Saturday, August 9, 2014

Home Sweet Home

I've been wanting to use my Alterations Artful Dwellings die for quite a while - and today I finally got it out!  This cute New Home card was so easy to put together!
The die cuts all 4 of the dwelling shapes.  I attached them by laying them down side by side on my work table with just a little space between each one so they could fold over each other.  I ran a piece of Idea-ology Tissue Tape across all 4 pieces - then wrapped it around the back over each panel to where I started.  Here's the view from the back when it's opened up.
Here's how it looks folded up. It's small enough to be mailed in a regular A1 envelope.  Kind of cute isn't it?!  (It actually folds flatter - but I opened it a bit so it would stand up!)
I was inspired to make my house card by this month's Virginia's View Challenge - Shape Card
and I used stripes on it for the Cas-ology Cue card - Stripe.


The little windows and door were die cut using Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Mini Openings die and Where Women Cook Windows Die from Sizzix.  The sentiments, front door and little house stamps are from A Cottage Home, A Cottage Christmas and Country Labels 4 from Waltzingmouse.

Stamps:  A Cottage Home, A Cottage Christmas, Country Labelsd 4 - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Black, Vintage Cream - PTI, DP October Afternoon - Sidewalks and Farmhouse pads.
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Dies - Alterations -  Artful Dwellings, Mini Openings Movers and Shapers;  Windows - Where Women Cook - Sizzix, Sketch Book Tissue Tape - Idea-ology, Glue N Seal - Ranger.

17 comments:

~amy~ said...

Julia, this is wonderful!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

How fun!

Nikki Acton said...

So effective Julia, brilliant. Nikki x

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Absolutely WONDERFUL!!!

Redanne said...

Wow Julia, I have had this die for ages and never quite knew what to do with it - now I do! I love the idea of a new home card and your is fabulous! Anne xx

Julie C. said...

This card is fabulous!! What a great fun card! ^_^

Mona Pendleton said...

Pure cuteness Julia! Love the little dwellings ~ one of my favorite dies!

Virginia Lu said...

Wow, what a gorgeous and cute house card, Julia! I didn't know such dies exist!! Thanks to your gorgeous card, I got to see it. I love the idea of using TH tissue paper across all panels! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View Shape Card Challenge!

Melissa said...

This is just adorable, Julia! So very creative!
Thanks so much for joining us over at CASology! :)

Joyce said...

Oh, this is so very cute. Love the little neighborhood you put together. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Annette Allen said...

here you go again with another awesome design.. what a fun shape. .love it

OH Babs said...

Wow! Cute and clever.

wienerhoneymooners said...

AMAZING card Julia, such an inspiration!!! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!!

Cindy C. said...

Wow this is amazing!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Wowza! I had to come see your shaped card. It is stunning and a very clever use of the dies!

Deepti said...

Oh my this is such a fab shaped card, love it !

Dianne said...

It is real cute, I could do a lot with those dies,, thanks for the inspiration. The perfect card for a new home, thanks for sharing..