Monday, February 3, 2014

Congratulations Housewarming Card

A couple weeks ago I was a guess for Top Dog Dies.  This is a card that was shared on their blog, but I thought I would share it here too.  I used their Our Home Album and Home Album Finishers dies.  Obviously the die is meant to be for a house shaped mini album, but it's perfect for the front of a housewarming card too.

I cut the basic house from yellow cardstock and added some scoring for 'siding'.  I used a slightly darker shade of ink than the cardstock and a sponge dauber to give the scoring some extra dimension/definition.

For the roof, I cut two roof pieces with brown cardstock and used the edge of one as a mask to create the shingles on the roof.  The chimney was cut from white cardstock and color was added using two shades of red.  Once the color was right, I went back in with a chalk marker for the caulking.

I backed the windows with a bit of very light gray cardstock, and free cut the banner and added the handwritten sentiment.

Once I had the house assembled, I just attached it to a 4x4 card.

That's all for today!  Hope that you are having a wonderful week!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstck:  Avery Elle - Silver Fox, Daisy, and Cherry Cardstock; CTMH - Chocolate and White Daisy cardstock; Recollections - Black Cardstock
Ink:  CTMH - Honey, Cranberry, Barn Red, and Chocolate ink
Other:  Top Dog Dies - Our Home Album and Our Home Album Finishers Dies; CTMH - Dimensional Foam Tape; Stampin Up - Scoreboard; Tombow - Mono and Multi Mono Adhesive


  1. Miriam, this is awesome!! LOVE the siding you created on your card! So many details really make this shine ... the sponged roof, the caulking, the gray inside the windows, the adorable banner. They all work so well together!

  2. AND I wanted to congratulate you on your big win at the PC&S gallery challenge! Super-cute banner card!

  3. Congrats on guesting! Genius how you used die and did roof!

  4. Oh, this is so sweet, Miriam! This is the set of dies I was hoping to get (my daughter, Sage, really liked them, too!)

  5. oh my this is so totally cute.. love all the fine details on this Miriam... love it.

  6. You are amazing Miriam, you know that?!
    Thanks for sharing that beauty with us!

  7. We'll that's genius!! Amazing card!

  8. What a perfect and cool housewarming card! Love it!

  9. This is perfect with all the details on the card who would not fall in love with this one :)