Wednesday, August 15, 2018

New Home Congrats

Hi Crafty Friends,

Welcome to our August Paper Pros challenge. This month our challenge is hosted by Raquel Mason who has given us the theme is "Anything Goes". 

Karen Burniston recently shared a card she made for the Karen Burniston/Darkroom Door Blog hop which was a variation of the Charm Accordion Card. I have made a Staggered Charm Accordion before but I liked how she used the longer rectangles in each of the windows and of course I had to make my own version. You can see her card which includes a video tutorial here.

My youngest daughter has recently purchased her first house (a unit) and she has just moved into it so I wanted to make a card for her to celebrate. So as you can see above I have combined the two.

As my daughter was buying a unit, I wanted to create a card using something that looked more like units than a house so ended up using one of the houses in the MFT Stamps Town Bear Stamp set.

Here is a close up of the first two pages of my card. I have also used the Crosshatch Rectangles for each of the rectangle panels .... I liked how this looked on Karen's card. I added a row of three units to the first and last pages of the card.

For the centre page I added the sentiments .... "New Home" which is from an old Waltzing Mouse Stamp stamp set and "Congrats" from Word Set 1 - Greetings.

I added small Glitter Dot Peel Off Stickers to each of the hinges, rather than punching holes for brads.

Here is the look at the front of the card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

You can see what the other "Paper Pros" created for this challenge on their blogs:

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Cottage Home Stamp set - Waltzing Mouse Stamps


Karen Aicken said...

This turned out great - and I hope your daughter enjoys her new home.

briddie said...

My nephew is buying a house and I've been trying to figure out how to do a card for him. Thank you for the inspiration! The only part I had decided on was a key theme, and the longer rectangles will suit that motif perfectly.