How to Make a Christmas Village With Graphic 45

I really want to have a Christmas Village decor at home, but of course this is not for tiny flats in Hong Kong. And you may know I love making decorative mini albums, how about mixing them together?

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How to Make a Christmas Village With Graphic 45
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Cover Graphic 45 Window Shadow Box with paper, 1-5/8" height, you may need 3-4 strips of 12" to cover all faces

Cover Graphic 45 Window Shadow Box with paper, 1-5/8" height, you may need 3-4 strips of 12" to cover all faces

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Mix Light Molding Paste, Black Gesso and Perfect Pearls for the bricks color, spread randomly with stencil by the side and on the top of the window shadow box

Mix Light Molding Paste, Black Gesso and Perfect Pearls for the bricks color, spread randomly with stencil by the side and on the top of the window shadow box

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Now go to the first explosive box Christmas house, cut chipboard of 6"x3-5/8" (4pcs) and 3-5/8"x3-5/8" (1pc)

Now go to the first explosive box Christmas house, cut chipboard of 6"x3-5/8" (4pcs) and 3-5/8"x3-5/8" (1pc)

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Cover the outside walls of the house with papers, left 1" to connect the base

Cover the outside walls of the house with papers, left 1" to connect the base

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After adhere the base chipboard on, cover with paper as well

After adhere the base chipboard on, cover with paper as well

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Then cover the middle with pattern paper, round the corners for perfect finish

Then cover the middle with pattern paper, round the corners for perfect finish

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Cut chipboard for the roof, 3-1/2"x3-1/2" (square 1pc) and 4pcs of trapezium shape of 3-1/2" top and 4-1/4" base

Cut chipboard for the roof, 3-1/2"x3-1/2" (square 1pc) and 4pcs of trapezium shape of 3-1/2" top and 4-1/4" base

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Cover the roof with paper, left 1" as well to connect with the middle piece

Cover the roof with paper, left 1" as well to connect with the middle piece

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Once connected, cover the middle with paper

Once connected, cover the middle with paper

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Use connecting strips to form the roof (connecting is simply cardstock with double sided tape)

Use connecting strips to form the roof (connecting is simply cardstock with double sided tape)

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This is what it looks like when place inside the hole

This is what it looks like when place inside the hole

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Then go to the middle hole of 2 chipboard mini albums, ready chipboard for the shorter one with 5"x3-5/8"(2pcs) and 5"x2"(1pc), then the taller one with 6"x3-5/8"(2pcs) and 6"x1-1/2"(1pc)

Then go to the middle hole of 2 chipboard mini albums, ready chipboard for the shorter one with 5"x3-5/8"(2pcs) and 5"x2"(1pc), then the taller one with 6"x3-5/8"(2pcs) and 6"x1-1/2"(1pc)

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Use paper to connect the chipboard pieces, remember to left a gab for easy folding

Use paper to connect the chipboard pieces, remember to left a gab for easy folding

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Cover the inside with paper as well and fold like an album cover

Cover the inside with paper as well and fold like an album cover

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Then this is what it looks like when put inside the middle hole

Then this is what it looks like when put inside the middle hole

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Ready flags for the albums with black cardstock

Ready flags for the albums with black cardstock

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With 1/4" interval between each flag

With 1/4" interval between each flag

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Simply adhere cardstock or paper for the pages, you can make folding page or pockets if desired

Simply adhere cardstock or paper for the pages, you can make folding page or pockets if desired

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Now go to the last hole, ready chipboard pieces of 3-5/8"x3-5/8"(1pc) and 1-1/2"x3-5/8"(4pcs), use connecting strips to form it to shape

Now go to the last hole, ready chipboard pieces of 3-5/8"x3-5/8"(1pc) and 1-1/2"x3-5/8"(4pcs), use connecting strips to form it to shape

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Cover with pattern paper, you can spread some bricks pattern with molding paste like the what we did on the window shadow box

Cover with pattern paper, you can spread some bricks pattern with molding paste like the what we did on the window shadow box

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Cut a piece of chipboard of 3-5/8"x3-5/8", cover with pattern paper of 4-1/8"x4-1/8", fold the excess and adhere well

Cut a piece of chipboard of 3-5/8"x3-5/8", cover with pattern paper of 4-1/8"x4-1/8", fold the excess and adhere well

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Prepare strips of black cardstock, I did 3 strips here, 12"x3-3/8" each and fold at every 3-3/8", adhere together to form the accordion, then connect all three parts together

Prepare strips of black cardstock, I did 3 strips here, 12"x3-3/8" each and fold at every 3-3/8", adhere together to form the accordion, then connect all three parts together

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Put the box inside the last hole and this is what they look like before decorating

Put the box inside the last hole and this is what they look like before decorating

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Decorating tip: use chipboard strips and cardstock punch-outs to decorate the house roof

Decorating tip: use chipboard strips and cardstock punch-outs to decorate the house roof

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Use strong glue to adhere on

Use strong glue to adhere on

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Cut a strip of pattern paper to cover the chipboard

Cut a strip of pattern paper to cover the chipboard

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Decoration tips: Cut a piece of quarter circle paper, adhere and form the shape of a tree, you can of course use whatever scraps

Decoration tips: Cut a piece of quarter circle paper, adhere and form the shape of a tree, you can of course use whatever scraps

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Apply glue on the tree and put the dry decorative grass on, for this winter theme, spread on glitter snow paste and a few bow to match

Apply glue on the tree and put the dry decorative grass on, for this winter theme, spread on glitter snow paste and a few bow to match

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Use strong glue to adhere the tree on, you can then use the tree as handle to open the accordion album

Use strong glue to adhere the tree on, you can then use the tree as handle to open the accordion album

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Decoration tips: For the explosion box house front door, cut few little strips of scrap chipboard, adhere together for thickness

Decoration tips: For the explosion box house front door, cut few little strips of scrap chipboard, adhere together for thickness

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Wrap the chipboard with paper like a tiny gift, cut length of bamboo chopsticks, adhere all on the house using strong glue like Glossy Accents, you can add pattern paper strips for decorations

Wrap the chipboard with paper like a tiny gift, cut length of bamboo chopsticks, adhere all on the house using strong glue like Glossy Accents, you can add pattern paper strips for decorations

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Decoration ideas: Cover of one of the chipboard mini album

Decoration ideas: Cover of one of the chipboard mini album

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Decoration ideas: one of the mini album inside pages

Decoration ideas: one of the mini album inside pages

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Decoration ideas: one of the mini album inside pages

Decoration ideas: one of the mini album inside pages

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Decorating ideas: side decorations of one of the chipboard mini album

Decorating ideas: side decorations of one of the chipboard mini album

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Decorating ideas: side decorations of one of the chipboard mini album

Decorating ideas: side decorations of one of the chipboard mini album

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Decoration ideas: cut chipboard pieces for the fence, use twines to connect them together, use hot glue gun to adhere, then spread on the glitter snow paste, this can secure the fence as well as decor

Decoration ideas: cut chipboard pieces for the fence, use twines to connect them together, use hot glue gun to adhere, then spread on the glitter snow paste, this can secure the fence as well as decor

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Decoration ideas: use pattern paper and fussy cuts to decorate in the inside of accordion album

Decoration ideas: use pattern paper and fussy cuts to decorate in the inside of accordion album

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Decoration ideas: lamp post is a super cool decoration for Christmas theme, die-cut chipboard and simply apply Black Soot Distress Ink for result

Decoration ideas: lamp post is a super cool decoration for Christmas theme, die-cut chipboard and simply apply Black Soot Distress Ink for result

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Decoration ideas: twines, self-adhesive pearls, chipboard die-cuts or beads are all great decoration medias

Decoration ideas: twines, self-adhesive pearls, chipboard die-cuts or beads are all great decoration medias

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Decoration ideas: make a small piece of curve chipboard and cover with paper for the window, layer black and color cardstock to highlight

Decoration ideas: make a small piece of curve chipboard and cover with paper for the window, layer black and color cardstock to highlight

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Decoration ideas: fussy cut the lamps from paper and adhere on the side, looks like it is on the street

Decoration ideas: fussy cut the lamps from paper and adhere on the side, looks like it is on the street

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Decoration ideas: if you can't find suitable pattern for the window (like the cake of mine which is from another paper pad), you can even cut some from magazines

Decoration ideas: if you can't find suitable pattern for the window (like the cake of mine which is from another paper pad), you can even cut some from magazines

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Decoration ideas: you can decorate two of the four sides like Christmas cards

Decoration ideas: you can decorate two of the four sides like Christmas cards

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Decoration ideas: add some thickness decorations or album inside the explosion box, here I put pockets and envelopes

Decoration ideas: add some thickness decorations or album inside the explosion box, here I put pockets and envelopes

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Decoration ideas: add some thickness decorations or album inside the explosion box, here I put pockets and envelopes

Decoration ideas: add some thickness decorations or album inside the explosion box, here I put pockets and envelopes

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Thank you for watching, wish you a Happy Holiday!

Thank you for watching, wish you a Happy Holiday!

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