Happy New Home

My upline Cindy has moved into her forever home – so I decided to make her a card to congratulate her. This card was so fun to make. It’s a slider card that I somewhat modified because I didn’t want some of the stamped images to move. The video I watched to create the card can be found here. I didn’t know how it was going to end up, but I just went with it and I think it turned out great!

Since this card is a slider card, my base is just a 4.25″ x 5.5″ sheet using Soft Sky card stock. You could use a standard card base if you want the card to open for a greeting inside – but I didn’t think it was necessary for this card. For the slider base, I used a 4″ x 5.25″ sheet using Whisper White card stock. I stamped my trees and grass on this for the background image using the Sheltering Tree set, and used the cloud stamp from a kit called Hello Love.  I made my cuts as described in the video, except I stopped before I cut into my clouds – I didn’t want these images to pop up in the slider portion of the card. For the slider/pop up portion of the card, I wanted to prop up some houses – so I used two images and the sentiment from a retired holiday set called Holiday Home.

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I colored my houses using my Blendabilities markers and cut them out. Once all the cuts are made and the slider mechanism is done, I adhered my houses to it and cut some Wild Wasabi card stock to make grass using my fringe scissors. I made some extra cuts using some regular scissors to give it a rough look too.

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Here is the card with the slider portion activated:

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So stinkin’ cute!

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The sentiment on the inside is from a set called Bravo. It fit in there just perfect.

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Hope you enjoyed that – I sure did!

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Tree of Hearts

When my sister-in-law was here, we made cards (you can’t come to Ohio and not make a card with me!). I wanted to use the Sheltering Tree stamp set again and had in mind a tree of hearts, but once I started choosing colors and stamped, I didn’t exactly execute the way I had envisioned – but as with all projects, it’s a learning process!

It’s not romantic or as whimsy as I had hoped and the little hearts turned out looking more like apples. But just because I don’t like it for a Valentine’s Day card for my husband, doesn’t mean it isn’t a cute card that someone else would love receiving :).

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Card Base/Hearts in Real Red

Leaves/Grass/Banner in Wild Wasabi

Bike in Smoky Slate

Hearts using the You Plus Me set

Trees/Bike/grass using the Sheltering Tree set

Sentiment is from the Perfect Pennants set, cut using the Banners Framelits Dies

Friendship is a Sheltering Tree

True friendship is a rare find – and this card is being made for my previous next-door neighbor, Karen. They say people come and go…but I don’t think that’s how true friendships are meant to play out. I never go a week without hearing from Karen and she has been a constant source of support for me over the past year. I miss her so much – she is my sheltering tree.

With this card, I’m wishing for a warm spring to arrive soon. This kit is called Sheltering Tree – so appropriately named – and I expect it to be a very popular one.

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This is a fun kit to make ANY time of the year. I’m looking forward to making one for all seasons.

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Colors used:

Card base: Blushing Bride

Tree trunk/swing: Soft Suede

Grouind/grass: Wild Wasabi

Leaves: Old Olive (stamped 3 times without re-inking)

Petite flowers: Blushing Bride

Sentiment background: Washi Tape