A House-Shaped Card for a Special Family

A House-Shaped Card for a Special Family
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Today I wrote a blog post about a Habitat for Humanity house built for a friend of mine.  You can read about it, if you’d like to learn about the background story for this card: A Habitat for Humanity House, Built With Love.

I enjoy making cards for my clients and friends who buy homes from me. It’s fun to surprise them with a replica of their new home-made with paper and it’s enjoyable to customize the card with a photo of them in the window, or adding the appropriate Irish Blessing inside the card.  I have just a few more house-related cards to make before sharing a blog post of all my house cards but until then, here is one very special house-shaped card I made for a very special family.

When my friend sent me the appraisal for his Habitat for Humanity house, I was happy to see a picture of the completed house.  Here is the picture I used as a reference for my card:

Here is the House

“Here is the House”  🙂

This is the card I made (I blurred out the last name above the door for privacy).  I remember seeing commercials on TV for Habitat for Humanity and the ad gets emotional when the new home-owner is given her key.  A key in this context is the symbol of home ownership, so I attached an antique key charm to the card:

Habitat for Humanity - House Card for my Friend

Habitat for Humanity – House Card for my Friend

Finally, this is a picture of the happy family and me – notice my friend holding up the key and my card.  🙂  Click the photo if you’d like to see it larger.

Happy New Home-Owners and Stephanie Dawson

Here I am with the Happy New Home-Owners

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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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  1. Completely awesome! What a neat way to welcome them to their new home! I bet those cards always get framed 🙂

  2. All your cards are so special, and especially your house cards have truly special significance, but this one is off the charts! What an awesome story and so sweet of you to be able to give this family such a meaningful card. I love it!

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