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New Home

It's been a while since I have posted. Life has been busy. I decided in January, after a health episode that I needed to find a new home. So I've been busy purging! But today, my daughter and son-in-law sign papers on their new home! Here's the card I made for them. Their new home is brick has a white fireplace and my son-in-law loves to do wood working in his spare time. I thought the wood and brick together created a cozy feel and also gave it a personal touch.

I saw lots of cute "new home" cards on Pinterest, but the ones with the keys, caught my eye. I hadn't seen those before. I had some of these old skeleton keys laying around in my craft stash. You can also find some at Hobby Lobby and Amazon, that are a lot fancier.

I cut a piece of Basic White cardstock 4" x 5-1/4" and embossed it with the "Brick & Mortar" embossing folder. I then found a die that would be long enough for the key. I found this one in "Snow Time" die set. I backed the opening with the same woodgrain DSP and then popped it up on the card base.

The HOME letters were die cut with the retired Large Letters alphabet dies using some wood grain DSP. This particular paper is retired, but you could use anything and there are still some current DSP packages with woodgrain. Before I die cut the letters I backed the DSP with some of our Foam Adhesive Strips #141825. After I die cut them, I laid them out to see how they would fit and secured them in place by peeling off the other backing strip.

I die cut the little heart with Cherry Cobbler, I didn't want too bright of a red, using the heart from "Give it A Whirl" die set. I like that it's stitched around the edge. I also embossed it with a Script embossing folder before I die cut.

I cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, to give the key a POP of color, and looped it through the key hole and attached it to the card with A LOT of glue dots.

I used the retired "At Home With You" stamp set for the "on your new home" and the congratulations from "Special Occasions" stamp set.

It's simple and went together pretty easily.

I cut a piece of 1/8" foam to place on top of the key. You will also need extra postage for this card.

Hope you enjoy this!

Images: ©Stampin' Up!


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