Today, I’m sharing a Sweet Home Holiday card featuring the Sweet Home Bundle as we bring you a new Paper Craft Crew Sketch. On that note… yes, it’s Wednesday and that means I’m over at the Paper Craft Crew for a NEW Challenge! You are invited to come over and check out this weeks sketch as well as the Design Team submissions. The Paper Craft Crew is also excited to welcome our newest member, Jeanne Bohanon! She is an amazing Paper Crafter and former Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Member. Now, don’t forget, the challenge starts today and ends on Tuesday, November 22nd at 1:30 PM EST.
Sweet Home Holiday
Paper Craft Crew Sketch 219
This weeks Card Sketch is AWESOME… Or, at least, I think so and I hope you’ll also enjoy the sketch along with the Sweet Home Holiday card that I created. The sketch inspired me along with a little help from my friend and fellow design team member, Andrea Tracy-Tucker. The Sweet Home bundle is totally adorable and great for making 3D houses but also works great on cards.
As Andrea and I collaborated, I knew the house was going to feature Gumballs with Real Read and Cucumber Crush on a Sahara Sand background. The house is stamped with Tip Top Taupe which is stamped off then stamped on the Sahara Sand and cut out with the Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies. Behind the house is a fun polka-dot In Color Cucumber Crush Designer Series Paper cut using the NEW Stitched Shapes Framelits (which are already on backorder they are so popular!).
Another favorite die of mine that I used on this card for the “Jolly Sentiment” is the Christmas Greetings Thinlits. Look closely at the “Jolly” on this card! I used Cucumber Crush cardstock which is layered 3 times to create some thickness with all three layers glued together. Next, the “jolly” is heat embossed with clear embossing powder to give it a sheen which also makes it darker looking than Cucumber Crush. I love how it creates a nice contrast against the Cucumber Crush featured on the remainder of the card.
And, just one more thing… I have a confession! This is the FIRST Gingerbread House that I’ve ever made (or at least I think it is!). I do not have any memories of making a Gingerbread house. This may be the year that my family needs to make our first Gingerbread house. Even though my son can’t eat the Gingerbread, I know he would enjoy the frosting and candy!
Tips, Tricks & Reminders from SunnyGirl:
- Versatility! Stampin’ Up! offers amazing products that are so versatile. Today’s Sweet Home stamp set and coordinating Home Sweet Home Thinlits provide the paper crafter with the opportunity to create adorable 3D house shaped treat boxes, adorable cards or even home decor! The possibilities are endless!
- Card Basics. The majority of the cards I create are an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of paper cut in half at the 5 1/2″ mark. On todays, card I actually cut lengthwise at the 4 1/4″ mark so the card opens “up” instead of to the side.
- Corner Rounder Punch. Did you notice in the photo above the rounded corners at the bottom of the card? I love the look of rounded corners on cards especially cards that open up. The Corner Rounder Punch makes it so easy to create this look. Go ahead and give it a try on your next card.
Stampin’ Up! Product List!
Below is a list of all the supplies used to create today’s card. Everything on this Sweet Home Holiday card comes from one stamp set, Sweet Home. Additional products used include the Christmas Greeting Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, and Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine. You can click on the pictures below and purchase these items today or you can click on the cute shopping cart at the bottom of this post!
Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch
Here is this weeks Card Sketch with the Paper Craft Crew. If you are having a mental creative block, card sketches are a great way to kickstart your creative juices. Why not stop over at the Paper Craft Crew, create a card inspired by this weeks Card Sketch and post to the blog!
Sunny Stampin’ & Scrappin’!