I used a lot of punches. Can you spot the ornament punch in the TV?

And finally here is the kitchen. I used word windows for the taps and an oval punch for the vase. The Razzleberry Lemonade DSP was fabulous for the wallpaper and the scallop envelope made a fantastic kitchen table.
Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Beary Best Friends
Ink: Black StazOn, Chocolate Chip, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Grey
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Creamy Caramel, Old Olive, Brushed Silver, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Basic Black, Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay
DSP: Tea Party, Cottage Wall, Razzleberry Lemonade, Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry, Tall Tales
Big Shot Sizziz Dies: Bear, Beary Essentials, Beary Boy, Beary Girl, Scallop Circle #2, Scallop Envelope, Top Note,
Punches: Word Window, Rounded Corner, 1 3/8” circle, and 1 ¾” circle,
Accessories: Circle Scissor Plus, Snail, Tombo, Sticky Strip, 2 Way Glue Pen, Stamping Sponges, Sponge Daubers, Finial Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folders,
Just a note. I've been getting a lot of requests for instructions, diagrams, online class etc. So I have decided to put together a little instruction PDF file and will post it up on my blog in the next week.


Alison Day said...

Wow Sandra! That's amazing!! total bummer that you didn't win. It should have!!

Sabriena Satchwell An Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

This project is amazing! Which contest did you enter it into? I totally know how you feel about not winning especially when you think your project is amazing... and so you should!
You are a winner in my books! - I just cant afford to buy you three stamps sets lol!

Laura said...

That's too cute! And AMAZING! I can't even image the time and effort you put in to that! WOW!

Sarah Newman said...

Wow! you did an amazing job! you totally should have won! :)

Hayley G said...

I simply can't believe you didn't win. Really, it's beyond fantastic.

Jessica said...

WOW ... that is all I can say! You did such an amazing job on this. I'm blown away!

Kelly said...

Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for Nov. 20. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stampinuplnstampers/

Linda said...

Wow what an amazing project. I'm so impressed by all the work you did. Sorry you didn't win, you should have!!

Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Lisa said...

This is a winner in my book!!! I LOVE it! This is just amazing! I am floored that you didn't win! How do you get everything to fold flat and then be 3D when it is open ie:beds, table? Is there any way to send instructions? I would happily pay for it!
Lisa Tedder

Dawn said...

Wow - that is absolutely amazing! You should have won. I love it.

Meilani Z. Smith said...

That's an amazing job!!! You totally should have won!!

Z-Grandma Karen said...

How creative. My granddaughters would love this. Maybe you weren't chosen because it is a project that may not be easy to duplicate (not something that is mentioned in the criteria, but it's just a thought). However, it is certainly a winner in my book!

Cathy said...

Love your dollhouse creation - maybe you will be offering this as an online class???? :)

Donna S said...

I can't believe you didn't win in the SS magazine either.....crazy!! I love, love, love this project and think it is such a creative idea! Perhaps you could give us a tutorial?? I'd love to make one (or two or three...) of these! Awesome!

elaine said...

Wow! Your bear house is amazing! I can't wait to see what beat it, I can't imagine there could be anything better. I wonder why yours didn't win.

auntie lisa said...

This is AWESOME!!! Wow, how lucky to be a little girl and receive this. Really cool.

Betty said...

nice work, super cute, gr8 ideas!

Jackie said...

What an awesome project! I really love this & I really believe it should've won!!! I saw the winning project & it totally does NOT compare to yours!

Fab job & tfs!!!

Tammy's Crafting Spot said...

One Word Amazing..I love this it is so cute

Julie Davison said...

I can't believe you didn't win!!! Maybe they didn't get it in time. I can't imagine how they could pick something else over this. I have a question about your tutorial, but can't find your email address. PLease email me at julie@the-davisons.com


kholik said...

I Love the Build A Bear Dollhouse.

kholik said...

I live in the United States (Texas). Will I be able to order the instructions from you since I do not live in Canada?

Sandra Farrell said...

Yes you can buy the plans if you are in the US. My Paypal account accepts US dollars.

val said...

Hello Sandra,
I am very interested in purchasing your Build a Bear Doll. House. Can you tell me how to order? I have tried to click on “Pay” and it leads me no where. Thank you. You are inspiring!

Happy Bear hugs,