Happy Housewarming


This card has been in my head for a while.  The Feels Like Home stampset was a freebie in a previous Sale-A-Bration and has been sitting on my shelf...staring at me... whispering to me.  I finally discovered the Best Chapter stampset with the "Happy Housewarming" stamp in it. If you want it, you will have to get it on a retired sale site after 5/3/2022!  Add to that the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder, and there you have it.  This card just HAD to happen.

So, here is how it happened.

  • Cut your Basic Grey cardstock to  8½" x 5½", score at 4¼".  Now, use your trimmer to cut in 1½" on each side-ONLY UP TO THE SCORE LINE!  It should look like this.

  • Take your Brick and Mortar embossing folder and put only the end flaps into it.  I know we always say to put the embossing folders into your machine "hinge-first" but not this time.  You are living dangerously.... a real rebel.

  • Cut Basic White to 2¼" x 4".  Stamp the door image from Feels Like Home in Memento Black so that the door is centered. Color as you wish with Stampin' Blends. 

  •  Cut Real Red cardstock to 2⅜" x 4⅛".  Adhere your Basic White to the Real Red.  Then adhere them to the middle panel of your card.

  • Using the white wood DSP from Heart and Home, cut a piece with the largest scalloped rectangle die from Stitched So Sweetly dies.  Then cut it to about 1 inch.  Stamp "Happy Housewarming" from Best Chapter stampset in Real Red. Adhere to the top of the two side panels with dimensionals- do not stick it to the middle panel.
      • Cut two pieces from the "planked" wood DSP from Heart and Home.  They should be 1" x 5½". Adhere them together so that the wood grain is showing on both sides.  Then adhere it behind the two end panels along the bottom of your card.
      • Cut the "welcome mat" using the smallest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. Use whatever DSP you prefer (I used Heart and Home). Stamp "welcome" in Black Memento using the Welcoming Window stampset. Then adhere to the middle of the wood DSP strip. 

      • Stamp and die cut the flower pot and flowers using Welcoming Window stampset and dies. Adhere the flowers with dimensionals.

      • Cut the inside Basic White to 3½" x 4¾".  The wording used was from an old retired stampset called Barn Door and the little flowerpot stamp is from Feels Like Home.

      Now that I have made this, there are many other variations swimming around in my head - a log home, a home with siding, an apartment building.  If only I could stamp 24/7.

      To make it easy, I created a link to easily shop for the items used on this card.  Click here to shop now.

      Some product was retired.  There are multiple facebook groups to search for retired products.  I am happy to help.

      Retired Product Used:
      Feels Like Home stampset
      Best Chapter stampset (retires 5/3 but is sold out)
      Barn Door stampset
      Stitched So Sweetly Dies

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