The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "Buttons". I had recently watched a couple of movies with cabins in woods in them - Cabin in the Woods and Hansel and Gretel: Witchhunters and wanted to combine elements of both in this piece. I had the idea of decorating this house-shaped money box, including the additions of buttons as roof tiles, hoping to give a slight feel of the house made of candy from Hansel and Gretel. Needless to say, the buttons were far too thick and weren't at all suitable, but thankfully I had my Martha Stewart buttons punch nearby, so the project was rescued! :) The punched cardstock buttons work much better as shingles!
The mouth and eye in the windows were taken from Tim Holtz's Classics #5 set and the window ledges were cut from the Woodgrain stamp.
Supplies I used included:
Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)
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