How to Make a Christmas Village With Graphic 45

by PL Li

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?

Supplies

  • Graphic 45 Christmas Carol 12x12 Pad
  • Graphic 45 Christmas Carol 8x8 Pad
  • Graphic 45 Christmas Carol 6x6 Pad
  • Graphic 45 Christmas Carol Tags & Pockets
  • Graphic 45 Christmas Carol Decorative Chipboard
  • Graphic 45 Christmas Carol Journaling Chipboard
  • Graphic 45 Christmas Carol Ephemera Cards
  • Graphic 45 Window Shadow Box-Black
  • Chipboard
  • Black Cardstock
  • Brown Cardstock
  • Black Soot Distress Ink
  • Assorted Twine
  • Assorted Paper Flowers
  • Assorted Ribbons
  • Wood Chopstick
  • Yellow Color Pen
  • Glitter Snow Paste
  • Stencil
  • Molding Paste
  • Black Gesso
  • Perfect Pearls
  • Decorative Pearls
  • Dies
  • Punches
  • Beads
  • Instructions

    Step 1

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

    Step 2

    Step 3

    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

    Step 4

    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)

    Step 5

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

    Step 6

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

    Step 7

    Step 8

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

    Step 9

    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

    Step 10

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

    Step 11

    Once connected, cover the middle with paper

    Step 12

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

    Step 13

    This is what it looks like when place inside the hole

    Step 14

    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)

    Step 15

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

    Step 16

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

    Step 17

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

    Step 18

    Ready flags for the albums with black cardstock

    Step 19

    With 1/4" interval between each flag

    Step 20

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

    Step 21

    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

    Step 22

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

    Step 23

    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

    Step 24

    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

    Step 25

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

    Step 26

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

    Step 27

    Use strong glue to adhere on

    Step 28

    Cut a strip of pattern paper to cover the chipboard

    Step 29

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

    Step 30

    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

    Step 31

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

    Step 32

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

    Step 33

    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

    Step 34

    Step 35

    Decoration ideas: Cover of one of the chipboard mini album

    Step 36

    Decoration ideas: one of the mini album inside pages

    Step 37

    Decoration ideas: one of the mini album inside pages

    Step 38

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

    Step 39

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

    Step 40

    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

    Step 41

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

    Step 42

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

    Step 43

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

    Step 44

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

    Step 45

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

    Step 46

    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

    Step 47

    Step 48

    Step 49

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

    Step 50

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

    Step 51

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

    Step 52

    Thank you for watching, wish you a Happy Holiday!