Sunday, January 30, 2011

Moved to create

I love making a card that uses scraps of scrapbook paper.  It allows me to pull out this bad boy...







Anyone else have one of these?  That seemingly bottomless plastic storage bin of scraps of all shapes, sizes, and colors.  Oh sure, I've attempted to put like colors together, but that never lasts long. 

I've admitted to hoarding collecting scrapbook paper plenty of times.  I own it!  But I love my scraps too.  You never know when you might need that two inch piece of pearl pink paper to punch out a heart or circle! 

I have the book Simply Beautiful Greeting Cards by Heidi Boyd, and I love getting ideas and inspiration from it.  One of my favorite cards to make is the "little house."  I made this one for a friend of mine at work.


The papers I used for the house and steps, are from The Graphics Fairy.   The hearts in the windows and door are from heart confetti I had in my stash.  My friend is a coffee drinker, so I had to incorporate some themed papers into her "home."

Here is the back...




Don't you love this stamp? I covered the stamped hearts with the gold ones for a final touch.  I wanted this card to express my hopes for health and happiness in her new home.  I think it does...







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8 comments:

  1. That house is so cute! I love that the windows open. I'll have to try that :)

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  2. So cute! Love it - as always!
    Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

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  3. What a fun card! I love the cutout windows. And I am glad to hear that I'm not the only one who has a bunch of scraps of paper, I can't bear to toss them out!!

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  4. I simply adore house cards. One of the few cards I have ever saved (besides all the cards from my partner) was a house card we received along with a housewarming gift shortly after we moved into this home. Yours is completely darling. And the stamp on the back absolutely couldn't be more charming.

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  5. What a fun house card! Love those open shutters with the hearts in the windows. Makes me smile.
    And yes, I own up to having a stash of paper scraps, too. ;0
    Just popping over from the Graphics Fairy to check out your sweet creation.

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  6. What an awesome card. You've been in my paper stash again haven't you because once again, I recognize some/several/most of those.

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  7. That card is adorable!! The house is so cute!!
    :)

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  8. What a fun card! I love the cutout windows. And I am glad to hear that I'm not the only one who has a bunch of scraps of paper, I can't bear to toss them out!!

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