Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Pointy House papercraft gift box templateFREEBIE from me to you.

Hi there, sorry I haven't been around.  Last week was a bad one (ill, smashed foot, little sleep, stuff like that), so I just didn't feel like playing.  Yesterday I decided I needed to make something new to share, and I'm glad I did, it was the most fun I've had in days.
I guess I have a "thing" for boxes and paper houses.  I was looking at the many templates I've collected, and there are tons of them out there, but I wanted to make something slightly different.  I came up with a simple "house box" (though the shape could be used otherwise, I sure) that I call "pointy house" (gee, I'm so clever ... not).  It gave me the opportunity to use up some of the tons of scrap paper I have left from other projects.
"Pointy House" Paper Craft Box - Free Template Download

I made it with tabs for making little houses, etc., but once enclosed it wouldn't be much good as a gift box.  So I cut off the tabs on the next one, and punched holes near the top to tie with ribbon. (Use two ribbons, criss-cross them, gather them up and make a bow.) That worked well, though I'm sure there are other cute ways to close it up.  Then I used my scraps to decorate it.  I made some panels for the roof, so I decided to include panel templates (walls and roof) on an alternate template page.   (These are 98% of the original side, but in the one pictured I actually made them slightly larger than the roof sides. Just so you know, it wasn't the best way to go.)
Here is a thumbnail of the template:
Print this "fit to page".  It's made for a 8.5x11 sheet of cardstock. You can download a png file or a jpg file of either with or without panel templates at BOX or 4Shared.  As usual, it is free for personal use. If you do a project with this and post it on your blog or website, share a link!  Thanks, and ENJOY! - Kat

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Freebie alert: Biker Boy over at Sliekje's digi stamp site.

I just love digi stamps, can't get enough of them, and I can't resist Sliekje's cute critters (especially the cats!).  I hadn't visited over there since May, so when I popped by today I was delighted to see the posting from March that I had missed ... it was a cute little boy on his motorcycle.  Or you can use it as a girl, as "he" has a helmet (I'd add a ponytail!). I know lots of you come here for the "biker" stuff I've had, so I thought you'd love this.  And I guess it is about time I told Angelique (Sliekje) how thankful I am for her generosity,  in freely sharing all those wonderful digi drawings she does.
Here is a thumbnail, go to her site for the full size, and to see her other drawings and sites (scroll down, it's under the spring ones she just put up):

I found something on my computer that I will try to get up in a few days.  See you then! - Kat