Monday, January 25, 2010

Mom's Birthday Gift

So here are the details for the card and "envelope" I made for my mom for her birthday.  I found an awesome template called Homemade by Lauren Meader (LOVE her stuff and NEW store!)  at PTI . I cut and assembled it all in one day.  The file came with assembly instructions -LOTS of scoring -and ideas for decorating/embellishing.  One house had the sides all crimped like siding on a real house.  I love the effect this had on the house.  I think I might try it with an embossing folder next time  . . . . hmm . . . . . Here are the house pics:

Here is the front and dormer view.  You can see where I used the FlowerSoft and also the leaves.


These pics are showing the details of the tree, lightpost and the inside of the box (picture my 6 yr old drew for Gramma inside too).  You can also see the sanding and distressing down on the Bazzill Swiss Dots paper.

Here is the back of the house and also the second tree that is on the right side. 

Template -Homemade by Lauren Meader
Stamps -PTI Homemade
Tools -Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Crimper, Cricut
Inks - Palette (Purple), Memento Rich Cocoa, Nick Bantock Van Dyke Brown
Markers -Copic (will update colors soon)
Paper -Kraft and Mulberry Cardstock from my stash, Bazzill Swiss Dots paper
Embellishments -FlowerSoft Heather, lightpost and fence from Images by Heather M, bush from Jubilee and bird from Home Accents cartridges, trees from Shelly's Art at Paperthreads.

Here is the card I made for her birthday as my mom is an avid quilter!  I found the svg file at Paperthreads and just KNEW it was for her!  I had some problems finding a card base that would work for what I wanted and asked around in a yahoo group for assistance.  The wonderful EXTREMELY talented Paulo came to my assistance and created a scalloped edge card for me.  THANK YOU!!  (I used the card with the scallop on the back edge of the card.)  I used the Bazzill Swiss Dots paper again for the whole card and sanded everything so the dots would POP.  I heavily distressed the card with Van Dyke Brown as my mom loves antique quilts and I thought she would love the "aged" look (no pun intended! Honest!).  Here is the card:

Sorry its blurry!  I am working on the lighting and "special" features my camera has :o)

Here is a clearer pic of the inside; you can see the detail of the chandelier and the paper.


Wedding Ring Square from Shelly's Art, Card Base came from from Paulo,  Brackets on inside of card - I'm trying to find the website and will update the post :o)
Tools -Paper Sander, Cricut, Crimper
Inks - Nick Bantock Van Dyke Brown
Paper -Kraft, Bazzill Swiss Dots paper

The whole project took me about 9 hours for the house and card.  Sorry for the bad lighting.  I am working on that!  So, what do you think?


Maria Levine said...

WOW, LOVE that house! Wonderful colors and details!! Thanks so much for playing along with us!

JustYolie said...

WOW WOW!!! That is an amazing HOUSE!!! Great job!!

Melissa said...

thank you so much!