Friends of ours just purchased their first home, and it is beautiful!
We got to go see it over the weekend.
I gave them a gift card tucked in a card I made using some elements from their actual home- the gray, the brown, the white, and the texture on upper part of the house. And…I added in their cat who conveniently is gray! I was so pleased with the white around the brown door just like their house:)
I used the retiring Stampin’ Up At Home with You for the door, the welcome mat, and the lantern.
I added in the chair from the Stampin’ Up Seasonal Layers Framelits and the kitty from the retiring Stampin’ Up Sitting Here Stamp Sets.
Thanks for buzzing by, friends…
Enjoy your Memorial Day with family and friends as you remember your loved ones who served their country
and pray for and give thanks to those who are serving our country now.
Here is a little treat holder I made using the SU Apron of Love Bundle.
Just a little unexpected treat you can give to a special person in your life.
The treat holder can hold 3 or 4 Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares nicely.
It is quite simple to make a little box on the bottom to hold the treat.
Here is a video I made to show you some tips and tricks:)
Two Dapper Denim Aprons on a 3″ x 5-1/4″
Dapper Denim Box Bottom 3-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ scored in 1-1/4″ on all four sides
Whisper White Lace and Gingham DSP for pocket: 1-1/2″ x 2″
Real Red and Silver Foil Utensils: 2″ x 2″
Silver Baker’s Twine: 8″
My swap group chose the SU Bike Ride Bundle to play with
so this is what I came up with:
I paired the bike with one of the Annual Catalog Hostess Sets called “In the City.”
What a neat set!
Notice all the cute sentiments-
Wedding, Birthday, Baby, Welcome, Thanks….
In the City offers two-step stamping with 60 stamps that can help you build a tiny home,
all the way up to an entire city if you want!
Imagine how colorful you can make it with the two-step component.
I jazzed up my bike with some silver elements- foil for the basket and handle streamers and some rhinestones on the wheels. The new Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals came in handy attaching the bike in the narrower spaces:)
So many stamps, so many sentiments…but how do you get a sentiment to say exactly what you want? I “erase” some words on one and add others from another stamp. When I saw this week’s MUSE # 34 on Monday created by Therese Calvird, I immediately thought of Home, Sweet, Home…a congrats on a new home. I also had SU Animal Talk on my crafting desk thinking of how to use it for Dynamic Duos # 69 challenge with SU Pacific Point and Old Olive. Then, it came to me- Home, Tweet, Home- enjoy your new home. I just did not ink up “chirp, chirp” and added HOME from another stamp I had on my shelves. I added a small tag like Therese did on her card and used a lot of white space- I think the Woodgrain stamped in SU Sahara Sand ink is so subtle that the white stands out although it is stamped.
SU Animal Talk is one of those “sketchy” lined designs. Even when you stamp it perfectly, it looks imperfect -notice how fuzzy the birdie is? …that’s the charm of it:)
STAMPS: SU Animal Talk, SU Fabulous Phrases, SU Woodgrain Background, SU Tiny Tags (retired), Home from a PTI stamp
INK: SU Pacific Point, SU Old Olive, SU Chocolate Chip
PAPER: SU Whisper White, SU Pacific Point, SU Old Olive
ACCESSORIES: SU Pacific Point Stictched Grosgrain ribbon, SU White Baker’s Twine
TOOLS: SU Tiny Tags Punch (retired)
Here is Therese’s card with its little tag, ample white space, and a die cut home: