Crafts Beautiful Magazine


New Home Cards

Designer: Colette Smith
card, card making, crafts, new home,

Welcome loved ones into their new abode with our fresh and fun card designs

What you need...
  • Stamps, Claudine Hellmuth: Dwelling; Bo Bunny: Alora
  • Card, textured: blue, green, yellow, orange, white
  • Paper, Echo Park, Hello Summer Collection Kit
  • Pens: black, white
  • ProMarkers
  • Buttons, small: yellow, green
  • Punches: flowers, various sizes; circles, 4mm, 6mm
  • Seam binding, aqua
  • Twine: yellow, lime
  • Ink-pad, black
  • Embossing powder, clear
  • Adhesives
  • Stapler
  1. New Nest - 1 Cover a top fold square blank with a smaller piece of blue flower paper. Adhere green scallop-edged paper along the bottom. Stamp the birdhouse onto yellow, green and blue papers, then trim and assemble.

    2 Cut out two flags, add a sentiment, embellish with staples and adhere with the birdhouse and branch sticker, as shown. To finish, add a flower, a button tied with twine and seam binding tied in a bow, as shown.

  2. New Home - 1 Create a house-shaped blank using the template. Cover the bottom of the card with blue flower paper and the roof with strips of green scallop edged paper, then doodle around the blue section.

    2 Cut the chimney, door and windows from various cards, the chimney pot and inner door in patterned papers, then the inner windows in white card. Assemble, then doodle around the edges and fix in place.

    3 Create a small sign with blue and white card and add a sentiment. Attach to the card with flowers, a green scallop-edged sticker and a button for the door, as shown.

  3. Happy Times - 1 Adhere blue card, 11cm x 17cm, to the top of a top fold blank, 12.5cm x 18cm. Doodle around the edge with black and white pen. Stamp the rows of houses onto white card and emboss.

    2 Stamp and emboss one of the houses and colour, then cut out and adhere over the original image. Attach the houses along the bottom of the blue, then add twine and a scallop-edged border made from green card.

    3 Write a sentiment underneath as shown and cut a sun from yellow card and a cloud from white, then adhere these and flowers to finish.

  4. We've Moved - 1 Cover an A6 blank with cloud paper, then apply a sun and cloud sticker at the top and a green scallop-edged border along the bottom.

    2 Make a birdhouse in various colours of card. Doodle lines and dots around the edges in black and white pen, then embellish with flowers.

    3 Write a sentiment on white card, then trim into a flag shape and matt onto green card. Adhere to the blank with the birdhouse, as shown.

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