Housewarming Cards and Ornaments

Housewarming Cards and Ornaments
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When someone purchases a house with me, I like to thank them with gifts and a card personalized to loosely resembled the property they just bought.  Here are some of the cards I made, along with ornaments that match.  I even added Christmas tree inside the ornament that stands up and can be seen through the door and windows.

Collage of Making House Ornaments

Collage of Making House Ornaments

First I started with one of my favorite Sizzix dies I bought from Stampin’ Up! It’s a milk carton die and I have only made houses from it (bird houses and house ornaments) and I meant to make little milk cartons of goodies for Easter, but I haven’t seen this die since I made these ornaments! That’s a sign that I need to get more organized in my craft room.

Making Paper House Ornaments

Making Paper House Ornaments

As you can see above, I hand cut the windows and doors with my craft knife. Here is what the ornaments looked like once they were complete.  Tip: do not use Copic alcohol markers as the “trim” because they bleed.  I knew better!

Paper House Ornaments

Paper House Ornaments

Here is a picture of the house ornaments with their coordinating cards. Thanks for reading my blog post!

House Cards and House Ornaments

House Cards and House Ornaments

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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.

4 Responses »

  1. Your houses and cards are so sweet, Stephanie! I’m sure your clients are floored when they receive them… so very thoughtful. :)

  2. These are just TOO cute Stephanie. You are SOOOOO talented. I wanna be just like you when I grow up (it’s okay, I don’t think that will happen any too soon!)

    Cheri

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