" I am a dreamer. I am , indeed, a practical dreamer. My dreams are not airy nothings. I want to convert my dreams into realities, as far as possible. "
Gandhi

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Housewarming Card

   My brother, Hal, and his wife, Charlotte, have been busy moving from their home in Conn. to their new home in New Jersey. They have been living with their daughter, Jill and her husband, Robb, in New Jersey 'til they sold their home in Conn.  It finally happened ... so they are wicked busy moving from both places. Our family is so excited for them. I made this card to celebrate their "dream come true"!!!
Front door card!
I had fun punching and cutting. I used my Nestabilities circle die cuts,one smaller than the other. I cute both in half and then one half in thirds.  The paper was just a shade lighter than the darker green to give the illusion of light.
   The knob is a black brad. The real fun was making the door knocker. I used grunge paper. I just cut free hand, punched a hole in the middle, added a brad, and then painted with gold and distressed inks. The knocker part was hard..It looks a little off,but it was the best I could do.
   The flower pot punch I borrowed from my sister, Chris. Some of you might know her as figaro from Calla Lily Studio. She lives down the road from me, so I just take a short walk and Voila! I have a punch to use. We share alot. Love this punch. I used Tim Hotz's distressed inks to age the paper on the pots.
   The flowers and branches are punches from Martha Stewart and McGill. Enamel Accents is the black center.
   I love the clapboards. I cute them from one inch strips and distressed the edges. I layered them from the bottom up.
   I used gray paper for the porch and light brown for the doormat. The welcome stamp is from Stampin Up's Warm Words. I hope Hal and Charlotte get a "kick out" out of this card.
Inside the card.
   I found the poem for inside the card online. I really like that it's a prayer. They certainly do have a hectic life, at least right now.
   The flowers were stamped from Stampin Up's Upsy Daisy set. I got the idea for this card from a card I found on Splitcoast Stampers. Check it out here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/492043?&si=nancystamps
   Russ, my mom, and I plan on stopping by their place on our drive home from Disney towards the middle of March. Can't wait to see them and their new place. I think the weather will be improving by the time we get there, hopefully.. Thanks for looking!

7 comments:

  1. They will get a kick out of it! I think it is fabulous! Great job!

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  2. Connie,

    This card rocks! I just love how you created the door and the inside is so pretty with the Upsy Daisy set. I'm sure this will be a card they will cherish.

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  3. Cool card! I really like the way you made clapboards! It really adds to the front door theme! Nice!

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  4. This is such a sweet card. I love your door design.

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  5. That is one of the most unique cards that I have seen in a very long while ... you go girl!

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  6. Oh my goodness!!!!! I dont think I can find the words to say how cool this card is!! I absolutely love it!! It is just adorable! yep I could probably go on and on :D You are very talented! I am now following your blog, how could I not after seeing this :D Stop by and pay me a visit, I'm not as talented as this, but I do like new friends!! hugz n blessings.

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  7. I always love to see what you have worked on in your beautiful craft room. Someday maybe I will be able to make a sweet card like this one. I can't wait to get some photos in my cottage album. I've ordered the photos so maybe we can get a bit done soon! I hope the weather will allow us to do so!

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