My friends and I have loved working with the Tiny House die from Sizzix/ Tim Holtz - so much that my local ATC Swap group decided to do a year of Tiny House swaps instead of ATCs. But those pesky roofs! Short of using a TON of tacky glue there didn't seem to be a way to securely attach them! Recently I decided to make my houses from fabric and I was afraid that a ton of glue would bleed into the fabric, making them not so pretty. So I had to come up with a plan to attach the roof to each house without using glue on the fabric/Peltex sandwich. And I did. It works so well in fact that this is how I will attach the roofs going forward! It also works great with cardstock, chipboard and matboard.
In my previous post a spoke a bit about it. Now I have pictures that will hopefully make the technique a bit clearer. It also works great to attach the tiny house to a base if you choose to put them on bases - just attach that tab first and attach house to the base with glue or strong doublestick tape BEFORE attaching the roof tabs and roof.
So here goes!
Start by cutting heavy cardstock (I used 110lb watercolor paper) into 1" x 2" pieces. You'll need two for each house, plus one more if you want to put your house on a base.
Next, make two score marks 1/2" in as shown above. Bend them at the score marks and attach 3/8" strong doublestick tape (I like Elizabeth Crafts or Sookwang) to each folded end of the tab as shown below.
Once both tabs are attached you can either use a 1" wide doublestick tape or Tacky Glue (my preference) on the tabs and press the roof into place. If using glue just hold in place for a minute. NOTE: With the smaller tiny house you will need to trim off the corners of the tabs so it fits properly.