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9.17.2010

House Warming Card

I've been wanting to use this house card from the Cricut "Wild Card" cartridge since I bought it.  And I decided that making a house warming card for my friend Michelle that just moved was the perfect opportunity!

I used light brown cardstock for the house base and ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Mini Mosaic folder to give it the appearance of "stone".  Then I inked the raised area to give it some depth.  I cut out all the layers offered (door, window, roof and topiaries) and inked each of those as well.

On the door, I wanted to make a curtain, so I accordian folded a small piece of striped paper and adhered it to the inside of the door window.  Then I added a "welcome" banner and attached the brads slightly closer than the length of the banner so that it would stand out a bit.  Here's a close-up:
To make the card sturdier and to make the window look like a light was on inside, a cut the house in blackout mode 1/4" smaller than the card base and used those as mats on both sides of the inside of the house.

Thanks for looking and have a creative day!  :)

5 comments:

Kate said...

I LOVE this!! I'd seen another person make this, but didn't realize it was a Cricut image. Your version is absolutely fantastic with the embossing and inking - and especially the little curtain. Great job!!

meredith said...

very cute! I have also made this card for a friend xx

Jennifer said...

Ohmygoodness!!! :) I am so glad that I found you...you have the best ideas! I love your creations!!!!!

Thank you so much for sharing,

Jennifer

LBCrafts said...

I love your blog and your family statements in the side bar. They made me laugh out loud! Your very creative and I am looking forward to following your blog and projects.

Laurie

p.s. Thanks for popping by my blog and for you comment.

Becky B. said...

So CUTE! I love the way you accordion folded the "curtin" in the window of the door...very creative!