Thursday, July 19, 2012

House Warming Invitations

I'm back with another House Warming item. My son and daughter in law should be closing on their house on August 8th. I am so happy and excited for them. (I think I've said that a dozen times!)

I was watching YouTube videos a few nights ago (this is my nightly ritual lately) and I came across a stair step card that someone was making for her realtor. I fell in love with it and thought it would be perfect for an invitation for a house warming party. Here is a link to the YouTube video if you'd like to take a look. I also saw a similar card on Pinterest that was made for a housewarming party. That one was made by Sharon White at .

I used papers to match the color of my son and daughter in laws house and I left off the fence because they don't have a fence in their new front yard.

For the trees I used two different cartridges. The middle tree is from Just Because Cards (I bought this cartridge just for that cut because I LOVE it). The other two trees were cut from ? (I'll have to double check that) The house was cut from Create a Critter. I didn't like the windows the way they were so I hid them with my Gypsy and used hearts from the George cartridge instead. I also made the house a little skinnier and taller with my Gypsy. The sold sign is from Freshly Picked. I added a piece of white card stock on top of the sign and stamped 'Sold' with letter stamps from Close to my Heart. It's a Party is also a stamp from Close to my Heart. The grass was made by using the Martha Stewart Icicle punch. The little flowers are from an old punch that I got from Creative Memories.

The party information is hidden in one of the valleys of the card.

So far I have 6 done and about 20 more to do. It's a good thing they are super simple to make.  If you have any questions please feel free to leave me a comment.

Thank you for looking. Cindy

Monday, July 16, 2012

Birthday Banner

Todays project is for my niece that will be turning 14 this weekend. I started out making rosettes in her chosen colors of pink and black. I think I made 13 of them. I'm not sure why I made all of the rosettes before I made the other banner pieces. 13 rosettes later and I realize they are not the size I need for my banner. I used Ribbons and Rosettes for the Rosettes.

I cut out the pennants and letters and glued everything together minus the rosettes. I felt guilty for not using the rosettes after all of the hard work and paper that went into them so I used one at each end of the banners and then a grouping of 3 behind the word 'Birthday'.

Here is a close up of the middle section:

For the font I used the Gypsy Font that comes pre-loaded on the Gypsy. I used a Spellbinders die for the scallop circles behind the letters. The pennant pieces for the banner were cut from Birthday Bash. I can't remember which cartridge I used to cut 'Birthday' so I'll have to come back and post that later. I think the scalloped half circle under 'Birthday' was cut using Art Philosophy, but I did have to resize it so that it would be longer and not as tall.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day!

Can you believe I'm making two posts today?! After doing a little blog hopping and seeing all the wonderful 4th of July cards everyone was making I realized  I didn't show you all the cards I made.

I used one of my new stamp sets by Stamping Scrapping for the sentiment. I also used a couple of my new Spellbinders Nestabilities dies. I'm really loving them, but discovered I need More. Uh oh. The white background paper was embossed with stars using a Cricut Cuttlebug embossing folder.

The inside of the card was stamped using the American Celebration stamp set by Close to my Heart.

Have a safe and fun celebration today.

Housewarming Utensil Pockets

Happy Fourth of July! I hope everyone is having a wonderful safe holiday. I'm spending the day in my craftroom and will hopefully see some fireworks later tonight.

My project today is another one for the housewarming party. Still going with the moving theme I decided to use newspaper print paper to make these because everyone uses newspaper to pack their fragile items, right?

This one is just a sample. When we make the ones for the party we will use better napkins and utensils. I cut the paper at 4" x 7" and used my ATG gun to glue it together as a pocket. I then used a couple of Stampin' Up punches to make the tag.

Its a little hard to see in this picture, but I stamped some utensils on the tag and Let's Party. The utensils are from the stamp set called Pair-a-Phrase by Close to my Heart. The sentiment Let's Party is from a set called Label Accents by Stamping Scrapping.

Have a wonderful Independence Day. Cindy
Blessed are the children of scrapbookers, for they shall inherit the scrapbooks.