Since Mike is a Real Estate Broker, any time Stampin’ Up!® releases a new stamp set or bundle with houses, I have to order it. They make fun cards to add to our “thanks for working with Cornerstone” gift bags at closing, as well as Christmas and thinking of you cards.
I love the Coming Home Bundle in the August-December Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog. It has such cute images. Here’s a card I made for a recent swap.
I almost didn’t post this, because the way 2020 has been so far, I didn’t want to risk being neck-deep in snow all winter! But I like this card, as well as the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) don’t you? The paper is so beautiful with the copper accents. It’s another returning favorite from last year’s Holiday Mini Catalog.
For this card, I stamped the house on Whisper White Cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Then I colored with Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Cinnamon Cider, and Real Red Stampin’ Blends. I just realized that if I had added black shutters and a big front porch, this could be our house – without the snow, of course!
To die-cut the house and snow drifts, I used the Home Together Dies which are part of the Coming Home Bundle. You can purchase the dies and stamps separately, but if you bundle them, you save 10%. Next I sponged a bit of Balmy Blue Ink along the edges of the snow so it wouldn’t be so flat.
This design is a little different from the ones I mailed out. One of my drifts slipped a little, so I added a tiny bit of Shaded Spruce on the trees so they’d stand out a little more.
Finally, I added the snow, house, and DSP to a Balmy Blue card base.
For our “in person” classes this month, we made little treat boxes using the Home Together Dies, Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP, card stock, and Copper Foil Sheets.
These were so simple. First, we cut card stock to coordinate with the DSP colors – Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow, or Pretty Peacock. This one, of course, is Night of Navy. The paper is 3″ x 3″, which creates a 1″ cube when finished. Score all four sides at 1″, then snip on two opposite sides from the edge to the score line to create tabs. Fold the edges up, tucking the tabs behind the front and back.
Next, die-cut the house front and back from the same color card stock as the box. Adhere a piece of Copper Foil to the front of the box, then add the house die-cut over it so the copper star peeks out. Add the plain house die-cut to the other end of the box and two 1″ squares of DSP to the sides. Easy! This box holds a few small candies. We were able to add three “fruit chews” to the box, but they were wedged very tightly. These will be fun treats to give out to clients, or for fun table favors at holiday dinners.
If you want a larger box, simply adjust the measurements (3″ x 3-1/2″ for a 1″ x 1-1/2″ box, for example).
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