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SWEET HOME HOUSEWARMING!

I have a special card to share with you today. My niece and her partner recently bought their first home.  It is a very big deal and I wanted to make a card to share in their excitement.  The pressure was on though as my niece makes cards and comes to my classes.  Here is the card I made for them.

When I was going through my stamps I realised I didn’t have a lot for housewarming cards.  They are not cards you make too often but I came across the Sweet Home set and the Home Sweet Home  Thinlits.  I thought they would work well.  The colours are Old Olive, Soft Sky and Sweet Sugarplum.  The card layout was using the card sketch from CASE THIS SKETCH #193.

The paper I used was from the Merry Little Christmas DSP.  This paper doesn’t have to be used just for Christmas.  It has some great prints either Black and White or the Old Olive.  It really doesn’t do it justice in the catalogue. (p 12 Holiday Catalogue). When I sat the house on to the paper I thought it was a little plain so I added a Vellum circle and some loops of the Silver Thread. This was a fun card to put together. 

My niece really loved it.  It passed the test I think. 🙂

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

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A CUTE BIRDHOUSE WITH THE HOME SWEET HOME THINLITS!

I can’t wait to share the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration TOMORROW!! How exciting! But before I do I thought I would share this project that I made some months ago but realised I hadn’t shared it with you yet.

I had in my head for a while to create a cute birdhouse with the Home Sweet Home Thinlits.  It is just another way to use these cute Thinlits.

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To Create the Birdhouse: The house  was cut from Thick Whisper White cardstock to make it sturdier.  It was stamped in Smoky Slate with the Hardwood Background stamp after cutting it out.  Before the house was assembled I cut a circle from the front piece to create a door.  I also cut a thin circle frame from Cherry Cobbler cardstock using 2 different sized Layering Circle Framelits.

To Assemble the Birdhouse: The roof is made from a strip of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  You can make the piece any size you like but this piece measures 5.5cm x 8cm (scored at 4cm).  Or 2 1/8″x 3 1/4″ (scored at 1 5/8″).  It was embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  Of course a Birdhouse has to have a cute bird.  This little bluebird is cut from the Birds and Blooms Thinlits and I added some greenery with the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  The sentiment is from the Sweet Home stamp set and stamped on Crushed Curry card.

Hope you like this cute house?  The Home Sweet Home Thinlits, the Sweet Home stamp set and the Pretty Pines Thinlits are being carried over so you will be able to still get hold of these to make your own after today.

Get ready for the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration to start tomorrow!!! 🙂

Jenny

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CHRISTMAS GIFT BOX WITH HOME SWEET HOME!

Not a lot of time left to get everything done for Christmas.  If you still need some quick treat boxes and you have the Home Sweet Home Thinlits then I have a very speedy box for you.

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I cut 2 pieces of the house Framelits shape from the Candy Cane Lane DSP.  It was then simply adhered together by folding on the score lines and placing your adhesive on the side tab and the bottom tabs to assemble.  I used Fast Fuse for this as it is strong.  Punch 2 holes in the top section and then you can thread some Real Red Baker’s Twine to close it.

I had a left-over detailed tag in the Merry Tags Framelits cut from Red Glimmer Paper. I could then quickly stamp a ’25’in Real Red from the Merriest Wishes set and I cut that out along with a circle from Early Espresso.  These were raised up off the box with Dimensionals.

You could easily make a few of these  in no time.  They might make nice place settings at your Christmas Dinner Table.

Jenny

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COOL COFFEE CUP CARD!

I found this idea the other day to make these cute coffee cups.  I don’t drink coffee but I love meeting up with friends for “coffee”.  I loved the idea that you could make these cute cups with … The Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies.  How clever! They make great sized coffee cups for a card.

This idea is from Susan Campfield on suestampfield.com HERE.

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 I put together a video on how to make it for you.  View that -> HERE.

You can dress them up as you like.  I have used the ‘Paisleys and Posies’ stamps and the Paisleys Framelits.  The background is stamped with the ‘Timeless Textures’ set. The sentiment is from ‘Bella and Friends’ which I think is very apt for a friend to let them know you are thinking of them.

What a fun idea!

It just happens that the Home Sweet Home Thinlits are 30% off this week for Extravaganza. They are priced this week at $44.10.  You can check out all the List for Extravaganza at my store HERE.

I hope you can make your own “coffee cup” cards.

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HOME SWEET HOME EXTENSION!

I showed you the little beach house yesterday. I have to show you this house though. When I started making these houses I thought they were cute but it would be good to be a little bigger. So the house underwent an extension.

Here is my extended version. I will explain the “how-to” below.

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On this house I cut the house in Thick Whisper White and stamped the Hardwood Background stamp in Smoky Slate.  The roof is Mint Macaron and the windows and door frames are in Basic Gray.

I did cut the door out but I think next time I won’t worry about this.  It tends not to stay shut but then you could sneak one of those Hershey Kisses out! This size actually fits 24 Kisses in.

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Side View

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Back View.

HOW TO EXTEND YOUR HOME SWEET HOME HOUSE:

1. Cut 2 house pieces from the Home Sweet Home Thinlits.  To save card you will only need to cut the front/back of the house section so the one with the peak leaving a small tab around each side. With the same colour card you will need 2 pieces cut at 10cm x 6cm (4″x 2 3/8″).  Score at 1cm and 7cm (Score at 3/8″ and 2 3/4″)

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2. Stamp or decorate your pieces as you like before assembling.  Also, cut your door and windows. TIP: Before cutting your windows, mark a line in pencil across the card piece then line up the bottom edge of your window Framelit on the pencil line to be sure that the pieces are level.

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3. Fold on all the score lines and assemble together. Consider where you want to be able to open your house to get the treats.  On mine although I had the door cut I had the bottom open.  I just used Glue dots to stick it together temporarily.

To assemble add your adhesive on the side tabs of the front and back of the house. I used Fast Fuse but you can use Tear and Tape or other adhesive. Adhere one side wall piece to the tab on the front of the house piece and one side wall to the other tab on the front of the house. Do this by lining up the top score line of the side of the house to the top of the tab piece if that makes sense. The bottom score line should line up with the bottom of the front tab.

Adhere the back of the house to the other wall piece.  If you wish to have the back opening then just add adhesive to only one tab.

4.  For the roof: Cut your card to 7 cm x 9cm.  Score 4.5cm. (2 3/4″x 3 1/2″ Score at 1 3/4″)

Emboss your piece with the Brick Embossing Folder checking that the “bricks” line up the right way on your card.  That is that they run across.  Line up the score line of the card with an edge of the brick wall.

Place adhesive to the top tabs of the front/back house piece and also on the top tab on the side walls.  Line up the “roof” piece with the top of the house and adhere together.

5.  Now decorate to your little hearts content.  🙂  The options are endless really.  With this size you can fit so many treats.  As I had mentioned I was able to fit 24 Hershey Kisses. Unfortunately I didn’t have any Ferrero Rochers on hand.  That would be interesting to see how many can fit.  That’s for another day. 🙂

Have you been making Tiny Houses?  I would love to see them.  Why not drop me a comment with a link for us all to check out.

Thanks for visiting.

Have a great weekend.  It’s a long weekend here so I am not sure what is in store.

Jenny

 

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BEACH HOUSES!

This is the first project I made on our stamping weekend this past weekend.  I just have to share this with you.  I was so pleased with how it turned out.

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I live right near the beach so had to make a beach house. I have used the Sweet Home Stamp set and the Home Sweet Home Thinlits.  What a great versatile bundle it is.

Once I made the house I had to make a matching card.  Here are the details.

HOUSE: The roof is in Marina Mist. The house stripes are stamped in Smoky Slate.  I coloured the banners with the markers. The surfboard is the oval door stamp and die and I added the hatched line (if that is what you call it). The fin is from one of the banners and I cut that by hand and kind of rounded the points.

CARD: I cut the house out on Whisper White and then trimmed off just the front part of the house.  Then stamped the lines in Smoky Slate to match. I stamped another board for the card.  The “sand” was a piece of Crumb Cake card that I tore the edge off then inked it with Crumb Cake ink on the edge and in patches.  I assembled it all on a piece of Marina Mist card than I stamped the clouds from Sprinkles of Life in White ink.

I debated what else to do.  It needed something else but wasn’t sure how to add a greeting. Then I had a thought.  I cut the thin door frame from the Thinlits set from Crumb Cake card.  The centre piece that is left when you cut it I trimmed off and then stamped the Sentiment which is from Balloon Builder on to that.  I sponged these pieces a little too with Crumb Cake ink. I was really pleased with how that worked.

I have plans for more homes.  When I get to it. 🙂

Thanks for visiting today.  See you again soon,

Jenny

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HOME SWEET HOME!

A couple of weeks ago with my order I got the new ‘Sweet Home’ stamp set and the matching Thinlits.  I finally had a play recently and made a cute little house.  I thought I would show you.

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These ‘Home Sweet Home’ Thinlits have so many special little “bits”, OK well dies to be more technical – 22 in fact.  You can create so many variations.  I will say this did take some time but I think now I have made one I can whip them up pretty quickly.  I think the most time consuming part was the roof. Also, I found it a little tricky lining up the stripes on the walls of the house. This house was CASED from Pinterest but I added the circle wreath on the door using one of the dies and then punched some small red circles from the 2-step Owl punch for the “berries”.

In the photo above it doesn’t really give you much idea of the size.  I thought I would take another photo for comparison.  Check out the size against an ink refill.

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Isn’t it the cutest??  I can’t wait to have some more play with these.

Have a wonderful day/night wherever you are in the world.

Jenny