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I had a special request from a friend for a Housewarming card and the people LOVE Meerkats.  They have received it now so I can share this with you.

I wanted something a little different but I don’t have any “housewarming” type greetings.  I thought the Well Written Dies would work ok.

I made a Tent Card with The Gang’s All Meer stamp set from Sale-A-Bration.  Now I realise that this is a little tropical for the meerkats BUT I just thought it worked ok and kinda cute.  So just roll with it for me. 🙂

This is the front on view.

Side on View.

I have made a few versions of the tent card over the years but I have the tutorial again for the Tent card below.

The meerkats were stamped on Whisper White card and coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  I fussy cut them out. TIP: Just leave a little white border when you fussy cut.  It’s softer on they eyes.

When I cut and scored the Old Olive card I adhered a piece of the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper on the front panel and diecut it with the Scallop Circle from the Layering CIrcles Dies. This cut out piece was then adhered inside the card.

The Palm tree was stamped from the Timeless Tropical Stamp set.  I shared this tip in a recent video.  But to create the different colours on the palm tree you could colour it with your Markers But I stamped 2 trees, one in Old Olive and one in Early Espresso.  Then I cut off the palm leaves of the Old Olive one and adhered it straight on top of the Early Espresso one.

The welcome was diecut from the Well Written Dies and adhered on to the front with the cute standing Meerkat.  Of course finished with a Tropical Oasis Trinkets.


1. Cut your base card to measure 10.5cm x 29.5cm.    (4 1/4″ x 11 5/8″)

2. Score on the long side at 2.5cm, 5cm, 7.5cm, 18.5cm. (1″, 2″, 3″, 7 1/4″).  Fold on the score lines.

3. Cut your window from the front using the die of your choice.

4. Add adhesive onto the small tab and adhere to the inside of your folded card at the back. (Just fold up the card first to work out the best place for your adhesive).  I had the tab to attach to the back of the card so you can’t see it inside the front).

5. If you wish to add a piece of card inside for stamping as an alternative, cut a piece of Whisper White 11cm x 10.5cm. (4 1/4″ x 4  5/16″).  I used a piece of white card this size for on the back of the Tent Card for writing your message on too.

Have fun creating it,




I needed to make a card for a lovely friend of mine who recently moved in to a new place of her own.  After many years of personal issues it was really lovely to see her now finding her own way. The dilemma was what can  I use to make a card for her?? I usually do punch art for these occasions and I just went looking through my blog posts and realised I hadn’t shared any of them before. I don’t know how I missed that!! I decided to dust off a stamp I have had since before I joined Stampin’ Up! over 6 years ago. Previously I have coloured this with pencils or just inked in one colour.  Today I dragged out the Blendabilities for it!

So it’s not Stampin’ Up! and I can’t tell you the name of this stamp sorry.  It didn’t have the name or company on the block.  The rest of the card is all Stampin’ Up! though.  I thought I would show you the card still.


The base card is Marina Mist.  A second piece of Marina Mist was cut just slightly smaller than the front of the base card.  I cut a circle in that piece with a Circle Framelit and then this piece was embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  On Whisper White card I stamped the image in Memento Ink and coloured this with various Blendabilities.  I adhered that piece under the embossed Marina Mist card and adhered it onto the card base.  The greeting is from Petite Pairs stamp set.  I coloured the “welcome” on the ‘Welcome Baby’ stamp with a Night of Navy Marker and stamped it on a strip of Whisper White.  I flagged the end of the piece and adhered that to the card with Dimensionals.  I added a Silver Metal Button and  Whisper White Twine bow.  I prefer using glue dots to adhere these. When it was done  I thought it was a little plain so added some Old Olive leaves punched with the 2 step Bird Punch.

Thanks for stopping by and indulging me today.  I hope life is good in your part of the world. 🙂