November 18, 2010

Home for the Holidays

It's been a challenge to find time to create and even harder for me to find daylight hours to take good photos of my card. I've had this card made for several days and finally had to ask my husband to take a photo. It's not the best angle, since he didn't know exactly what I wanted captured, but you get the idea. Under that big fluffy bow is a house. The sentiment says "home for the holidays." Here's why: this week's Shabby Tea Room challenge is "What are you thankful for?" I decided to use the holiday colors and made a card that shows the one thing that I am most thankful for around the holidays - being home.

Here are the DEEtails:
I had a strange vision the other day of a fancy label shape cut out of cork with a cute little row of houses. I rarely get card inspiration like this on my own, so I decided to go with it. I puched out my cork with my Decorative Label Punch and a house stamped with my Good Neighbors set. I knew what sentiment I wanted to use, so I typed it and printed it using Californian FB and Scrap Caligraphy for my fonts. I trimmed my card stock and adhered it on my cork. I probably could have trimmed it down a little smaller so my cork showed a little more, but I thought about that after I assembled the entire card. I layered on my cute house and added a little branch from my Bird punch to underline my sentiment. I really liked the way this looked, so I punched out some more leaves using my Little Leaves Sizzlits die. I added a woodgrain background with my PTI impression plate and Scallop Circle #2 Bigz die. I used a Wild Wasabi card and added a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock. Then I tied a bow with some Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain ribbon, then layered all my elements on. What do you think? What are you most thankful for during the holidays?


  1. Ohhh, I like your ribbon and bow! Very pretty card and your hubby did good with the picture. ;)

  2. This is simply wonderful! It's so clean and simple yet so elegant and beautiful ... great job with your card this week and thanks so much for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)