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My husband and I recently worked with a lovely couple and helped them purchase a beautiful home. We attended their wedding and on their special day, I gave them this Mr. and Mrs. card along with this wall art.

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I broke out my new Close to My Heart Claire Paper Packet for the first time and used it for this 12″ x 12″ project. Using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, I cut out the nine houses and the sentiment. I had to use a ruler, a triangle and my ruled self-healing cutting mat to get everything straight. I’d like to go tell the young me that yes, you will still use math as an adult someday – even in your hobbies!

blog-Home Sweet HomesI used some Natural Hemp and a Piercing Too to hand stitch through each house. I think it took me about three hours to make this piece of wall art. Next time it would take a little less time because I wouldn’t have to play around, guessing what size to cut everything. I’d say laying everything out straight and hand-stitching nine houses took the most time, but it was worth it to make a special wedding gift.

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Thanks for reading my blog – and if you would like to buy a replica of this or another version with different paper, please leave a comment below and let me know.

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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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    • Thank you! I don’t know if I saved my notes. The frame holds a 12″ x 12″ sheet and I think I left a 1″ space between each house. I want to say they are 1.75″ tall and the words are 1″ in height, but I am not sure. If I still have the paper scraps from this, I’ll measure them but I think they’re gone.

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