Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Good Neighbor Houses

So I think that I have enough projects done, and pictures taken for the rest of the week, so even if I don't get much crafting time in with having the baby here I should still be able to update my blog. Plan ahead I always say!

Today I have a really super cute project for you. I used the new sale-a-bration stamp set good neighbors. I have to admit that when I first got this stamp set, I was scared of it. I think it's because it seemed like a lot of work, but I'm not really sure. So yesterday I brought it out and played with it and I have to tell you that I REALLY LOVE THIS SET. It's super cute, and great for a neighbor card, just moved card, welcome to the neighborhood, from our house to yours, friendship card, love card, thinking of you card or pretty much anything. The options are vast. I think that at first I got stuck because it was houses but seriously I can't put it down. So needless to say, you'll probably see more then one post this week using this super duper cute set. I also used the welcome neighbor designer paper pack that you can also earn during sale-a-bration for every $50.00 purchase. This paper pack is also super cute.

This card today is for my neighbor, at Christmas time she came over with a very nice basket of goodies for our family and it was so sweet of her. We don't really know each other well, but my goal for this year is to reach out more to my neighbors. So I'm going to give her this card as a thank you as well as the candy holder (wait till I tell you what I used to make this). I will also make her a pack of thank you cards as a gift (haven't gotten that far yet though).

You can tell in this side view that some of the clouds and the houses are popped up on dimensionals. I love dimensionals!

Here is a peek at what the inside of my card looks like.

So I made a matching candy holder out of something I was going to throw away. Can you tell what it is?
It's the packaging that paper clips came in. How cool is that. I think it will hold ghiradellies perfectly. I have 4 jolly ranchers in there right now, because thats all I had at the time.

Here is a close up of the candy package. Look closely do you see the bushes on each side of the house. That was my 5 year old daughters idea. She was sitting with me while I was stamping and she says to me, "mommy, your clouds look like they could be bushes." I thought to my self, how brilliant! So I gave it a try and she approved. So don't be afraid to use your clouds as bushes!

So what do you think? Those are my projects for today. I think these houses are just so super cute.

Want this set, here is 3 ways to get it.
-Purchase $50.00 in Stampin UP products from me
-Host a workshop with me, with sales totalling $300.00
-Sign up to be on my team of demonstrators, receive a FREE stamp set of your choice from the catalog, 15% off the starter kit and I'll throw in this stamp set too!

Angela's helpful hints:
-before you throw away packaging, think about what you could use it for.
-Love the grass, cut a strip of your favorite color green and cut down about half way with your paper snips all the way across your strip of cardstock. The grass was fun to make, it made me think back to when I was a kid, we used to do this all the time in school.
-To give your card an extra special touch, decorate the inside of the card too!
-Use those clouds as bushes, go ahead I dare you!

color combination: old olive, tempting turquoise, whisper white, pumpkin pie

Thanks for visiting with me today.
Have a great day and happy stampin!

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