Recently I moved house, and I wanted to give friends my new address… But I wanted something a little bit more special than a text message. I wanted to get creative; so I chose to make these little note cards…
Luckily for me, the new Autumn/Winter 2014 catalogue launched just in time, and contained a lovely little stamp set called Holiday Home, with coordinating framelits, available as a bundle here with a saving of 15%!
This may well be a holiday set, but, as with all things Stampin’ Up! it’s versatile, and I think it’s just perfect for this!
If you would like to make your own cards, here is how I made mine…
1 – Stamp taller houses in Smoky Slate onto Whisper White cardstock. 2 houses per card.
2 – Stamp small house in chosen ink colours (I used the brights collection). 1 house per card.
3 -Using your Big Shot cut all houses out with co-ordinating Framelits die. I roughly trimmed my sheet down, and held the die in place using washi tape. (The Magnetic Platform is on my wish list!)
4 – Adhere 2 taller houses towards the bottom of card base using Mini Glue Dots.
5 – Place a smaller house over the two taller ones, adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals to add height.
6 – Stamp “Happy New Home” sentiment at the top of the card in matching ink colour, with contrasting Candy Dots on either side.
That is your card done!
However, I wanted to add a little something to the envelopes too! So…
1 – Stamp smaller house stamp at an angle on the lower corner of envelope in coloured ink (I used the same as I had on the card).
2 – Mask off the coloured stamp using a spare cut out (I cut another house from scrap cardstock, and held it over the edge with a piece of washi tape)
3 – Using the taller house stamp, and Smoky Slate ink, stamp over the masked house, to create the impression of a layered effect similar to the cards.
All done! Now I have a coordinating set of New Home cards and envelopes 🙂
Stamp Set: Holiday Home (Bundle)
Cardstock: Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes, Whisper White
Ink: Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pad, Brights Classic Stampin’ Pads
Embellishments: Brights Candy Dots
Adhesives: Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Equipment: Big Shot Die Cut Machine
If you have any questions or queries, please feel to contact me below, or via my Facebook page.
Don’t forget this week is the Stampin’ Up! Stamp, Stock & Save promotion running from 1-6th October!